Services

Computers: Emergency Operating System Backup & Recovery

Summary:

I can backup Windows Operating Systems and any drive or sets of files and then recover these in the event of data loss or OS failure.

Work History

Computer Graphics and Document/Report Design

University of Western Sydney

May 2001 - June 2001

Computer graphics and document/report design (e.g. Development of a Conceptual Framework for Healthy Tourism in the Pacific Region (Bushell, R., Staiff, R. & Powis, B. 2001).

PhD student

University of Western Sydney

January 2000 - January 2000

Sociology

Proof Reading/Computer Graphics/Wordprocessing

University of Western Sydney

March 2000 - April 2000

I did the graphics, proof-reading and wordprocessing for Prof. Frances Parker’s ground-breaking study, The Safe Use of Farm Chemicals by Market Gardeners of Non-English Speaking Background – Developing an Effective Extension Strategy for the Sydney Basin (Parker, F. 2000).

Graphic Artist

University of Western Sydney

January 1999 - January 2003

I generated graphics and displays for Dr. Brent Powis, then Director of WHO at the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury.

Multiple: Document Design, Graphic Design, Proof-reading, Internet Research & Web Page Design, University Demonstrator / Tutor / Assignment Assessment

University of Western Sydney

1999–2003
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY
Document Design, Graphic Design, Proof-reading, Internet Research & Web Page Design, University Demonstrator / Tutor / Assignment Assessment

Duties
1. 2003 Proposed design for University of Western Sydney “Ecopolitics” Journal. See: http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net/ecopolitics-journal.html

2. 2001 Formatting, word-processing, proofreading, logo creation, cover design and computer graphics for the publication: HEALTHY TOURISM INITIATIVE – Towards a Charter for Healthy Tourism (Bushell & Powis 2001), on behalf of the WHO Collaborating Centre, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury. The official paper was published as:

Bushell, R., Staiff, R. & Powis, B. 2001, Development of a Conceptual Framework for Healthy Tourism in the Pacific Region, Manilla: Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organisation, and, Sydney: The UWS WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

3. 2000 Internet research and web page design for the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury.

4. 2000 Internet research, 2-D graphic design and proof-reading for publication: The Safe Use of Farm Chemicals by Market Gardeners of Non-English Speaking Background – Developing an effective extension strategy for the Sydney Basin, A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2000, by then Dr. (now Professor) Frances Parker, School of Social Ecology, Senior Lecturer at UWS Hawkesbury. See:
http://www.murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net/Prof-Frances-Parker.html

Demonstrator / tutor for classes up to 40 students, at UWS Nepean for the Degree of Bachelor of Industrial Design, School of Civic Engineering & Environment; Semester 1 Subject – Design Issues 1B: Ecology for Designers; Semester 2 Subject – Environmental Planning 1: Material Ecologies.

5. 1999 Graphic design and construction (environmental graphics and graphs on transparencies) for Professor Valerie Brown

Digital Graphics

Hawkesbury Skills & University of Western Sydney, & Personal/Activist Imagery

1998-2013
DIGITAL GRAPHIC ART
1. 1998-2013 Personal Digital Graphic Art Creation
Digital graphic art for website display

See: http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net for examples of digital art, digital signage and acrylic/oil paintings.
See: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.479972208682115.117018.100000080207955&type=1 and http://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/wordpress-image-gallery/ for alternative displays of my digital art.

See: http://investmentbuyer.8m.com/ and http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au for examples of website logos I have constructed.

