Monthly Archives: July 2005

Why “Windows Vista” is a bad name…

I’m not alone in thinking that “Windows Vista” is a really bad name. Apart from the obvious ‘Hasta la Vista’ catch phrase which brings images of the Governor of California single-handedly shooting up Redmond. Hugh Macleod (I love his little sketches) thinks it is bland. I did a search for other “Vista’s” on Google. Here’s what I found: Vista.com – Helping small business do more business. Vistaprint – Full service graphic design and printing. MontaVista …

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Venting over the scourge of DRM

An article on ITWeb which touched on Digital Rights Management got me going enough to write a nice response. See my comment here.

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Vista vs VISTA

So the news is out, the new version of Windows (aka Longhorn) is to be called “Windows Vista”. See the details here. Ok, ok, I’m no hero, I was tipped off by Robert Scoble. Pity they chose an unoriginal name like that. If I were Aperture, I’d think about legal action. See the Aperture website: “Aperture VISTATM is an enterprise software solution which reduces operational risk and improves efficiency through the visual management of the …

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Sun Microsystems South Africa – Kick-Off Dinner

Friday at Sun was definitely a reduced productivity day, but with good reason. The marketing guys were holding an ‘Information Town Hall’ at The Castle in Kyalami and this was followed in the evening with a Kick-Off Dinner at Casalinga Ristorante. I attended the dinner. Despite the distance we had to travel, about half an hour from Joburg or forty minutes from Pretoria, I arrived in time (!!) and headed into the venue to a …

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Mo Unplugged at High Flyers

So I skipped on out last night to High Flyers in Boksburg with JP for a beer or two and happened to see the one-man band “Mo” playing there. I have to say he had some pretty impressive guitar work. His music choise was all over the place, which made it very interesting to watch and listen to. Sting’s “Message in a Bottle” was performed with a John Mayer-esque twist, as Mo liked to refer …

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