Found this cool poster through Frank Arrigo's blog - very cool. Just ordered one for my new office though strictly speaking, I'm in the "no-buy" zone before Christmas. Apparently I'm quite tricky to buy for???
NB: couldn't see Microsoft on the poster. That's right, we're so Web 1.0 :)
Nope, not one of mine...or Hugh's. I was reading some stuff over on PSFK and came across this presentation. Nice preso...even nicer title :)
In light of the big news in the UK this week about the security breach with personal information by the government, I found this video via B.L. Ochman's blog and it's worth a 3 minute or so listen.
I had a chat backstage at Web 2.0 with Tim O'Reilly recently about how much has changed over the last few years in terms of people sharing data online - personal data specifically. We were chatting about Software + Services and how to build some of the most compelling services demands accurate personal data. Back in 2001 Microsoft had a project known as Hailstorm which ultimately never saw the light of day as many people were concerned with the privacy issues - admittedly some of that may have been more down to Microsoft than privacy per-se but when Tim and I spoke about it, we talked about how much has changed since then. Led by Generation Y, who seems carefree about sharing their lives on the web, I suspect many of us are opening up what we may have previously guarded in a rush to stay in the vanguard of technology. I've tweaked my own profile on Facebook over time as I've become more cautious about sharing what's out there.
on a related note, check out Build Your Brand in Bits and Bytes: Building Your Personal Brand Online - your next job depends on it
I got to play at Wembley Stadium last night under the floodlights in aid of Wooden Spoon - a charity supporting mentally, physical disadvantaged children.
Talk about realising a boyhood dream!! I was manager of Partners United - a terrific team made up of Microsoft Partners who gave their hard earned cash to live the same dream. The whole event raised a tonne of money for a worthy cause and made a lot of old men and some young kids very very happy indeed. I limped off with an injury in game 2 but what better place to do it :)
Thanks to everyone involved from Touchstone, Splendid, IM Group, Content and Code, Risual, NetworkSI, Servo, Cambridge Online and ESRI a once in a lifetime experience and I was mildly happy to see my mate David Brain walk off with a winners medal for the Agency team.
I went off to bed a very very happy man kid :)
[update] photo set now available
Through the Blue Monster stuff I met Alison Weber from a company called Vectorform in the US. That's her above with a framed Blue Monster litho in the background.
Well it turns out Alison's company recently completed a "Vectorform Labs project" which is their Silverlight developer/designer resource site. They created almost all the video content, for both clients and/or fun (check out the Surface piece) and the site provides code samples, tutorials and walkthroughs, as well as sample designs and applications. Pretty damn cool methinks!
Checkout the site and be sure to play their somewhat addictive Silverlight Breakout game and read the Silverlight blog. They also have a lovely Silverlight Twitter client.