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High School Work
It seems strange to upload some of my work from way back in high-school,
but actually some of it was pretty good. I went to high school at Smithfield
State High School (SSHS) in Cairns. I really grew to love that school
actually, and I had some fantastic teachers over the years. Our school
didn't always have a great reputation, but somehow our principle Larry
Gallagher improved the school's reputation; from the high-school people
heard bad stories about to one of the top 12 schools in Australia. I guess
it's not all that surprising that I chose IT, because our computer facilities
were excellent (the best in queensland now I believe) and the school wins
numerous awards in IT.
Anyhow, I've upload a few old assignments to this
directory; you might find something interesting if you search around
(old user manuals), however the best of them are listed below:
Game (.zip || .exe) (280 kB) Memory
Game - Source Files (.zip) (1.5 MB)
(.doc) (800 kB) - Pretty cool game
of memory written in Visual Basic. It lets you chose up to four players
including computer (AI) players, set up the board and game property,
and it's a pretty cute little program actually. Source code should be
easy to read, but you'll need MS Visual Basic 6.0 installed. VB makes
writing a GUI based program like this really easy.
- Robot Presentation (.ppt) (2.0 MB)
Speech (.doc) (40 kB) - Explorers
the question "will machines ever think"; looking at the potential
of robots & AI - addressing some serious questions, but doing it
in a flippant way. Definitely one of the most fun assignments I've ever
done at high school.
Computers - Millennium Bug (.doc) (31 kB)
- Remember y2k? This assignment is a bit boring to read though, but
it will help you remember the greatest anticlimax of the millennium
(just as I predicted thank you very much). :-P
- Database Prototype (.mdb) (2.0 MB)
- Not especially interesting, but shows a MS Access database I designed
for an environmental consulting company (complete with queries, forms,
reports etc.) as a grade twelve assignment.
English - War Poem (.doc) (25 kB) -
Absolutely nothing to do with computers, but I pretty proud of this
poem - keep in mind I wrote it in grade ten. Poems which rhyme are often
a bit try-hardish (unless written by a professional) - I think poems
which don't rhyme are easier, and can have more freedom and meaning.
- Bell Birds (.doc) (25 kB) -
While I'm on the topic of poems, here one I absolutely adore (and recited
once for English). Did I write it? Shit, I wish!
- Doctors Surgery - Short Story (.doc)
(25 kB) - Cute story I wrote in grade nine (based loosely on a poem).
NOTE: Keep in mind these downloads were written in high
school - and the further back you go, the more basic they're going to