Moving my blog

OK, so I moved my new Alex Barnett blog to here for a number of reasons, explained here at my, er, new blog.


Wiring the Web (the video)

Matt Augustine and Paresh Suthar presented the Live Clipboard / RSS SSE (and microformats) work at Microsoft Mix06 last month. Was a great session – you can watch the video now. – Tags: RSS microformats


RSS, microformats, Live Clipboards and Screencasts

Some great posting going on re: microformats / RSS / Live Clipboard. First to point out is Ray Ozzie’s update (posted April 1st, but no jokes…) on some of the discussions taking place since the Live Clipboards announcement. Links to more resources too. Nice to see Ray also acknowledging the work Tantek is doing to…


Microformats Podcast

Microformats Podcast Here’s a great podcast for you. All about microformats… Joining me are Tantek Çelik, Dan Connolly and Rohit Khare. I think it’s safe to say these guys know a thing or two about the web and microformats. As usual, show notes and link to download below. Enjoy. Background Last week I met with…


RSS + SLE (real world) examples

Sean Lyndersay over on the IE team blog posted about the RSS Simple List Extensions (SLE) and how they are being used today. (Note you need IE 7 to see the SLE functionality in-browser. Since not everyone will (or can) try out the IE7 beta, I’ve created some screenshots so you can see what all this…


Mix06 – that’s a wrap!

Here’s some Mix06 day 2 and 3 pics, links and stuff… Scott Guthrie’s presentation went down well – Wallace McClure liked the Atlas features he saw and met up with some Microsoft folks after the Atlas session. eBay’s Alan Lewis presented on using eBay Web Services to build a gadget. He’s built a gadget…


Mix06 Day 1

I’ve uploaded a bunch of my Mix06 pics. My favourite is this one of Marc Canter advertising his microformats and structured blogging session he is running later today. Yesterday Marc asked Bill Gates a question around open APIs. I think he liked the answer. – Dwain Silverman has some links to Mix06 posts and has…


Bill Crunch

Following the Mix06 keynote speeches earlier this morning and a spot of lunch,  I attended a session called ‘Web 2.0: Show me the money’. Before the session started, I noticed Michael Arrington on stage with a little bit of time on his hands, readying himself for the 3pm 1:30 session. It looked like an ok time for me to…


New IE7 build ready for download

I’m at Mix06. Here’s a quick hit – from the IE team: ‘New IE7 Build Available at Mix06’ “It is build 5335.5 and it is now available for download at This build is for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and shows the current state of IE7.”  


Mix06 – here I come….!

I’m heading off to Mix06 tomorrow. My first time to Las Vegas… Other Microsoft attendees have started making their way down too: PeteL, Visual Web Developer Design View Tester; Cyra Richardson, Program Manager at IE; ‘Vibro’ Architect Evangelist and the Keith Smith form the ASP.NET team. Lots of cool sessions planned there this week by some very…