Oct 30, 2005

Visual Studio 2005 Final is now released

And so is Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Final.

The official release is still next week, but it's publicly available for MSDN subscribers :-)

Oct 7, 2005

[Gratuitous Advertising] Comms rack for sale

Work is selling a telco comms rack and a bunch of anti glare monitors.

If you live in the Sydney area and are interested try the following ebay links

Comms Rack
Anti Glare screens

Of course, if you're not, then you can ignore this post completely :-)

UPDATE: These items are both sold now.

Oct 6, 2005

Battlefield 2 1.03 update

In case you aren't aware the 1.03 update for Battelfield 2 is now available. Some nice new features such as comparison to others and the Wake Island map! Download and enjoy :-)

Oct 4, 2005

Accidents Happen

It was a public holiday in Australia yesterday, so my wife & I took the girls to Carrs Park for a play in the park and a swim at the beach.

Everything was going great until our youngest daughter (2 years old) managed to step on a sharp rock or clam shell and slice her foot open. Needless to say that there is a sense of panic when your 2 year old walks out of the water crying and leaving little bloody footprints in the sand. Luckily we have a basic first aid kit in the car and could tightly bandage up her foot to minimise the bleeding, and get her to a medical centre where she could get 4 stitches in two separate gashes.

Holding down your youngest while she gets stitches put in, and with her crying and screaming through the ordeal is quite difficult emotionally. Watching the stitches get put in was really interesting (I've had stitches myself on 5 separate occasions for various injuries and never actually watched them being put in) but the holding down part wrenches your heart.

The good news is that today she seems to be much more herself and is quite mobile, even if she is getting around only on her knees.

For a little bit of fun, I thought I'd play with Google Earth to see if I could get the links as url's in the post. Whilst there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do it with Google Earth, you can do it with Google Maps. There is even a web page with a URL generator.

Carrs Park can be seen here.

Please note that you can create KMZ files that open as links in Google Earth but I can't host these on blogger so I can't add the links as a URL.