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That was the IDF that was…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 29, 2006

…in our news stories for IT Pro:

Intel outlines a terascale future
Intel launches Quad Core processors
Certification program for Wireless USB launches
PCI Express grows up with Geneseo
Intel’s Santa Rosa notebook platform to include 802.11n before standard
Intel previews future instruction set for server developers

Lots learnt, and much to think about over the next few months (and probably turn into more articles).

You know, I really love my job. I get to meet interesting people, learn lots of interesting things, and then get to share it all with people all over the world. It’s ideal for a lazy geek like me…

I also get to score cool widgets in the trade show, but that’s a whole ‘nother story!

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New Live Writer

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 27, 2006

Just trying out today’s new build of Windows Live Writer. This one seems a little more LJ-aware – and even uses its CSS in the WYSIWYG entry view…

And just for a bit of fun, here’s where I am right now.

 

There also seems to be better tagging support, too…

LiveJournal tags: , , ,

Icons in a new light

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 27, 2006

Icon
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

The Transamerica Pyramid in an autumn sky…

San Francisco
September 2006

Lion Dancers

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 27, 2006

Lion Dancers
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

Lion Dance at the Harvest Moon Festival

San Francisco
September 2006

Is there day light out there?

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 27, 2006

…or Not Ded Yet.

Day two of our Fall IDF experience, and we’re buried in the press room in the Moscone centre. Lots of interesting stuff from this morning’s keynotes (I’ve already written three news pieces, and sent off some photographs).

We spent Sunday decompressing from the travel, and our late late arrival, by wandering around the Harvest Moon Festival in China Town and catching the lion dances. We left the bustling crowds for the City Lights bookshop and a swift pint at a nearby pub. Then it was down to the Ferry Building for lunch, followed by tram and cable car rides to yet another bookshop and an early night.

We’ve been buried in conference rooms since then. I suspect there may be some sunshine out there, but I’m only working on hearsay…

Catching the lights

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 25, 2006

Catching the lights
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

Glass beads

San Francisco
September 2006

Harvest Heirloom

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 25, 2006

Harvest Heirloom
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

Heirloom tomatoes in the Ferry Building

San Francisco
September 2006

Hoover Dam

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 25, 2006

Hoover Dam
Originally uploaded by sbisson.

The Hoover Dam from the air, a concrete statement in a red, red desert land.

(Taken from NZ1 London – LA, somewhere over the Nevada/Arizona state line)

Leaving on a jet plane

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 23, 2006

Off this afternoon for another global odyssey…

…which also means the end of a couple of very busy weeks in which I seem to have written three hefty Office Focus columns for PC Plus, two reviews of Windows Vista RC1 (one a two-handed 5-pager with Mary), a think piece on travel without laptops, a first look review of Windows Server “Longhorn”, several news pieces for IT Pro, and my monthly messaging column. I’m sure there’s more I’ve forgotten about in all the rush.

Almost Strossian output levels!

So where are we going?

London-Los Angeles in the tender hands of Air New Zealand, with a quick hop up to San Francisco for three weeks at various conferences and meeting companies in Silicon Valley. Then it’s back down the coast San Francisco-LA for a day (aiming to get to our favourite art museum) before flying Los Angeles to Auckland for another three weeks in New Zealand, travelling and meeting some of the companies and folk behind New Zealand’s tech industry. Then it’s Auckland-Hong Kong for a short stay in a city I spent a lot of time in 2000, before getting home on the 10th of November.

Looking forward to seeing some of you on our travels!

Expect photoblogging.

(And thanks in advance to our cat and house sitters…)

By? The mind boggles…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on September 21, 2006

Click along to Amazon UK’s page for the Zune, and look at the “by” section…

The Apple Zune?

“by Apple Computer”? Some one needs to check their proofreading!

Spotted by in another place….

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