My Free Intellectual Property Sold Online?

This came through to my inbox today via an alert service: “British Library Direct: Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware …Rigorous Evaluation of COTS Middleware Technology. Author. Gorton, I. Liu, A. Brebner, P. Journal title. COMPUTER -IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY- …” Wow, it’d cost about AU$30 to get this 5 year old article! Since I don’t receive any royalty…


International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2008) CFP

Call for Papers, Workshop Proposals, Tutorial Proposals 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) May 10-18, 2008 Leipzig, Germany DRIVING WORLD BUSINESS The International Conference on Software Engineering is the premier software engineering conference, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns…


Launching your product in a new country

Austrade has this great resource. You’ll find a set of country profiles on technology markets catering for the Australian startup/exporter!


Web 2.0 Traffic Demand on Broadband Infrastructure

I attended an AIIA luncheon recently, where Sol Trujillo CEO of Telstra was the guest speaker. Sol’s presentation topic was “Creating the Future” abstract: “Sol Trujillo will talk about how life is changing in the Web 2.0 world, the opportunities for Australian customers from Telstra’s recent technology deployment, the future that Telstra and the ICT industry…


Looking to The Year 2012 as My Next Challenge

The ICT industry is at an inflexion point. My career is at an inflection point. Looking at the various enterprise challenges of application integration, business process orchestration and management, services governance, etc there is no doubt still an abundance of interesting architecture problems to be solved, and work to be done, to make enterprise architecture…


Nerds FS Charity Match

this arrived in my inbox today from my famous cousin: “Hi Everyone, Just letting you know, Ners FC will play a charity match. All the details are below. If you can make it, that would be awesome. Watch how the nerds have improved and support a great cause. I hope to see you there! John….


Some more interesting facts abuout MSCOM

thanks to Martin, I thought these were interesting facts! “MSCOM is made up of more than 20,500 URL’s and hosts 16 million pages and is available in more than 30 languages. According to available metrics, http://* received 35.4 billion page views in FY06. On average http://* receives 229 million unique users per month. The Australian site…


Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 Live on

this great story just arrived my inbox: “…we’re extremely proud to announce that the site is running 100% on our next generation web platform!!” For those of you curious about the scale and availability of – Availability YTD – 99.83% (Measured by Keynote Systems, Inc.) – 0% Impact to Availability during upgrade to Beta 3 – 99%+ of…


Warren Centre Innovation Lecture 2007 – Dr Chris Nicol

I attended the Warren centre 2007 Innovation lecture given by Dr Chris Nicol. I’ve known of Chris for 15 years, right from the UNSW days at the VaST lab, I think I still have his lecture notes on VLSI design on my shelf somewhere! Chris delivered an inspiring lecture. It was a good story about his…


Nerds FC II is now on SBS

Season II on SBS again, we firstly watched my cousin Johnny Truong (AstroNerd) from Season I, followed by the new series, where Chris Anderson, albeit a 28th year old, made it through the audition… Chris tells me that he found out about the audition from my blog, he now also has a Nerds FC website! Gosh…