Moved from Wellington, New Zealand to Redmond, Washington.

I just got SharpReader installed again.  I’ve been absent from blogging since I left New Zealand on 11th March 2005.  Sorry about that.  I noticed that Nic has dropped me off the New Zealand .NET Developers Blog Roll.  Very sad.  Hey Nic, don’t expat’s count? I promise to write more real soon about my move…


Windows Media Center Extender Trial

I took home a Linksys Media Center Extender overnight to try out last night.  This is a fantastic device which requires a Windows Media Center 2005 PC to work.  You can watch all the same media types with this device that are available to the Windows Media Center 2005 PC.  And this works at the…


Welcome Sean McBreen

So my manager at Microsoft is Sean McBreen and he’s just started blogging. <Here’s where I say something silly about him and get into trouble>  – nope better not.  Sean is a great guy, make sure you add him to your RSS feeds.

Small Earthquake in Wellington

This morning there was an earthquake in my home town. No damage at home, but a couple of poorly balanced things on my book case at work fell to the floor. No damage has been reported anywhere from the quake but it was widely felt. Here are the details: Local Time 7:56am, Date 21st Jan…

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…


Blog Spam Alert

I’ve noticed an increase in blog-spam in the last 24 hours.  That is, fake comments on my blog for the purpose of adding a URL thereby increasing a web sites ranking for google. There’s no sign of an Edward or his blog at the site referred to.  I’ve seen blog-spam pointing to this site before,…


Channel 9 Foam Guy Evolution

Foam Guy from Channel 9 Evolves.  Once he’s finished you can get one by sending them a postcard.  

My Travelling Brother

My brother is still travelling around the south of France and he’s posted some photos.