Tweeting on the go...

I’m a big fan of twitter. Been tweeting for over a year. I Tweet from my desktop, I Tweet from my phone, I Tweet at work, I Tweet at home. (sounds like a line from Dr. Seuss) On my phone I normally use the mobile client page or plain old sms. Recently Steve Clayton put…

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When good signs go bad

As I walked out of the lift this morning, I saw… I couldn’t resist. See my early post – Sign O’ the Times – Digital Signs – for the back story Technorati tags: Microsoft Australia [ Current Listening to : Rock the House by Gorillaz from Gorillaz ]

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Wonderful WPF Apps: Notescraps

Tim Sneath is doing a series of posts about great WPF applications, and his #8 caught my eye Great WPF Applications #8: NoteScraps I love this little application: it’s a joyous example of how the subtle use of WPF can add greatly to an application experience. NoteScraps is a handy little tool for jotting down…

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does the F12 button do something to someone else's computer ?

Good to see Bill Gates on The Daily Show last night. It was a funny interview and I loved it when Bill just got up and walked off after the interview, and then Jon’s reaction – Classic! Bill Gates on the Daily Show Bill Gates appearance on the Daily Show promoting Microsoft Windows Vista and…

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Wonderful WPF Apps : Yahoo! Messenger for Windows Vista

Shane Morris (and others) point to the Yahoo! Messenger on WPF! demo featured on 10, which was shown at CES. Michael Coates has done a stellar job at bringing all the news together about this in a series of recent posts Next-Generation Yahoo Messenger More on that cool Yahoo Messenger, built in WPF The New Yahoo Messenger Yahoo…

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Sign O' the Times - Digital Signs

It started as an idea many many months ago – (looking though my email, back in Apri!) I had seen a blog post from a local company about the new digital sign platform that had developed and deployed and thought we should do a similar thing here in the Microsoft office. A plan was hatched. Meetings…

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Chinswing : Another Aussie Doing Cool Stuff

I got the following email on the weekend from a reader. —–Original Message—–From: samuel laiSent: Sunday, 10 December 2006 8:44 PMTo: Frank ArrigoSubject: (frankarr – an aussie microsoft blogger) : Thought you might be interested in this ASPX siteImportance: High Hi Frank, First of all, love your blog. I’m still learning .NET 2.0 at the…

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w00t - Egress v3.0.0 is out

Egress is the application I use to read RSS feeds directly on my PocketPC.   Just spotted this – Egress version 3.0.0 is finally released! What’s new: Major UI redesign including dpad seek. Click dpad-right or left to move to the next or previous channel. Click and hold dpad-right or left to move to the next or…

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Zapr: Meeting Followup

I had a coffee and a chat with the charming Michael Liubinskas, CMO for Zapr. I have a couple of follow-up items, which I think may be of use for other web 2.0 startups Microsoft EmpowerISV http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/isvanddevelopers/empowerprogram/default.aspx SPLA http://www.microsoft.com/australia/licensing/byorg/serviceprovider.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/serviceproviders/default.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/serviceproviders/findasplapartner.aspx Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows http://www.microsoft.com/windows/partnerpack/ http://msdn.microsoft.com/isv/smartclientpromotion/ adCenter http://blogs.msdn.com/adcenter/ http://adlab.microsoft.com/ Windows Live Desktop Mail…


What apps can I use to follow the World Cup 2006

Over the weekend, I wanted to find an app for my i-mate K-JAM to allow me to follow the World Cup 2006 results wherever I am. I found a bunch of apps. Most of the descriptions were woeful and many didn’t have trials, so I bought them all to test. $30 dollars later (give or…

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