ActiveWords

I’m always excited about finding little apps that improve my productivity and this is my latest: ActiveWords. Check it out. It’s a great little app that lets you associate text with pre-determined functions. Listening: Leonard Bernstein, What Is Jazz? (with thanks to Jon Yeo’s dad for bringing this gem into our lives!… almost fifty years after…

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Microsoft Australia’s ISV strategy

I mentioned in my post yesterday that I was pumped up about Frank Arrigo’s presentation on our ISV strategy. I’ve asked him to provide some links to more info on what we are doing. Here they are: – http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/partnering/isv/default.aspx – http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/partnering/isv/overviewpartner.aspx – slides from last isv breakfast http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/4/9/349C2166-4D53-43F6-B1FD-970090E23216/partner/ISVBreakfastSeptember2003.ppt – http://members.microsoft.com/partner/isv/worktog/default.aspx If you know any software…

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Microsoft’s Australia & New Zealand Partner Conference 2003

Just got back from spending a few days up at the Gold Coast for Microsoft’s Australia & New Zealand Partner Conference 2003 .   Sarah Bond, our E-business Server Product Manager and I presented a break-out yesterday on E- Business Servers: Unveiling Microsoft’s vision for the Connected Business. Sarah did most of the hard work and I…

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Gold Coast

I’m up at the Gold Coast for a couple of days at the Microsoft Partner Conference at the Royal Pines Resort. Being an ex-Queenslander, I always snigger at the suggestion that QLD is “beautiful one day, perfect the next” and, as if on cue, as I arrived in my room and decided to go for…

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Kasparov one point down!

Kasparov lost to X3D Fritz in Game Two today of the Man-Machine World Chess Championship!

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Microsoft Voice Command

As someone who LIVES on my Pocket PC Phone these days, I sadly had to take it in for repairs for the second time in a month today… all my fault, it seems I am the world’s biggest klutz! Beware: while they are packed with HEAPS of features… robustness when dropped on concrete isn’t one…

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the coolest film weapon of all time

as I was leaving “Matrix Revolutions” the other night, mentally adding the Wachowski Brothers’ names to the “Filmakers Who Betrayed My Faith” list (current members are Lucas and Chris Carter), I suddenely had a realization that made me stop and re-consider: Lucas invented the lightsabre in 1977. Has anyone invented a cooler film weapon since? And I think the…

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addicted to ebay

Further to my recent post about Ebay becoming the 11th largest retailer in the USA, I should share my latest contribution to their coffers… my latest ebay conquest… or should I say my latest capitulation? Anyone else out there appreciate the signifigance of this item? My sister can’t believe I spent $100 bucks on it…

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blogging at MSFT AUST

I just had a great IM chat with Mark Baartse who is the Online Platform Manager at Microsoft Australia. He’s apparently a man with a vision - to have our local CEO, Steve Vamos, as a blogger. I think it’s a great idea to have Microsoft execs blogging. Personally I agree with this article in The…

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got my first Meteor DVD!

about time someone introduced a new online service in this country! I recently signed up with Meteor Entertainment. They are one of the 3 new services in Oz where you can order rental DVD’s online and they will mail them to you… then you return them by mail when you are finished with them. They…

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