A small but annoying thing about Mac OSX is that sometimes it doesn’t refresh itself when a file or folder is changed - especially when dealing with SMB (Windows) share drives.
In Windows you can hit F5 to refresh the current Window, but Apple seemed to have forgotten to add this feature to Mac OSX.
Well I searched the web and finally found an Applescript to do this
Today was Imogen’s first day at big school. She had alot of fun & got to meet new friends (and old ones), and starts full time tomorrow. She loves her uniform (and looks great in it), and Mum & Dad are very proud (and still dumbstruck how quickly 5 years flew).
If you want to see the photos - check them out at our Flickr site.
So, we’ve accepted an offer on our current house (cooling off period ends tomorrow), and they’ve cleared the block and laid the framework for the slab for our new house. New photos have been put in the new house photo album on flickr.
Christmas 2006 was lots of fun… we started out at home finding Santa had eaten most of the biscuit we left and drank all of the glass of milk. Lots of presents later we headed to Nanna & Nono’s house where more presents appeared. Later that evening we got to Gran & Grandad’s where, you guessed it… more presents appeared. Lots of fun!
We’re also building a new house… the first photos of the bare block are also available to see… I’ll post more as the building progresses.
See the house photos on flickr, and the Kids Photos on flickr.
I just wanted to take the opportunity and say Merry Christmas from my family to you and yours. I hope you get to spend some stress-free and relaxing times with your family and friends, and that 2007 is better and brighter than 2006.
Shane (and Samantha, Imogen & Bianca).
My eldest daughter Imogen turned 5 today.
Whilst her party will be this weekend with her friends (she’s chosen to go to Putt Putt Golf), she did wake up a happy girl to find a brand new bike waiting for her downstairs.
Gran & Grandad also dropped by last weekend to give her a swing for her favourite doll (Bella) which she hasn’t stopped playing with.
Photos for Imogen’s birthday celebrations can be seen at our Flickr site.
You are a princess Imogen, and no child could make their parents as proud as you have.
So I have a HP iPAQ rw6828 (using a work provided Vodafone AU SIM), as well as a Motorola V3x mobile (using my own H3G or "Three" USIM).
Work have removed GPRS access on my Vodafone SIM at my request due to the ridiculous costs involved, so I thought I'd see if I could get my V3x working as a 3G modem with it over Bluetooth. It's important to note that you need to have Mobile Broadband enabled on your 3 account.
Note: For the gadget/technically minded, this sounds easy (and it is if you use almost any phone from Sony Ericsson instead of the V3x), however no matter what I tried, with H3G's limited help (they only support Windows XP) I couldn't get it going.
Well now I've solved it, and here are the steps.
This is my guide on converting DVD Films and Videos to Microsoft's Windows Media format (WMV).
Well today we headed out to Taronga Zoo in Sydney.
Imogen and Bianca loved it and got to see alot of animals that were never awake on previous visits, like the Snow Leopard and Tigers. Even though it is alot of walking, they walked (and ran) the entire way and never complained (except for a slight scraped knee for Imogen when she was fooling around). It was a great day, great weather and something we should do more often.
There are some photos on our Flickr site.
Today is a very sad day for my family - my grandfather Stanley, (Pud to us - pronounced like “Pud”ding) passed away.
Out of every person older than myself, Pud always and without fail was a testament to the belief that you are only as young as your mind. For the majority of his life he had an energy and exuberance of a much younger man that infected those around him.
Pud was a man that had experienced enough of his own personal tragedy in life, yet found the courage always to move onwards, never letting the “downs” be the end of his story.
You will be missed Pud; by me, my family, your wife Pat and every person you have ever touched.