Another Microsoft Blogger

a weblog by cameron reilly

March, 2004

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    newsflash: the internet is popular with Gen X & Y

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    I had a laugh to myself reading this article today about a study conducted by the Online Publishers Association which analyzes the Internet habits of 18-to-34-year-olds, and guess what it found?? Gen X and Y have embraced the Web in a big way. Wow. No...
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    Playing around with Anagram

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    Thanks to Buzz who introduced me tonight to Anagram . Anagram instantly and intelligently translates the meaningful text from any application into Outlook Contact, Calendar, Task and Note items. Great app! Just what I've needed for YEARS. The amount of...
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    final word on the burglary

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    Here's a shout out to AAMI! This week we received the full payout from the recent burglary. Today we picked up the replacement video camera and I pushed in the only video cassette left behind, one I thought was blank. I pressed play and guess what? It...
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    the "Father" of Information Engineering

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    Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a living legend - Clive Finkelstein . Clive Finkelstein is acknowledged worldwide as the "Father" of Information Engineering (IE), having developed its concepts from 1976 - 1980 based on original work carried...
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    CIOs see increased IT spending: Gartner

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    A survey of 956 chief information officers around the world shows they are confident about increases in IT spending in 2004 but do not intend to increase spending until business shows a recovery, a unit of the technology research firm Gartner said in...
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    Do kids blog?

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    Mitch Denny asks : I wonder what would happen if we encouraged school students to keep an open log of their thoughts about their studies that was accessible to teachers and parents where they could ask questions. Parents and teachers could then read the...
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    Why do bloggers kill kittens?

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    To find out why, jump over to the Blog Epidemic Analyzer FAQ at hp.com . And just to prove I'm not a "Blog Vampire"... source: Word Soup
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    The Twelve Steps of Blogaholics Anonymous

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    What would the 12 steps look like for a recovering blogaholic? (with apologies to BillW). The Twelve Steps of Blogaholics Anonymous 01 We admitted we were powerless over blogging - that our lives had become unmanageable. 02 Came to believe that only pulling...
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    Buzz on books

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    Buzz says : ".. having a library of books that you have read is like keeping a six-pack of empty beer bottles. I have come to give away the books that I read so that others might enjoy them ". As a result of the recent burglary, I've just started to put...
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    Microsoft's marketing

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    Dylan Greene on Windows 2003 Server : " I'm sure there's a bunch of other features we could be taking advantage of, but as usual it seems that Microsoft's marketing department would rather keep them a secret." Which reminds me of a comment a colleague...
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    I've been un-Googled

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    I recently changed the title of my blog to improve my googlerank for the search "Microsoft blogger". And it worked... for a couple of days. I went from #40 to #4. And now? Apparently my blog doesn't exist. If I google "microsoft blogger", Scoble is still...
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    the one about blogs and tipping points

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    I recently finished reading "The Tipping Point" and I came away from it wondering if Scoble is a connector? The ability of a popular blogger to create a memetic epidemic seems plausible. Especially if they are connected to other connectors. Are bloggers...
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    My mother doesn't read my blog

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    LOL. Spoke to my mother today for the first time in a couple of weeks. I said "did I tell you about the insurance settlement from the burglary?" She said "what burglary?" Funny to realize the thousand or so people around the world who read my blog knew...
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    SenseCam is watching

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    Frank Arrigo links to Microsoft Research's overview of "SenseCam" . I've wondered for a while about when we will have devices like this. I'd ultimately love a wearable device that records the audio-video of my life every moment I'm awake and archives...
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    blibbet memorabilia

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    I'm looking for blibbet -era Microsoft memorabilia. Anything's good. Prefer software. But business cards. Stickers. Boxes. Whatever. Don't ask why. Okay, Yes I'm a geek. Just ping me if you've got anything you want to get rid of. But it has to have the...
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    Amazon does RSS

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    I agree with Paschal L that Amazon's RSS feeds are a very cool development. I'm still waiting to see who the first large 'traditional' non-media businesses are to pick up on RSS. I was speaking with Agent Smith yesterday about how he should use RSS at...
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    Microsoft blogger

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    Well Scoble certainly knows his stuff. Since I changed the title of my blog, I've gone from #40 "Microsoft blogger" on google to #4. Followed closely by my Aussie mate, Frankarr !
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    IT employment in Australia isn't improving

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    Graeme Philipson in The Age reports: "Last week, the Australian Computer Society released its second annual survey of employment in the IT industry… The ACS data shows unemployment in the IT industry at more than 10 per cent, around twice the national...
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    MEL GIBSON, THE MIRACLE-WORKING MOVIE MARKETER

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    This article in AdAge dissects Mel Gibson's marketing campaign around his controversial film, The Passion of The Christ, "... which opened in 3,000 theaters on Feb. 25, Ash Wednesday, took in $26.5 million in 24 hours -- a historic benchmark topped only...
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    Oracle/PeopleSoft: DoJ says `no'

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    Ovum's comments on the DoJ's negative decision on the ORCL hostile takeover of PSOFT is interesting. "Does it change anything? In the main, no."
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    the one about eBay web services and why Microsoft Office 2003 rocks

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    " eBay and Microsoft today invited third-party developers to tap into the Web services capabilities of both the eBay platform and the Microsoft Office System to enhance trading on eBay. With the combined power of the two platforms, developers now have...
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    Cookin' With Google

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    Tinderblog points us towards this useful app: Cookin' With Google . Enter in a couple of ingredients you find in your fridge, press a button, and it presents you with a list of recipes. Which reminds me to tell you of my latest vegetarian recipe du jour...
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    Another Microsoft Blogger

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    Scoble says when you google "Microsoft Blogger", he is #3. I am only #40. So I changed the name of the blog. Let's see what happens.
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    Australian insurance company uses Tablet PC

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    Tony, the insurance assessor from AAMI, came to our house this afternoon to determine how much they are going to pay out from the burglery. I was impressed when he pulled out his Tablet PC and started to fill out the claim. While he confessed that he...
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    Add Contacts

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    this looks like a handy plug-in for Outlook : "Add Contacts automatically adds e-mail addresses to the contact folder when you reply a message and/or send a new message."
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