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  • Blog Post: 12 months down – wow!

    I’m on holidays (let’s call it a staycation ) at the moment, having a quiet little break, enjoying the Seattle summer and the Olympic games from Beijing , but I couldn’t let today go by without making some noise. Today is the 1 year anniversary that we packed up our life in Australia and made the move...
  • Blog Post: LifeCam VX-3000

    I got myself a Lifecam VX-3000 today Pretty Cheezy huh! It works great with the WebCam Sidebar Gadget
  • Blog Post: Callwave Visual Voicemail : Cool Service, Cool Gadget

    I have been using a service from Callwave for a few weeks now. It provides a replacement voicemail system for my mobile cell phone with a range of really useful services. It has a Windows Vista Sidebar gadget that hooks up to your voicemail and lets you listen right from your desktop. Plus, it has a...
  • Blog Post: Winners of the Queensland Innovation Centre Vista Gadget Competition

    A few weeks ago, I was Judging the Queensland Innovation Centre Vista Gadget Competition . Overnight, Marty Gnanananthan sent out a note about the winners South East Queensland Dam Levels SurfWatch 1.0 Queensland Traffic / Queensland Weather Casket Sidebar Gadget The formal presentation of the prizes...
  • Blog Post: AASG : Surfwatch

    I got this email today from reader Steven Nagy about a sidebar gadget he has developed -----Original Message----- From: steven@snagy.name [mailto:steven@snagy.name] Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2007 9:00 AM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: (frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger) : SurfWatch Gadget Importance: High...
  • Blog Post: AASG : Queensland Traffic

    Another Australian Sidebar gadget about Queensland Traffic Cameras . This one is from the good folks at Soul Solutions Queensland Traffic View the 15 traffic cameras from around Queensland Australia. Settings allow you to choose a single camera (updates every min) or default to cycle through cameras...
  • Blog Post: AASG : Queensland Traffic Cameras

    Spotted this on the Windows Live Gallery Queensland Traffic Cameras Provides real time feeds of Queensland traffic cameras. The images are refreshed every minute and the user may configure the sidebar gadget to auto-cycle through the images. Cool !! The Australian Sidebar Gadget tally grows. Technorati...
  • Blog Post: AASG : Tech Ed Australia 07 Countdown Gadget (OMG 94 Days to go)

    Security dude, and all round good guy, Rocky Heckman has pulled together a neat little countdown sidebar gadget for TechEd Australia . I fired it up and it tells me we have 94 days to Tech Ed Australia OMG. Early Bird ends soon!!! You had better signup if you are heading to Tech Ed this August The other...
  • Blog Post: AASG : Australian Weather Radar gadget

    Got the following email this afternoon -----Original Message----- From: david gardiner Sent: Tuesday, 3 April 2007 4:46 PM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: (frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger) : Australian Weather Radar gadget Importance: High Hi Frank, I thought you might be interested in my new Sidebar...
  • Blog Post: Best Vista Sidebar Gadget Ever! The Daily Dilbert

    I am a big Dilbert fan. I spotted the Daily Dilbert gadget on the Windows Live Gallery this evening, and I just *had* to try it out. Description: Daily Dilbert is a simple Windows Vista sidebar gadget which delivers the daily dilbert cartoon on your desktop. Cool! There's also an article on how this...
  • Blog Post: AASG : webDU 2007 Countdown Gadget

    Count down the days left until the webDU 2007 Workshops and Conference ! Download the webDU 2007 Countdown Sidebar Gadget The Australian gadgets grow! Technorati tags: Windows Vista , Sidebar Gadget , webDU 2007
  • Blog Post: AASG : Triple J Radio

    The sidebar gadgets are being pumped out at a regular rate Today, I found the Triple J Radio sidebar gadget. Description: You have the choice to stream a high (128kbps) or low (96kbps) quality version of Triple J radio. There's also the choice to listen to any of the 12 weekly programs. If you've never...
  • Blog Post: AASG : NEWS.com.au Update

