archive for April, 2005

Please Excuse the Dust (Part II)

The layout is coming along. For some reason it looks really different in IE. I think it’s the margin: auto; bug that’s showing up. It’s crazy how many bugs IE has that haven’t been fixed in the last 5 years. Anyway, you’re all using Firefox or some other modern browser aren’t you?

You’ll also notice that I’ve picked a name. Let’s see if it sticks. I should have all of my major changes wrapped up by the end of the week.

Please Excuse the Dust

I’m working on updating the look and feel of my blog. It’ll probably get worse before it gets better because I’m updating the live site. Sorry about the mess.

Ground School: Week 7

Last nights reading was on weather reports, how to get them, and how to read them. From what I understand, you almost never actually need to be able to read the encoded reports, but it’s a good skill to have. The video we watched was on talking on the radio. We did talk about the weather some in class, then cross wind landings, and the pattern.

Our airport tour last week was pretty cool. We got to check out the tower (what a view!), visited with some mechanics and some more flight schools. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to fly with our classmate’s boyfriend.

Next week is spring break, so there won’t be any class or report.

Qantas Launched!

Conversive, the company I work for, deployed on the QantasUSA website. We haven’t had many major clients in the last few years thanks to the poor economy, so we’re really excited to have something new. If you check out the site, you’ll find a link to Vic’s Daily Giveaway. That’s what we built.

Of course, we didn’t do it all on our own. SpaceDog is responsible for the QantasUSA site, and had a big hand in the design, planning, and integration. ScanSoft provided the Australian voice (although, we did have to do a lot of arm twisting to get them to make it available). Animax provided the animation. And, last but not least, Suzanne Hornwood of Qantas North America did a great job coming up with the idea, and really making it all come together. I couldn’t hope for a better client.

With that out of the way, let me tell you a little about the actual project. Vic’s Daily Giveaway is a sweepstakes where you can win some really great prizes in Australia and New Zealand. If you’re thinking about taking a trip down under in the next year or so, you’ve got to sign up. Even if you’re not, you should check it out because it’s pretty fun and informative. BTW: If you win a prize, but can’t use it, you can trade it in for an alternate prize (I suggest you take the prize). You can get an extra entry in the sweepstakes for every person you refer that also signs up, so tell everyone you know (via the web form so we know who referred whom).

Ground School: Week 6

Late again. Traffic was unusually backed up on PCH (compared with last week), and we had to stay a little late at work. Oh well. Live and learn. Last nights lesson was on the weather. We skimmed through it pretty fast, and then went home. I’m not sure what I missed in the first 40 min, but I’m sure about 30 of it was the video covering the same material from the book. We’re going to take a class tour of the airport tomorrow. I’m looking forward to that.

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