February, 2007

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Offline for the next 4 days

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    I'm off for my 4 day residential management event.

    I will find out what the four words my colleagues came back with.

    Blogging will be light.

    I don't even know if the venue has internet access, so I may have to sneak out at night to a local WiFi hotspot.

    This is the first time I have gone on one of these residential type of things, so I turn to Dilbert for inspiration

     

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    Code Camp Oz 2007 (March 31st and April 1st)

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    Got this from Mitch this morning. Code Camp is coming. This is the third code camp and it's gone from strentgth to strength:

    From: Mitch Denny
    Sent: Monday, 26 February 2007 7:19 AM
    To: dotnet@stanski.com
    Cc: Greg Low
    Subject: [aus-dotnet] Code Camp Oz 2007 (March 31st and April 1st)

    Hi aus-dotnet’ers,

    Code Camp Oz 2007 is nearly upon us and it’s time to start beating the drums to let the wider .NET developer community know about it. I’m e-mailing everyone here to help us get the word out since people on this mailing list really represent the influencers in our little community.

    The event will be held on the 31st of March through to the 1st of April which is a Saturday and Sunday. We are trying to keep the location a secret, so if you can solve this word jumble you’ve earned the right to come along:

    Wagga Wagga

    That should confuse the Java folks :P Once again Charles Sturt University at the aforementioned location is hosting us for which we are thankful. The speaker list for the event is:

    • ASP.NET AJAX
    • Workflow Foundation and BizTalk 2006 (making the kids play together)
    • Visual Studio 2005 Tips & Tricks
    • Protecting against code level attacks in .NET
    • Building a Real World WPF Application
    • Managing and Extending Team Foundation Server
    • Microsoft Robotics Studio (tentative)
    • New Code Analysis Stuff in Orcas (tentative)
    • XNA Studio
    • LINQ/ADO.NET Entities (tentative)
    • Extending CRM (tentative)
    • A Guide to Microsoft Synchronisation Technologies
    • Practical Magic/SOA
    • Microsoft Excel Services 2007

    Some of those slots are tentative but should get firmed up over the next 48 hours. Greg and I think this gives us a pretty good coverage of topics people might be interested in at the moment.

    HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE EVENT?

    Having solved the word jumble and checked your Calendar, all you need to do is send an e-mail to Greg and myself at registrations@codecampoz.com.

    WHERE DO I STAY AND HOW DO I GET THERE?

    We have a list of hotels that you can book into up on the http://www.codecampoz.com web-site (will be updated shortly). The event itself is free, but you need to cover your own expenses such as transport and accommodation, in the case of transport you can e-mail transport@codecampoz.com and Corneliu will try and hook you up with other people that are travelling to the event just in case there is a chance of hitching a ride.

    HOW CAN I HELP?

    Right now the most important thing is getting the word out about the event, so forward this e-mail to other developers that you know (they don’t have to be .NET developers) and encourage them to come along. Why not arrange for your entire team to take the trip up (or down) together, it’s a great chance to get to know people and it’s not often you get to digest such a broad range of technical topics in one sitting.

    SEE YOU THERE!

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    AASG : Triple J Radio

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    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 listened to this Australian station before you'll be pleasantly surprised, it plays a superb mix ads free. If you have any suggestions for improvements please let me know and I'll see what I can do!

    There's a nice little collection of Australian Sidebar gadgets now.

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    NYT: Some Respect, Please, for the Afternoon Nap

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    Excerpt from New York Times Article:

    Some Respect, Please, for the Afternoon Nap
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/25/business/yourmoney/25wcol.html

    KINDERGARTNERS fight against naptime because they want to be just like the grown-ups. But those grown-ups would give anything for a chance to close their eyes during the endless time between lunch and dinner.



    MY COMMENT:
    I am a big fan of the nap.

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    start_geek with the progeek

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    Nick Hodge is starting to get into the new job.

    He has kicked off a new blog called start_geek, where one can start to be a geek today!

    Already he the following posts:

  • Learning how to Phrogram
  • Scoble Interviews Young Geek
  • A geek girl book to read
  • start to be a geek, today!
  • He's hanging out where the kids go today

    He got Scobled!

    And I saw him with a digital video camera on Friday, so I am sure videos aren't far behind.

    Go get'em progeek!

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    [ Current Listening to : Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance from The Black Parade ]

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    NYT: Australia Is Seeking Nationwide Shift to Energy-Saving LightBulbs

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    Excerpt from New York Times Article:

    Australia Is Seeking Nationwide Shift to Energy-Saving Light Bulbs
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/21/business/worldbusiness/21light.html

    SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 20 — Australia looks ready to become the first country to phase out incandescent light bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs, as part of its drive to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.



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    Random Question of the Day : Internet Explorer Administration Kit 7

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    In my job, I get lots of questions about lots of things. It's just the way it is.

    Today, someone asked me how to get hold of the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 7.

    I guess it's easier to pick up the phone, dial my phone number and ask me, than going to a search engine and finding it.

    Oh well, happy to help - because that's what I do.

    So, whether you are a Corporation, or an Internet Service Provider (ISP), or an Internet Content Provider (ICP) or an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 7 (IEAK 7) enables the most efficient way to deploy and manage Web-based solutions.

    IEAK 7 is available to download in numerous languages. See the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 7 Download and Release Documentation page for details.

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