New Zealand Business Sessions Sample Code

I presented a session on Asynchronous Messaging with Web Services at the New Zealand Business Sessions last week and the week before.  The talk promoted the use of WSE 2.0 messaging object model to gain familiarity with asynchronous messaging.  By being familiar with this possibility you can take a broader view of service interactions than…


HiTech Awards last weekend

It was very exciting to get to the HiTech awards night last weekend on Saturday 13th Nov 2004.  It’s not often, okay never, that I have to wear black tie.  Fantastic to see two companies that Gareth Baker and I have been working with win awards too.  Pay Global won Company of the Year and the Microsoft…


New Blog Aggregator

My notebook computer has been acting up for a while with intermittent display corruptions and it’s finally got bad enough that I had to do something about it.  So now I have a new motherboard replaced under warranty and a freshly reinstalled copy of Windows XP.  Now I’m going through trying to remember all the…


nGallery and ASP.NET Medium Trust

Today I decided to create a family photo album web site.  I settled on using nGallery (from   The hoster I am using has a fairly locked down environment so nGallery didn’t work out of the box.  Here are the things I had to do to make it work:   My hoster has ASP.NET…


.NET coding is more fun than your day job

I just did Brad Abram’s latest Whidbey Readiness Quiz and it was great fun.  The comments on his blog so far are .NET Framework 2.0 answers, but I used .NET Framework 1.1.  I thought Brad was trying to illustrate the difficulty doing this stuff the old way.  And no I didn’t figure out how to make the…


.NET Developer Bloggers in New Zealand

Borrowed from Tim Sneath a list of .NET Developers in New Zealand who have a blog.  Feel free to add a comment to this page to get yourself on the list – it’s a short list so far. Chris Auld – Regional .NET User Group Leader Kirk Jackson – Wellington .NET User Group Leader Peter Jones…


New Zealand Developer Roadshow in November

In November (yes in a couple of weeks) we will be running a developer and business event in three cities within NZ, we will be visiting: Wellington – 8th Nov – Duxton Hotel Christchurch – 16th Nov – Christchurch Convention Centre Auckland – 17th Nov – Aotea Centre The events are FREE and within the…


Marlborough Sounds for the Holiday Weekend

I’ve spent the holiday weekend a bit off the beaten track in the Marlborough Sounds (Mahau Sounds in Moetapu Bay to be exact).  I’ve also just published the ASP.NET web site for the Catamaran Yacht we stayed on Panache Cat.


Fraud in Ministry of Health in New Zealand

An Australian IT worker (a project manager) John Bernard Denison was sentanced today in Wellington, New Zealand.  He had worked at the Ministry of Health in Wellington, New Zealand – where I live – how rude – and apparently had hacked the Ministry of Health systems in order to divert 2.3 million dollars to his own bank…


Windows Media Center Edition 2005

I’m running Windows Media Center Edition 2005 at home and is’t very cool.  Sometimes it’s not though.  I was just sitting on the couch watching the start of Everybody Loves Raymond.  My wife walks in and rewinds it back to the start so I get to watch all the same gags again.  Admititedly she missed…