Ok, this post has been long over due.
As some of you know, I had a saga with my LOUD Mambo Shirt. The story ended happily and I got the shirt back, and I looked quite smart last week at TechEd
Well, a kind person sent me two *AMAZING* photos from TechEd 2003
OMG! It's *the dude*. The dude who 'borrowed' my shirt. Posing.
Anyone know this dude??
[ Current Listening to : Alison - Elvis Costello ]
As I said, I am in Wellington NZ this week.
Well, when I turned up at my hotel - Duxton Hotel Wellington - I discovered that I was sharing a room with one of my colleagues. Ok, it's part of team bonding, I'll go with the flow.
I get up to the room, and it's a suite, with just ONE double bed. Now, I like Ben and all, but this is just unacceptable. I head down to tell the staff at the front desk, and they had a good laugh when I told them there was only ONE bed. "We know" they said, amidst smirks. AND they informus that there are no other rooms in the hotel available (how can this be - no offence, but it is Wellington). Jeremy the Duty Manager tried his hardest (or so he said) and in the end we get a FOLDAWAY bed put into the lounge room.
Ben and I decided to play ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS to determine who gets the bed.
I go Scissors, he throws Rock, so I'm sleeping in the lounge room on the FOLDAWAY bed! I should have introduced RPS-25.
There is a desk in this room, so looking on the bright side, I decide to try and get some work done & maybe read some blogs.
So, I turn on my PC and search for a WiFi network. Nope.
So, I look around for the in-room broadband connection. Nope.
I call the front desk and they tell me I can use my modem and dial-up connection, or I can access the internet via the tv in the room.
What the?? Dial-up? I can't remember the last I used a dialup connection! What year are we in?? It's 2005 people! We need high speed internet access. I'm staying in the capital city of a modern progressive country and what do I get? A dialup connection and a FOLDAWAY bed. I certainly wont be able to watch the zephrometer webcam.
Tomorrow I'm going to look for a nearby WiFi Hotspot and maybe a new hotel.
[ Currently Playing : I Feel Possessed - Crowded House - Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House (03:48) ]
I'm back in the office today after a short break.
Before I went on holidays, I was doing a bit of wheeling and dealing to close some of my open postions.
The front page of TechTalkBlogs has the news
So, 2 *new* people are coming to the team
And David Lemphers moves from one role in the team to another
So, the team now looks like this:
Now I better get onto hiring those other 3 roles!
[ Current Listening to : Dimension by Wolfmother from Wolfmother ]
I've had my iMate K-JAM for 12 months now.
I've updated the ROM a few times during the year
I've got it synching via bluetooth.
I've lost countless stylus'.
I've dropped it heaps of times too.
And the little fella continues to work for me.
But it has been 12 months.
I've got my eye on the JASJAM
[ Current Listening to : The Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim from You've Come a Long Way, Baby ]
We're all excited about the freshly released update to Windows Live Writer
[ Current Listening to : Eat City by Angels from Wasted Sleepless Nights: Definitive Greatest Hits ]
Unboxed 10 minutes later!
The HTC TyTN II (AKA : AT&T Tilt, AT&T 8925, T-Mobile Vario III, Vodafone v1615, SFR v1615, Swisscom XPA1615, Xda Stellar )
Qualcomm® MSM 7200, 400MHz
Windows Mobile® 6 Professional
RAM: 128MB SDRAM
112 mm (L) X 59 mm (W) X 19 mm (T)
190g with battery
2.8 inch, 240 X 320 QVGA TFT-LCD display with adjustable angle and backlight
HSDPA/UMTS: Tri-band 850, 1900, 2100 MHzHSDPA: Up to 384kbps for upload and 3.6Mbps for downloadUMTS: Up to 384kbps for upload and download GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Finger scrolling and panning
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB and audio jack in one)GPS antenna connector
Main camera: 3 megapixel CMOS color camera with auto focus
Built-in microphone and speaker
MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, and AMR-NB
40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1(SMF)/SP MIDI
1,350 mAh rechargeable Li-polymer battery
Up to 350 hours for UMTS
Up to 365 hours for GSM Talk time:
microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Alas poor Treo, you served me well. If only I had the WM6 Upgrade that I had been promised
You've seen the news, now download the bits from MSDN Subscriber Downloads and TechNet Downloads ... http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/default.mspx
And while you are downloading, have a look at the Windows Vista Dev Center on MSDN or watch the interview with Chris Jones on Channel 9
[ Currently Playing : Prove My Love - Violent Femmes - Viva Wisconsin (02:54) ]