2. 2004 Hawkesbury Skills Inc.
Access Database & Map Production

Duties
Creation of Access database for, and 2D Map of, “Food For Thought” Horticulture Site, University of Western Sydney, on behalf of Hawkesbury Skills Inc. 23 Bosworth St., Richmond NSW 2753. The Horticulture map was generated through on-site cartographic measurements, drawn onto graph paper, and then reworked considerably using computer graphics programs. See: http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net/food-for-thought.html. Also see below: 1999–2003 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY

Personal/Activism

Freelance Environmental Research

1995–2012
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
1. 1995-2012 Authoring Chemical, Mould & Environmental Health Articles
See: http://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com

2. 2011 SHUT Corporation’s Campaign “Shut Shoalhaven’s Unwanted Tip”
Provide advice and research on waste dump leakage. The files listed below under “1995–1998 Castlereagh…” were provided to SHUT and listed on their website, e.g. http://www.shutip.com/uploads/2/9/1/2/2912394/toxic-chemical-leakage-outside-waste-depot.pdf.

3. 1995–1998 Castlereagh Liquid Waste Disposal Depot (Castlereagh Waste Management Centre)
Research waste leakage from the Castlereagh Waste dump site onto a farm located 2km south of the depot and generate University Assignments (research included bore water sampling and testing revealing large salt and cadmium contamination).

4. 1998–1999 R.A.G.E. (Residents’ Action Group for the Environment)
Newsletter Construction, Graphic Design, Article Research and Author

Duties
Newsletter graphics and map design, articles research and environmental submissions for the RAGE (Residents’ Action Group for the Environment) Hawkesbury-Nepean Newsletter using Microsoft Word. Major articles and submissions:
* RAGE, Feb. 1998, Issue 38: ADI Report Shows Leakage Outside Toxic Depot (ADI Reference: ADI Limited 1997, Half Yearly Report to June 1997: Groundwater Monitoring Program – Castlereagh Waste Management Centre Volumes 1 & 2, ADI Limited – Environmental Consulting, Silverwater NSW Australia).
* Submission (13-01-’98) to the Minister for Urban Affairs & Planning on Development Application for Lot 1 – DP740367, The John Moroney Correctional Centre, South Windsor.
* Submission (16-01-’98) to the Minister for Urban Affairs & Planning on the Development of the ADI Site at St. Marys.
* Submission (24-02-’98) to the Healthy Rivers Commission on The Draft Report of the Healthy Rivers Commission.
See: http://www.murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net/RAGE-newsletter.html.

Artist

SHARON DAVSON FINE ART STUDIOS

1987, 1992, 1997, 2006
SHARON DAVSON FINE ART STUDIOS
Artist
Note that “GATTON painter Sharon Davson has broken the record for the most expensive painting by a living Australian artist” (Sources: http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2011/08/23/gatton-art-sells-13-million/, and http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/story/2011/09/28/davson-painting-sets-oz-record/).

Duties
* Under personal instruction from Sharon Davson, production of a wide variety of art image products (mostly oil paintings), including landscapes and environmental images. My contribution to Sharon’s art was such that she stopped regular painting after 2006 because I could no longer paint for her.

Labourer

Multiple

1972-1990
LABOURING / GROUNDSMAN
1. 1990 AKEN AND ROGERS – SILVERWATER, NSW
Property Maintenance (work reference available)

Duties
* Site plan production (Strata plan 6550 for 30 Grove Street Lilyfield in 1990)
* Building repairs.
* Brickies laborer.
* Roofing.
* Painting.
* Drainage.
* Guttering & downpipes.
* Windows.
* Construction.
* Ventilation.

2. 1989 BORAL QUARRIES – SOUTH WENTWORTHVILLE, NSW
Quarry Operations (work reference available)

Duties
* 3-dimensional site plan production (P2 crusher and screening building)
* Operator: jaw crusher.
* Operator: silo release / truck fill.
* Loading and wiring explosives.
* Lubrication of machinery / conveyor equipment.
* Assisting control tower operations.

3. 1988 JOHN PURCHASE PUBLIC SCHOOL – CHERRYBROOK, NSW (Dept. of Education)
General Assistant (work reference available)

Duties
* Construction of shelving and school equipment; general repairs.
* Mowing lawns, mower maintenance, gardening & weed control.
* Construction of sports equipment.
* Art lectures / art lessons for Grades 3-5.
* Painting of Australia Day mural on library windows.
* School sports graphics and line marking.
* School photography and video recording of school events; signage graphics, construction and wall placement.

