Archive for November, 2010


What you NEED to tell your feminine-ity challenged Daughters/Sisters

I don’t know about you (especially if you’re a bloke, ‘cause this doesn’t really apply to you), but when I was growing up I was basically oblivious to the universal change from child to teenager that every other girl at my school seamed to hit simultaneously. One day it was ‘eww boys a gross!’ the next day there is lip gloss, leg shaving and giggling over boys.

Now, as a girl with three older sisters you’d think I’d have some warning of this, that one of my sisters would take pity on there ignorant younger sister and take my under there wing. We’ll you thought wrong. I _failed_ at being a girl (I still do, makeup what’s that? Seriously, do you use both concealer and foundation, aren’t they the SAME THING??? Someone _please_ explain this to me), anyway I was left to fight my way through years 6 and 7 and the first 2 years of highschool before I started to get any idea of what to do.

One of my main problems was shaving; I brought it up with my mum in grade 6 as all the other girls were shaving, it went like this:

Your leg hairs are blond, you don’t need to shave, once you start saving they will turn DARK, your best to just leave it.

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Colour Schemes

Anyone who has designed a website, drawn a picture or picked out an outfit has had to deal with colours at some point. While I was at university we spent a bit of time looking at colours and how they work together – the theory behind it is kind of awesome. Anyway, I came across this website that allows you to define your main colour that you want to use and then it will supply you with a bunch of colour charts based on colour theory that you could use with that colour. It’s rather impressive. Definitely a bookmark link for designers!

Colour Scheme Calculator


Excited about tomorrow

So tomorrow is the awards ceremony where I will find out if I get that ACS Young IT Processional award. I’m really looking forward to it. Even if I don’t win (which I’m not expecting to) I will get to hear some really interesting people speak, and have a chance to do some networking. This also means I get a day of working in the city instead of from the normal office 😀 I’ll get to catch the train instead of driving for once *happy dance*.

Signing Off – MCL



Belle posted this link to me so I checked it out, pretty handy, though I’m going to make one that works with roommates etc:

Budget Planner Calculator


I’ve forgotten the math

I was working on an awesome little snippet of code for dynamically generating graphs using java and jsp. I know google has an app sort of thing you can use that they have developed but I decided that, hell, I’m totally capable of doing this myself.

So off I trot, I get the basics, I have my pie graph, I have my slices of pie, and it works nicely with percentages. I decide I want to make my graph look pretty so I get to work adding some contrast between the slices. Part of what I want to do involves drawing a line where two slices meet. This shouldn’t be to hard (we’ll that’s what I was thinking like 2 hours ago).

Anyway, turns out all that awesome maths I studied in high school about cos, sin, tan, opposite, adjacent, hypotenuse and tangents has drifted out of my brain. I did some googling trying to locate a formula and I came across the most AWESOME site. It has detailed explanations and diagrams, this is one to keep in the ‘awesome reference stuff’ pile:

The Carpentry Way

Signing Off – MCL


Lost wallet is not so lost

So, after all the freaking out last night tearing my parents house apart, the car apart and basically ripping up the pavement in the parking lot outside Dan Murphys it turns out the wallet WAS in the car (5 people didn’t see it o.0)

So yea, the world wide ‘find my wallet’ alert can be called off 🙂

Signing Off – MCL


I’m a finalist

So here I was at work yesterday, minding my own business when an email notification pops up on my screen. Normally getting an email has a direct correlation to being handed more work to do, so I sigh and click over to my inbox. I see the new email and it’s from the ACS – it’s about the award I applied for (which funnily enough I was also nominated for by someone else – I didn’t know about that until after I applied). Anyway I open up the email and see:

The ACS cordially invites you, as a Young ICT Professional of the Year finalist, to attend the Fellows Lunch on Friday 19 November when the winner of the 2010 Young ICT Professional of the Year will be announced and presented with the Award.
The venue is the Hilton Hotel (Victoria Room), Level 6, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane and the time is 12 noon for 12.30pm start.
We will have as our guest speaker the ACS National President, Mr Anthony Wong.
A two course lunch with drinks will be served.
We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will be able to attend.

Well this makes me very happy 😀 I doubt I’ll win the award, but even making it to the finals for it is a pretty awesome achievement for someone who has only been in the industry for like 8 months.

Signing Off (in a good mood!) – MCL


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