    The team from News labs have posted a Sidebar gadget - NEWS.com.au Update Description: Powered by News Digital Media's RSS feeds the NEWS.com.au Update gadget offers a selection of the latest headlines from NEWS.com.au, FOXSPORTS.com.au and AustralianIT.com.au, delivered direct to your Windows...
  • Blog Post: AASG : MOSSIG Updater Vista Sidebar Gadget

    Nice to see more Sidebar gadgets appearing. My latest discovery is the MOSSIG Updater Vista Sidebar Gadget MOSSIG is the Microsoft Office System Special Interest Group (MOSSIG) and they meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month in Melbourne and Sydney. This gadget is a neat little reminder of the *next...
  • Blog Post: MIX University

    Come to MIX University where you can get overviews, videos, demonstrations and technology drill-downs into our next-generation web technologies. ASP.NET AJAX Video | Powerpoint | Demo | Demo 2 | Demo 3 | Demo 4 | Hands-On Lab ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more...
  • Blog Post: AASG : Gadget Guy Gadget

    Australia's Gadget Guy has his own gadget. It a sidebar gadget that displays the Gadget Guy's news, reviews, videos and blogs. Microsoft Windows Vista – now with added Gadget Guy ‘Gadget’! Technorati tags: Sidebar , Vista , Gadget Guy
  • Blog Post: AASG : Australian Bushfire Danger (NSW, ACT)

    Dorothea Mackellar said it best, with her poem " My Country " I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land for me! Install the Australian Bushfire...
  • Blog Post: Vamos Strip Player

    I saw the Vamos Strip Player listed on the Windows Live Gallery and wondered if our outgoing leader had started coding on the weekend.
  • Blog Post: The torch has been passed

    Good to see the new guy getting into the swing of things : SideBar Gadgets are just darn easy. Now, I can turn my attention to other matters
  • Blog Post: Another Australian Sidebar Gadget (AASG) : Most Viewed Articles (The Age / SMH)

    I found this email in my inbox this morning Hello Frank, Just thought I'd let you know about another Australian sidebar gadget. Just shows the 5 most popular (most viewed) articles from The Age - or Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.grumpywookie.com/2007/01/following-on-from-success-of-optusnet.html...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful WPF Apps : Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista

    Shane Morris (and others ) point to the Yahoo! Messenger on WPF! demo featured on 10, which was shown at CES. Michael Coates has done a stellar job at bringing all the news together about this in a series of recent posts Next-Generation Yahoo Messenger More on that cool Yahoo Messenger, built in WPF...
  • Blog Post: Another Australian Sidebar Gadget : Optus Quota Usage

    Elaine brought this to my attention today. It's a little sidebar gadget which polls the usage from OptusNet (which happens to be my broadband provider) and it provides bandwidth usage. Simple! And it's posted onto http://gallery.live.com and it's been tagged Australia too, which now takes the total to...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp Oz 2007 Countdown Sidebar Gadget

    Mitch has made a fine Code Camp Oz 2007 Sidebar Gadget and it is now available on to the Windows Live Gallery . I know there there are a bunch of other folks making Sidebar Gadgets, so don't forget to add them to the Windows Live Gallery , and make sure you tag them Australia if you are an Aussie developer...
  • Blog Post: All A Twitter? So get Twadget

    All the cool kids are raving about Twitter - and I don't blame them, 'cause it's fun. But you know what's more fun? Using Twadget (The Twitter Vista Sidebar Gadget) to update post your Twitter updates! If you fit the Twitter-usin' Windows-Vista-installin' cross-over demographic ( like I do ), do yourself...
  • Blog Post: Cricket Australia powered by ASP.NET

    Today marked the first day of the the first test of the 2006-07 Ashes Series . The Cricket Australia website which provided ball by ball scoring updates and lots of other treats is powered by ASP.NET Looking up IP address for domain: cricket.com.au Connecting to the server on standard HTTP port: 80 ...
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