Ready for a new day

This morning, I attended the media launch of Office 2007, Vista and Exchange. It was nice to see many familiar faces and familiar names in attendance. I can understand why all the folks I was chatting to had to run out. They had stories to post.I’m started to see press coverage appearing online following this…


SMH : Broadband is a disgrace but don’t blame us: Telstra

Further to my earlier post on the Australian Broadband situation, seems like Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo agrees Broadband is a disgrace but don’t blame us: Telstra Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo said today he agrees with media mogul Rupert Murdoch that Australia’s access to high-speed broadband is a disgrace. So, that begs the bigger questions –…

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SMH : NSW to roll out free WiFi service

Spotted this on The SMH site today NSW to roll out free WiFi service The NSW government will offer free wireless broadband throughout Sydney CBD and other major centres by early 2008. I particularily like the comments from the two big telcos An Optus spokeswoman welcomed the Government’s proposal, and said Optus was potentially interested in being part…

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NYT: The Socket Seekers

Excerpt from New York Times Article: The Socket Seekers http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/business/28plug.html Just when travelers thought they had run out of things to complain about at the airport, their fading laptops and cellphones have signaled yet another problem: a shortage of power outlets. MY COMMENT: I remember someone was going to start a wiki of all the…

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SOCAP and Blogging

Today, I was interviewed by Freya Purnell, who edits a publication called Consumer Directions for SOCAP Australia, the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals. Freya is doing a story on blogging – how consumers can use blogs to complain about companies, products and services, and on the other side of the coin, how companies can use blogging proactively…

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Wonderful WPF Apps : UniveRSS – a 3D Vista RSS Reader

My brothers & sister in EMEA have been busy.  They have launched an curious application called UniveRSS. UniveRSS is a 3D RSS feed reader for Windows Vista. It leverages the Windows Presentation Foundation and provides a stunning way of visualizing RSS feeds and their content. It introduces a full-screen 3D universe where galaxies represent the…

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My very own work experience kid

I have a work experience kid in with me for the week. I have given him a series of tasks, which include Start a blog Review Windows Vista Installing VWD Express and building a site Tagging along to some of my meeting to see what I do Meeting other people who work for the evil…

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Sharing a hot chocolate with Rand Leeb-du Toit

I recently caught up with Randal Leeb-du Toit, at the local Max Brenner Turns out we live near by, and we know lots of the same people. Small world! Technorati tags: Max Brenner, Rand Leeb-du Toit [ Current Listening to : Who Rings the Bell [Live] by Angels from Wasted Sleepless Nights: Definitive Greatest Hits…


STIRR Sydney

Now this is interesting. I spotted this on Yoick and then on Martin Well’s blog STIRR is a casual event for people who work in Internet start ups. It’s brought to you by the STIRR Network and our sponsors: Tech Venture Partners, Atlassian and Tangler. It’s a fun way to meet some new people and…

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Wonderful WPF Apps : TrialBalance

TrialBalance is a project being developed by Paul Stovell TrialBalance is a free, shared-source accounting application that is designed to teach basic double-entry bookkeeping to High School and University students. TrialBalance is not designed to run your business or to do your tax, although, if you knew enough about accounting, it could. TrialBalance simply provides…

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