4. 1986–1987 ROBERTSON DECOR P/L -- NTH RICHMOND, NSW
Sub contractor – house painting (work reference available)

Duties
* Painting units, houses and shops (e.g. the former Brashs, Pitt St City).

5. 1980–1981 J. & L. SAVIDGE, LANDSCAPE GARDENING – BURLEIGH PARK, QUEENSLAND
Sub contractor – labouring (work reference available)

Duties
* Retaining walls.
* Concreting.
* Planting trees and border construction.
* Laying turf.
* Gardening and weeding.

Artist

Self-employed

1972–2006
MURRAY THOMPSON (Self Employed – Amateur & Professional Artist)
Landscape, marine, sci-fi, still life, abstract, masters reproductions and pencil & landscape portraits (photorealist and impressionist) in oils and acrylics: http://australianart.tripod.com/

Duties
* Supply paintings to Neil Savage, professional artist.
* Art show entries.
* Gallery placements and private sales.
* Art teaching (public and private art classes).

Qualifications
Group Exhibitions:
Multiple entries in Marysville’s annual “Wirreanda Festival” Art Show 1972, ‘73 and ‘74.
With professional artist Neil Savage & others, Eildon, 1978 and AMP Building, Melbourne Victoria
1977, 1979.
With professional artist Shannus O’Sullivan, The Saints Gallery, Carlton Sydney, 13-23 May 1986.
Group exhibitions in Arden Galleries, Woollahra Sydney in approx. 1986.
Numerous exhibitions with professional artist Sharon Davson & others, First Impression Gallery, Ultimo Sydney, throughout 1987.

Solo Exhibitions:
The Saints Gallery, Carlton Sydney, 7-21 May 1987.
The Artists Gallery, Mortdale Sydney, 1987.

Gallery Placements:
Arden Galleries, 26 Queen Street Woollahra NSW 2025.
Von Dorff Art Gallery, 280 Rocky Point Road, Ramsgate Sydney NSW 2217.
Kevin Jones Galleries, 83 Princes Hwy., St. Peters Sydney NSW 2044.
First Impression Gallery, 42 Wattle St. Ultimo Sydney NSW 2000.
Artists Gallery, 42 Pitt St. Mortdale Sydney NSW 2223.
Geo. Styles Gallery, Cnr. Hunter & Bligh Streets, Sydney NSW 2000.
The Rainsford Gallery, 328 Sydney Road, Balgowlah Sydney NSW 2093.
Prouds Art Gallery, Cnr. King & Pitt Streets, Sydney NSW 2000.
Boronia Art Gallery, 768 Military Road, Mosman Sydney NSW 2088.
Forest Gallery, 61A The Centre, Darley Street, Forestville Sydney NSW 2087.
The Saints Gallery, 10 Jubilee Avenue, Carlton Sydney NSW 2218.
Vivian Art Gallery, Hurstville Plaza, 309 Forest Road, Hurstville Sydney NSW 2220.
Old Northern Gallery, 937 Old Northern Road, Dural Sydney NSW 2158.
Pottery Cottage

Projects

Recovery of a Windows OS

I can use Norton Ghost to recover a Windows OS to the time when it was running properly and backed up.

Backup of Operating System

I can backup Windows Operating Systems. My preference is to use Norton Ghost v15. This version also allows a "cold" backup of the OS (as opposed to a "hot" backup done with Ghost while the Windows OS is running) outside the Windows environment (before the computer fully starts up in the Windows OS).

Another website I designed for the SiteBuildIt! product

http://investmentbuyer.8m.com

My website design promoting the excellent SiteBuildIt! products

http://online-income.x90x.net/

Note also the Flash video I've created.

What The Hell Are We Doing?

