December, 2006

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My name is David Lemphers, and I'm a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA, United States. I'm originally from Australia, so make sure you drop me a line and say g'day mate!

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    Go Elf Yourself!

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    Franky sent me this link! It's the best in the world! http://www.elfyourself.com/ This was mine: This was Frank (using that timeless airbrushed image ;)): Simply upload your picture, align it to your Elf body, and dance baby, DANCE!
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    Business Process as a Service! Meta-layers and Designers!

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    I've received a number of emails today following my presentation last week at the Microsoft Australia SOA and Business Process Conference , asking me to provide some more insight into my concept (blue-sky idea) of Business Process as a Service (BPaaS...
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    Robot Olympiad Wrap Up

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    I've been on the Gold Coast for the past few days attending the International Robot Olympiad on the Gold Coast, and all I can say is, far out brussel sprout. Where do I start. I should probably begin with the competition (I wasn't competing, only spectating...
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    Another Opening in Franky's Team...Mine!

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    Ahh yes, it's with mixed feelings (notice how people always put that in emails when someone is leaving??) that I announce my departure from the role of .NET Developer Evangelist. I still remember when I started ... And my first blog post on MSDN Blogs...
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    Social Spasms

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    I toddled off to the city today to grab some pressies for the Smith Family Christmas Appeal (it's a program where you donate presents for underprivileged kids for Christmas) and had a couple of those unfortunate social spasms, that I thought I should...
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    Urghh!! It's not Web 2.0! It's Marketing List Nxt!

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    I was having a chat with the crew at work, and as usual, the big Monday topic is Web 2.0 (sigh)! And the start of the the conversation was about the concept of the Web 2.0 business model, and "Entering with your exit strategy"! So I threw my $0.02 worth...
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    My Invisible Non-Suit!

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    Ahh, the trials and tribulations of the great unwashed! So I'm off to a customer meeting today in the city. I happened to ride my new pushy into work today (ha ha, shiny!), and given that it is also quite hot being summer and all, I decided to stick to...
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    How To Play the Business Service Integration Game!

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    I was talking with Anna today about my idea about BPSL , and she asked me a simple yet pretty powerful question, "What would it look like if people started doing it?". Good question Anna, and I suppose the key thing is if you were to walk through a standard...
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    WebAPI is the new RSS!

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    Huh!? Well, I don't mean WebAPI's are going to replace the functionality of RSS, but certainly the need for a WebAPI on a provider model site is becoming a mandatory requirement, as did RSS for content sites. Why is this so? Well, if you think about the...
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    Mashups Are More Than Just Geek Love Children!

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    When you turn your mind to the mashup space, generally the wonderful world of WebAPI's and app x's appear in the middle eye, but something far more interesting has been gaining traction over the past 6-12 months, and that is, the business mashup! Now...
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    Experience Layers/Systems and the Unified OS

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    I've been closely following the Web OS movement for the past couple of months, as I'm convinced it's evolution will lead to a richer platform experience for emerging W20 businesses. One thing that has been interesting is the trend towards zero-cost platform...
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    Where Is Australia's Web Platform?

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    So we have a small problem in Australia today, and right now, it's becoming a thorn in my side ! The trajectory of the web experience at the moment is moving very much towards turning up the signal and filtering out the noise. The only way this is going...
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    A Moment with Nic! Voltron, Robots and Katsu Curry!

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    My fellow Aussie, evangelist and Voltron fan, Nic Fillingham , has posted up a vid of the recent International Robot Olympiad on 10 ! But reading his post reminded me of a great conversation he, me, Joel P and Chucky had over a nice bowl of Katsu Curry...
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    Weighty Tomes!

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    Franky and I were talking about blog stats today, and I was commenting that my number of posts have ended up around the 10-15 per month level, and I'm struggling to get anywhere near Frank at 30-40 per month! And then Franky responded with, "It's because...
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    SaaS Special Interest Group in Sydney, Australia

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    For those interested in tracking, discussing, sharing, and collaborating around Software as a Service, Greg Willis, Technology Specialist for Microsoft in the Communications and Media space, is getting a posse together! Now, it's in the early stages of...
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    So That's What They Call It!

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    Shane and I were having a bit of a laugh about some of the quotes from Borat (my favorite one being, "I will look upon your treasures, gypsy. This is understood?"), and he was telling me about this clown on MTV that used to insult people, and that the...
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    The IP Moneycycle for SI's!

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    I've spent quite a lot of time with SI 's, both at the coalface as a consultant and as a customer. One thing that occurs to me with SI's is that not many make the most of their IP effort, and in turn, are not aware of the IP moneycycle. What's the IP...
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    Awesome Video on Stanford's Robotic Car!

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    Just watched this awesome presentation by Sebastian Thrun from Stanford discussing his experiences on the robotics team that won the DARPA Grand Challenge , which is a competition run by the U.S organization, DARPA , to extend the field of research around...
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