Friday, August 01, 2008

What's in the Mix?


• Panel discussions to Interactive Mash Ups
• Designers and developers hand-in-hand to
• All day VJs to conceptual walls
• Open Source project, CodePlex
• Backnetwork to Moo cards
• Photosynth master classes to Microsoft Surface
• Our international act to geek bars
• Swag giveaways to inflatable lounges
• Designing for compatibility and for the wild
• Visualising books to sneak previews
• The latest developments in IM, VE and IE8
• Latest developments in RIAs and SSDs
• WPF and Silverlight applications at work


No doubt having read that you will be dying to know how you can join in. For the two or three people in the universe to whom any of that makes any sense...you're probably on the speakers list.

This was supposed to encourage me to sign-up and pay £239 to attend Microsoft's Remix08. I don't think I will bother.

(and yes I know...it has been a while since my last post. I popped out for a pint of milk)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

It's Gonna Happen Whether You Like it or not.

It's coming. Now we are firmly in the back-end of November (and if you have been real observant you would have noticed faint rustlings around the start of October) that favored time of Chrimbo is rapidly approaching. To help you get in the spirit and miss the rush here's an advent calendar designed especially for blokes...





Saturday, July 15, 2006

I Know Jack

It's not often that an Radio station seems to get it right but Jack-FM has done a pretty good job. No DJs, an extensive play-list of (predominantly) 80s hits and an iPod like shuffle mix that will offer Trio 'Da Da Da' (you gotta remember that one!) followed by The Girl from Ipanema and then Everclear 'Father of Mine'...

Listen over the net from here.

..So if you want to know what I'm listening to - it's probably on Jack...


29-Jul-06 - What's happened to Jack? Last time I listened it had changed to Rhythm & Gold - which as they say "Move your boogie body and get the funk out yo' face! This is One Nation Under A Groove! The best of Motown, Memphis, Philly, Blue-Eyed Soul and Classic Dance will have you shakin' your Groove Thing 'til you just can't boogie no more!" - Jack it ain't and I'm miffed.

Monday, July 10, 2006

It's Been a While...

Everybody gets that 'just ain't got time to blog' feeling once in a while...and it isn't helped by workmen taking out your phone connection and cutting you off from the Internet for two weeks [it's OK - you don't need to send emergency services - we're back on-line at last - and yes it was hell].

But now I'm back on line I can share the joy of 'Where the Hell is Matt?' See Matt dance his way around the world. If it doesn't bring a smile to you face and an ache to your travelling boots then nothing will.



You can read Matts blog here and follow his current 6 month trip (now sponsored by a chewing gum manufacturer of course).

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I Once Had That Paul Baran In The Back Of My Cab Mate...

From our 'You Had to Be There at The Time' Dept we learn that a 'mystery man' was mistaken for an Internet Expert (whatever one of those is) on News 24. See Reuters for full details.

The man who was supposed to be there spoils the fun by claiming he wasn't a taxi driver. They do look very similar though...

You can see the video here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Come Over To The Dark Side.


It's not often you can say 'Good Old Microsoft' and have warm fuzzy feelings about their plans for world domination, but this month's Computer Shopper (July 2006 Issue 221) cover CD includes the entire Visual Studio Express editions. Including SQL Server 2005 and Web Developer 2005. Now there is no excuse for not putting together that killer ASP website.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Get It All Offline

  • Tired of waiting for slow page loads?
  • Want to make sure you have more MP3s than you could ever possibly listen to?
  • Have you designed a 'New Internet' but are looking for content to get you started and pull in the punters?

All your problems are now solved!

Thanks to a recent breakthrough in data consolidation servers you can now download the Internet for offline browsing. Not just a few pages but the entire thing!


*You may want to check you have sufficient disk space before starting and then go and put the kettle on.