Ok, who didn’t get an Acer laptop?

I was just looking at the list of some of the people who got these things. In no particular order: Robert Scoble, Craig Pringle, Mitch Denny, Brandon LeBlanc, Scott Beale, Joey deVilla, Mauricio Freitas, plus a heap of others I’m sure. Naturally I went to Wally McClure‘s blog, expecting to see that he got one too, … Continue reading Ok, who didn’t get an Acer laptop?

Acer Ferrari laptop giveaway

Seems Microsoft stuffed up somehow, and I’m wondering how AMD and Acer are reacting to it all. In the last few days, various bloggers around the world have received Acer Ferrari 64-bit laptops (preloaded with Vista of course) to review (not me mind you – I’m not in that class of blogger). They were told … Continue reading Acer Ferrari laptop giveaway

Cricket gadget

Being English, I’m finding this Ashes series quite depressing. I updated the Wikipedia site to say that Australia had won the series 3-0, but took no joy in doing so. It’s not often you get to update Wikipedia with information about a live event – but this time I did. I’ve been following the cricket … Continue reading Cricket gadget

Darren & James’ podcast

Adelaide’s stock is increasing again. 🙂 Darren Neimke and James Chapman-Smith have started a podcast about user-experience. The pilot can be downloaded from Darren’s blog. It’s really quite good too! It goes for just 15 minutes, and I’m trying to encourage them to leave it that short. Shorter podcasts can be listened to when you … Continue reading Darren & James’ podcast

Insecure websites

It really worries me when I stumble across an insecurity in a website. I don’t go looking for them, but when I find one, I feel like I have a responsibility to do something about it. I don’t mean tell the world about it – that would be bad for the company and more importantly … Continue reading Insecure websites

PowerGadgets maps

I’ve been told that it’s quite easy to create your own maps for PowerGadgets, and I plan to give it a try some time soon. If you’re in the US, it’s already very easy to throw together a map of the US which charts the states that have had sales. And in the Advanced Properties … Continue reading PowerGadgets maps

The only way to do a handover

Over the years I’ve seen a few people quit their job, and typically as soon as they hand in their notice, panic sets in as the person’s replacement is identified and a handover is done. And how is a handover done? Essentially by pair programming. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a role that involves writing … Continue reading The only way to do a handover

Configurable sidebar (News section) in Community Server

Customising your blog when you don’t host it yourself can be pain.  Heaps of blogs out there are on Community Server. blogs.msdn.com is one of the more prominent ones. msmvps.com is too. Having previously been on blogspot.com, where you can control almost every aspect of your template, I’ve found the transition to Community Server a … Continue reading Configurable sidebar (News section) in Community Server