April, 2006

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    TechTalkBlogs : 6 weeks since launch

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    Six weeks since launch, we're bubbling along nicely with TechTalkBlogs. Here's the system status:

    System Summary
      Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27
    Active Feeds: 223 222 219 218 214 196 183
    Feed Items: 4,052 3,329 3,030 2,290 1,805 1,486 1,174
    Votes: 1,398 1,331 1,178 989 883 1,068 762

    This was an interesting week, as I had a number of updates to the RSS feeds with people moving blogs. So we actually added 3 and deleted 2. So this is the new additions

    I got sent an awesome stat which listed the number of posts per day. This is the top 10 days as of last week.

    Day Alive

    Date

    Feed Items Per Day Rank
    44 03 Apr 2006 391 1
    34  24 Mar 2006 320 2
    26 16 Mar 2006 306 3
    22 12 Mar 2006 145 4
    4 22 Feb 2006 112 5
    46 05 Apr 2006 110 6
    39 29 Mar 2006 102 7
    23 13 Mar 2006 100 8
    24 14 Mar 2006 93 9
    6 24 Feb 2006 92 10

    The other interesting stat I have noticed is that we have a number of century makers - folks who have exceeded 100 posts since launch.

    A domination by members of the 2web crew!

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    DavidLem spends a few days in my office

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    I've had a visitor this week, one of "my boys" David Lemphers has been up in Sydney, shadowing me for a few days. He even wrote about his experience in my Den o'Fun

    He's now working on the sessions for the track he is responsible for our upcoming TechEd.

    I'm trying to distract him but he has his noise cancelling headphones on and is working hard to meet his deadline, so that he can be like Kleefy, Nigel and Coatsy, before he heads off to the airport to catch his plane back home.

    God speed lil'dave!

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    ineta Live! from Redmond

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    The good folks from ineta are hosting a series of webcasts direct from the product teams

    Most of the times are even friendly for us folks downunder - good to see!

    Some of the upcoming sessions are on Crossbow and Cider. Don't know about them? Better signup for the webcast.

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    New MVPs awarded

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    Some new MVPs in ANZ have been announced this week.

    Big shout out to Brian Madsen, Darius Wey, Garry Robinson, Paul Edstien and Tim Haines.

    Welcome and hope to meet you all soon.

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Browsers used by visitors yestedray

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    Last night I posted operation systems used by visitors to my blog. In the comments, someone asked for Browser breakdown, so I turned to Blogbeat, picked a day (Yesterday April 5) and here is the breakdown. I've rolled up some of the numbers for ease of comparison.

    IE6 542 61%
    FireFox (various flavours) 248 28%
    IE7 57 6%
    Desktop (dont know this one) 19 2%
    OPERA (various flavours) 14 2%
    Mozilla (various flavours) 8 1%
    IE5 3 0%

    Firefox represents just over a quarter of all traffic, and if you clump Firefox, Mozilla and Opera together - that accounts for almost a third of all traffic.

    Good to see IE7 out in the wild.

    I wonder what DESKTOP is?

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    operating systems used by visitors

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    The love affair with blogbeat continues.

    Tonight, I looked at the operating systems used by visitors to my blog

    winxp 2,360 83%
    win2000 199 7%
    winnt 108 4%
    macppc 74 3%
    unix 45 2%
    win98 27 1%
    unknown 15 1%
    win95 1 0%

    Mac users? That's interesting,

    I wonder if unix = linux?

    I would like to meet that Win95 user. I'll give that person a free copy of WinXP!

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Handy Today Item : DKToday

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    I bumped into Mitch Denny today as he was wandering the halls of Microsoft, We talked about lots of different stuff which included Mitch's journey into the dark world of managed APIs on the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform and his quest for Cell Broadcast information.

    A while back, I had searched for a Today Plug-in which displayed the Cell Broadcast information. I mentioned this to Mitch and he mentioned that he had seen such a beast and that he would send me a link. Well, he didn't send me any links, so I thought I would do some renewed searching this evening,

    So, I headed over to my trusty search page with the following key words - "cell broadcast"  "today screen" "pocket pc", and I was successful!!  I found an app called DKToday.

    It is really really cool. It can take up to 3 lines on the Today screen and it shows the Carrier Name, the Cell Broadcast Information, a signal meter, last missed call info, phone usage for the day & month, and a count of sent SMS messages.

    Here's a screenshot of my K-Jam's Today Screen with my new little friend DKToday

    Can you tell what other items I have installed on my Today page?

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