Archive for the 'General' Tag

Microsoft Windows “Vista”???

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

My first reaction to seeing that Microsoft has chosen “Vista” as the release name for Longhorn was to look for something more interesting to read. While it’s an improvement on XP (for eXPerience – kinda funny, actually, since it really is quite an experience) it’s all rather bland and appears to be wholly inaccurate. All that marketing clout, all those millions of dollars and Microsoft hasn’t come up with a decent name or codename for any of their releases that I know of. It’s all cattle and sell-by dates (funny that).

So, I think Erik hit the nail on the head in his QotD. My thoughts exactly. Thankfully, it doesn’t matter whether or not I like the name because I don’t have to care. 😀

Taxing Stuff

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Did my tax return today.

… need I say more???

Mini Blog Reorg / OCD

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

I have decided to reorganise my blog a little with new categories for Feeder and KIT, since many of the posts didn’t really fit that well in Software Development, because they were me blowing my own trumpet (pardon?). I’ve also added a Syndication category to deal with all things to do with RSS, RDF, Atom, etc.

Riveting post this, innit?

The problem, dear reader, is that I have been doing my accounts all day in readiness for my tax return, which means I’ve been up to my eyeballs in paper, stapling things together and filing stuff away. Being ultra-organised doesn’t really suit me, but once I get the bug I can’t stop. Now even our four cats are lined up in chronological and alphabetical order and held together with an elastic band.

I think I need help.

Jobs Transcript

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

You can find the full transcript of Steve Jobs’ speech to the Stanford University graduates here.

Normally Jobs’s private life is justifiably and understandably just that, so make the most of it. While it could almost be considered a strange speech to give to these graduates, I thought it was very interesting and great advice, having followed a similar path to Jobs myself. I dropped out of education early for the same reasons and have experienced life joining the dots in ways I could never have planned nor would ever expect. Of course I’m only 30, so there’s a long way to go yet! 😉

Back in Business!

Friday, June 10th, 2005
  • Phone line – Check!
  • Broadband – Check!
  • Airport – Check!
  • Email Backlog – Check!

Back in the real world, at last!!!