Merry Christmas to all and a reflection on how I got into the community…

Christmas is a time that you catch up with old friends, spend time with family and the like.  I class myself as fortunate to have so many friends both here at home and around the world in the virtual community.  I’ve got friends from all kinds of different backgrounds.  The one thing in common with them all is that I’ve met so many of them via the online communities.  Back in 1995 I first got into online communities when I was installing Exchange v4.0 for the first time.  I found a mailing list focused on Exchange issues run by a … Continue reading Merry Christmas to all and a reflection on how I got into the community…

New look blog

Ok – so if your not up to speed, the blog looks different now – that’s because the underlying structure of the blog has been upgraded from the .text environment to the Community Server environment.  This was accomplished over the weekend by Susan and Chad – congrats guys on a job well done.  Now to start playing with the settings on it to get it just right 🙂

Media Centre PC for home – LCD TV selection.

My wife and I have been planning to redecorate our formal lounge / dining room – we don’t use it for these functions, but instead we’re using it as a home office / library.  Now we want to add another function to it and at the same time redecorate.  With our kids getting older now, we decided that we want to use this as a parents retreat / home cinema.  So I’ve been shopping this weekend to get some of the components.  I won’t bore you with the hassles we are about to go through with ripping up the carpet … Continue reading Media Centre PC for home – LCD TV selection.

Darwin Special MS Partner / End User Presentation

I’ve just returned from a quick trip to Darwin – my first visit there.  Man was it hot… we landed at 10:35pm at night and it was still 30c outside and sticky.  I was asked to be involved with Microsoft in presenting to the reseller community in Darwin about SBS – do a summary of the 2 hour network build and also present my spin on Dean Calverts excellent session on how he builds his business around SBS 2003 and a session on mobility around SBS 2003.  What I learned going over Deans presentation was that we do many things … Continue reading Darwin Special MS Partner / End User Presentation