I know it’s against industry best practice but…

You know you’re in for an interesting conversation when the first sentence you hear starts with “I know it’s against industry best practice but….”. Know, there’s nothing wrong with going against the “industry best practice” if you’ve got a good reason.  I’ve been there many times, with good reason.  …. Can you pick my favourite word here??? “Reason”. If…

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New HP Compaq nc8430

Finally…. my new laptop should arrive tomorrow! 🙂  Hopefully it will be rebuilt and ready for a flogging by tomorrow afternoon…

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Arranged by: Conversation

I get a reasonable amount of email each day.  Not a lot, about a hundred or two each day (sometimes a lot more). I don’t know why I did it, but a few years ago I tried arranging my email by “Conversation” and I really didn’t like it.  I much preferred to have all emails shown in their exact date/time order…

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Disassemble the .NET framework to see what a method does

Yesterday I was asked if a certain method in the .NET framework returns a null.  Too easy. Downloaded and installed Lutz Roeder’s .NET Reflector (wasn’t installed because I’m on a new machine… normally the first thing to be installed!) When you run it for the first time your asked to chose which version of the .NET…


Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP is ready!

Today we are making the English version available as a free download. Other languages will be available in the coming weeks.


Anglican Church’s first internet evangelist

David Horne is set to become the Anglican Church’s first internet evangelist.  Evangelists 🙂 Read more here…


David Suzuki

Wow!  Last night I saw a talk from David Suzuki.  It wasn’t his normal environmental speach… it was just about his life.  He’s promoting his autobiography.   Even if you don’t agree with his views I urge you to go see him talk.  He’s a brilliant man. I couldn’t believe that he is 70 years old! …

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Week off, iRiver Clix, and HDD Recorder

Well … I’m back from my week off.  While I was away I got a year older, gained a lawn mower, iRiver Clix, and a Panasonic HDD Recorder.  Awesome week!  I also did a heap of tourist stuff in Canberra!  My parents were visiting so we spent the whole week doing tourist stuff that I…

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Dad’s Birthday Present: iRiver Clix

I just bought my Dad an iRiver Clix for his birthday.  I’ve been waiting to buy it for a few weeks… was just waiting for the price to come down just that little bit extra at JB. Frank Arrigo has the same one 🙂 I think I need one too! ps: Dad, if you’re reading…

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How to download Wikipedia

So you’re looking for some dummy data?  Well how about downloading the wikipedia???!!  There are over 2 milliion pages on the wikipedia.  Don’t try to crawl the site, it won’t let you.  No robots allowed! Go to http://download.wikipedia.org and you’ll see a list of all the databases.  If you’re looking for the English one it’s “enwiki”. …

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