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 Sunday, 06 March 2005

I laughed my ASS off over this one.

DPF has found out that our Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) has decided the best way to prevent drink driving is by sponsoring a racehorse and calling it Dontdrinkanddrive.

He notes some other future names: “Dontscrewwithoutrubba, Gamblingisstupid, Saveforoldage, donotbeatyourpregnantwife, drugsaredumb and sexisfunbutdonotcatchaids”

Anyone else got any?

Casey, Bill, Tim H?

1t | Taxpayer Ripoffs|Sunday, 06 March 2005 20:11:21 UTC|Comments [6]|    

J Fo Notes That WinFS Is Now Also On The List Of

J Fo' notes that WinFS is now also on the list of Longhorn tech that will be back ported to XP. ne has to wonder just what is going to be left.

I'd hate to be Michael Sievert... looks like he'll be marketing little more than a point release....

Roll on the PDC I guess.... maybe they'll open the kimono a little more and show us what's been going on in the collective brain over the past two years.

.NET | Human Aggregation|Sunday, 06 March 2005 20:03:28 UTC|Comments [17]|    

 Thursday, 03 March 2005
An Emissary to the Amazon Fiefdom

Pat Helland, one of the smartest and all around nicest guys @ MS is moving on to Amazon. Means we probably won't see him @ a Tech Ed again :-( I think that his Fiefdom keynote was one of the best I've ever seen @ Tech Ed.

Good luck Pat!

.NET|Thursday, 03 March 2005 23:59:55 UTC|Comments [2]|    

 Tuesday, 01 March 2005
But Mummy..... They're Smelly....

In a wee coup... it looks like the Australian Linux Conference is coming to Dunedin.

Given my previous experience with Linux guys my hope is that Rexona for Men do the right thing and sponsor the event....

In fact... if there might be women too.... maybe Heiniger will sponsor that section?

Human Aggregation|Tuesday, 01 March 2005 02:18:33 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Monday, 28 February 2005
Good Art5icle on the Occasiona Inadequacies of Web Interfaces

As many of you know I'm quite the smart client geek... Chris Diggins posts about web interfaces and their short comings....

“My point is that a web browser and html is not the best possible technology for sophisticated online services. We see far too many broken ad-hoc javascript implementation which attempt to address these issues but they always seem to succumb to the fundamental flaws of http technology. I propose that we need a new kind of technology for these kinds of web services which require logging in and manipulating information online. “

It's called a SmartClient :-)

.NET|Monday, 28 February 2005 23:08:59 UTC|Comments [5]|    

 Sunday, 27 February 2005
From Aaron Bhatnager...

Paul Owusu, Chief Accountant of Trust Security Bank, Nigeria

Please find attached the picture, of MR. PAUL OWUSU, who is the Chief
Accountant to our firm. He is holding, the caption, that you send to
us., according to your wishes.

Thanks in advance for your co-operation.

Awaiting your early reply.


Taxpayer Ripoffs|Sunday, 27 February 2005 22:29:43 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Sore Buttocks

I have a sore bum this morning- did 110km on my MTB on the weekend- raced in the Rail Trail Duathlon.

We shaved a few minutes off our last year time... I had a puncture about 10km into the second day bike leg which kindaq stuff everything up a bit.

Feel a whole heap better than I did after the event last year though. Heading up signal hill with Garry the the Mad Scott and Toby (Dogblog Dog) for some downhill action after work.

Adventure Sports|Sunday, 27 February 2005 20:46:36 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Thursday, 24 February 2005
Coding Flair

A while  a go, the mad Oregonean (sp.) that is Rory Blythe posted about flair. I was coding this morning and had a flair kinda moment.... so I thought I'd blog it. My flair is a bit different to what Rory sees- it's more like freestyle coding and computer use.

So we play loud music in our office- this morning it was Hybrid, Y4K. So I'm like bouncing on my swiss ball and navigating my way around VS.NET like a demon and I suddenly get the urge to throw some flair into the mix.... It's like... flair is to developing as tweaks or grabs are to snowboarding or kitesurfing... it's as though you've got such a rythym building with the music that you can just throw down some flair moves to help keep you in the groove...

Anyway that is all.... New category too BTW...

1t|Thursday, 24 February 2005 21:01:43 UTC|Comments [0]|    

TC kills TM

DPF is discussing the fact that the TelstraClear depeer decision seems to have killed TradeMe.

Stupid Stupid telcos....

PoliTechLaw|Thursday, 24 February 2005 03:43:19 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Losing It

Tim Haines has a great link to a radio station proank... VERY much worth a listen.

Human Aggregation|Thursday, 24 February 2005 03:31:48 UTC|Comments [0]|    


For those of you who follow the saga- that Jacek guys who wishes to sacrifiice all Mobile MVPs to the devil.....

Herewith Jacekwatch blog.

Mobility|Thursday, 24 February 2005 02:48:45 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Wednesday, 23 February 2005
Paul Is Off To Redmond

Paul Andrew, MS's Wellington based Dev Evangelist is moving on to Redmond. We'll be sad to see you go mate.... been great working with you. Next time I'm in Redmond we're sure hjas hell gonna get a group of the Kiwi expats together and go to Wades Gunshop for a blast up.

Human Aggregation | Rambles|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 22:00:57 UTC|Comments [0]|    


It's Orientation Week this week @ Otago University... The talent would leave even Tim Huffman speechless!

Rambles|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 04:09:16 UTC|Comments [0]|    

Travelling Tablet PC

Darryl B (another NZ based mobile MVP) has noted that my fave travelling PC, a Panasonic Toughbook CF18 Tablet, has made it onto the MobilePC Mag top 100 gadgets.

It really is a great device... you can haul it around airports and hotels ino or out of its bag. It is small- a bit heavy but not at all bad. Rugged as hell.

Toy Box|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 04:00:22 UTC|Comments [0]|    

P-P-P-P-Political S-S-S-S-Slut

Matt McCarten has left the Maori for yet another left wing blue collar start up.

O'Herald has the details.

Politics|Wednesday, 23 February 2005 01:46:14 UTC|Comments [0]|    

 Tuesday, 22 February 2005
Cool Posts That Once Were Pt. I

I used to really love it on web forums where every once in a while someone would dredge up a cool post from times gone by....

S here is a post dredged out of the back blocks of my blog on Airline Excess Baggage Charges.....

Anyone have any similar insights?

Rambles | Rants|Tuesday, 22 February 2005 00:50:08 UTC|Comments [0]|