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6-month Round-up

Posted Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 11:16pm by Scott
Tagged: fires, spam, this-site, water

It's now nearly 6 months since I got started with this blog, and although I though I would give it up after a month or so, I've stuck at it and come to enjoy it :) As such, I've decided to do a bit of a round-up on how things have progressed since that rather blunt "first post" in last September.

How things change! I started off with comments on changes to SSC where I had the time and other programming things but before long, uni started to creep in and that's where things really started to grow. Things progressed (both on and off-line) and before long the effects of the lake being cut off were becoming evident and just a few weeks later, a bushfire started not too far from home although it was contained a few days later. Into 2008, the water levels continued to drop (some pretty good photos are available here if you haven't seen them yet) and a fair bit of work was done on V3 of SSC before finally deploying it (with some teething issues - some still visible) last week.

Now for some interesting tid-bits:

Looking forward for the next 6 months :)

I'm Home!

Posted Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 12:54pm by Scott
Tagged: fires, sailing, uni, water
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It's been a little while since the last post so time for an update. Firstly, exams are over! Hopefully everything went well. I'm also home again after leaving my uni accommodation after the final exam last Friday. I also picked up a new computer on the way :D

The fires were put out towards the end of last week and I got to see all the burnt out areas on the way home. A lot of the weed area that was there is now bare (and black) land. The Australian election was held on the Saturday with a reasonably one-sided victory to the Labor Party.

Finally, we also had state titles over the weekend so I spent a bit of time down at the yacht club, which also allowed me to see how the water has dropped.

I know the photo may not show a lot for those unaware of the area, but the water used to be some 10cm or more above that ledge on the log not too long ago so that gives ~20-30cm drop in the last few months. The lake also now has a beach approximately three times as wide as it used to be.


It's Here!

Posted Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 10:41pm by Scott
Tagged: fires, programming
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For all the budding programmers out there, I've found out that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 has been released. While that may seem expensive, Microsoft has done the same thing as the 2005 versions and released an Express Edition, which although is slightly stripped down, is also available for free!

In other news, I've now only got one exam left this Friday. Also, the fire at home has now been officially contained. Here are some photos from a few days ago.

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Off to a Good Start

Posted Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 10:37pm by Scott
Tagged: fires, uni
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This summer is off to a good start - and it's not even summer yet! The weather the past few days has been quite warm although it should cool down from the middle of this week.

Last Fridays exam was fairly good, nothing too unexpected. I think I'm pretty well prepared for tomorrow as well. Hopefully I can be just as happy after the one on Tuesday.

What's That Falling from the Sky?

Posted Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 8:44pm by Scott
Tagged: fires, uni, water

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