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Phil Winstanley - British .NET chap based in Lancashire. Enjoys tea and tech. Working for Microsoft.

June 2006 - Posts

Bangkok Airport is scary

I don't think I have ever been into an airport that is so ridden with insects, rodents and filth in my entire life.

The place is a deathtrap - the "Executive Lounges" are nothing more than cafe's (bad ones) with the word "Café" taken off the sign and "Executive Lounge" added.

Yeeeuuggghhhh. The SAS Lounge is closed but I'm using their Wifi - I'm stuck here for FOUR HOURS. Wish me luck!

Australia's Internet Connectivity

It's amazing, having spent so long in the UK and online, connecting to British, American and European resources online, I didn't realise the internet still had a thing called "LAG".

Whilst being here in Australia I've witnessed first hand what a difference geographical location can make to electronic communication. It's very clear that jobs I used to be able to do just fine (connect via a VPN to sites throughout Europe and work on remote machines) are nearly impossible from Australia even on local Broadband connections and leased lines.

On the plus side, it means I can't work on anything other than Australian contracts while I'm here, which does keep my clients happy ;-)

Phil.

P.S. Go Socceroos!

Internet Access at 30,000 Feet

I am on a plane and I have Internet Access - I am a Geek and think this is SERIOUSLY cool.

YAY FOR TECHNOLOGY !!!

Melbourne - June 21st 2006 through June 25th 2006

Hello,

Just a quicky, I'll be in Melbourne between the 21st and 25th so if anyone is around and fancies a beer or there are any Community events on - drop me an e-mail (phil@winstanley.name)  and I'll try and come along.

Cheers,

Phil.

Posted: Jun 11 2006, 09:49 PM by Plip | with no comments
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Hong Kong - June 13th 2006 through June 20th 2006

Hello,

Just a quicky, I'll be in Hong Kong between the 13th and 20th so if anyone is around and fancies a beer or there are any Community events on - drop me an e-mail (phil@winstanley.name)  and I'll try and come along.

Cheers,

Phil.

Posted: Jun 11 2006, 09:45 PM by Plip | with no comments
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DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper 3

I'm sitting in my hotel the morning after the night after the day before.

Gah - I'm tired.

Here are some photo's: -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/plip/sets/72157594154434387/

More information will arrive here http://www.developerday.co.uk/

 

Posted: Jun 04 2006, 10:27 AM by Plip | with no comments
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