the applet does not run. all i get is a message saying "applet not initialised".

/* < applet code="T1" width=200 height = 100 >
* < PARAM NAME = fontsize VALUE = 30 >
* < PARAM NAME = message VALUE = hello >
* < /applet > */
import java.awt.*;
import java.applet.*;

public class T1 extends Applet {

Image myimage;
Graphics myGC1;
Graphics myGC2;
int sizex = 150;
int sizey = 80;
int Serif_Fontsize;
String Serif_String;

public void paint(Graphics g) {
g.drawImage(myimage,0,0,this);
}

public void init() {
Serif_Fontsize = Integer.parseInt(getParameter("fontsize"));
Serif_String = getParameter("message");
myimage = createImage(sizex,sizey);
myGC1 = myimage.getGraphics();
myGC2 = myimage.getGraphics();
/* 12 point MonoSpaced bold font */
myGC1.setFont(new Font("MonoSpaced",Font.BOLD,12));
/* Serif_Fontsize point Serif font */
myGC2.setFont(new Font("Serif",Font.PLAIN,Serif_Fontsize));
myGC1.setColor(Color.blue);
myGC2.setColor(Color.red);

myGC1.drawString("Hi there",10,20);
myGC2.drawString(Serif_String,10,60);
myGC1.drawRect(100,20,30,10);
myGC2.fillRect(100,60,30,10);

repaint();
}
}