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Thanks for all your eyeballs, friendship and memories all these time and I look forward to see you on my new blog url!
Over the years, my blog roll changed a bit based on my interests but Frank's blog has always remained firm. This is simply because Frank's blog is honest, informative and personal.
Honest - What you read on Frank's blog is pretty much how he is in real life. Passionate about technology, our company, his direct reports and his family.
Informative - Whenever any competitive technology updates or strategic information need to be evaluated, Frank's daily update is like scanning the current IT headlines.
Personal - Frank loves technology and his family and it shows in his blog. Nothing like an honest blogger, true to his roots. Your blog is a public service to the IT community!
Happy 3rd Year Franky! Keep evolving your blog to greater readership and relevancy.
Finally, some cheers for Tech graduates, we can finally look forward to better paying jobs!
Strong job growth reported in Internet + multimedia and software developement sectors.
Source: Tech grads grinners (The Australian IT)
Can't wait for my turn :)
Bugger! I'm in Australia but there ain't no alumni event I can attend here in Sydney, instead there was an alumni event back home in Singapore.
This year's jersey looks much better than last year's.
The Imagine Cup winners (1st and 3rd placed teams) were at Tech.Ed 2006 Barcelona recently. Charles from Channel 9 caught up with them to find out how things have changed since their India victories.
A little bird flew by my windows and whispered "Chip! Chip! Chip! Tell people that Microsoft is conducting a technical hire recruitment exercise in Jan 2007. Interested candidates should check out the url!"
What a minute! Robert Green, that name's familiar. When I was a VB MVP, Robert Green was the Visual Basic Community Lead. Never did I expect to meet him in person, here in Sydney .NET User Group. Robert was in Sydney to present on "Developing office 2007 Solution with VS Tools for Office Second Edition" (scroll right down). Click on the link for the slides and demos.
Welcome to Sydney, Rob. Hope your wife and you will have a ball here.
Today marks the last month of 2006.
This has been a remarkable year. I moved from Singapore, back to Australia and along the way got an internship with the DPE Team in Microsoft Australia.
Some dreams do come true after a long route. This internship is nothing sort of an amazing experience, I lead the Microsoft Student Partners program, ran Imagine Cups, handled media personnel, organised Tech.Ed- Student Day, made numerous new professional connections, relationships and friends, and even travelled overseas.
Soon this episode will come to an end, this weekend, I plan to take some time off and to prepare for my new episode in life. First I will kick it off by attending mass on this Sat. Where life will bring me? I'm not sure but I will make every effort to achieve the best outcome for me and hope with divine providence, something good will come along the way.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
- Jeremiah 29:11
Enjoy the rest of 2006, everyone!
I wonder what is he implying?
I flew with Singapore Airlines throughout my college years in Melbourne, chose to stay in Krisflyer partner hotels and recently to India too but still I don't fly enough points to exchange for a practicable return tix home or move up from basic tier. Instead I'm losing miles every quarter because I don't redeem them fast enough.
I think I want to call it quits and drop my loyalty with SQ and just go for the next cheapest ticket. I reckon its pretty futile to be chasing FF miles. What are some of the experiences you have with your frequent flyer program? Do they have any real value for regular joe like me? Currently I'm enrolled with just Krisflyer (SQ), Asian Miles (CX) and Velocity (DJ) and Dynasty Flyer (CI).
This evening, the new Australia Imagine Cup 2007 blog was launched! I think a blog is the best mechanism to let everyone get up to the minute news about the Imagine Cup.
Check out the first entry where I give a sneak preview of the local competition look and feel.
Games developer enthusiasts readers based in Brissy, good news!
The Queensland MSDN User Group Nov meeting draws the focus on games developement and they have 3 exciting speakers to present on 28 Nov (Tue).
Speaker 1: Dr Ross Brown (QUT) - The State of the Games Industry
The state of the games industry/market in Australia/Queensland
What skills will a developer need to participate?
Speaker 2: Zsolt Mathe (Microsoft Game Technology Group) - Introduction to XNA
What is XNA?
What is XNA Studio Express?
How can enthusiasts use XNA Express to experiment with game development?
Speaker 3: Jason Strayer (Microsoft Game Technology Group) - Xbox Live Arcade
What is Xbox Live Arcade?
Xbox Live Arcade versus Xbox 360 stand alone titles?
How can enthusiasts get involved?
Recently, I have been toying with Windows Live Mail Desktop. It's more than just the plain Gmail Notifier. It is an application that allows you to have one single view of all your online communication tools - Emails (hotmail, gmail, yahoo mail. your isp mail etc), Live Messenger integration, blogging, calendar, newsgroups and RSS. I wrote my Live Mail Desktop review here, check it out.
Tatham had just alerted me to cool internship opportunity in the company he works for. It's a secret project based around Live Services and Dr Neil is also involved in it. Sounds like something really cool and exciting to be involved in.
This is such a cool site - takenote.com.au
You can either write a note to a friend, stranger or back to yourself online and the web site will post the note for you, anywhere free within Australia!
I always feel that an effective campagin must always have something tangible for the user to take back - to use and remember who you are!
Next time, I want a pencil, I want a Staedtler!