An image showing the toxics we are exposing our children to.

http://poisonedpeople1.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/what-the-hell-are-we-doing.jpg

To Safeguard Our Children's Health

http://poisonedpeople1.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/to-safeguard-our-childrens-health2.jpg

DOMESTIC OR COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE USE: COULD YOU KILL OR BE KILLED?

Essay URL: http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/wordpress/?p=47
WordPress.com URL: http://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/domestic-or-commercial-pesticide-use-could-you-kill-or-be-killed/
WordPress Short URL: http://wp.me/p2msN0-L

Report on 1990's toxic leakage from the Castlereagh Waste Management Centre, Londonderry, Sydney

http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/castlereagh/Toxic-Chemical-Leakage-
Outside-Waste-Depot.pdf

RICHMOND COLLEGE OF TAFE – Advanced Certificate in Farm Technology

TAFE COURSE WORK EXPERIENCE:
Duties/modalities/subjects
* Cattle yard design and construction, and horse shed construction; cattle roundup, vaccination, backlining (tick control) and fencing (inc. electrical fences).
* Cattle, sheep, pig slaughtering, and butchery.
* Sheep vaccination, backlining, drenching, clipping and branding.
* Shearing shed operations: throwing and sorting fleeces, bailing wool.
* Agricultural weed identification, characteristics and spraying (Rural Chemical Practice, inc. Chemical Applications Equipment).
* Tractor and chainsaw operations.
* Arc welding and thermal cutting.
* Cash book accounting (Farm Office Practice, inc. Computer Applications in Agriculture).
* Farm design.

All A to B Grade passes.

PERSONAL WEBSITE CREATION

Design of personal, art and internet marketing websites, including menus. See: http://poisonedpeople.com, http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au, http://investmentbuyer.8m.com, http://australianart.tripod.com/, http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net and http://online-income.x90x.net/

DIGITAL GRAPHIC ART

1. 1998-2004 Personal Digital Graphic Art Creation
Digital graphic art for website display

See: http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.479972208682115.117018.100000080207955&type=1 and http://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com/wordpress-image-gallery/

2. 2004 Hawkesbury Skills Inc.
Access Database & Map Production

Duties
Creation of Access database for, and 2D Map of, “Food For Thought” Horticulture Site, University of Western Sydney, on behalf of Hawkesbury Skills Inc. 23 Bosworth St., Richmond NSW 2753. The Horticulture map was generated through on-site cartographic measurements, drawn onto graph paper, and then reworked considerably using computer graphics programs. See: http://murraythompsongraphics.x90x.net/food-for-thought.html

PLANT PRODUCTION SUBJECTS

HIGHEST PASS

DOMESTIC OR COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE USE: COULD YOU KILL OR BE KILLED?

Press Release: "DOMESTIC OR COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE USE: COULD YOU KILL OR BE KILLED?"

Greets Dr. Horowitz and Natural Health Cooperative. Can I alert you to my series of Human Health and Environmental Essays located on: http://poisonedpeople1.wordpress.com and also: http://poisoningandlegalaction.com.au/wordpress/?p=47.

The last URL above features my latest Essay titled: "DOMESTIC OR COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE USE: COULD YOU KILL OR BE KILLED?"
By Murray Thompson (BAppSci Environmental Health 1998; Hons I Social Ecology 1999, University of Western Sydney). I am a current Sociology PhD student at this University.


Thanks,
Murray Thompson

Qualifications & Certifications

First Class Honours in Social Ecology

First Class Honours in Social Ecology

Honours I in Social Ecology; Bachelor Degree Environmental Health

University of Western Sydney

Advanced Certificate

Richmond College of TAFE

Advanced Certificate in Farm Technology

Advanced Certificate in Farm Technology

BAppSci

University of Western Sydney

Advanced Certificate

Richmond College of TAFE

Higher School Certificate

Alexandra Secondary College

Alexandra Secondary College

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