WalkScore, very useful for a international house hunter.

I’m currently browsing the interweb, checking out houses to either buy or lease in the Seattle area. I came across this site via colleague and I must say, it’s quite a great concept and technically well executed. WalkScore.com simply rates the walking distance on a given location and lets you know what kind of various…

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Finding your balance between AJAX and Silverlight

Tonight, I found via twitter a deck from Plaxo’s Joseph Smarr. In this deck he talks about the war injuries he received in heading down the AJAX route. It’s a great deck and worth checking out but what I liked the most about it, was that it reminded me of my struggle back in 2002…

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RIA will replace Windows Vista.

Yes, this is the kind of thinking that occurs once a light bulb sometimes appears above someone’s head – after – they finally grasped what the RIA (Rich Interactive Application) movement is all about. “.. With Cross Platform RIA, you don’t even need an operating system anymore, you just load the application make use of existing…

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WebJam ReMIX Downunder.

It’s getting closer to ReMIX Downunder, and I for one can’t wait to see the local and international Microsoft magic being showcased to my fellow aussies (NZ etc folks welcome aswell). WebJam.com.au folks are also going to be running another of their event(s) at the conference and for those of you whom have no idea…

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I Love my Silverlight: MossyVideo Player

Since I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment, due to a foot injury (I had my big toe’s toenail ripped off), I decided to go nuts with a project I’m working on, called MossyVideo Player System Thingy  which is built in Silverlight. Fig 1.0 (The Design in its early stages,…

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Twitter the new Blog?

Last week I listened as Chuck explained Twitter to someone whom has never heard of it, and he essentially explained at as being a consolidated version of blogging. I however up until then would always explain twitter as being a disconnected version of Instant Messenger (simply due to the reply approach) – yet – both…

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Web Directions South

John Allsopp just dropped me an email announcing the fourth Web Directions South in September 07. Here’s the abstract: After tremendous recent success with Web Directions North in Vancouver, Canada, Australian web industry pioneers Maxine Sherrin and John Allsopp announce their fourth Australian Web conference, Web Directions South, to take place in Darling Harbour, Sydney…

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Why I love my PopFly.

I ‘ve been using Popfly for a few weeks now and I’m loving it a lot, as it’s got all the goodness of Web 2.0 and then some. What is Popfly to the untrained eye?Well this isn’t the official wording, but to me it’s a way in which folks will be able to converge in the…

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ReMIX07, Tangler and how cool is this Web 2.0 app.

Michael has setup a Tangler ReMIX07 discussion group and today was the first day I actually sat down and used this web application I’ve been hearing allot about. My first initial reaction to Tangler was “Oh gee, yet another Message Forum, just what the world needs” – but – as you delve deeper into it, you…

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I went to an Internal Microsoft mashup tonight.

As some would know, I’m currently in Seattle, Microsoft HQ getting to know some of the various product folks and the upcoming offerings post MIX07. At any rate, tonight Michael and I went to see some Microsoftonians put together some Web 2.0 mashups. My initial reaction at first was uncertainty, in that “Do Microsoft really…

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