Yup still alive and kicking . ..
Been a long while since I looked in here, aint it all different . ..?
Thanks to a phone call last night from a nice bloke telling me that
Larry had asked after me . . I thought I would say hi.
Also had an email from Mario ( in Buffalo) a while ago ( which I
havent replied to properly yet - sorry mate will get to it)
Very busy - 12 month waiting list ( mainly thanks to that crappy
website wot I built with my own fair hands )
Busy moving into our new Workshop Gallery what I also built with my
own fair hands
Which by the way are now bereft of the end of my favourite left index
finger wot I ran through the 10 inch buzzer a couple of months
ago . . .
Any way just a quick hullo as i am just off to move more stuff out of
the old shop into the new one.
Lassa you old ratbag . . still pushing peoples buttons and winding em
up I see . .. . . .
Thats why I never stopped loving you .. big man love mate . .so dont
get scared . .
Dont be deceived Lassa. . .diggerop sounds like a great bloke .. you
can use that against him if you like.
How is things with you Larry?
I heard from Jummy some years ago . . he was running a small
construction business in Las Vegas at the time .. . I kept watching
the TV show but he never appeared . . .
Must go now . . need to find our what a jpg is. . . .!!
On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:20:33 -0600, the infamous Dave Balderstone
Yeah, in Oz, it jumps up and take the entire hand off.
Very Highly Not Recommended.
Thesaurus: Ancient reptile with excellent vocabulary
That's it in a nutshell.
I don't suppose American wreckers would realise that one of the reasons US
woodworking gear is so expensive over here is that it all has to be
converted. Otherwise, everything works up side down and backwards. This
involves taking it all apart and re-assembling the right way up. Costs time
and money. Oh, and don't forget about making the sawblade or planer head run
the other way otherwise, when you go to break down a 6x4 on the TS, it turns
back into a log. A planer running the wrong way will add thickness rather
than taking it off.
Chinese stuff is not so bad, we just have to rotate it 90 degrees.
Fair dinkum mate. I wouldn't pull your leg over something as serious as
It is good to see some old timers on here!
I did find your web site a few months back, and I have it bookmarked to keep
tabs on you.
My wife made me get a Sawstop in the spring, are they common down there?
On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:01:55 -0800 (PST), the infamous phil
I likely will.
I'm still doing web design, but my day job is now the Home and Garden
Handyman. I help widder wimmenz whip their woodworking woes, so to
On September 5th, I broke that right index fingertip. (nasty rabid
flagstone bit) On October 7th, I took off the splint. On October 9th,
I slipped and sprained my left wrist. So, as the Orientals say, it's
been an interesting time, this end-of-summer of mine.
I'm still trying to clear enough room in the shop to bash up some of
that nice jarrah you sent to me. All I've managed to build out of it
so far is a weather rock stand for my dad, before he died. It was a
smaller version of this style:
I have a design for a mission style couch in my head, and some of the
jarrah is slated for that. Maybe by THIS Christmas...
Did you ever find replacement gnomes for your shop, or are you still
raking in all that dough by yourself?
Also, I need pics of your Southern Mansion, what you were building
when we last talked.
A JPG (or PNG) is to a GIF
glossy full-color maggy cover is to a b/w newspaper piccy.
The GIF picture format limits you to 256 colors, 8 bit color.
The JPG format gives you 16.7 million, 32 bit color.
This article was written by Aussie nerds. Maybe you'll grok it.
Anywho, you can adjust the JPG compression to find the best balance
between clarity and file size.
Thesaurus: Ancient reptile with excellent vocabulary
Aw Lassa . .
I knew what a jaypeg was . . .I just dont know how to make it pretty on my
web site given that I did the thing in Publisher .. but now that you have
wound me up I will have a go at changing the images . . somehow .. ! But
thanks for the info.
Remember I arent very clever like you.
Home and Garden Handy man . .. ? helping ladies . .. ? strewth mate . .. !
Bad bad news about your finger/wrist buggerising up . .
Still havent used that stuff I sent you ?.. crickey! it must have doubled
in size by now ..
Will get some pics for you of the tin palace . . and the new Workshop etc .
scrawled the following:
And what the ?x? - where is Tiff/Tif quality format.
The web started with Tiff and gif and a few more on unix.
Tiff holds all of the data - more than the crappy views on some sites.
Problem with new formats - who has an editor - a graphics program for them -
oh Microsoft only...
On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 19:47:25 -0600, the infamous "Martin H. Eastburn"
Huh? That's news to me, Martin. It's always been GIF and JPG. TIF
wasn't an available format on the Net until, hmmm, when? I didn't get
the browser addon until 2006.
Alternatiff didn't release until 2003.
TIFF was used exclusively by the graphics gurus because it was a very
high-resolution, large-format design. That's absolutely contrary to
'Course, I'm a newbie, not having started designing websites until
1995 or so. Back then, GIF was pretty much the only game in town.
Got cites for widespread use of TIF on the Net in the last century?
(I'm from Missouri, maam. Show me!)
The clear and present danger of top-posting explored at:
On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:28:49 -0600, the infamous Dave Balderstone
Interesting. Xbm and Xpm? Nevahoiduvit. I didn't see Martin's TIF
in there, and that was just before I started up.
You know, in about 40 years, we'll have literally thousands of
OLD LADIES running around with TATTOOS, and Rap Music will be
the Golden Oldies. Now that's SCARY! --Maxine
I was doing web designs on Sun 3 and Sun 4 boxes a long long time ago.
Internally before the WorldWideWeb was shortened to WWW and other names.
Mosaic was the first 'Netscape' long before the other browsers and companies.
Tiff was one of the primary formats a number of others - now mostly obscure.
The web for me started in 1987 when I downloaded (via our FTP server)
from CERN the install files for Mosaic. Two of us were tasked to get a
division up and going. I did practical pages and collected graphics.
I still have and use TIFF / TIF format - my camera generates TIF and JPG
at the same time. And Jpg only.
Larry Jaques wrote:
TIFF was invented in the '80s by Aldus as a format for "desktop
publishing", aimed at scanner vendors as a standard format. The first
version of the TIFF spec was published in a1986, and was binary only.
In 1988 rev 5 added support of palette colors and LZW compression
As the market for that was primarily the Macintosh in those days, I
find it unlikely that TIFF was being used in any serious way in the
early days of the web, and it certainly was not used for what we were
doing on the web in 1994 and forward. I'd welcome any citations you can
provide that demonstrate TIFF being widely used as a display format in
web browsers, well, ever.
See <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagged_Image_File_Format> for details
on the TIFF specification.
Widely ? - likely not. Not many were doing web design when I was starting.
One had to be on the inside of very high tech science to have access to
the early version of browser. We were writing how to files as there were
not any paperbacks or documents to be found.
Our internal network was in swing while the outside was in Bulletin boards.
Dave Balderstone wrote:
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