Server vs Client – Comic Strip.

Well, Nectarine have done it again. I want to adopt this company, raise them to be the sons & daughters I’ve never had and marry them off to rich merchants as this latest round of comics is art unto itself. After the much regarded success of their previous comics and no doubt after featuring me…

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Inspiration, getting to the core.

"…Good artists copy. Great artists steal.." -Pablo Picasso I get asked a lot "where do you get your ideas for UI from?" when i often show off some of my artwork. It sounds arrogant, but it’s the truth and yet I never really have a response. I often at times get it from the smallest…

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I dumped $10k into Apple and I use Vista?

Joshua Allen and fellow Visitmix.com blogger posted the other day around how 10% of new Windows Vista sales are reportedly sold to Apple owners. Well, I not only agree but I find it somewhat disturbing. In that, I own not only an iMac but a Macbook Pro and whilst I find the entire experience of…

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Usage Metrics in your RIA

Inspiration comes from Games. I was at MIX ON CAMPUS (Brisbane) today and I was listening to one of our guest speakers (Ross Brown) talk about about some of the projects / research his students are doing with regards to games. One part of this session that really caught my interest was the metrics associated…

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SpringFramework.NET Introduction.

I was about 30% of the way writing the introduction to SpringFramework.NET for newbies, when it occurred to me "..Surely I’m not the only one on the planet whom thought this would be a good use of my time.." I then hit Live.com and began to search around and came across this site: http://www.gotnet.biz/IntroductionToSpringFactoriesAndAOP.ashx Not…

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SpringFramework.NET, Never Heard of it..

I’ve asked around 10 .NET developers tonight whether they’ve heard of this framework and the answer was no. This isn’t to say these aren’t qualified .NET gurus, in fact they are in my book. It’s something that made me stand up and take notice as to me SpringFramework is the ultimate coolest framework going. I…

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MIX On Campus – Brisbane (QUT)

On Tuesday 20th, I’ll be attending MIX On Campus, a concept that our Nicholas Ellery has single handedly worked his butt of to organise (well done Nick) You can view more details here: http://mixoncampus.spaces.live.com This event will take place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney (Note: Perth is still being discussed). This is the agenda for…

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Brisbane BarCamp

A few weeks ago, Peter Ward contacted me about setting up Brisbane BarCamp, we had lunch, threw some ideas around and the end result is it’s on. This Saturday 24th Novemeber, the first (of what I hope many) BarCamps will take place in Brisbane Australia. You can read more details specifically here: http://barcamp.org/BarCampBrisbane I’m looking…

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POC #1 – Project Harmony (pt1) (Silverlight & Flash)

I’ve been enjoying the overall experience of what Silverlight has to offer since I started with Microsoft back in January 07. That being said, I’ve often been an internal "goto" person at times for some Flash advice on behalf of Microsoft customers around the world. In light of this, recently I also encountered a situation…

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XNA Gamers wanted.

Mission: To get XNA in the hands of trillions, in order to ensure XBOX Games like Halo3 continue to evolve so that I will eventually succumb to "death by XBOX 360". Training Requirements: It’s simple men/women, ensure you show up at these key locations with your I’m an XNA Coder secret decoder ring (actually just…

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