Oh oh – I’m on a Wanted List…

A few of the UK regulars are on a Wanted List for the Irish IT Community circuit.

What can I do? I’ll oblige of course, I’ll get myself over to Ireland with a laptop loaded full of slides and demos and “go do”! And I’m sure that the other members of the Wanted List will probably do the same:

Guy Smith-Ferrier
Dan Moth
Mike Ormond
Dave McMahon
Doug Mahugh
Jean-Luc David
Richard Campbell
Richard Costall
Jerry Mead (how you doing? we micro-presented at MIX07!)

Now, if we could all appear at the same time, we’d have a two-track conference!

Anybody on the list want to form a team to “make it so”?

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022 – NRW07 – Frank Solinske – Windows Home Server

Welcome to podcast #020. I’m talking with Frank Solinske, Microsoft MVP. We talk about the Windows Home Server and the NRW07 Community Conference. Vinzenz is also present and offers his thoughts on some of the points Frank makes. Recorded live, inside the conference venue (Die Börse in Wuppertal), there is some background noise. Please remember that Frank and Vinzenz are graciously speaking English, his second language – I’m obviously very grateful to Frank and Vinzenz for podcasting in English.

Frank’s a great speaker, so much so, he will be speaking and the Windows Server 2008 , SQL Server 2008 and Sharepoint 2008 launch events!

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Resources & Related Posts
http://blog.solinske.de/2007/08/27/NRW07ItacutesOverNow.aspx

016 – NRW07 – Daniel Fisher on Community In Germany
020 – NRW07 – Vinzenz Feenstra – Grisoft – AVG
021 – NRW07 – Stephan Oetzel – On Community In Germany
023 – NRW07 – Michael Willers – On security and rootkits
024 – NRW07 – Mischa Huschen – Dynamic loading of code, plug-ins/add-ins

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021 – NRW07 – Stephan Oetzel – On Community In Germany

Welcome to podcast #021. I’m talking with Stephan Oetzel about the NRW07 Community Conference held in Germany on the 24th of August 2007. Recorded live, inside the conference venue (Die Börse in Wuppertal). Please remember that Stephan is graciously speaking English, his second language – I’m obviously very grateful to Stephan for podcasting in English.

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Resources & Related Posts
http://www.stephanon.net/
016 – NRW07 – Daniel Fisher on Community In Germany
020 – NRW07 – Vinzenz Feenstra – Grisoft – AVG
022 – NRW07 – Frank Solinske – Windows Home Server
023 – NRW07 – Michael Willers – On security and rootkits
024 – NRW07 – Mischa Huschen – Dynamic loading of code, plug-ins/add-ins

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020 – NRW07 – Vinzenz Feenstra – Grisoft – AVG

Welcome to podcast #020. I’m talking with Vinzenz Feenstra, one of the developers at Grisoft, authors of AVG Anti-Virus and AVG Anti-Spyware. We talk about the AVG products, rootkits and the NRW07 Community Conference. Recorded live, just outside the conference venue (Die Börse in Wuppertal), there is some passing traffic. Please remember that Vinzenz is graciously speaking English, his second language – I’m obviously very grateful to Vinzenz for podcasting in English.

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Resources
http://blog.evilissimo.net/
http://www.grisoft.com

016 – NRW07 – Daniel Fisher on Community In Germany
021 – NRW07 – Stephan Oetzel – On Community In Germany
022 – NRW07 – Frank Solinske – Windows Home Server
023 – NRW07 – Michael Willers – On security and rootkits
024 – NRW07 – Mischa Huschen – Dynamic loading of code, plug-ins/add-ins

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019 – MIX07 – Danny Thorpe – on Borland, Google, Windows Live and .NET


Welcome to podcast #019. In this podcast I’m talking to the legend that is Danny Thorpe. Danny is a time-served guru, having spent time at Borland and Google. He’s now employed at Microsoft as a Windows Live Quantum Mechanic – a job title I’m sure most of us would love to have! Over the course of 30 or so minutes we wax lyrical about Danny’s time at Borland, Google, a variety of product battles, Windows Live security, RAD development environments, working remotely, Silverlight vs soapbox, etc. We also chat about the Borland folks that we both know and discuss where they are now…

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This podcast:

Resources & Related Posts
http://blogs.msdn.com/dthorpe/
Scott Lovegrove interviews Danny Thorpe and Angus Logan
NxtGenUG chaps on Mix07, including mentions of Scott Guthrie, Robby Ingebretan, Simon Peyton Jones
027 – MIX07 – Jim McNiven and Chris Hardy – Viral Marketing
026 – MIX07 – Men Of Iron – Michael Foord, Dave Verwer – IronPython, IronRuby, the DLR
018 – MIX07 – Scott Lovegrove on Windows Live Services
017 – MIX07 – Hugh MacLeod – the inspiration behind the Blue Monster

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Law Lord flaunts the law – Ride a bike? You must be rich [via The Times]

During lunch today, I was reading The Times, paper copy. I couldn’t believe what I was reading on page 3 (it’s The Times, please!)

