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DDD 5 will be on the 30th June 2007 !

Developer - Developer - Developer V will be on the date in the heading so I don't need to say it twice.

All I can say is .... DARN IT !!! ... I'm going to be away on my wedding anniversary holiday, so it's not going to be one to try and move then.

Posted On Sunday, February 25, 2007 7:43 PM

See Woking Destroyed !

See Woking utterly annihilated by invaders from Mars !

All I can say is, it's a pitty they missed the Lightbox.

Hmmm, I think I'm in a minority saying I like living here.



Posted On Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:08 PM

Tonight's NxtGenUG session on Biztalk & Vista was Fantastic!
I've just come back from a brilliant evening with the Oxford chapter of NxtGenUG. So why do I think it was brilliant/fantastic? These phrases are banded around so loosely these days, well I quantify my statement. Take Biztalk for example, not many developers out there get really what Biztalk does and there aren't enough hours in the day to learn. Unless a developer has a specific reason they aren't really going to look it up. But when you do start looking into Biztalk all to quickly you find yourself ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 10:30 PM

Yahoo Pipes drains my patience but is full of potential!
Ug I have just spend a few infuriating hours playing with Yahoo latest utility, Yahoo Pipes. Tim O’Reilly said this was a milestone in the History of the Internet. (Ug isn’t he the same bloke that coined the phrase ‘Web 2.0'? Ug, what does that mean?) In a nutshell Yahoo Pipes is a utility that lets you build your own custom searches, it allows you to aggregate search-engines searches and RSS into one stream of output. So for example, if I wanted to see all what had been posted about ‘Girl Geek ......

Posted On Sunday, February 18, 2007 6:16 PM

NxtGenUG Fest 07 ... another really cool UK Community developer event !
News is coming out of NxtGenUg HQ that another top-draw developer event run by the UK community is going to happen this year. (if DDD and WebDD weren't enough!)It is called Fest 07 and the web site is up now HERE.Date: 23rd May 2007Location: TVP, ReadingAlready confirmed speakers are,Rafal Lukawiecki - was voted top TechED speaker for about 7 years runningRichard Costall & Dave McMahon - swag & cabbagesDaniel Moth - Microsoft DP group - the man who gets to "play" with the latest and greatest ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:11 PM

Samsung Ultra edition II phones ... the slimmest phones ever?

As a quick diversion have a look at the spec for the Ultra edition 5.9 (U100) here.

105.5 x 50 x 5.9 mm now that is amazing!

Posted On Monday, February 12, 2007 9:58 PM

Securing Vista: Virus Bulletin's list
After Fridays post I decided to do some more digging around and find out if anyone independent has performed an authoritative test. Of course there are the usual magazines but rather surprisingly I hadn't found one yet that had made any major comparisons yet. However, I found Virus Bulletin Magazine which is "a regular source of intelligence about computer viruses, their prevention, detection and removal, and how to recover programs and data following an attack." The magazine is British based and ......

Posted On Sunday, February 11, 2007 5:04 PM

Securing Vista Part 2: NTL, Telewest, Virgin.Net and now Virgin Media
This is the second in the series of posts (the first being here) that lets you know about my journey in finding security software for Windows Vista. Well it seems NTL, Telewest & Virgin.Net have all joined forces and are now Virgin Media this happened after ntl:Telewest purchased Vigrin Mobile for £1 billion last year and have chosen to merge under the stronger brand. Virgin Media offer cable & ADSL broadband, land & mobile phone, cable and mobile TV (using the HTC Monet) Virgin Media ......

Posted On Friday, February 9, 2007 11:16 PM

The Wikipedia Explorer and mistaken Google hacks.
I have been playing with this fascinating little tools for hours now! Wikipedia explorer is a wonderful free tool for viewing and navigating around articles in Wikipedia. It’s strength is it’s ability to graphically show relationships between articles on Wikipedia and hoping from one article to another which is a lovely way to surf around. I picked on my own home town, Woking in the UK and jumped from link to link and found this lovely picture of the Alien Martian Tripod heading towards the Lastminute ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 7, 2007 8:53 PM

What is SOA Governance?
For sometime now I have been working on a few papers on the subject of SOA. This is the first, my definitive definition of what is SOA Governance. 'SOA Governance' is perhaps the hotest of topics in the SOA world currently but it seems that almost everyone with an opinion has a different definition of what it is and how to do it. I have attempted with this post to distill these definitions into one document which you can take away and use as part of a policy statement to help you with your SOA's ......

Posted On Sunday, February 4, 2007 6:31 PM

Just call me Mr Card-Shark!
I’m loving this new Texas Hold’em Poker games that comes with Windows Vista Ultimate Edition. Anyone else a Card-Shark? Then post your best score up on your blog. Also, have you seen the prizes on the Windows Vista site? They are really amazing ! So, I thought I would enter, why not? It just means watching three short videos and then you can enter to win. Anyway, it seems that everyone had a great time a yesterdays WebDD, I didn't get to go because I felt rougher than old boots in the end which ......

Posted On Sunday, February 4, 2007 12:01 PM

The Wow starts now ... Toshiba Vista Drivers!
After a lot of speculation it seems that Toshiba are finally producing drivers for Windows Vista. The message given thus far from Toshiba has been, "when we're ready", which seems rather odd when considering that Toshiba are actually selling machines with Vista pre-installed, hmmm what drivers are they using? Another odd matter is that the drivers are only available currently from the US Toshiba site here, so I would take this as a note of caution which is that main reason I haven't installed any ......

Posted On Saturday, February 3, 2007 11:22 AM

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