Edinburgh 2.0 – Coffee Morning 11th May 2007

May 11, 2007

E D I is for Paradiso N RED B U RRR g goldhh    Coach Park 2 p.e.r.i.o.d O

Couple of things Mike might of missed from other end of the table.

Ian and I disscussed the rip of Cost of Marathon Photos, nice idea but £35+P&P for a digital copy, come on! My Edinburgh 10K Run last Sunday.

Fraser found this article in this mornings Metro. Nintendo DS game swears at a young girl, Nintendo said it’s more than likely a pirated game. The mothers daughter said the guy on the market who sold it her had lost the original box!

RSS Readers/Aggregators – In particular Mike was after a selection of them for Windows. He said it was for a client, but secretly I think Mike is converting to Windows! Faser mentioned he uses one on his mobile, I think it was mobile version of Bloglines? I believe Google Reader has a mobile version too.

I mention it would be nice if Google Reader produce some statistics on your reading habits. So when your pushed for time you can ditch your least favourite feeds. On this subject I found this post from lifehack.

10 Smart Hacks for Google Reader

Also check out Bumpzee – Fraser.

PowerPoint Alternatives

If your easily offend, don’t click on the above image! – Credit to Gapingvoid. Johnnie mention that he had his first experience of using Microsoft PowerPoint, but pointed out he liked using HTML/JavaScript to present his slides, sorry Johnnie I forget the name? Ewan, the second most popular Ewan on Google after Ewan McGregor said he uses Splashr as none linear way of presenting slides via flickr.

The Windows Vista Ultimate Element

Windows Vista – We decided that Microsoft brings out new Operating Systems when the last one is finally stable (Windows XP) and people are happy using it. My spin on it, if your in the market for a new PC at home buy Windows Vista, but if it’s for business speak to your IT support company first!

Mike asked Fraser for his professional opninon on Google Adwords and Yahoo and Microsoft as alternativies. Fraser (of Whitespace) and myself pointed out that most users still use Internet Explorer which defaults MSN homepage so Microsoft Adcenter may offer better value for money in some cases. If you don’t know how to change your homepage in Internet Explorer click here, but really you should be using Firefox!


Next week

Mike said he would be down south, but I said I’d be along.


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  3. Edinburgh Coffee Morning 27th – Extra Time
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  5. Edinburgh Coffee Morning & Beer 2.0

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  1. Great write up Jamie – although I don’t know if my opinion has ever been considered professional before!

    Johnnie was using S5 which is new to me too.

    I’ll be planning to come along next week too.

    p.s. what plugin are you using to stop spam on this blog? I’m getting heaps of it at the moment and need a new solution!

    Comment by Fraser Edwards — May 11, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

  2. I use Peter’s Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin for WordPress because although it’s not the most advanced solution it’s still easy to read unlike the solution Typepad implements! If spam gets past the first layer it has to deal with Akismet which you need a WordPress API key to use effectively. Then I always get an email when a comment has been posted so I can double check it.

    Comment by jamie — May 11, 2007 @ 1:14 pm

  3. Thanks – I’ll give that a go. I’m using Akismet and the maths plugin already but still getting heaps of spam through. It doesn’t actually make it on to the blog but I always like to check the akismet spam in case it’s made any mistakes.

    On the subject of plugins! Subscribe to comments is very handy to make sure people come back again.

    Comment by Fraser Edwards — May 11, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  4. Thanks Fraser, as you can now see I have “Subscribe to Comments” plugin installed.

    Comment by jamie — May 11, 2007 @ 2:40 pm

  5. Nice one, didn’t take you long Jamie! It’s something I wish every blog had so that when you comment you don’t have to try and remember to go back to that post to keep up to date with discussion.

    Comment by Fraser Edwards — May 11, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

  6. Jamie, what splendid coverage on today’s coffee morn. I feel quite surplus to requirements. In fact,I’ve been in Glasgow since coffee, this morn, and have just come back online via GNER’s wi-fi.

    Me thinks I can save myself some time writing up coffee morn, and just link to your excellent post, and kick back. The drinks trolley is fast approaching right now, so thanks to you, it’s going to be G&T time instead of blog post time. Hope there’s a good turn out next week, will think of everyone from my Cornish break, and hope to see everyone in two weeks timke.

    Hope you have a great time in Athens Jamie, and Stevie G and the boys do the business bigtime.


    Comment by Mike — May 11, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

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