Strategic Architect Forum (SAF) kicks off with a Bang!

Ray Lane delivered his opening keynote at SAF, discussing ‘The Personal Enterprise’, and of how for the new world of services to succeed, there must be value for the individual or the group. Charles Fitzgerald is now on presenting on the Microsoft vision on ‘Software + Services’. He emphasises that the Microsoft’s strategy is about…

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Sleepless in Seattle

just flew into Seattle Tacoma international airport. Wow, despite a relatively hassle free travel for the last 24 hours, my head is pretty cloudy right now… staring at the pretty snow outside is all my head is good for right now! let’s hope I’ll have a good sleep tonight before the action at Strategic Architect…

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ozCHI 2006 Wrapped up!

I wish I had more time to spend at ozCHI 2006 – the best I could do was to spend a day there after I gave my presentation in the morning. I spoke about the great divide between software engineering and user centric design. Our Shane was also there – he worked hard! Many ozCHI…

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Research and Fabricated Complexity

I had the privelege to meet Willy Zwaenepoel on Thursday at a USyd seminar. He is one of the distributed systems engineering legends that I really looked up to during my PhD research days, and heavily referenced his great works. He was not only an inspirational researcher and speaker, he was also a down to…

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What a week!

What a week it’s been… I’ve a huge backlog of blog posts I want to do, and I simply have been having too much fun meeting all sorts of people this last week to have a free moment to sit down and blog about some of these wonderful experiences… So I’m finding myself breaking this rule –…

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Use Case Modelling, Scenario Based Engineering, User centric design

If you are a software architect, human computer interface/interaction design specialist, business analyst, these would be familiar techniques that you would be using on a regular basis. These are proven techniques that help us get a concrete understandig of the current system/way things work. We’ve been using these from the good old systems modelling days when Ivar Jacobson promoted Use Case…

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Photosynth Tech Preview is Live

I’ve been watching Photosynth for a while, and I’ve been eargerly waiting for the day that I can tell the world it’s available for the public to play with too, finally, here it is! http://labs.live.com/photosynth As an aside though, somehow I am never quick enough to make these exciting announcement earlier than Frank…

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Virtual Earth 3D Launches

Check out the VE3D innovation, and imagine the mashup potential…

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How to Audition for Nerds FC Season II

Due to popular requests for auditioning information from my previous blog on “Nerds FC – Audition for Season II“ Thanks to the AstroNerd: You can find out more about how to audition for Nerds FC Season II here. It’s a pity that no girls are invited for audition at this stage…

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