Saturday, September 16, 2006


Since I last wrote I've found stumbleupon and lots of other web 2.0 sort of web sites. I wrote about it here. What's new

I am still transferring my old site to the new css controlled one.

My tennis site is now over 100 pages. I could only watch the semis and finals of the US Open as it wasn't on free to air. So for me in Australia the Final of the men's was at 6am. It's taking a while to recover. In fact because I live in the southern hemisphere I always have to watch the tennis in the night or very early morning. Hence my inability to sleep at night.

I've been slack lately watching my dvds of '24' again.
Otherwise the weather is sunning up a bit. Spring is a marvellous season.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Web 2.0

Suddenly web design is becoming interesting again with the so-called web 2 revolution. I wrote an article about it to be seen by clicking the title link. Since then I bought an Australian PCUser magazine and there is a web 2.0 free browser in it. I'll be playing with it. There is also a mega amount of software freebies in the latest issue which I will be reviewing. There is also a new free web authoring tool called NVU which I will be exploring.

I've been having fun with swikis. The idea is that you create a bubble of tags (keywords) which you place on your web site. You can then promote your own site and block out others so that on this search engine, people and not robots decide which is worth looking at. However, there is much vested interest going on here. My own sites are right up there of course but that doesn't mean they are the best in those categories.

My swiki

The other thing is that I found a site which you can upload your photography to and get paid if those photos are sold. Great. Something to do with my photos.

Also, I have found a new toolbar which you can download, customise and have others download. It only works on IE unfortunately but it has everything there you'd ever need just on your toolbar. My toolbar.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Latest news

It's been a while since I last wrote. I have been concentrating on my Tennis site. At the AIA network we have had to move our sites across to a CMS database. I have to keep checking the forum all the time for new announcements.
I have written something new for ozwebhub, but was wondering why I wasn't getting as many hits as I should. is no longer so that domain is available.

I looked at ozwebhub at a friend's computer. The background was completely black. I couldn't understand it, since my site is white on my computer in both IE and Firefox. I checked my css stylesheet again. I hadn't put 'white' as background but I had put something that looked white. My guess is that that property doesn't show in browsers, so I changed it to 'white'.

I'm now getting more visitors. It must have been like this for ages.
Having to watch Wimbledon for my tennis ite. Up all night again.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

New content management system

At the All Info About network, we have all been transferring our web sites to a content management system, which is coded in php and HTML. It has been a steep learning curve but I think worth it in the ned. CMS is meant to be the web design of the future.
What do you think? See it at All Info About Tennis
The link to the right about tennis has been changed to go to the new URL.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Updated web sites

I have added a few articles to my tennis site, one of which was my review of the Australian Open

I have just tested all my paint shop pro tubes too and found a few that were dodgy. I have transferred all the okay ones and a few new ones to the new site at psptubes

My old domain name will run out in a few months. It still gets heaps more hits than my new site. I see there are some places where you can sell/auction a domain name. Anyone know about these?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A night at the tennis

Never allow anyone to take a photo of you with a harsh flash, especially after you just spent a day in 43 centrigrade heat. Yes, here's me at the Australian Open at a night match, now finally in air conditioning. The roof was closed due to the extreme heat rule and no tennis was played this day except in the two arenas with roofs due to the heat, until 8.30pm when a cool change finally came through. We walked out after a while watching 2 female teenage robot millionaries playing and walked into the cool change. What a relief that was.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Roger Federer practising

Here's a pic taken by me of Federer practising with Tony Roach at the Aus Open. Do you think I could get any closer. No way. Nearly twisted my ankle getting where I did, as it was. You can see my article so far on the Australian Open by clicking the title link.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Attending the Australian Open

Had a hot day at the tennis today, but it is still worth going. It feels pretty amazing being so close to multi-millionares. But to be honest they don't look it. They look like they just play tennis. Some are really good and they stand out and they win grand slams. I got this picture of Roddick while he was serving. He really does serve very fast. Unfortunately he had a rather loud American fan club there, which he doesn't need. He got a big clap as he entered the court. He's pretty popular.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis is losing yet again at the Australian Open. He's had 3 knee reconstructions and numerous other injuries. He's always been the most exciting male player for me. But his friend in Australia is Alan Jones, a right-wing radio commentator. How do we separate out sport from politics? I watch him play because he was once great, but I probably hate the man.

I'm writing up the Australian tennis Open.