May 26th, 2008
Have you noticed how lately we’re seeing a slow increasing number of advertisements appearing from Australia Post these days? Last night was about the third night in a row that I saw an Australian Post TV commercial in a news break. This is something that has come to my attention and it honestly saddens me as large as this to need to start advertising.
In my opinion it seems that in this day and age Australia Post has now found an entity that shares common ground; the Internet. When was the last time you sat down to write a handwritten letter to let some of your relatives/distant friends know how things are going in your life? What’s the chance you you could see someone’s grandparent practicing this activity in relation to a young person? Zero? Currently in today’s modern world it seems as though people find themselves attached to their email, Facebook or MySpace account for sending all their humble human messages instead of the more "real" feeling of a letter.
It’s very sad that we all have to see the slow and subtle disappearance of out beloved of old Australia Post but it also means that people today are going to need to morph their ways of thinking to show a way of appreciation to their family and friends instead of a letter. I’m looking forward to find out what ways this may be accomplished in the future and I hope you will too.
May 24th, 2008
The header image of The PHP Benchmark
This informative information session by Chris Vincent explored the idea that unless you have proof about how fast your code really is, you don’t know what your talking about. His program is a prime example of how wrong a lot of code snippets are
Presenter: John O’Brien
The ideology of Silverlight Deep Zoom is that…
Presenter: Ian Kath
This is a presentation/story from a just user/non geek whom found a passion for podcasting. From the moment he found out about these he developed something within to find a way to just meet anyone through podcasting realm. He dropped his major job to start develop Your Story Podcast and now only works about 15 hours a week, and with his podcasting stories, loves the podcasting lifestyle.
His beliefs are…
Presenter: Steve Dalton
We were given free technology giveaways!!! Items included many hardware, print and software items.
Presenter: Elias Bizannes
…is the idea that instead of having many many different sources of information on the internet, your able to update one website and all other websites will update by themselves.
They think that…
Open North is trying to…
Presenter: Steve Dalton
May 24th, 2008
Cameron Reilly was humble enough to start off the day with a short whistle accompanied with a welcome for everyone in the room (approx 30) in encouragement to "come on down" and help him as an audience. We all complied
Starting off the day we had quite a moral teaching. Cameron’s view was that we as geeks in australia, and around the world, are so privileged today with the opportunities we have. We have a platform to change the world right in front of us that right now is just used in waste compared to what we can do. Instead of coming together to talk about the latest facebook or mac applications/hardware/etc we could be speaking about how we could changed things to help out the world.
We were given a vision to start off our day about how us as people who have skills to talk to the world should look and see what us as well paid white collar workers are doing compared to someone in our past, approximately 1000 years ago. Cameron is a man whom cares about the future well being of the world.
Akash gave a great presentation on how he thinks that Adobe Air is going to be an extension of the browser. He started out by saying that the current website browsers are flawed by the fact that they are constricted by the fact that they are a browser. He then explained that Adobe Air is a program that uses website technology to easily create website applications that run on your desktop.
Akash then went on to explain how to make these applications, the usefulness of these applications, what this means for the future of web development, etc.
Spoken by Dan this pretty much explained everything you needed to know about WCF if you were ever interested to start learning it.
May 22nd, 2008
When? Sunday 25th May at 3pm
Where? The walk will start in the Roma St Parklands as it has previously (although now at the Spring Hill corner as opposed to the amphitheater), but this year will finish in Fortitude Valley where the after-party will take place.
Why? Why not?
For all the extra information on all that you need to know about this event, the Zombie Walk Brisbane Website has been set up for all your undead needs.
May 18th, 2008
We all know that now and then that everyone, for wide range of reasons, needs to find a new job. We should also know how hard it is to not only find the perfect place to find your perfect job. So, in this article I’m going to give you a great long list of places that your able to regularly check up on to whether that job you’ve been seeking for is still available.
Whilst looking through the weekly paper every week there are usually a large selection of advertisements for jobs available specifically for places around Brisbane. These are usually a great option for those who don’t feel comfortable with surfing the internet or for those who are just looking for a wide range of opportunities and don’t want to look specifically for anything.
You’re able to find these sorts of classifieds within these regular newspapers…
If your down in the ditch and can’t find anywhere for your dream job you may want to think about getting in contact with the many employment agencies in Brisbane. Instead of spending a multitude of time sifting through the mountain of resumes that comes as a guarantee when advertising, it’s sometimes easier for businesses to use employment agencies to cut down the paper work and pay someone else to find their perfect person for the job.
If your willing to come into contact with an employment agency your best idea would be to search the yellow pages under ‘employment services’.
If there are any other options that you would suggest, please leave a nice comment to inform us.
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