As media PC’s take hold, imagine how cool it will be to search through and download music video’s from your life to play on your TV.
I imagine someone’s quietly being buying up music video rights. It has to be huge in a few years.Fast Crew
Fast Crew’s third single Suburbia Streets is another international quality, immaculately produced, track. Shows a different side and the talent is deeper than just I Got.
Good reason to go into town tomorrow.Domain for sale
I’ve got www.forexmobile.com if someone wants to do something with it.
Preference goes to an NZ company actually wanting to do something in the space.I.E. 7 team has been listening
Better standards support promised …NZTE UK Beachhead
This week I had lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch with the UK Beachhead advisory board. The UK beachhead program was put together by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and is made up of a number of very senior expats and NZ supporters who are very connected in the UK.
I was stunned by the calibre of the people on the board. We had the COO of Intellect (UK Industry Association), Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s, A senior Merrill Lynch manager, A senior UK govt adviser and several more similarly senior people in our offices understanding what we’re doing.
This is another fantastic example of how NZTE can provide invaluable assistance. Never in our wildest dreams would we have imagined having so much time with such senior UK players in our Wellington office. Their contacts will be invaluable.Consensus Software Awards
AfterMail, the next generation email management platform that provides a solution to the growing challenges of email archiving, gained a 2005 Consensus Software Award for their clear and distinct means of addressing the needs of their target market - especially in the areas of compliance and storage.” “Aftermail gave a well prepared presentation and was able to clearly and thoroughly address the judges’ questions and queries. Congratulations!Shared-Spaces
Met Michael Sampson from shared-spaces tonight. We’ve been meaning to get together for a year.
Michael is a genuine thought leader in the KM space and I recommend subscribing to his feed.
Great analysis on the Groove purchase.
Always stimulating to meet kiwi’s operating globally.I hate Windows. I love Windows.
Right now I hate it. Another hour of time lost because something as simple as control-alt-delete won’t get me out of the process that has crashed on my machine.
For goodness sake, it’s 2005, why is this still crap!
The trigger seems to be CutePDF. You’re gone baby.Skype In
12 months for 30 Euro.
The barriers for going global from NZ are falling away. Great time to be in software.Kamen on Market Research
We’ve had the AfterMail Segway now for over a year and I finally got around to reading.
This great quote on market research …
Market research interested Dean, but he didn’t consider it gospel. He liked to say that if you asked people where they would put a third eye, most would say on the back of their heads. But if you gave them the option of putting it on the end of their finger - he would wave his in illustration - the advantages were instantly clear. Dean had learned long ago that customers didn’t always know best. They hadn’t thought about the problem deeply enough to envision innovative solutions.3.4 Billion is Flash
3.4 billion, yikes!!InfoTech
Bit in the InfoTech this morning
He didn’t quite get it but you can’t write this stuff for them (unfortunately).Toy for sale
My current daily drive doesn’t work for me anymore due to my 14 month old little man.
1969 Mercedes 280SL Auto. Good condition but interior needs to be done eventually. $65k.
Fuel Injected 6 cylinder. Great cruiser. Fun easy project.Specifying a sort parameter for a TSQL stored procedure
Useful article on the power of the CASE statement in TSQL….
CREATE PROCEDURE getEmployees ( @ColumnName varchar(100) )
WHEN @ColumnName=’LastName’ THEN LastName
WHEN @ColumnName=’Salary’ THEN CONVERT(varchar(50), Salary)
WHEN @ColumnName=’SSN’ THEN SSN
In InfoTech on Monday…
Clearly this is the sell made to the Telecom Board for their purchase of Gen-i. Many other companies have tried and failed but maybe the time is finally right.
Great quote from Chris Quin:
He says a top priority for Gen-i is to begin to market itself as a potential partner for smaller Kiwi application developers, which want to see their software rented out online by Telecom. He adds that will involve improving Telecom’s internal bureaucracy and changing software developers’ perceptions as to what doing business with the company is like.
Nice sentiments but lets see if the leopard really can change it’s spots.Messenger Jumps the Shark
Installed version 7 of MSN Messenger.
They’ve tried to cram a bunch of extra stuff into it. Now its too busy and looks awful.
Definately Jumped the Shark.
Another reason to go skype only.
Comment: Simon Says:
Holy crap! You weren’t kidding! Just “upgraded” from the version 7 beta… what a mess!! Yikes!
VOIP is starting to run into one of the expected issues in the US. How to integrate into emergency (911) services.
The nub of the problem is that NetPhones are not fixed to one address.
As mobiles transmit real time caller location, maybe they will become the 911 device and leave VOIP to be a low cost or lesser service.
Or maybe carriers just get relegated to local access and emergency services. Emergency services becomes the reason for that $39 per month.More CeBIT column inches
If nothing else it was great PR.HiTech CEO Workshop
Andy Lark did a great presentation on blogging and social networking.
Really useful session and was exciting to meet a number of New Zealand business hero’s.Exchange User Group Meeting
Me and the AfterMail team presented at the Exchange User Group meeting in Wellington.
Peter O’Dowd from Exchange guru’s Blade put on the event and did a great session on some Exchange Security Issues.
Nathan from MS gave us a good heads up on the Exchange and server road-maps. Exchange 12 is 2006. Next version of the Pocket PC OS is Windows Mobile 5 and will be required to get the updated Active Sync features in Exchange SP2.
Great session. Good to see the same old faces and some new ones.