Monthly Archives: June 2007


Welcome to the Advance Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI). If you’ve not heard of this before, you probably aren’t using a laptop   Well, in any case, you might want to take this little tip on board..My Motion Tablet recently developed some kind of ACPI "hiccup". Everything’s been swell in […]

ACPI


Tonight Paul, wife and I went and saw Transformers, the new live action version with the CGI robots.   Where to begin….?  Firslty, congrats, Michael Bay.  This isn’t Pearl Harbor: Redux (thank the merciful heavens!) but was closer to Armageddon (which I liked, for the record).   Second thing to keep […]

Transformers (2007)


Hi Everyone,   Big shout out to Paul Stovell and Corneliu Tusnea who were also in attendance today at the Australian Architecture Forum in Darling Harbour (Star City casino, actually).  Greetings also to Nigel Watson and Chuck Sterling from Microsoft who (together with a number of other fine folk) ran a really great […]

Bonus: Tomorrow’s entry today



Damn, I thought I’d written a few draft blog entries for easy posting at a later date.  Guess what?  Nope.   Well, I’m sitting here like a deer in headlights trying to remember what I was going to blog about.  I never did finish that entry series on Agile estimations.. […]

Eh? No drafts?


G’day.   Today’s topic is around the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) process methodology and how it relates to the process of gathering requirements and effort forecasting.   Yes, this is going to be one of those heavy blog entries.   The proper and right way to get to forecasting effort and […]

Agile and the MSF


Tonight I finally zeroed all my credit cards.. wooooo!!   What a feeling.. of remorse   However, it’s nice to turn a corner and be faced with the possibility of maybe, just maybe, being able to retain some of that hard earned paycheck the next month..   It’s been a […]

Freeeeeedom




Let me introduce bash.org with the following quote:   <malaclypse> The general rule on about people on IRC seems to be "Attractive, single, mentally stable: choose two"   It is with this feeling in mind that bash.org is so funny.  If you’re not familiar with IRC then you’ll probably not […]

Welcome to bash.org




Well, it’s a damn good thing I’m not ET – ’cause for a while there I couldn’t phone home.   Three weeks ago I broke my mobile phone – iMate Jamin – when (encased in the protective thingy) it careened off my belt to land face first on the floor of the […]

Phone Brokee


Hi.   On the weekend past I made a coffee for a friend and after adding skim milk, the picture attached was the end result. Reckon I could’ve sold it on eBay?? If I’d frozen it, it would have been spoilt.    Do you think it looks a lot like […]

Freaky Coffee


Well, the weekend’s over and now it’s Monday.   The weekend Wobblies looked every bit as shaky as we’ve come to expect in the first half until the second half when Gregan came on and the team was transformed, once again, into soem kind of cohesive force.   The team […]

Wobblies beat Wales



  According to this article: http://blogs.msdn.com/ausdev/archive/2007/05/03/windows-vista-beta-2-rc1-and-rc2-set-to-expire.aspx  Those still running Beta and Release Candidate copies of Windows Vista are soon to be set to deal with their OS expiring.   This as a consequence means that people will either have to upgrade to the RTM version (which isn’t a bad idea) […]

Vista Betas and RCs to expire