1 January, 2007

It’s been a week, indeeed. Things have been hotting up, with me trying to learn everything there is to know about SQL Server 2000 and Meta-Databases, and you know, stuff….
Christmas happened, and we got to catch up with a whole bag of peopl who we love. Yay.
We went to Heide during the week, and checked out the Sidney Nolan exhibition. It’s a cracker of a display. There’s a huge collection of Nolan’s ‘other’ Ned Kelly paintings – thirty years worth. There are some wonderful pieces, and a huge variety of styles. It was great to see. Especially the huge 9 panel bush scene. Awesome.
We were also lucky enough to see ‘A link and a trust‘, the re-creation of Sidney Nolan and Albert Tucker’s joint 1954 exhibition in Rome. Heide have managed to get their hands on all of the paintings from that exhibition, and have put them up in the same order as the originial exhibit. It’s a strikingly wonderful exhibit. The two things that struck me most were the gallery’s use of lighting to highlight the paints, and make them seem almost iridescent, and the fact that there are paintings done on cardboard. Just another reminder that art is not about having the best materials and equipment, it’s about the vision and execution of ideas. (Yes, I am looking at someone…)
We also had a wander around the Kitchen Garden at Heide, and saw a wonderful old rose bush. Before the days of hybridisation, roses looked like bramble bushes, and there was one at Heide. With big, single petal, open flowers, and huge quntities of pollen in the centre. In fact, almost every flower had at least 3 bees in it. I wish I had the camera on hand….

Anywho, I must go now to brush up on my inner, left, right and outer joins, before I start the new job tomorrow.

Be well, and stuff.


25 Responses to “whoosh!”

  1. gruntski Says:

    Bestest of wishes, Mr Giz. I am sure everything will go swimmingly!!! (what an absurd term that is…)

  2. crumpet Says:

    Well said. It’s like you’re reading my mind on the equipment thing…

  3. crumpet Says:

    Oh, and good luck! (Not that you’ll need it.) πŸ™‚

  4. bookboy Says:

    Go well,
    Go SQL!

  5. vetti Says:

    you will do wonderfully, I am sure. πŸ™‚ Ta for the Heide update

  6. bookboy Says:

    I believe I speak for all of us when I say…..

    How’d it go?

  7. vetti Says:

    yeh, exactly…there’s a lot of curious folks out here πŸ™‚

  8. bookboy Says:

    I know the problem.
    He actually has work to do now, and therefore has far less blogging time during the day.

  9. Joffa Says:

    “Go Well, Go SQL”, bookboy you are shameless…

    How’s the work Giz?

  10. bookboy Says:

    I spoke to the giz in question last night. Hope he doesn’t mind me saying that the job is good. They even let him play with a bit of html code. Ooo err. They gave him more stuff to do after that. Must have liked his coding style.

    I also got the resipe for a really nice salad dressing.

    Oh, and Joffa, shameless … and then some!

  11. Squozen Says:

    Ooooh, naughty Crumpet. Who used the expensive zoom lens on her cheese shot because the cheaper lens wouldn’t focus up close, eh? eh????

  12. vetti Says:

    hellooo? is anyone about? mebbe i’ll try again later…

  13. Joffa Says:

    I’m here. πŸ™‚

    Hey Giz when’s The HMH going to get himself a blog?


  14. gruntski Says:

    Whassup? Where be da man? Yo Giz, ur loyal readers require input…


  15. bookboy Says:


    What they said.

  16. Joffa Says:

    What’s the emoticon for a tumbleweed trundling it’s way through cyberspace…

  17. book boy Says:

    how about some ascii?


  18. Joffa Says:

    | |
    | This Space for Rent… |
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    | Post to Joffa… |
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  19. Joffa Says:

    Dam blog mucking up my formatting… 😦

  20. book boy Says:

    That’s ok. It’s the thought that counts.

  21. vetti Says:

    yeh. i wonder what giz is thinking right now?

  22. gizo Says:

    left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot…

  23. Joffa Says:

    How about typing on the keyboard for the blog left forfinger, right forfinger, left forfinger…..

    Still open to offers on the rental space though…

  24. i wonder if all this cheekiness is putting giz off posting?

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