Here we go again. I’ve been quiet for a few days so the clippings have banked up:
- Brad Abrams asks the question “Mix07: What do you want to hear?“. For those of you who don’t know Mix’06 was a successful conference this year that covered off a lot of Microsofts emerging technologies, especially in the Web 2.0 space.
- Abhishek shows us how to drive IIS 7.0 configuration via PowerShell. It would actually be nice to have a set of Cmdlets that support IIS 6.0, having to drive IIS 6.0 configuration via ADSI is like voodoo.
- Greg Low lets us know that Data Dude, the a new SKU of the Team System client tools has shipped. This is good stuff, and if you have Team Suite you are already licensed for it.
- Andrew Matthews makes an interesting observation about some of the anti-Microsoft zealotry that you hear around the place. We actually had a discussion about this stuff on our internal “technical” mailing list.
- Darren Rowse (ProBlogger) and Robert Scoble come up with two different lists on 8 signs it might be time to take a break from blogging. Also found a link from Robert’s post to Twitter which I hadn’t seen before – interesting.
- Brian Madsen blogs about a plan to get a Code Camp going in Perth (awesome!). This is good news and it reminds me that I need to get the ball rolling for Code Camp Oz 2007.
- Andrew Matthews posts an interesting observation about the anti-MS zealots out there. I’m not sure if that covers it all, but I am sure that it covers a percentage.
- Set your e-mail free with the BlackBerry Connect software which allows you to get your e-mail from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This lets you use a Dopod to connect to BlackBerry messaging infrastructure. I like this because it allows people who work for an organisation that chose BlackBerry to move to a Windows Mobile 5.0 platform which can support more applications.
- Frank picks up that the Ten network is planning to offer program downloads. As Frank points out there are lots of questions, but this is a sign of the times.
- Hugo from UberTablet reports that the first Tegatech Fujitsu P1610s have arrived. These baby Tablets are a convertable which also includes a 3G antenna. I want to get one of these for my wife and daughter.
- Mark Burch over at the new BizTorque blog asks the question: What makes a good BizTalk Administrator? I also had to laugh at his most recent post on some of the wierd logic that enterprises apply to running n-1 versions of software. I completely agree, and I believe that running an old version of software is actually an act of self harm – there are special education programs for people who like to inflict self harm. I’d even be inclined to run with BETA software if I could have a plan to move forward to the released version with relative ease (depends on the purpose of the system).
- Engadget reports that CSIRO has demonstrated a 10 gigabit wireless link. The original article is on ComputerWorld Australia. I’m thinking that this kind of technology will help me out of my present Telstra-enabled bandwidth blackhole (more on this later).
- Looks like China is trying to launch a new disc format (EVD) to rival DVD and Blu-ray. Good luck to them, the global media format market needs a little bit of a shake up I think.
- Happy Birthday to Dugie!
- According to Engadget, the Dutch are killing off their analog TV broadcasts use this weekend to open it up for digital transmissions. There is some progressive thinking . . .
- Frank reports that Steve Vamos is stepping out and up and moving to Seattle. I wonder who the new boss is going to be – Frank?
- Joel Pobar was lucky enough to go to STIRR in Sydney (Web 2.0ish event). These kinds of social gatherings are a great idea I think for people that have ideas, and people who have cash to get together and start something. Some others have posted a event wrap-up.
- There are reports of an exploit on Windows Media Player. Not sure if this one is a big deal or not because it looks like you can only overflow by 4-bytes – that isn’t much room for a payload especially considering that the overflow occurs BEFORE data is streamed into the buffers which could carry the rest of the executable code. This is also a good argument for UAC under Windows Vista so that when things like this do happen the risks are mitigated.
- Looks like the Indian government is feeling the pain of Internet-based telephony from a taxation and security point of view. I wonder how long it will be before governments generally crack down on this (not that they have any right).
- Looks like OQO is about to release the second generation of their device (Model 02). I’m really a fan of these little things and I haven’t even used one seriously yet.
Wow! Twenty items. Hopefully I’ll feel inspired enough to do a real blog post soon.