Category Archives: Education

Case Law in the Office
Date Created: November 28, 2012  Date Modified: November 28, 2012

I never really expected that my first day at a new agency would give me some time to look into case law–but going through the induction documents (which are a requirement for all government agencies staff to read and understand) I came accross a number of case citations that I thought worth jotting down on some note paper and then researching further when Im back into study mode.

Im trying to write these from my own notes so expect errors in the citations, at a later date I will amend these to be correct–or close enough to it

  • A v K Limited & Z [2008] VCAT
  • Dee v Commissioner of Police et al. [2004] NSWADT 168
  • Fatialofa V Coles Group [2008] AIR 1127
  • Perera v Commissioner CC [2007] NSWADT
  • Walsh v St Vincent De Paul (No. 2) [2008]QADT 32
  • Virgin Blue v Hooper [2007] QSC 075

I will add some abstract on each case, when I get the chance, it seems Im living 3 lives at the moment… and one of those lives just finished his first semester of law and wants to par-tee; even tho I have not had a beer since last Friday’s shinannigans…

DEC Education Portal
Date Created: April 3, 2012  Date Modified: May 2, 2012

I just recently worked on the DEC education portal, which was to conglomerate the handfull of community education sites; Ribbons of Blue, Airwatch and WasteWise, into one web portal. Some irony here that would be missed by most readers (Discourse of Deranged readers may remember!), that is Ribbons of Blue being a Swan River Trust initative, SRT being a former employer of mine–and when I was employed by the Trust, I was not allowed to work on their site.

UPDATE: this is the view from my office:

A view money just cant buy

and to give you an example of how close to the foreshore Cygnet Hall is:

Closer to the foreshore than Swan River Trust!

http://education.dec.wa.gov.au/

Layout Changes (navigation)
Date Created: September 26, 2011  Date Modified: September 26, 2011

So I have spent the afternoon knee deep in CSS customizing the navigation and Im nearly happy with the layout. Now my problem is to go thru and edit each post to fit within the layout, there are about 6 blogs of mine I have bought together in this site and none had the same template, tho most of my blogger accounts are not the issue–its the bleepin Murdoch blog that has given me the most drama so far–and it does not suprise me given that we could only choose from a few templates and no access to the template files.

Im yet to check this site in IE; I know thats not best practice but I spent the last 12 months building spesifically for IE (UNDA company policy was Microsoft-centric), so now that Im free to work on my own site Im quietly avoiding that little blue “E”…

On the topic of IE: one thing I did notice is that the Twenty Eleven theme sitll supports IE6. Great for people with computers that still have windows 98–but not nessisary for anyone (read: everyone) else. Im tempted to take out all the “if IE6” CSS, or put a javaScript browser detectioin that redirects IE6 users to Microsoft’s downloads page but thats a bit conceded and arrogant.

The market share of IE6 is now at 2.0%, less than Safari, less than the more standards compliant Opera. Im not forced to support it but if I dont, its basically saying Im only 98% of a web developer, as Im only serving potentially 98% of the market.

I guess its something to think for another day, I’ve done enough for now..