Just before I depart for a holiday, I’ve pumped out three videos
She’s started her blog, Flickr’ng and met her hero all in the same week. Not to mention something with fish. Here she is choosing lunch, or finding Nemo. Or probably both.
WPF and Silverlight for Designers. Removing the “bloke-i-ness” of Silverlight and making it real. Excellent topic Nas. I am watching!
Monday morning at ReMIX. Coffee hadn’t quite kicked in. I wandered over to a man standing, rather bemused, near the wall. Stephen Price. He was all the way from Perth on an overnight flight (read: 2 hours sleep). Steve’s card has cute cartoons. A .Net developer in the daytime and a cartoonist in “his shed”
Stephen let me use the following cartoon in my Popfly session:
Cut to midday Monday. I draw his name out of a hat as a winner of a WACOM Bamboo tablet. Steve was over the moon: although he wasn’t quite sure if it would help or hinder his cartooning. http://littlevoices.com/photos/scribbles/images/42/original.aspx:
Later on Monday night, as I left WebJam, Stephen was still going shooting aliens in some game at Galactic Circus.
Left to Right is Paul Jenkins, Blue Monster and Will Hughes
XAML Expression Xbox Silverlight ImagineCup Elvis WillHughes WebJam MediaCenter BlueMonster Carousels Vista Glass Expression Photoshop Blend AJAX .NET Popfly Panels
Cameron Reilly interviews Brian Goldfarb on G’Day World: http://gdayworld.thepodcastnetwork.com/2007/06/27/gday-world-256-brian-goldfarb-silverlight/
JD: http://blog.bluecog.co.nz/archives/2007/06/24/remix-part-i/ , http://blog.bluecog.co.nz/archives/2007/06/25/remix-part-ii/ and http://blog.bluecog.co.nz/archives/2007/06/26/remix-part-iii/(JD is my current second favourite NZ-er after Neil Finn. Smart and understated. )
Impressions Scholarcast: http://blog.mrees.biz/myblog/?p=224
Will Hughes, lately famous of the above image: http://will.hughesfamily.net.au/20070629/remix-2007-melbourne-roundup/
BigScreen Blog: http://mobilewares.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!78533A1A2E078194!499.entry?beid=cns!78533A1A2E078194!499&d=1&wa=wsignin1.0. Note: the Windows Media Center + Flickr.com app rocks. Just rocks!
Mr WPF, Joseph Cooney: http://jcooney.net/archive/2007/07/02/54044.aspx
Frankarr: Agenda, or posterity
Videos from ReMIX 07, Postmix: http://blogs.msdn.com/postmixau/default.aspx
Things to remember for next year’s ReMIX:
netcat on no free wifi at ReMIX:
ImagineCup Australia specific posts: http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/andrewwhitten/archive/2007/06/26/251992.aspx
The Microsoft PopFly alpha can make you lose three days. In a good way. I haven’t had so much fun since, well, Photoshop maybe.
I’ve created a public PopFly “Block” called NeilFinnLyrics (now shared) this is bare, bare bones. It simply uses the new REST interface to the Random Neil Finn Lyric Server. The Lyric Server supports SOAP/WSDL, and normal image insertion.
PopFly is social programming: drag and drop blocks onto the page, and create your own mashups of data. Adding Neil Finn’s Lyrics to the data that can be mashed up is just another step in getting the words out there. My love for Neil Finn knows almost no bounds.
Come have a chat at ReMIX to discuss where you may also profit from PopFly. The first thing that should be created is a branded PopFly Superannuation Block. Thoughts?
Watch the video here of Frank Arrigo and Monique Eagles here. Yes, you will need to install Silverlight.
This is my first experiment with Silverlight and the Microsoft Expression set of tools. Using the inbuilt players in Media Encoder saved many days/hours of hand coding; yet I am sure there is more in there that will tickle out over coming weeks.
NOTE: Silverlight 1.1 is alpha-release!
Workflow (all on Vista Ultimate):
Thoughts? Comments? I only have Silverlight 1.1 alpha installed. I’ve tested in Windows IE/FireFox and MacOS X 10.4 Safari/Firefox. The Mac’s audio might be out-of-sync. Again, this is reported.
The Crown Promenade is a good hotel. Above is a view of my hotel room late last week. You are a walk away from losing your cash playing poker in the casino; a little further away from Southbank eateries. Oh, and Melbourne does the best coffee outside Venice, in my book.
Now imagine never seeing outside, and joining the glitterati of the Australian Web Design community at Australia’s first ReMIX. User Experience, Expression, Silverlight and keynotes from US personages.
To keep up with the fun and frolic, you can also join the Twitter: http://twitter.com/auremix07
Come join us!
Any locals wish to highlight excellent: