I first became aware of Orange County Choppers when watching the brilliant Long Way Round series with Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor. The guys who make these amazing bikes are now benefitting from switching from running the business via a little black book to running it with Small Business Server and SQL Server 2005. Check out the video !
The guys over at Anandtech have a very in depth review of how to take apart an XBOX 360 - which I'll not be doing with mine when it arrives!
I do like the way the CPU has XBOX 360 engraved on it though :)
Okay - I'm on a roll with this theme now. Check out this hilarious (but cool....yep, we do cool!) XBOX 360 ad
Hot on the heels of the Windows XP Start Something campaign, we have a next generation Windows PC design competition. Between May 18th and October 3rd, Microsoft and the Industrial Designers of America held a competition to challenge established design teams, indepdendent designers and students from around the world to come up with innoative new designs for PC's for work, home and play. With over $100,000 at stake there are some fantastic submissions at http://www.startsomethingpc.com/
Check out the video to find out more and register to vote
Last week, Keith Gough of the Thames Valley Police force attended an event we had at our UK office and kindly offered to present during a session I delivered on flexible working. As project manager of Access to Services in the force, Keith has worked on a project to mobilise the police officers with Windows Mobile Pocket PC's and provided a great insight in to how this has impacted the ability of the force to deliver better services and delight the officers by freeing them from the station. You can learn more about this with a recently published case study and video
"the Smart Beat system is already delivering significant time savings to the force, with each user making an estimated 60 per cent more vehicle and person checks per week. Each check now takes about 20 seconds, as opposed to the three minutes it took previously. Pilot team members are also spending about one hour more on the beat per shift as a result of being able to access their e-mails and calendars on the move. The efficiency gains are the result of using smart client applications to ensure the solution delivers exactly what constables are looking for"