Microsoft Technical Architecture Breakfast

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Went to the Microsoft Technical Architecture seminar at the very early 8.00 am this morning. Glenn Smyth the Enterprise Architect from Adelaide Bank spoke about “An Enterprise Architecture Framework to support SOA incorporating MSBA”. It was an interesting session and Glenn shared some of his key learnings from his previous role at the Australian Taxation … [Read more…]

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Is The Web 2.0 World is Skunk Drunk on Its Own Kool-Aid?

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Steve Rubel over at Micropersuasion is arguing that the Web 2.0 World is Skunk Drunk on Its Own Kool-Aid. His evidence includes: No one’s casting a cynical eye anymore. No one’s looking at valuations and reality The endless dot-com parties are back. So are the countless trade shows/conferences that regurgitate the same “new paradigms” the … [Read more…]

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3D Maps inside buildings

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Below an item from CNET news about a 3D internal mapping product about to launch. This is very cool stuff … “October 28, 2007 9:01 PM PDT EveryScape brings 3D map views inside buildings Posted by Elinor Mills The online mapping stuff just keeps getting better. A company called EveryScape is launching on Monday a … [Read more…]

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Twitter not so frivolous after all?

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This post over at Fast Company gives an excellent example of a non-trivial use for Twitter based on how people used it during the recent fires in California. Here again ordinary people are finding meaningful ways to adopt technology. via Aide-mémoire

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Another social networking site – Gooruze

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This one is for online marketers and it has features similar to many others including articles, news, forums, chat, and syndication of your other blogs – all with a focus on online marketing. KateC.gooruze.com via Aide-mémoire

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Inner Geek

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It has been discovered that I am merely a: on the Innergeek quiz – I knew watching all that Star Trek would come in handy one day. Also having a pet named after a sci-fi movie character probably helped to raise my score. via Aide-mémoire

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Article: The Intelligence Community: 2001-2015

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This article issued by the CIA gives an interesting insight into some of the broader issues that face the world over the next few years. The Intelligence Community: 2001-2015 UNCLASSIFIED Daunting Challenges, Hard Decisions The Intelligence Community: 2001-2015 Aris A Pappas and James M. Simon, Jr. Editor’s Note: The authors intend this article to provoke … [Read more…]

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Information Revolution/Evolution

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Amusing take on information and the web from Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the Kansas State University. His other stuff is also very interesting, e.g. Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us – it makes you think! via Aide-mémoire

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Jambalaya

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Of recent times I have been obsessed with the cooking and eating of jambalaya – in this case a Louisiana Creole inspired dish. I got this basic recipe from here, and I’ve been trying out variations for a few months now. I love the internet, otherwise it would still be meat and three vegetables for … [Read more…]

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Mac horror moment

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The other day I saw a side of my Macbook that I was never supposed to see. The horror of it! I was helping out with some cross browser testing for a new website we’re about to launch at work & for some reason the IT department needed me to edit my hosts file instead … [Read more…]

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