Marc: My Words

Janitor of the Evil Room

October, 2010

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    Vote for @deepfat !

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    I was delighted to see our very own @deepfat (resident business intelligence, security and, er, fine art expert) nominated for the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards 2010 . He’s in the Individual IT Professional Male category under “ Insufficient Data ” and...
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    Cassette Walkman – slightly older than IE6

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    But who knew? Mashable reports on the retirement of this iconic device as Tim presents IE6 with a lifetime achievement award. Go on, treat yourself to IE9 .
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    Ikea Kitchens

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    Just when you think you’ve escaped Ikea, they pull you back in. Love this advert with one of my favourite songs (and detailing one of my lifestyle choices) along with a cameo by Jona Lewie (I think). I’ll be even more impressed if they follow it up with...
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    PopTech and challenging TED

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    TED really is everywhere these days, so maybe it is a bit over-exposed. Inevitably there’d be those happy to challenge, reinvent and zag the TED events. Paul Carr reports on one such ‘pretender’: PopTech . On first glance, it might appear the event is...
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    Clowns

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    A little known fact is that I always try to sneak in a picture of a clown into my presentations. ( via Clementine )
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    Mobile Road Warrior – Pod 5 – Pens

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    In a break from the norm, pencil case 5 contains pens and pencils: A biro. Some nice sketching pens of various thicknesses A bunch of felt tips Some Sharpies A load of whiteboard pens And that’s it – the Mobile Road Warrior kit in several pods. What’s...
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    Mobile Road Warrior – Pod 4 – Miscellany

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    This is the “everything else” kit: 2 HD Webcams SD (and other) Card Readers USB Memory Stick A few spare business cards A universal socket adaptor (with 2 USB charging points)
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    Mobile Road Warrior - Pod 3 - Camera

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    Spare lenses for cameras usually end up in the camera bag, but there’s plenty of other bits and pieces in another piece of essential evangelism kit: Gorillapod tripod Microphones: wireless lapel and battery pack, gun and surround. Headphones Almost a...
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    Mobile Road Warrior – Pod 2 – Chargers

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    Boring but essential is the charging pod. Contents include: Mini-USB charging kit (plugs and cables) USB Cables Specialist battery chargers for Sony and Canon cameras Standard 3-pin plug and 2-pin power cable Next upgrade for this would be a universal...
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    Mobile Road Warrior – Pod 1 – Presenting

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    Every evangelist needs to be able to “put the show on right here” so Pod 1 is all about presenting. Contents include: Samsung SP-H03 Pico Projector   - which has internal memory so can carry a bunch of presentations too. Kensington Clicker – getting...
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    Mobile Road Warrior – The Gerry Anderson Plan

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    On the road my kit consists of the new laptop, and aforementioned cameras: the Canon S90 , the Sony NEX-5 and Sony HDR-XR500VE (and a Windows Phone 7 once the handsets are available). Aside from the big stuff though, there’s always a bunch of smaller...
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    Magpie: Sony Vaio Z12V9E/X

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    Ah yes – finally I have a new laptop. And it’s a peach. Thanks to LaptopsDirect for another great delivery and thanks to Sony for building it in the first place. It’s packing a Core i7 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB SSD, stonking graphics and it’s tiny 13...
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    That Tweeting Canvas Printer Thing

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    The mind works in weird ways sometimes, and a discussion of HTML5 and the <Canvas> tag took the @ubelly team ( @andspo and @saraallison ) in this direction: a Tweet-spewing highspeed canvas printing idea that they unveiled at FOWA. Excellent.
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    Rebooting the Client Platform Blog

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    It’s been a while, but it’s nice to see Tim Sneath’s blog spring back into life . “The Client Platform” is a big old topic to talk about but from the posts of the past couple of weeks it looks like HTML5 and IE9 are the current order of the day. Take...
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    A “Night In with the Evangelists”: HD Streaming of #PDC10 at MSFT TVP

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    That’s right acronym fans – Rachel on the MSDN blog ( you do subscribe right ?) is inviting you all to spend some time on Microsoft Campus here in Reading whilst we stream the PDC in glorious HD Smooth Streaming . An evening with the evangelists? Good...
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    Extendable Backpack

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    This month's Wired is most excellent as not only does it contain the story behind Kinect (and bulletproof custard - I've always wondered why that's not been used in armour before…), but it's also got an extended Fetish section which will serve as a handy...
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    FOWA and FOWA (and FOWA)

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    It's been a mad couple of weeks for me personally, but the team too and my diary for the coming week is also what is commonly known as " something of a goat rodeo ". But I got to spend a little time near home today wandering about in the autumnal...
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    Flow

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    It’s been a manic couple of weeks for the team (and personally – hence the blog quiet) but in seeing all of the action of that period – which really kicked off with the IE9 beta launch , through dConstruct, FOWA, FOTB, a TechDays special, SQL Bits and...
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