BarCamp Scotland


I’m pleased to see that the BarCamp initiative has reached Scotland!

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.

Saturday 3 March 2007, 2pm-6pm (flexible), APPLETON TOWER – Concourse, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Further information can be found here:

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Yes, I know…

I’ve just upgraded to WordPress 2.1. Looking over to the right, you might see this:

WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ” at line 1]
SELECT cat_id, cat_name FROM

I’m working on it, please hold off sending a barrage of e-mails!

Update: it’s an issue with the theme, sidebar.php to be more exact. A fix hack will be forthcoming

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DDD5 – DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper 5 – The Date

We are pleased to announce the date for the next DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! event.

The planned date is: 30th of June 2007

More details to follow, but if you’d like to speak at DDD5, now is the time to start thinking about your session(s) and/or GrokTalks – we’re hoping to open the Call For Speakers on the 24th of March.

Watch this feed (other feeds are available!) for more important date announcements!

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Outlook – sharing individual folders between users

Today, a user asked me how they could share a folder between themselves and one or more other users within the same office.

Whilst the solution is “obvious”, right click on the folder in question and choose the Sharing menu option followed by the Pemissions tab, in reality, it’s not quite that easy.

Without going into song and dance about the solution, the key thing to note is that the person sharing the folder must give the recipients access to the entire folder hierarchy. The whole process is described graphically here.

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