Here’s a good wet weekend project …NZ’s first artificial surf reef
The Mount will have their Surf Reef by summer.
The Wellington one has been in process for years.
Mayor Jan Beange said the artificial reef was another project that had been languishing for a number years and it needed leadership from the council. “As a result we have seen more community funds flowing into the project.”
The WCC should just do it. The Reef is great idea. At a time when head offices are leaving Wellington in droves, providing this opportunity to create a the chance of a decent wave on the Wellington South Coast adds immeasurable to the City.
Wellington wants to be a creative capital with great lifestyle. The Reef is so on message it should be a no brainer. More people surf than play Rugby. People buy houses elsewhere just for the surf. We’re trying to attact talent and events.
It may not work but its only Lyall Bay. Any shape will be better than what’s there.
So come on Wellington City Council. Stop deliberating, stop being so PC, stop consulting with the 2% of wowsers that will always object. Just do it. It’s cheap and the upside is enormous.Clucking Good
Noticed these computer bags in the UK. The website is worth a look. Very funny. Look for the chicken.Super Scalable SQL
Here’s a neat approach. Log ship everything into memory…Playing with OWA
A warning for people modifying Outlook Web Access.Car.Net
Here’s the concept video.Microsoft Kills Kodiak Exchange Server
WinNetMag reports that the Microsoft SQL Server-based data store, will probably be postponed until the next major Exchange Server version, now due in the 2006 to 2007 time frame.
Reality Bites. Putting the SQL Engine underneath the existing Exchange Model is hard. Messaging systems are great at transacting email but not at managing information. Retrofitting a new store is definately ‘non-trivial’.
This is great for us.
The team has been working on our Notes connector. We’re also working on GroupWise. I’m a huge MS fan but when you start looking at other mail systems you realize how far MS have to go with Exchange. The core is just wrong.
- A message is the smallest unit of measure
- The store is hierarchical
- The store is not readily available to other applications
The next few releases look like tack on functionality becuase changing the core is too hard.
Does the announcement mean an entire ground up rewrite is underway?Marcie breaks up with SharpReader
SharpReader still works for me but looks like its time to look wider. I’m now trying intravnews.
Update: intraviews is a very slick implementation but I crave the simplicity of the SharpReader 3 pane interface. intraviews seemed to be a bit cumbersome but it sure looked like a real product.
With a low bandwidth trip coming up I’m a bit nervous about RSS in Outlook.
Luke, find a businesss model (I’d pay $20), hire a couple of people and do SharpReader full time.MSFT: 10 year view
I thought this chart of MS shareprice summarizes IT over the last decade pretty well.
Good article just up on MSDN …
Not that I’d have the courage to say anything but when my wife mentioned in a firm voice earlier ” … I DID THE SHOPPING …” that actually meant that from the comfort of her wifi Toshiba Portege, whilist possibly watching Oprah, she used the mouse to place an online order.Bill on Blogging
Microsoft’s chairman talks up the business benefits of blogging, RSS, online meetings and other user-empowerment technologies to 100 top CEOs.
Lornhorn is one of the first major software projects developed in the blog generation and MS is creating unprecedented access to the core team.
What is interesting is that MS totally get the power of RSS and blogging but are strangely absent with products. There has to be something big coming down the pipe because the silence is deafening.Another 3G Network
With Vodafone in New Zealand announcing a 3G network this year (hopefully finally real data speeds than the woeful GPRS) Telecom has to invest to keep pace.
Apparently in the mid 90’s Telecom considered collaborating with Vodafone so that they would have a common GSM network. Of course there were competition issues back then and it was the vhs/beta debate. In hindsight few would disagree that if Telecom had gone GSM as well, everyone (including Telecom, possibly not Vodafone), would be better off.
My view is that with a common technology platform the carriers would then have to innovate on services and the industry would be a lot further on than it is now (like with a mobile directory platform).
Wasn’t GSM/CDMA supposed to converge about now into WCDMA? Does a country as small as New Zealand really need two 3G networks?
Telecom, Vodafone, give us services! Not another 5 years of arguing about the network. Stop the churn, raise ARPU. Everyone wins.NZ can be player if it gets specific
On news.com deeper Oracle integration into Visual Studio.
… enabling developers to access data stored in Oracle database tables and to debug database applications from within Visual Studio, … The deal makes “Oracle databases a first-class citizen” for Visual Studio developers …
Is everyone else over the database wars? There’ll all good enough to get the job done, as long as you work with experts that now how to mak ethem work properly.
It ain’t what you use, its what you do!USB Key’s for promo
I’ve been looking at getting some USB Memory Keys, getting them branded, and giving them out to clients with our marketing material on them.
Cost here would have been $US50 per key. Bit pricey.
A friend put me onto www.AsianSources.com, where you can request a product. Manufacturers will respond and you can start negotiations.
For a fairly small run the base key price can get down to under $US13. 5 days delivery.
Wow!!UK first week of June
I’m heading up to UK on the 28th of May. Around London most of the week. Arrive Saturday morning. It’s Bank Holiday on the Monday.
Let me know if anyones’s free or has requests for supplies.Skype bridges VOIP Telephony to PSTN
Hmmmm. So how would the interconnect fees work on this?Who owns your email address
Interesting thoughts on News.com.
…the hassle of using e-mail is getting closer to outweighing the benefits…Vodafone Coverage
Does anyone else find it shocking that you can’t hold a call between Wellington CBD and the Airport. In fact getting in and out of Wellington any direction is flakey.
- Driving around Oriental Bay, into Evans Bay. 9 times out of 10 dropped.
- Driving thru the Mt Vic tunnel, past Hataitai. No bars.
- And today heading out to Lower Hutt, past the stadium. Nada
I’m surprised that the Vodafone exec’s frequently travelling in haven’t got it sorted. If you have the same problem please Dial 777. The more they hear about it the more likely it’ll get sorted.