During my recent visit to Sydney, I got a chance to have a look and play with my Father-in-law’s new mobile phone. He bought an i-Mate JAM device.
I was quite impressed, as it is only slightly smaller than my HP iPAQ, yet it has the mobile phone functions. What I liked was that the screen size is larger than on a regular mobile phone, so you can see a bit more too. It even has a camera as well.
I think when my LG phone gives up the ghost, I might see if I can somehow get an i-Mate or something like it!
Mozilla Firefox 1.5 was released last week. Yay!
(I missed this because we were driving from Sydney to Geelong at the time!)
Work began this morning on our house extension. We only just got home from our holiday to Sydney on Friday night, so it hasn’t really been a relaxing few days before returning to work tomorrow!
Today was the formal launch at the Hilton. A pretty swish venue.
The keynote was quite good, but I think the best session was Dave Glover’s overview of ASP.NET 2.0 - probably the most relevant to me too.
The other highlight (apart from all the freebies from the vendors’ expo) was chatting to Joel Pobar. While he wasn’t presenting today, it was good to let him know how excellent his talk at this year’s CodeCampOz was. I’m pleased to hear he’ll be back again next year. He also had some interesting things to say about what it is like working at Microsoft in Redmond, and some of the challenges he is working on for the next version of .NET (eg. Concurrency and Versioning).