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…


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…


SBS respects Web 2.0 Phenomenon

One of my all time favourite “The Movie Show” from SBS has not been on air for a while, and a quick look up online reveals this: nice to see SBS acknowledges key web 2.0 characteristics: ‘Consumer becoming Producer of Content’ and ‘Merging Brand Experiences across multiple platforms’.

Beijing 2008 Olympics Torch Relay Map

Love the look and feel of this Silverlight application on the Beijing Olympics site… time to get in touch with my distant Chinese relatives and figure out how to get some Olympics tickets!


iPhone User Experience – A Girlie Perspective

Lots of people have been talking about iPhone this morning – including Shane. My immediate reaction was that wow – now here is a worthy competition in the mobile phone/PDA market, with excellent user experience design. And then, I remembered why I gave up on my XDA – the big hot screen made my face/ear…


Sea Bass, Dungeoness Crab, Giant Scallops and Fatty Salmon!

Yes, for my indulgence in some of my absolute most fav yummy pacific northwest seafood, I’m paying for it in bucketloads now… got a dose of bad seafood poisoning! Luckily, thanks to my extended Microsoft family – Arvindra and Beat – they looked after me well and made sure my rash was suppressed with antihistamine and…


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…


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 -…

Where are the Girlie Gadgets?

As a mother with 2 young children who is also not all that into sport, I really don’t care much for the various Sports scoreboard gadgets, nor do I have time for many of the games gadgets. There are however two gadgets from the Gallery that I absolutely love: Today Show Recipe Search Fetalculator So where are the gadgets for…