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That time I worked out how to enable Emoji on my iPhone

Sometimes it’s good to record the date when you finally enable something that everyone else worked out years ago. It’s good because there’s always that little reminder to yourself that no matter how behind the times others are (close family are usually in this bracket), chances are you’ve had moments like that too. I’ve had plenty of them. Today’s was finally...

Camtasia Error Failed to resume recording:: Invalid Configuration State

I have literally spent half a day getting to the bottom of this error, so I’m posting my findings here in the hope it saves someone else having to do the same. Bottom line: it’s your microphone settings. I’ve been using Camtasia for years now and never had a problem. Yet, all of sudden today it started giving me this error when I started recording: Failed to resume...

Microsoft location on Live Maps

Here’s something that would be good for Microsoft to update: I’d like to put a Live Maps link on the SBTUG home page so that people can get directions to the meetings (they are held at Microsoft Sydney Office at 1 Epping Road North Ryde). Unfortunately Live Maps makes this difficult. Here’s what gets returned from a search of the address. The Red box is what Live Maps thinks the location is, but...

Virtual Earth Developer Contest

Over on the ViaWindowsLive site they’re running a Virtual Earth contest. Simply submit an article or video about something cool you’re doing with Virtual Earth and you’re in the running. You get a T-shirt just for entering (assuming your entry is valid :-), and there are a bunch of other prizes if yours is up the higher end on the awesomeness scale. You can contribute your article or video on the...

The price of security

The announcement of a $250K bounty (a little while back) for the heads of those responsible for the Conficker worm is a good one. Let’s hope this kind of practice is extended to cover all kinds of virus/worm production. Especially in the current economic climate, the motivation for fame (one of the reasons hackers build these viruses and worms in the first place) could be countered by the thought...

Install Windows 7 from a USB stick

I’m really enjoying Windows 7, it’s a little nicer to use, it’s pretty stable, and most importantly everything just works (well, except for Sleep mode on my Toshiba, but I suspect that’s a graphics driver issue and not necessarily a Windows 7 one – but hey, that’s what Beta versions are for right? To iron out these issues). Now, you may have a hurdle installing Windows 7 on a few devices which...

SBTUG: Wed 28 Jan 2009 – SharePoint, Windows 7 and Touch

[Ooops! Forgot to post this on my own blog (but it’s over on the new SBTUG blog – and while you’re there let me know what you think of the revamped SBTUG site).] Quick details: The Sydney Business & Technology User Group When: Wed 28 January 2009 Time: 6pm (until approx 8:30pm) Where: Microsoft, North Ryde Contact: Craig Bailey : 0413 489 388 Cost: $5 donation (to cover Pizza) More...

LINK: Do and Don’ts of development

Mads Kristensen has a nice checklist of Do This items for high quality websites.
Jeff Atwood has a list of Don’t Do This items for general development (based on the Common Weakness Enumeration list)
Technorati Tags: Jeff Atwood,Mads Kristensen,Advice

nsquared Microsoft Surface apps

I thought you might be interested in this video – in it Neil chats with Eric Havir and demonstrates some of the educational apps we’ve been building for Microsoft Surface. The chemistry one at the end of the video is my favourite. It’s a little difficult to make out exactly what is on the screen at times, so make sure you click on the ‘watch in HD’ at the bottom right of the YouTube page to see...

Windows 7 Secrets

There’s been a few people linking to this excellent list of Windows 7 Secrets by Tim Sneath. And rightly so, it’s a great help. As @digory noted, there’s details of how to get IM back to the status bar (where it belongs!). But there’s other gems as well, like how to open a second instance of an already running app (Tip 19 – Shift click it on your task bar) and how to walk through the taskbar (Tip...

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I'm the co-host of HubShots and the CEO of XEN - helping mid-large B2B companies with their digital marketing and lead generation.

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