Baby is ahead of schedule

Yesterday we went for the 12 week scan of our little bundle of joy, happy to say everything looks on track. The best thing is that originally we were due around 11th of October but turns out the first scan wasn’t as accurate so we’ve gained a week.  

My Xbox is back online

Since moving house a week or so ago I’ve been faced with a dilemma  do I connect my Xbox to the Internet via wireless or do I attempt to run a pretty blue cable around the perimeter of the room and hard wire into the router located in my study. Well after some deliberation (and approval from the wife) I decided to get an Xbox 360 wireless adapter. Only problem was once I got home I found I couldn’t connect to my router, after an hours worth of “please hold Mr Walters while I check my resources” from customer support … Continue reading My Xbox is back online

Mario Invading Melbourne

While driving back to the office the other day I snapped everyone’s favourite plumber Mario stopping traffic. Seems he’s in town for the Game On exhibit at Federation square Which details game development from 1962 through to today,  while I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet I’m planning to head down there in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be sure to post some more pics once I have them  

Web Service Studio

Ok so I know that this utility is nothing new but this is something I’ve found very useful especially when developing with the SharePoint web services. It basically allows you to make calls to a web service and see the returned results (simple I know but very useful) So why blog about it now? well it used to be when I was out on client site and needed to test a web service I would head over to GotDotNet and pull down the latest copy. Since GDN moved to MSDN I’ve found this tool near on impossible to track down. … Continue reading Web Service Studio

Windows 2008 SP1?

As you may have seen in my last post my Xbox is on the fritz so I thought I would setup a Window 2008 image and see if the performance gains for SharePoint that everyone keeps talking about really exist. Anyway after finishing the setup I noticed something strange in the system properties   Still don’t spot it? Apparently the windows team have found a way of addressing the SP1 mentality that exists with server admins everywhere. Include it in the initial product ?!?

Why do early adopters get screwed over all the time?

Ok so before you read this you should know that I’m one of the biggest advocates of Microsoft technology. I’m always the first to jump into a verbal bout over the Xbox 360 to Playstation 3 debate but at the moment my commitment is feeling a little shaky. You see today marks the 3rd time my Xbox 360 has RROD’d on me. So while I would usually be sitting down making my way through Lost Odyssey I’ve had some time to think. See I was at the front of the line 2 years ago at my local EB games when … Continue reading Why do early adopters get screwed over all the time?