Lord Hoffmann, Law Lord
Do you always obey the Highway Code?
Up to a point, Lord Copper. Sometimes I lose patience at lights when there is obviously nothing in sight.

Perhaps Lord Hoffmann’s bicycle is being used for medical emergencies when he flaunts the law like this? I think not.

What would Lord Hoffmann do were he to receive a Notice Of Intended Prosecution for going through a red light without proper authority or need? No doubt he’d say “on yer bike, I’m a Law Lord don’t you know?” Welcome to the UK, one rule for you, another rule for us – this is a civilised democracy in action (or perhaps inaction?)

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Megatrain – Edinburgh To Manchester (return)

This morning, Monday, at about 0100, I bought a train ticket on-line.  I say on-line because most of the on-line train tickets that I’ve bought to date have either been delivered via snail mail or I had to collect them in person.  This is unlike the airline industry which allows me to print tickets at home, check-in at home, print my boarding pass at home (or in the office of course).

Back in July, I sat beside a lady who used a service called Megatrain.  Now I had heard of Megabus before, but not Megatrain.  I had a ticket from Edinburgh to Manchester that cost about £80.  My traveling companion had a ticket from Manchester to Edinburgh that cost her…£10.  OK, so I had a reserved seat…

So this morning, I used Megatrain.  I paid £20.50 for a return ticket to Manchester, taking the same trains that I would have taken had I booked via other on-line services.  My ticket comprised of a single sheet of A4 containing two ticket references – out and return. 

This evening, I used the return portion, got myself a seat at a table, laptop out, blogging continues.  As a first experience with Megatrain, it was a good experience and one that I can strongly recommend.  I for one will be looking into booking a couple more trips for October.  At these prices, you can’t beat it.

Factor the £6.40 ticket from Inverkeithing to Edinburgh (return) and the whole trip has cost me £26.90.  Not a bad saving.  Now, if only there was some way of an employee reward plan – make travel savings like this for three or four trips, then travel First Class for the next one!

How long the Megatrain service will last, I don’t know – I’ve heard that it might be up for renewal or even terminated in November.  Certainly for these kind of savings, it’s worth taking advantage of it whilst it’s available.  I’d certainly like to see it continue.

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018 – MIX07 – Scott Lovegrove on Windows Live Services

Welcome to podcast #018 – the one with Scott Lovegrove, MVP Windows Live Messenger. Over the course of 20 minutes, a glass of wine and a bottle of Pepsi, Scott and I discuss one of MIX07’s key topics: Windows Live Services and specifically Windows Live Writer.

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This podcast:

Resources
http://scottisafool.spaces.live.com
http://scottisafooldev.spaces.live.com
http://wlm.scottisafool.co.uk
http://www.liveside.net
http://gallery.live.com/Author.aspx?a=a977ab6c-cbdf-416e-a106-7c453d63dff6

Related Posts
Scott Lovegrove interviews Danny Thorpe and Angus Logan
NxtGenUG chaps on Mix07, including mentions of Scott Guthrie, Robby Ingebretan, Simon Peyton Jones
027 – MIX07 – Jim McNiven and Chris Hardy – Viral Marketing
026 – MIX07 – Men Of Iron – Michael Foord, Dave Verwer – IronPython, IronRuby, the DLR
019 – MIX07 – Danny Thorpe – on Borland, Google, Windows Live and .NET
017 – MIX07 – Hugh MacLeod – the inspiration behind the Blue Monster

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017 – MIX07 – Hugh MacLeod – the inspiration behind the Blue Monster

[picture via http://www.psfk.com/2007/05/psfk_conference_7.html]

Welcome to podcast #017 – the one with Hugh MacLeod, the man behind the Blue Monster. In this podcast Hugh and I talk about cartooning, social networking, micro-blogging and corporate acceptance of social networking and micro-blogging. Recorded live just outside the Mix07 venue, there is some traffic and passing noise, apologies for that: I was keen to podcast with Hugh so I felt it important to fit in with his schedule.

Should you be afraid of the Blue Monster? Listen to this podcast to find out.

Watch Hugh wax lyrical over at You Tube.

Watch a video about the Blue Monster over here.

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This podcast:

Resources
gapingvoid
Stormhoek
Financial Times article discussing Hugh’s next project

gapingvoid Facebook application
Blue Monster Facebook group

Related Posts
Scott Lovegrove interviews Danny Thorpe and Angus Logan
NxtGenUG chaps on Mix07, including mentions of Scott Guthrie, Robby Ingebretan, Simon Peyton Jones
027 – MIX07 – Jim McNiven and Chris Hardy – Viral Marketing
026 – MIX07 – Men Of Iron – Michael Foord, Dave Verwer – IronPython, IronRuby, the DLR
019 – MIX07 – Danny Thorpe – on Borland, Google, Windows Live and .NET
018 – MIX07 – Scott Lovegrove on Windows Live Services

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