Friday, December 23, 2005

Symantec - Anti-Anti-Virus Host

So Symantec NAV having problems again. Apart from being a "hog-ware", it now can help those hackers inject some serious virus into the system. Check out the details of the exploit and not just for NAV here (pdf) (exploit by Alex Wheeler).

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Hello Again!

After a long absence from blogging, I’m back. Well, I haven’t actually left the net, infact, it was, and still has 99% claim on my life (gawd, I sound pathetic).

Anyhoo, nothing new happening. Still haven’t taken a break from work in a long time, and no break this chrissy either. However, I’m heading to Colorado, USA in Jan. for a meeting, so that should be good. It is a free trip, and I can’t wait for the snow. Yay.

Oh, I did buy a new car recently, about it a couple of months ago. I love it. It’s a Honda Accord 3ltr V6. Its awesome, and it’s a reddish car, metallic red, what-ever you wanna call it. Find more info about the car here.

Jeez, the last time I blogged anything was in July. I guess a few things have changed since then. Apart from the up-coming trip to Colorado, and the new car, and trips to the Capital City (Canberra for you out-of-OZ pplz), just work has been taking up most of my time. I’ll do another post regarding some cool things on the net.

Watch for more.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

We Want You

Would you like to be ruled under an oppressive government?
Would you like to live under poverty?
Would you like people you know and care die needlessly?

So why should the millions of people in Africa go through that? Don’t just throw money at the problem, coz it ain’t gonna help. Individuals like us, can’t do much with just throwing money at the problem. Small groups can’t do much, well, not unless you can buy the world. Yes, that’s what Africa needs right now, the 8 (or so) powerful people from the 8 most powerful countries in the world. They as a collective can do something about it. They can erase the debt that can help Africa. Sure, it might not fix it in a blink of an eye, but it can be a great start. It definately is a long walk. They can allow us to start the crawl to make poverty a thing of the past.

So, if you haven’t done so yet, why not go to the LIVE 8 website and add your name and petition the G8 leaders to do something about it.

You know you don’t want to go through it, so why let others go through it?

Africa needs you. Listen. Be human. Care.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Work - Part I

So lets talk about me a bit more..

Life, working as a contractor for public service, is good. I tend to think i have the best of worlds. Since I work as a web-developer doing some web based mapping, I get to work with both proprietary and open-source software.

ESRI is a good piece of software, the new version allowing you to do a whole lot of stuff. But you should be ready to dish out some major dough. It includes applications for desktop and web based mapping. ArcMap for map-generating and ArcCatalog for viewing datasets. While I do use these apps for general purpose viewing, I mainly deal with ArcIMS, the main app for web-based mapping. Pretty good.

ArcIMS's open-source equivalent is MapServer. I've just started playing with it and im hoping i've a good experience with it. Working on this other project which is a collaboration of various museums across the world called BioGeomancer. We (as the group from across the globe) are working on a brand new verison, and will be interesting coz this will be my first world-wide collaborative project.

So back to MapServer, I think it is pretty cool. A lot of examples and sites that use PHP with MapServer, but not many (read none) that I know of using Java/JSP, which is what I would like to do. So lets hope for the best.

As mentioned before (or in the list), A group of NSW governments have collaborated together and have released BioNet. Though I haven't contributed my help with any major coding, i've been doing a lot of backoffice stuff, which is a major part of this project; hey, it shows data from 5 different agencies, that mean 5 different types of database schemas, lots of records. It has been soft-launched and it's Project Manager, Gary Hyde, is one heck of a guy. He has been very instrumental in talking to all the agencies involved, and bringing the project to what it is now. Now the main guy who actually did the coding was Ian Scrivener from z02. He is one heck of a Systems Architecture.

More in Part II


Thursday, March 17, 2005


Hello World!

Watching LOST!. Kinda boring. Will probably play some Need for Speed Underground 2. Or even Midnight Club 2. I should get some work done tonight, i'll probably will give that a go.

Wondering what the rest of the world is upto at the moment...

alrite, get some stuff done.


Monday, March 14, 2005


Alrite, a quick (kinda detailed) info about me..

I work as a web developer (contractor) for 2 government agencies:
I finished my bachelors in Infomation and Communication Technology (majoring in Software Engineering and Network Management). While studing, i've been working for the NSW DEC (ex-National Parks and Wildlife Service).

My hobbies, interest, etc are all outlined in the profile, so go ahead and check it out.

A few of the websites that i've been involved with are listed in the links section.

That's pretty much wraps it up, if you have any comments, do leave them.


Hello World!

It's a bit late, but i've joined the blog-world. A very busy man, so i'll try to update the blog as best as i can.

laterz y'all