Three runs off the half century, and only got one maiden over.

Geez, it’s been a while since I posted here….. Like the rest of the world, my attention has been over on twitter and  facebook but I do want to keep the tradition alive of doing a blog post on my birthday. So here I am, again!!  Last year, as I celebrated my birthday, I was in…

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Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk

One of the things that appealed to me when I made the move to Redmond almost 3 years ago was being in a position to drive cultural change. The Blue Monster was the social object we grasped representing this change and I made it part of my everyday. I hung it proudly on my door…


I really tweeted that ?

I’m playing around again with a new Windows Live Writer Plugin which Inserts Tweets Into Your Blog Post by Tod Birdsall, aka @tod1d So, thanks to this new plugin, here’s my last 155 tweets (going back to April 28th 2010) – and I can’t believe I tweeted some of the things I that did. We…


SLP Services – Where are they now?

I had written about Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services a few years back when it was still a Microsoft product. About a year ago, the product was picked up by startup company based in Dublin, called InishTech, which would take the Software Licensing and Protection (SLP) Services to the world. I kept in touch…


Blog Platform Upgraded

Over the weekend we had an update to the blog platform used by all MSDN and Technet blogs.   If you want to read a bit about some of the platform improvements Sean Jenkin’s blog is a good place to start. If you notice any problems or want to comment on the new platform, comments welcome!…


Only 19

1991 was a big year for me. I got married. I bought a house. My first child was born AND I joined Microsoft on May 20, 1991 Today marks my 19th year anniversary at Microsoft. 19 reminds me of “Only Nineteen“, which a song by Aussie folk group Redgum. Not that I am comparing my job to…

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Virtual Ark struggling to find a good developer

I got an email recently from Emma Pudney, EVP Product Strategy of a new startup called Virtual Ark. I’ve known Emma for ages, going back to the early days of ninemsn and the team from Hostworks in Adelaide. So, when Emma asks for help, I’m going to try and assist. This is the job description…


From Treo to Leo – My New Gadget, the HTC HD2

I’ve been a happy Palm Treo Pro user since Oct 2008, and it’s been the best phone I’ve had for ages. I had paired it up with SPB Mobile Shell and found it quite a handy and enjoyable combination. But, the 320×320 screen was a bit weird. So, in my quest for the ultimate Windows…

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