Monday, 14 February 2011

New Computers-at last

Here at last are our new Training Computers.
They've been a long time coming. But at last they have arrived and we can train with & on contemporary equipment.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Centre and helping you with your computer training.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Bye Bye 2003 Technology


Good Morning
I train in computers at the local Community Centre. (see below)
Yes, those are CRT's.
The computers hail from 2003, you know the ones, Windows XP, Word 2003 etc. The old CRT's hiss & spit when you turn them on. Ah the good old days!
I trained on them with 2 groups yesterday, and they performed OK, just. Therye so out of date its not funny. Two of them "hung" whilst watching an instructional Youtube video. So off to the landfill they go.
I dont know how we got through the last 2 years of training on them, but we did.

And today the money has gone down and were getting a new server and new Windows 7 desktops, up to date processors etc. Well done to those people who worked so hard to get the money. I'll post some photos next week of the newbies. Oh yeah baby.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Healesville flooding 2010

Here's a quick movie we made last year at the height of the Healesville floods. The movie was taken 31st October 2010. The view is from the road as we drove past the Healesville Race Course. There were races due that day, but clearly this wasn't possible. The river causing the flooding is the Watts. The river comes down from the "Myers Creek Road" valley then winds its way through Healesville. The water seen here disappeared within hours.

New Zealand Touring 2008


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Lake Pukaki















Mt Aspiring
















The Kingston Flyer

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Spirit of Tasmania crossing Bass Strait

I made this movie which is boring in some respects, but it captures the leisurely nature of travelling by ship. I so enjoy the feeling of a large ship ploughing majestically through the open seas. Enjoy.