July – A Month In Review

The first month of the new financial year has just flown by! So what have we been up to this month? We became a Microsoft Certified Partner Launched and SOLD OUT the first Brisbane Girl Geek Dinner in Brisbane Updated the Prints and Printmaking site to use PicLens One of the featured Geek Girl Bloggers…

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Review of my Dell XPS 1530

Well I’ve had my Dell XPS 1530 for almost 2 months now so I thought it’s a good time to write down what I think of it. Overall, I’m really happy with it. It’s lighter and faster than my old Inspirion 9400 which only lasted me 18 months before I killed it 🙁 Build Quality:…

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Our Plaques Arrived Today

We recently became a Microsoft Certified Partner and today we received two big boxes of goodies via FedEx from Microsoft. These contained our welcome kit, software, a big banner and two nice plaques to hang on our wall. The smaller one is for our Information Worker competency as we are Data Visualisation specialists with Virtual…

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Virtual Earth certification numbers

Part of qualifying for the Data Visualisation Specialisation calls for 2 members of your organisation to pass the Microsoft Virtual Earth 6.0: Developing Applications exam.  Ever wondered how many people have passed that exam? Well now you can… John stumbled across this  http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/certified.mspx. Lists the number of people who have passed each exam.  For the…

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We’re now a Microsoft Certified Partner

Today we received confirmation that we had achieved Microsoft Certified Partner with Information Worker Solutions Competency (Data Visualisation Specialist) for our work with Virtual Earth. We thought we’d see who else is in the same area and had a look at the Partner Finder, and it looks like we’ll be the first Data Visualisation specialists…

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Bug in the default Deep Zoom code and some extras

I found this bug today in the default code outputted from the Deep Zoom Composer code. It doesn’t take into account the aspect ratio when panning so you need to divided the width by this ratio or else or vertical panning will be strange. newOrigin.X = currentPosition.X – (((e.GetPosition(msi).X – dragOffset.X)/msi.ActualWidth)*msi.ViewportWidth); newOrigin.Y = currentPosition.Y -…

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June – A month in review

Well the end of financial year (EOFY) has ticked over. It seems to have gone really quickly. So what have we been up to this month? I had a few weeks off after an unexpected trip to hospital and got to play Lego Indy John presented “What’s new in Live Services” to Technology One John…

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