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  • Blog Post: DevReadiness - Any Relation to Truthiness ?

    I came across DevReadiness.org today. Welcome to DevReadiness.org - the community site dedicated to helping you, the developer, get your applications ready for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Here you will find easy ways to get your existing applications ready for the new platform and achieve...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful WPF App : RIPT

    I had a coffee with Tim Sneath today. It was good to catch up. He told me lots of things, and he gave me a demo of a really cool WPF app call RIPT . Since I am always on the lookout for WPF apps, I had to download it and it is really really sweet. Organize your thoughts, tasks, inspirations, ambitions...
  • 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: Those Klever Kiwis : Background Motion

    Those boys over in the land of the long white cloud have been busy. They have launched a site for sharing Dreamscenes. Very Very Kool Via Darryl Burling Background Motion - now live! Over the last few months the guys at Mindscape have been dotting i's and crossing t's in order to get BackgroundMotion...
  • 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: Microsoft Silverlight DreamScenes

    I saw the post by Brandon LeBlanc - Download Microsoft Silverlight DreamScenes for your desktop! , and I did as I was told. I downloaded the Microsoft Silverlight DreamScene. I must admit, it looks really nice on my widescreen laptop. I can't wait for all the other Silverlight announcements tomorrow...
  • 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: The first dedicated IE7 Site to go live : www.ie-vista.com

    I was tracking down some IE7 information and found IE-Vista It's a really handly little resource and it's put together by Sandi Hardmeier , a Western Australia based Microsoft MVP who specialises in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. Sandi also runs a blog aptly titled Spyware Sucks , with categories...
  • Blog Post: A workaround to activation on Windows Vista ?

    I got an email recently from Jeff Headley, Solution Architect at KAZ, regarding an article purporting a workaround to activation on Windows Vista . The kind folks from the Windows Genuine Advantage blog have the good oil on this - Another reported workaround ineffective... Technorati tags: WGA , Windows...
  • 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: Arrived Minus My Luggage

    So, after almost 24 hours of travel door to door , I am in my hotel in downtown Bellevue , tapped into a local T-Mobile Hotspot , minus my luggage. For those of you who have flown into LAX, you know that you need to collect your luggage on clearing customs, and then drop it off at a nearby baggage handling...
  • 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: Have you seen DreamScene?

    Nick White has the news that Windows Ultimate Extra 'DreamScene' is available Windows Vista Ultimate users may have noticed a nice little surprise today when checking for new Windows updates: the Ultimate Extras Team has released a Technical Preview for Windows DreamScene. You can get all the latest...
  • 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: Why Vista Matters to Developers

    Spotted this on eWeek Crafting the Code: Why Vista Matters to Developers By Darryl K. Taft February 11, 2007 Microsoft's new operating system holds all kinds of goodies for developers, paving the way to a new generation of applications. READ MORE... Technorati tags: Vista , eweek , Developers
  • Blog Post: Wonderful WPF Apps : Wikipedia Explorer (BETA)

    I spotted this over on James Senior's blog : Wikipedia Explorer Wikipedia Explorer can be run as a ClickOnce application via this link: Wikipedia Explorer . I think I've spent the last 2 hours playing with this little app. Technorati tags: WPF , Wikipedia Explorer
  • 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...
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