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a weblog by cameron reilly

December, 2003

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    Microsoft at the Tipover Point

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    The Inquirer has this article on “the IT industry is moving away from Microsoft” (by way of Slashdot ). While it contains a lot of typically vague and vehement Inquirer/Slashdot statements, it IS worth a read, especially by MSFT folks. I do...
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    top Australian e-tailer running on MS

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    According to David Adams in The Age , the folks at Wishlist say: “ The technology uses a custom-built platform running on Microsoft ASP and SQL7 and processes payment transactions via a Camtech payment system.“It's actually more than capable...
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    the Firebird review

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    well I am now one week into my trial of Firebird and I will confess I have changed my mind about it. Although I've had some issues with it , the overall experience has been positive. I have, however, reverted back to using IE as my default, mainly because...
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    MyRSS - roll your own RSS feed

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    this is probably old news to y'all, but it was a revelation to me tonight. myRSS enables anyone to build custom RSS channels for virtually any news site they desire. myRSS requires no programming experience, is completely automated and all channels are...
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    Firebird vs IE

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    “Maybe you can pass those sentiments onto the IE team. Theyre still about 4 years behind the game. Just look at the work being pumped into Firebird, and it becomes terribly obvious how rudimentary IE is these days.” my 1337 nephew Deke says...
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    Standing on the corner, suitcase in my hand

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    just bought the dvd “ Lou Reed: Rock & Roll Heart ” and loved it. Saw Lou live for the first time a couple of months ago. Closest thing to a religious experience I'll get. This dvd gets five stars. BTW, “ Sweet Jane ” has...
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    Chessboxing

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    I like it. I like it a lot. Chess. Plus. Boxing. Chessboxing. Play four minutes of chess. Then do 2 minutes in the ring against your opponent. Repeat. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?? [via Memepool ]
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    Kazaa tops Yahoo's search queries for 2003

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    Cmon Aussie Cmon. Kazaa tops Yahoo's list of 2003 search words . Kazaa is run out of Sydney. Finally, another Australian company (okay so Sharman bought it from the Dutch... so?) gets world recognition for something related to the internet economy. Okay...
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    Introducing a 100-Megabit Guitar

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    Being the lucky recipient of a new Fender Strat (Santa ROCKS), but also a GEEK, I have mixed feelings about plugging my axe straight into a PC. I’d be fascinated though to know what Lou Reed thinks about this. He’s spent 40 years trying to...
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    The internet in a cup

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    From the Economist: “ WHERE do you go when you want to know the latest business news, follow commodity prices, keep up with political gossip, find out what others think of a new book, or stay abreast of the latest scientific and technological developments...
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    Firebird STILL stops me from blogging

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    I downloaded the User-Agent Switcher extension as suggested by Scott Mitchell, and now the buttons show up, but some of them (hyperlink, cut, paste, etc) don't seem to DO anything. Any new ideas?
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    Top Ten Word Lists of 2003

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    The Top Ten Word List for 2003 from yourDictionary.com... Here's something I learned: Most frequently spoken word on the Planet: 1. OK Still the most popular word in languages around the world. "OK" originated...
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    The Speechalator

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    That’s what they are calling a prototype two-way speech-to-speech system that translates medical information from Arabic to English and English to Arabic and runs on an iPaq handheld computer. The Speechalator. Pretty cool. Original article here...
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    Clinking of glasses at a toast

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    Why do we clink glasses at a toast? I’ll use this anecdote a lot over the course of the next week to be a smartass during lunch. This from Kuro5hin: The vast majority of actions or words we use today are things we saw or heard from others. Many...
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    Sony's CEO Unplugged

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    This is an old article from AlwaysOn (dates back to March 2003), but if you missed it then, read it now. It is a very candid interview with the Chairman and CEO of Sony, where they discuss Palm v Microsoft, Linux v Microsoft, PS v Xbox, Oracle on Linux...
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    B2C dreams

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    again I find myself frustrated with the current state of e-business. Here's my scenario: I recently tried on a pair of shoes that I liked. The only problem was, they didn't seem to be very sturdy, being of the glued variety, and not stitched. For some...
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    update on the Seinfeld DVD

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    okay okay I know it has nothing to do with .Net (flame me anyway if you must kids), but let's get our priorities in order! Movie Poop Shoot has an update on the controversy surrounding Jerry's co-stars' lack of participation in the DVD due to non-compensation...
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    MyIE2 vs. Firebird

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    Any comments as to the relative merits of MyIE2 vs. Firebird ? I've been playing with the former for a couple of days now and it seems pretty much equal to Firebird in any way a mere user like myself can tell. Lots of plug-ins available. Does tabs. Fast...
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    hatin the playa haters

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    KC Lemson on the Microsoft playa haters .... classic... never thought of it like this before... hey I feel more like fred durst now... time to go back to wearing my cap backwards...
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    SquizBiz: Flower sellers, vets and others are hopping on the broadband wagon.

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    From The Age : This story about SquizBiz . Using an ordinary web browser, Richards can study close-ups of snouts and trotters on his surgery computer and see real-time footage of his piggy patients transmitted from the paddocks using broadband wireless...
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    Ray Ozzie on the vision for WinFS and more

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    I realize this is quite an old post, but I just got around to reading it and it's terrific. 640KB ought to be enough for anyone
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    moving from 'est' to 'ity'

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    I like this opinion piece by Charles Wright in The Age : “ We seem to have undergone a generational change of suffixes: moving from the era of "est" - as in fastest, smallest, even cheapest - to the age of "ity" - utility, simplicity, even perhaps...
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    how to implement high-performance computing on Windows clusters

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    My manager has just approved me to spend a week at the C ornell Theory Center Workshop on High-Performance Computing (HPC) in New York in January! Which is exciting for a whole bunch of reasons. 1. I'm passionate about seeing more HPC deployments on...
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    NASA partially blames Power Point for space shuttle crash

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    From the NY Times (brought to my attention by esteemed colleague Adam Carter earlier today): “... the Columbia Accident Investigation Board at NASA released Volume 1 of its report on why the space shuttle crashed. As expected, the ship's foam insulation...
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    my latest ebay purchase

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    apart from technology, my other main geek interest is Napoleonic history, so the arrival of this purchase made xmas come early... it's a first edition 1859 English translation of “Idees Napoleoniennes”...
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