The software is free and available here.
We are a small independant software company interested in the effects of bullying and harassment through text messaging on the youth culture.
The purpose of this survey is two fold - to find out how undesirable messaging is perceived in society and to understand if technology is able to help mitigate some of the issues we suspect are out there.
The questions in the first section will be shared with the general public in an aggregated summary format to help the New Zealand community understand how text harassment is affecting society. The remainder of the information including any personal information will not be shared with anyone and will be used to help us understand whether technology is an appropriate way to deal with this issue.
If you can help, please visit www.txtsurvey.co.nz and fill in the questions. It will only take a couple of your minutes! It would be better if you had kids of your own, to make it more focused.
You can do it even if you are not in New Zealand.
Novatel Wireless Reports Record Results Driven by Strong Sales Across Multi-Pronged 3G Product Portfolio
First Quarter Revenue Increases 174% Year Over Year and 43% Sequentially
“Our first quarter performance was the best in Company history, with record sales, strong gross margins and impressive operating leverage,” commented Brad Weinert, Novatel Wireless’ acting Chief Executive Officer. “Sales were even higher than forecasted in our revised guidance due to strong end-of-the-quarter momentum for newly introduced ExpressCards and Ovation USB devices. During the quarter, shipments of the Company’s ExpressCards – the most successful new product introduction in our history – grew to almost $50 million in sales.
The product can be a success. It's actually quite good. But when you contact the Novatel support multiple times through their support forms but receive no replies, as it happened to me, then it really leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
Other reports tells us that from today every current Joost user can invite an unlimited number of friends to join the service (although my Joost status still says I can invite only five people).
So if you are thinking of joining Joost, post a comment here and I will send you an invite until it opens to the public or until I run out of time.
UPDATE: Joost has announced its commercial launch, and unlimited invites available for current beta testers. But the "unlimited" is not really available now, so I've sent invites to the first five people commenting here and will send more invites as soons as I have them.
UPDATE: Unlimited invites are now available so please comment away!
Even though my company is small, I run this software in-house because of the benefits, including the synchronisation between locations that allows me to read RSS feeds in one medium and have it marked as read everywhere else automatically. I love that I can go out and keep an eye on the feeds from my Windows Mobile Pocket PC, and when I am back using my laptop all those feeds are already marked and gone.
This is only one of the benefits. You should read my NGES review on Geekzone to see what it can bring to larger companies.
But the reason of this post is because I got the news that NGES 2.0 is out. This update includes support for the NewsGator Go! reader for Pocket PC. This is great because I will be able to synchronise my feeds with my Pocket PC instead of having to be on-line all the time to read it through the mobile browser. It means I can download the feeds and read on an aeroplane for example, since I won't need to have the cellular data on all the time.
Also included is a new Ajax-based Web interface, sorting of feeds and articles by relevance to the user, tagging support, enhanced reporting, and feed-reading add-ons to Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and Lotus Notes.
Now to contact the NGES Support and arrange for an updated install to be sent to me...
So frustrating. I cringe every time I have to reboot now.
I am very tempted to go out and buy an Apple Mac.
UPDATE: Install worked, after four attempts. And this is not a machine with lots installed - and it's clean. There is no toolbars and loads of utilities. It's just plain stock Windows Vista. Lesson learned? Don't use the Sleep or Hibernation thing. Every time I use that something goes wrong. Reboot every day.
UPDATE: I can't believe it... After the install finished I clicked Windows Update. It downloaded 340MB for SQL 2005 SP2, and run for ten minutes. Then it return "Update failed to install". I clicked the link "Get Help" and as expect the error code wasn't there. I clicked the button "Try again" and it started downloading the 340MB SP2 again!
How bad a software can be? It's just the client, for goodness sake, it's not the SQL 2005 Server components. Another reboot coming.
UPDATE: Worst decision ever: installing the SQL 2005 Client on this Windows Vista machine. After installing SP2 I wanted to add another feature, but can't because the code files are newer than the installation DVD. And guess what? Uninstall is not working. What a piece of software.
You can vote for a Dell XPS 710 H2C design of your choice. Two options are available now.
You can also comment on the designs and ideas and by the looks of it people are using that forum to provide feedback for all of Dell's products, not only this design process.
Anyway, back to the competition. Read the press release find all about the Xbox 360 Pac-Man World Championship.
Drawn from the best players in the Xbox 360 regions of Australia/New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Europe and the United States, nine finalists will advance to the finals based upon the highest Xbox LIVE Arcade leaderboard scores and be flown to New York City for the finals on June 5.
I remember playing this in the arcardes, mid-80s. Good times. No worries. And Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Asteroids were the big thing back then. You can play these on-line (Asteroids, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong) to find out what was cool back in the 80s.
The story going around is that customers will be able to get a 25 Mbps option soon, up from the current maximum 10 Mbps service.
However, have you noticed how the speed has degraded in the last few weeks? I am signed up for the 10 Mbps, but I've noticed really bad times to Australia in the last four weeks. It was really good just before, and one Saturday evening all went down hill.
If 25 Mbps is coming, it would be great to at least have the current service back ot previous levels.