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  • Blog Post: Attensa RSS Reader

    If you are like me and want to read your RSS feeds in Outlook, but wanted a more powerful experience than the standard out of the box Outlook experience then Attensa is for you. It is a free Outlook based feed reader. It can integrate with your IE Feeds, keep posts as outlook items if you want them to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Custom Domains

    I have a personal domain that I use for personal email etc... and until now have had this either its email hosted by an ISP or run a mail server. Until I got around to playing with: Windows Live Custom Domains You can host your domain's email on the Windows Live Hotmail system. You get all the spam protection...
  • Blog Post: maps.live.com gets all topigraphical....

    I noticed this a few days ago and think it rocks!!! maps.live.com is Microsofts mapping software. In road view you you topigraphical style mapping... check out this collection of interesting geographical points of interest... "Live Search Maps now provides a more detailed road map view. Hill shading...
  • Blog Post: Making the Vista and Office 2007 plunge...

    I needed to do a laptop rebuild due to it running like pig. I treat my laptop builds badly ... i end up installing all sorts of stuff + loads of betas etc... After a while the whole thing gets bogged down. I have been running Windows XP SP2 + Office 2007 Beta 1 TR1 for a while now and it has treated...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and timezones... solved.

    Along with many others i have been frustrated at how Outlook does not have the ability to deal with scheduling appointments in a different timezone. This is important if you are a global worker and trying to schedule a meeting for 10pm in say Korea and you are in the US or New Zealand for example. ...
  • Blog Post: Legal movie downloads a step closer...

    It is great to see movie companies stepping up and taking the steps to get their content delivered digitally in a secure manner. It seems they are realising that this is one of the new ways people will watch movies and that they want to be a part of that: LONDON: Universal Pictures has launched a...
  • Blog Post: Bad travel days...

    Have to say i totally feel for Rod . A couple of weeks back i travelled to Seoul from Singapore. Upon arrival i was the last person left standing at the baggage claim. Bugger. No matter what else is happening in the world ... if you are the last person at the baggage claim it is all bad news. It is...
  • Blog Post: International Flying and Outlook appointments...

    A while back I noted how painful it still is to schedule appointments in another timezone when your computer is set to your local timezone. There have been a few people that i have spoken to about this, notably Rod . This is a huge problem for anyone who wants to put appointments in their calendar...
  • Blog Post: Seoul highlights

    I have just finished off my official work commitments here in Seoul. I am leaving tomorrow morning but thought i would list some of the highlights from my visit in Seoul: - Arriving in Seoul to find that Singapore Airlines had misplaced my bag and left it in Singapore. Bit of a problem with no clothes...
  • Blog Post: My hotel fridge in Seoul...

    Just now I was a bit thirsty as i was looking over some material for the Seoul leg of the O12 training I am delivering ... wander to the fridge ... open it up ... and what do i find?: Phoenix Juices A New Zealand organic orange juice in my hotel fridge in Seoul. Out of it :)
  • Blog Post: On to India....

    I arrived in Bangalore India a couple of days ago, delivered the first of our 2 day Office 12 training, and have now just arrived in Delhi. This is my first time in India so am learning a lot about how things work here. It is a shame I am not here for longer as i would like to have the time to get...
  • Blog Post: Avis and Calendar Items

    I love it when i see something so basic and simple that has high value to me. When you book a car with Avis at the end of your booking you get the option to "Add to Email Calendar". Clicking this will prompt you with a Calendar file (.vcf). Simple open it ... and Outlook will open the calendar item...
  • Blog Post: WOW: A XBox 360 to be won every 10 mins for 9 weeks!!!

    New competition announced that will give away an XBox 306 every 10 mins for 9 weeks! Read about it here: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/ticker/article.asp?Feed=PR&Date=20050517&ID=4456487&Symbol=US:MSFT and http://www.every10minutes.com/
  • Blog Post: New Kiwi in MS

    Great to see that the new CFO of MS is a Kiwi! I imagine there will be a few innovative financial initiatives that he will bring. They might even include Number 8 wire, kiwi fruit, pavlova and/or Moa. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3261036a10,00.html
  • Blog Post: Funniest show on TV last night...

    Whilst painting my bathroom last night i was listening to a show on TV about the Moon Hoax. NASAs big hoax that they pulled on the world to get one up on the Soviets. It was so funny ... i ended up watching more of it than painting ... i sat there laughing my head off at the crack pots they had on as...
  • Blog Post: FAHRENHEIT 9/11

    Saw this night before last. Laughed my head off & almost cried. Thought it was very one sided ... but i guess that is what it was designed as. I hope every American sees this movie to counter act the marketing and gloss. Although Moore is obviously one sided i think it is important that everyone...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and $75 billion USD

    Most people have heard about Microsoft deciding to return $75 billion USD back to shareholders via dividends and a one off payment of $3 per share. That is pretty cool ... and i am quite proud to be working for a company who is willing to do these sorts of things. See here What most people dont...
  • Blog Post: Long time no post...

    Well ... it has been a while since i last BLOGd. I have been running off around to the other side of the world (England from New Zealand) for my Grandmothers 90th birthday! Great trip ... and nice to go to the summer over there. Back to a nice 5 degrees here in chilly Wellington now!!!
  • Blog Post: XPrize attempt...

    This has got to be the most exciting advancement in the non-government sponsored space race. Funded by Microsoft founder Paul Allen ... first attempt tomorrow to launch and complete a 100km high MANNED sub-orbital mission... http://www.scaled.com/projects/tierone/index.htm That totally kicks ass...
  • Blog Post: Ejection!

    Unfortunatly i am not currently at home to stare in awe at this ... but apparently i took delivery of my Simon James Design Ejection Table. HOT! Cant wait to get home and see the thing!
  • Blog Post: I am in Canberra, Australia!

    Over here doing some work for a customer and thought i would post a view from the top of a hill ... showing the planned city Canberra. I have not found it as boring as most have told me ... and it is really interesting being in a city that was totally planned from the begining. Was designed by a man...
  • Blog Post: News Tree map...

    This is a pretty cool way to get a good view of what is happening around the world ... http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm
  • Blog Post: Simon James Design

    A while back i blogged about my Sunday Sofa that i got from Simon James Design. I ended up getting frustrated with their old site ... and since i knew Simon i suggested a new site was needed. I helped them out getting their new site up ... and it has just gone live. They make great designer furniture...
  • Blog Post: One space not two

    Until now i have always used the 'two space' rule after a period. The only reason i can put my 'two space passion' down to was seeing my mother typing when i was a kid and asking her why she put two spaces after the period. It was, as Bill points out in this video, was because in a fixed width font system...
  • Blog Post: World 66

    Visit World66.com to create a map of the parts of the world you have visited.... create your own visited country map
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