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Developing for the web - HTML5 vs RIA plugin

I'm interested to see what the thoughts are for people on web development, where it's heading and the valid replacement of Flash, Silverlight, Pivot and JavaFX by HTML5. To start the discussion from one end (and to advocate at least one perspective...
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www.itspecialist.com – excellent mashup source for IT news and info

It’s sometimes hard to find your way around the blogosphere, with literally thousands of blogs appearing each month. I was referred to a site today which has done a pretty good job at gathering sources for you so you can get it all in one go! www.itspecialist...
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What goes through your mind when somebody says “Lets go for a drink”?

I had this sent to me today from a colleague (female one of course) and i simply just had to share it!! Now, i wonder what gender that ad was directed at?

New feed being burnt – changed from feedburner

I’m moving my RSS into another feedburner (rather than the former FeedBurner.com) so please, re-subscribe to my RSS: http://feedproxy.google.com/brianmadsen Reason for the change is pretty simple – FeedBurner was bought by Google and since then most of...
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Visual Studio SharePoint Tools Blog Launched…phenomenal!!

Yeps – as the title indicates a new blog has been launched over at MSDN! It’s good to hear that the Visual Studio Business Applications SharePoint Tools QA team has joined us in the blogosphere (phew, long name for that team!!). They are promising a range...

New blogger added to CSharpZealot – Paul Rosser

Yeps, blogging is still growing and another of my colleagues has joined the CSharpZealot community. Paul Rosser , one of the best infrastructure consultants i’ve ever worked with finally got around to spill the first couple of posts on his new blog. Here...
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8 Little Known Things About Me...Tag and Tell

Tag, tag, tag...Here's how busy i've actually been of late. very few posts (but it's picking up again) and i've had a hard time catching up with an ever-growing list of RSS feeds (i need to cull this methinks). Anyways, David Lemphers...
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An Adobe employee gives numbers a whole new meaning...

Sometimes it can be fun to take things out of context and totally twist the data to meet your own needs. Sometimes you just look like a fool when you try it. John Dowell at Adobe did just that by running a test with 4500 consumers. Seriously John, i hope...

Pretty picture..

A colleague of mine, JP, just sent me an email with a photo he took in Bali on his last holiday (couple of weeks ago) and i wanted to share it.. the detail is fantastic and i really like this photo - i know less about photo aesthetics than i do about...
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Things you cannot do on April Fools day...

Apparently, you cannot sing "Oh happy day!" a lot on April Fools day. Apparently, you cannot ask the same question over and over and over and over again on April Fools day. I wonder what other things you cannot do on April Fools day?
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Andrew Bartucciotto - Long time coming...first post, yay!

Finally, Andrew got his finger out and posted his virgin post over at CSharpZealot.com.. Andrew Bartucciotto << for those who wants to customise MOSS, Andrew's the man... I'm sure we'll see a ton of great posts from him in the near future...
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Ironic - driveacar.com.au

I simply love it when i see this particular type of irony (hypocrisy?) and i feel i should blog this story. This afternoon i went to Bunnings to get a new BBQ and as the store is only 5-10mins drive away i rarely get to see anything of this caliber. For...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Just wanted to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year. Enjoy the holidays and don't do anything i wouldn't do!!!
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Joke of the Day - Female vocabulary and terminology

Again, my friendly colleague Peter has provided me with some laughs this morning..thanks Peter. Nine words women use... 1.) Fine : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. 2.) Five Minutes : If she is...

Is a smart developer an efficient developer?

note: this is a poke at Nick Randolph .. Nick , watch this space :) VB.Net: Dim x As Integer C#: int x; what else is there..let me think.. VB.Net: While i < 100 i += 1 End While C#: while (i < 100) n++; i must admit, ensuring that you indicate this...

Why some C# developers are Zealots! - Nick's .NET Travels

As Nick mentions on his site, i do love poking him about on his love for VB.Net...I can't really fault him personally for working with VB.Net as a preference, but it doesn't really matter. Only thing that matters is that i can continue to tease...

Code Reuse is Not the Villain, by Scott Reynolds

I was doing some "house cleaning" today of my, by now, massive "Blogs" favorites folder and saw a few blogs i simply couldn't put a "face" to. Being curious by nature i ventured over to satisfy myself and see whatever...
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Best way to get Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - Microsoft Secure Content Downloader 2007 CTP

I thought i'd bring this to peoples attention after having had some seriously slow speeds when downloading Betas from MSFT. Even via the MSDN subscriptions it can sometimes be extremely slow..and then if it fails you have to locate the download again...

I've been Tagged - stuff i wouldn't want to live without

Here's is what happens, when you suddenly find yourself too busy with life, the world, family etc.. i missed being tagged by my friend Bill - I've been Tagged - Bill's House O Insomnia Bill , sorry mate...i'm back on track again and catching...
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Come to a Silverlight Lab in Redmond - why not Perth, eh Scott?

I'm nudging and winking at Scott Barnes to follow Tim's example . Since i've come across his blog i've seen what can be done. I realise that their team is most likely 600 times larger than ours here in Australia buuuuuut...well lets see...
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