Friday, 28 August 2009

Its just arrived...

Snow Leopard has just been delivered by TNT Air Express... work will have to wait a bit longer today... :)

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Just have to wait a bit longer...

Ah well, my Endovenous Laser Ablation surgery was postponed today so I'll just have to wait a tad longer to have my blood boiled from the inside of my leg surface vein...

Happy days...

Yes I know Mac have an inbuilt screen capture utility but I have really missed SnagIt since going to a Mac based system but good news it at hand... happy days are here again :)

Snagit for Mac is Coming!

AUGI announces a new Career Centre

Are you beginning or changing your career? Need direction? Need a job? Need an employee?

Get your career advice at

Check out the latest from your friends at - it is a new Web-based career centre that connects job seekers with prospective employers in our industry. AUGI's Career Centre was made possible by connecting and networking with Job Services industry leader, JobTarget.

Access to this exciting development is available at all times to AUGI members and non-members alike. To visit the AUGI Career Centre, log onto the AUGI website at and click Careers. Once there you can immediately post a resume or a job opening.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Snow Leopard arriving soon...

Well the wait is almost over with only a few days until Snow Leopard starts to ship on August 28, 2009.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Take Advantage of AU 2009 Early-Bird Rates!

Autodesk University 2009 is opened for registration... If you haven't registered yet you'd best hurry up and do so as the good classes and host hotel accommodation is on a first-come first-served basis.

This years' Autodesk University is on December 1-3 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas.

See you there @ AU2009 :)

Autodesk Expands Support for Mac Users

Somewhat old news now but new to me... I stumbled on this whilst searching the Autodesk site...

Autodesk announced in late July that AutoCAD, Revit platform products, Inventor and 3ds Max will now be supported on Windows XP & Vista running under Bootcamp on Apple Macs. This is great news, especially for customers including myself who have been running this environment for some time without official support (one proviso is English Language products only).

You can view the applicable products at the link above :)

Sunday, 2 August 2009

3 months on...

Wow, its been 3 months to the day since lobbing in hospital with severe cellulitus and subsequent finding out about my diabetes and high blood pressure.

At the beginning of this year I was approx 150 kgs (330 pounds) give or take a few kilos... never really knew for sure... I decided then it was time to shed some weight.

Landing in hospital in May, I was down to 137.5 kg (300 pounds) but unfortunately I had a raging infection in my leg, blood sugar levels exceeding 15 mmol/l (270 mg/dl) and a blood pressure of 198/116. A few days later after a fasting blood test, blood sugars were taken as 10.6 mmol/l (approx 190 mg/dl) and BP had dropped to about 160/110.

Now 3 months later, I'm weighing at 121.6kg (268 pounds) with still a ways to go... ideally around 90kg (198 pounds) will probably look the best even though that is still considered overweight for my height/age.. so we'll just have to wait n' see.

My average daily blood glucose reading is about 6-ish (approx 100), however the true indicator level is the fasting reading which will happen in a few weeks.

Blood pressure is still a tad high 120/90 but coming down all the time. Its just amazing what positive vibes, best wishes, etc can do for one's healthy outlook.

To this day I'm still "tickled pink" that I had a visit from AUGI's sweetheart, Lynn Allen. That visit boosted my morale so much so its was amazing. So huge thanks to Lynn and all my other friends who came to visit, sent cards, emails who helped with keeping a positive healthy outlook on life...