Fellow Hayfever sufferers I feel for you

I lost most of the weekend to hiding away from beasties like this one. I know it’s a lovely flower and in reality grass pollen is probably causing more hayfever than this lovely flower. I know there are many people who suffer with hayfever far more than I do. I seems such a shame to…

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VistaSquad: The Fellowship of the Ring! Join them on the 16th July in London

I really like the way that the VistaSquad User Group comprises both IT Pros and Developers – it makes for a really interesting mix of people and conversations. Following last month’s excellent VistaSquad user group meeting they’ve already scheduled the next one with the following details: Hey Everyone The next Vista Squad meeting has been…

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TechNet Plus subscription special offer saving you £85 only available for 2 more weeks

My earlier post titled How to get download access to Microsoft Infrastructure products including Windows Vista and Server 2008 for under £200 per year covered the details of why it’s worthwhile buying a TechNetPlus subscription. The offer’s only available until the end of June 2008 hence just a couple of weeks are left. If you’d like…

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DesignIT roundtable discussion/debate: Is blogging art?

As I mentioned in my earlier post DesignIT: a mashup of charity, art and technology we held a debate at the Music Room Gallery to discuss whether Blogging is Art. We broadly agreed in the first couple of minutes that blogging is certainly a form of expression, many (I think all) agreed it’s creative.  The roundtable was…

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DesignIT: a mashup of charity, art and technology

I’m proud to have been involved in Microsoft’s DesignIT competition (in partnership with Computer Weekly) for the last three years. It’s a great idea as IT Professionals propose innovate designs to help charities make the most of technology to improve their effectiveness – the public together with judges nominate a winner and then Microsoft fund £15k of…

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Bizarre Coffee Machine Hack

I enjoyed reading the Hacking Coffee Makers post on Security Focus. Thanks to Barry Dorrans for sharing it with me via Twitter   Thanks to Faye Yu for the image (which isn’t related to the story – it’s just a nice looking coffee machine) – she’s reserved some rights as explained here It reminded me of…

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What’s the worst flowery nonesense mumbo jumbo language used in your office?

The BBC’s 50 office-speak phrases you love to hate article has certainly sparked plenty of amusement amongst the Twitter community. The worst phrase I encounter at Microsoft is to “socialize the idea” – meaning to ask people what they think! I’m super excited at the prospect of you engaging in some blue sky thinking to share some…

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Qik’s video streaming is now available as an alpha release for Windows Mobile

For the last few months I’ve enjoyed watching live (and recorded) video being streamed from the mobile phones of quite a few interesting people in the Geek community. I’ve been a little frustrated that Qik was only available for Nokia devices – given their huge market share I can understand why it was the first…

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