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2010 Gadget of the year - Parrot AR.Drone
I'm hoping that this new remote controlled flying gadget announced at CES 2010 won't be a flop like the Sony Aibo robot dog as I can see a lot of potential for it. http://www.parrot.com/ ......

Posted On Saturday, January 9, 2010 3:48 AM

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As work has been ultra hectic this second half of 2009 I thought I'd post a non work non technical related blog to take my mind off things. Looks like one of the top films this Xmas will be Avatar by James Cameron, hopefully it will be a fitting come back and as humongous as Titanic. I always have a good laugh when I see the following clip on Titanic II The Sequel, it would be hilarious if someone did actually make a full movie similar to the likes of Hot Shots! Part Deux, I'd sure go watch it ......

Posted On Monday, September 28, 2009 5:05 PM

Bad day in the office
If you are having a bad day in the office, the following video might cheer you up as it shows how an IT guy could be having an even worse day. An IT personnel do not always have access to see all system status/server room webcam etc. as this video depicts which makes the job a waiting game sometimes. It's no wonder iPhones are so popular as 'it just works', keeps users happy and lighten the work of technical support. http://www.thewebsiteisdown... ......

Posted On Saturday, August 2, 2008 11:45 AM

MacBook AirPort and wireless router 64-bit WEP key
I spent a while trying to figure out this problem so I thought I'd post this tip to help others who may have the same issue. The problem I had was trying to connect a MacBook to a wireless router which uses 64-bit WEP key. The AirPort prompt on the Mac wasn't very helpful, giving only 3 options for WEP key (WEP Password, WEP 128 bit HEX and ASCII). I chose WEP Password and entered the 64-bit WEP HEX key and unbeknownst to me, Mac did not understand this key and cannot connect to the wireless router. ......

Posted On Saturday, June 14, 2008 10:19 PM

What is Microsoft After Dark, the launch show webcast?
In this webcast the Vice Presidents of the soon to launch products: Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 talks about and answers questions from customers and partners whilst they play blackjack against each other to win a free trip to the San Francisco launch for a partner that they have selected. Examples of questions discussed in this webcast:Why are the 3 products being launch together?What is the difference between Windows Workflow Foundation and Biztalk ......

Posted On Saturday, October 29, 2005 6:53 AM

Google Base to Launch
According to TechCrunch: "Google Base will be launching soon, perhaps even today. Dirson has a screen shot up on Flickr and additional images are on Wouter Schut’s blog. Google Base appears to be a service to publish content directly to google and have them host it in a centralized way. If so, this would be going completely against the accelerating trend of decentralized publishing. " ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 12:56 PM

So when is CRM 3.0 coming out?
Snippet: "Microsoft officials insisted that CRM 3.0 is on track to RTM in the next 60 days "if all goes well." A new broadscale beta of CRM 3.0 went out this week, Microsoft execs acknowledged. The new release features tighter Office and SQL Server Reporting Services integration, among other features." More at: http://www.microsoft-watch.... ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 8:21 AM

BBC suspends Blackberry network
Following on from the ZDNet article posted earlier, The Register has published a similar article with details of the fault: Snippet: "The bug related to a rare conjunction of circumstances whereby v4.02 failed to properly compensate for an unusual memory allocation error generated by a company's mail server and consequently appended a partial message to another email. Neither the original message or the appended partial message were ever exposed outside the company's firewall and the bug did not ......

Posted On Friday, October 28, 2005 6:21 AM

Doom on your mobile phone

Now I have a good reason to carry around a Smartphone....

http://www.bodenhoff.com/doom.html

Posted On Thursday, October 27, 2005 2:25 PM

Windows Vista Ultimate installation
I have finally reinstalled my Vista Ultimate to RTM after running RC1 for some time. The installation went smoothly and took less than half an hour for a clean installation with all the essential drivers without me having to go rummaging through my CD collection to find any drivers. I chose to install the Ultimate rather than Enterprise version since I plan to use Vista for both entertainment and work. The picture below which I've expertly copied from the Windows Vista magazine sums up nicely the ......

Posted On Sunday, February 11, 2007 2:09 PM

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