and it sucks.

Check out the screenshots:
Firefox
Internet Explorer *Viewed using IETab Firefox Extension

Who gets paid to make this? there a plenty of companies in perth capable of handling such a big project and keeping it compatible with all browsers and standards, yet for some reason, a big company like BankWest chooses to use someone who can’t deliver the project successfully.

Im currently trying to validate the site, but it seems to be running VERY slow.

Im watching Steve Jobs’ keynote from MacWorld at the moment. Talk about impressive, he makes me WANT to switch to one of the new Intel Macs.. some of the software and things they’re offering is just gob-smacking.. BRING IT ON!

link

Something i think that is not so widely known is that NTFS supports symbolic-linking, it’s called “Junctioning” theres a 3-rd party app to do it called Junction (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Junction.html) or the win2k Resource Kit comes with linkd.

Some more info from MS
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q205524

Microsoft Link regarding doing it in XP
ouch! link buggered in wordpress upgrade

Matisse, the new gui builder in the development builds of Netbeans 4.2 seems to gaining a big following of people who would normally say “GUI Editor sux, code it by hand or don’t bother”. I’m one of those people and i’ll start by saying, i’m so god damn impressed something this good is being given away for free for me to use, even if (like now) i’m dodging exceptions to do my work.

I’m so impressed with the way the new GUI Builder works I was just starting to re-do all my panels for my current project in the builder, then i heard some not so joyous things. Sun isnt guarenteeing the file format is going to work in 4.2, moreso, someone basically said that 4.2 (non-dev) WOULD NOT load forms designed in 4.2dev. So I guess for now i’m stuck piss-farting around with the editor and waiting patiently for 4.2 to cop a full release.

Oh yeah.. patience? don’t have any.. i want to use it now!! πŸ™‚

Wow, what a weekend.. it just kinda zoomed on by me and before i knew it, it was sunday night and i was dreading another week in these offices i’m at in Perth (last week, YAY!).

Saturday was a pretty nuts day, started the day by picking up Dad’s new PC from Steve @ HigherOrbit. Got him a nice new P4 3.0Ghz w/Em64T so he’s finally got a computer he (and i) can be proud of (previous box was a Celeron 366 πŸ™ ). Then i was supposed to spend saturday installing the rest of dad’s software.. but OH NO, my car’s battery decided to die.

Soo I had to track down the receipt with my mate who previously owned the car, then take the battery back to K-Mart, get a refund, goto auto shop, and buy a new battery. We did all of that, went to put that battery on and because my car now was custom battery terminals, they werent the same as what is usually on the 180sx, so back to the autoshop to swap it over we went. We got back home, started wiring up the battery and broke the ground cable.. so guess where we went? BACK TO THE AUTOSHOP! Finally got it all sorted, and it was 5pm!!

Then off to Southside to get the Drum N Bass thing going on.. Everything went real well here, nice turnout (around 30 ppl at max. time) and Uisce played a great set.

After Southside, headed into town to catch Teebee & Black Sun Empire and all i’m gonna say on this one is OHMYFUCKINGOD! excellent night, excellent tunes & Bad Robot must receieve a biggup again for the excellent stage presence and tune selection.

So iiNet have once again had an iiBungle and some how managed to screw my dsl up. I’ve been getting Physical Line Errors since 6:30AM Wednesday (A day when telstra techs were doing work at my exchange) and now i must “wait patiently” while the problem is resolved by SOMEONE.

I’d like to take this moment to say a few things on ii, while being WA’s biggest ISP that doesn’t neccessarily make them the best. I signed up with ii just under a year ago because i’d been using them with Mum and Dad’s net account for many years with few problems that couldnt be easily resolved. However, since i got my own account i’ve had nothing but trouble.

Moving house resulted in a 3 week downtime of my DSL thanks to both Telstra & ii (ii were quicker, telstra piss-farted about). Now, after only having my net on for about 4 weeks at my new place, everythings gone to shambles. I only hope they can fix it soon so i can have my Internet back.

I’ve been searching for days now for a decent icon set that covers everything i require (note: this isnt that much). I’ve checked out the open-office.org icon set, i’ve checked out the eclipse icon set, kde, gnome.. u name it i’ve checked it. Now im not seeing these icon sets dont cut it, because they do.. they’re quite good actually, but well.. I just cant bare to look at my application knowing it could look ten times better if only i could justify $150US to buy some of the awesome sets that are out there.

So anyway.. I think im going to attempt to make my own icons, i cant justify the $$$’s these people are asking for their icons, even if it is kind of a reasonable price, i just dont have that kind of money.

If anyone could point me in the direction of something i’ve missed in icon land it’d be appreciated. I’m deffinately feeling the sets from glyFX, a perth based company, but i dont wanna shell out for those packs.

Came across something interesting today while setting look and feels in my Java Application in Windows.

Basically i was trying to set the JGoodies Look & Feels and noticed a few weird things happening. I have 2 JFrames in my application, one is the login screen, the other is the main app screen. After setting the look and feel correctly in the main class in my app, i then initialised the two JFrames and setDefaultLookAndFeelDecorated(true); Then upon launching the look and feel decorated the 2nd window (app), but not the first (main), so i switched the code around and initialised the main app frame first and the login second.. and now it was decorating the login screen but not the main app.

This is actually the first time i’ve seen this happen before, but it’s kind of also the first time I’ve played with another look and feel that’s not native to the computer the app is running on. Anyway, this little problem was resolved by performing a setDefaultLookAndFeelDecorated(true); on the JFrame class BEFORE intialising all my JFrames, now everything looks normal.

A bit of a weird one…

Well it’s my birthday today, and the celebrations have already been. I have quite a sore head from the weekend, but it’s ok cos i’m slowly recovering.

Just gonna head out tonight with my parents for dinner and then come home and relax. Hopefully the weather will fine up, it’s been raining like all hell here this morning.