• CodeCampSA 2010

    Adelaide’s own CodeCampSA is on July 24-25th this year, and all you have to do is follow these easy steps:

    1. Visit the CodeCampSA website for all the details
    2. Register to say that you’re coming (it’s free, but helps with catering and arranging access to the wireless LAN etc)
    3. Keep up to date with the latest news by subscribing to the CodeCampSA feed.

    Once again, we’re privileged to have speakers from both Adelaide and interstate – including LobsterPot Solutions’ very own Rob Farley and some fellow named David Gardiner 😀

    If you’ve got any free time over that weekend and you’re interested in learning new things about .NET, software development, SQL Server, SharePoint and other related things, I’d strongly recommend you try and get down to UniSA’s City West Campus. I know I’m planning to be there for the whole weekend!

    Finally, it’s probably not too late to contact Peter Griffith if you’ve got the urge to present on a topic.

  • Dell Studio XPS 1645 System BIOS A10

    I see that Dell have released an updated BIOS version A10.

    Good to see that [my experience trying to upgrade to A9]/2010/05/one-laptop.html) hasn’t been in vain – some of the fixes sound like they specifically address the problem I (and presumably others) had. eg.

    1. Prevent potential risk of BIOS crash during WIN-FLASH
      1. Disable USB device during WIN-FLASH.
      2. It will skip to flash un-used ME block during WIN-FLASH

    I’m not going to be in any rush to install this update however – I’ve learned my lesson on messing with things that are essential for my work!

  • Passed 70-452

    Today I passed the exam 70-452 - “Designing a Business Intelligence Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008” with a score of 752.

    This means I now am a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Business Intelligence Developer 2008, and also will contribute toward LobsterPot Solutions attaining ‘Advanced Competency’ status as a Microsoft Partner in Business Intelligence.