today is a day is a day

Well, the site is definitely done now (except the final cronjob stuff – yep, it’s still hanging around!!) and I worked some hacks and fixes for dealing with Internet Explorer….ran trials in my 9 or 10 browsers, and the only fails were IE, Maxthon, and other IE-based browswers. Solved that by scripting two sets of css and JavaScript dependant on what the browser in use is. Why can’t Microsoft just build a real standards-compliant browser and be done with it?? I’m probably going to delay actually going live for another few weeks as I have two more exams to prioritise, then I fly out the following morning for a break, so realistically won’t get to confirm my testing on the live site ’til after I get back.

This morning I had the privilege of watching a pod of orcas swimming up along the coastline of the Waitemata Harbour, and back down again. They’d been inshore over-night, and then started moving around again. When I first saw them, they were surfacing quite a bit and display a lot of body and dorsal fin, as well as some white patches. By the time I raced home and got my camera, they’d calmed down a bit and were only surfacing enough to show a small amount of dorsal. Beautiful creatures, but unfortunately my pictures don’t show this to great effect. I’ll post one pic, just so you can see a bit, and also the beauty of the islands out in the harbour.

Orcas in the harbour - 24 June 2009

Otherwise, just been studying hard (trying to!) and getting ready for exams. Haven’t done much prep or planning for trip yet, but shouldn’t need much. I’ll be packing on Monday night after the exam, because I figure I don’t need sleep and can do that on plane. I’ll also be re-loading my laptop that night. I’ve got to install Office Pro once I can take my time…I still have to use MS because of specified programs for my Information Systems papers (MS Project is a required submission standard), but my other box is about to be re-built as a Linux and LAMP box. Again, just haven’t had the time to do it so far this year, and allowing time to remedy issues. It will happen, just all in good time.

In other news, what I predicted all along has come to be true for thestory about the Belgian girl who got 56 stars tattooed on her face. She has now admitted to lying because her father was angry (link here @ dailymail.co.uk). I knew no tattoist would “accidentally” or deliberately do 56 stars when only asked for 3. At least he has now been vindicated after a week of crap from everybody.

Best go back to the study, so I’ll just leave you with this great version of Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold”:

Enjoy.

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About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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