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Azure

Azure App Services announced

25 March 2015 - less than 1 minute read

Microsoft announced Azure App Services today. This will definitely be a technology to watch to see how the future of BizTalk development may evolve. However ...

BizTalk

BTDF in Visual Studio 2015

5 February 2017 - 4 minute read

Workaround for getting BTDF to work with BizTalk 2016 and Visual Studio 2015. [UPDATE: This workaround is no longer required. BTDF is now updated]

Blog

A new son is born!

19 May 2017 - less than 1 minute read

We now have a second son to introduce to the world!

Intrepid?

13 November 2014 - less than 1 minute read

Dictionary.reference.com defines Intrepid as:

Nathan is here!

2 January 2013 - less than 1 minute read

I have been really really slack with this site hey?

Not long now!

23 February 2012 - less than 1 minute read

Tomorrow is Femke’s last day at her work for about 9 months!

An addition to the family!

12 July 2011 - less than 1 minute read

I don’t know if many or any people are still following this blog? However I do just want to proudly announce that my future wife to be Femke is now about 8 w...

Macbook Pro

6 April 2011 - 1 minute read

Most of you already know that on my personal PC side, I have switched from PC to Mac. After using an iPhone for over a year by that time I was curious about ...

Wow… time does fly!

1 December 2010 - less than 1 minute read

Wow. it’s been over a year since I have touched this site.

House Hunting

20 September 2009 - 1 minute read

Femke now has her residency visa, so now we move on to setting up our own lives together.

Journey back to Australia

9 February 2009 - 5 minute read

Sadly I had to leave the Netherlands to return to Australia by myself. I did have some issues on the flight back too.

Immigration Dramas

14 January 2009 - 5 minute read

Things are not quite going to plan with regards to staying and working in the Netherlands.

Immigration Dramas

10 December 2008 - 3 minute read

Things are not quite going to plan with regards to staying and working in the Netherlands.

Whanganui Canoe Trip

24 September 2008 - 25 minute read

This is the story of the biggest adventure we had in our entire New Zealand travel holiday! We are just glad to have survived it!

A bit of snow

20 July 2008 - less than 1 minute read

I have not seen a lot of snow in my life, so it was a big deal for me when it happened in Christchurch!

Yet more blog changes

9 June 2008 - less than 1 minute read

Some behind the scenes changes of my blog web site

Wanaka

2 April 2008 - 1 minute read

Details our travels to Wanaka and the Rob Roy hike

Fox Glacier

27 March 2008 - 2 minute read

Several days at Fox Glacier and taking in the local sights.

Frans Josef Glacier

25 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Details about the three days we spent at Frans Joseph glacier. Stunning photos and views

Greymouth to Frans Josef

24 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

A pretty dull drive from Greymouth to Frans Josef. But it picked up dramatically towards the end!

Greymouth

21 February 2008 - 1 minute read

It was a stunning drive from Westport to Greymouth.

Westport

20 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

Not a great deal happened on the journey to Westport and while we were there.

Nelson Lakes National Park

18 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Details the adventures and mishaps we had at Nelson Lakes right after the Abel Tasman hike.

Abel Tasman Coastal Track

14 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Big blog post about our first great hike! the Abel Tasman Costal Track!

Welcome to the South Island

8 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

After a while in Wellington, it was time to say goodbye (for now) to our relatives and move on to the South Island.

Windy Wellington

6 February 2008 - 1 minute read

Catching up with Jeff, Cath, Jarrod and Jack in Wellington

The long road south

4 February 2008 - 2 minute read

Details of our trip from Auckland to Wellington

A minor setback

29 January 2008 - less than 1 minute read

A small thing causes a few delays to our trip

New Laptop

19 November 2007 - 1 minute read

Investigations into getting a new laptop

New hearing aids!

12 October 2007 - 1 minute read

Not many good audiologists out there any more.

Create your own books!

12 October 2007 - less than 1 minute read

How you can create awesome and professional looking books from your computer!

Water Woes

14 June 2007 - 1 minute read

Cheap and nasty cost cutting during one of Brisbane’s worst droughts

New Camera Gear

1 January 2007 - less than 1 minute read

Details of my new camera gear

Weekend in Sydney

31 May 2006 - 1 minute read

Summary of weekend photography trip to Sydney with Bronwen and John

Dirt Bike Shots

28 March 2006 - less than 1 minute read

Testing out new camera gear by taking photos of a mate’s dirt bike in action

Computers

Confluence

Family

A new son is born!

19 May 2017 - less than 1 minute read

We now have a second son to introduce to the world!

Goodbye my mother

11 February 2016 - less than 1 minute read

This is very hard one for me to write.

Nathan is here!

2 January 2013 - less than 1 minute read

I have been really really slack with this site hey?

Not long now!

23 February 2012 - less than 1 minute read

Tomorrow is Femke’s last day at her work for about 9 months!

An addition to the family!

12 July 2011 - less than 1 minute read

I don’t know if many or any people are still following this blog? However I do just want to proudly announce that my future wife to be Femke is now about 8 w...

Wow… time does fly!

1 December 2010 - less than 1 minute read

Wow. it’s been over a year since I have touched this site.

House Hunting

20 September 2009 - 1 minute read

Femke now has her residency visa, so now we move on to setting up our own lives together.

Hearing

New hearing aids!

12 October 2007 - 1 minute read

Not many good audiologists out there any more.

Create your own books!

12 October 2007 - less than 1 minute read

How you can create awesome and professional looking books from your computer!

Ignite

Off to Microsoft Ignite in New Zealand!

1 September 2015 - less than 1 minute read

This year Mexia are sending several co-workers and I to the Microsoft Ignite conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

Internet

Jekyll

Mexia

Netherlands

A Dutch Life

29 March 2009 - 6 minute read

My thoughts reflecting back on life in the Netherlands for 3 months and how it compares to Australia.

Journey back to Australia

9 February 2009 - 5 minute read

Sadly I had to leave the Netherlands to return to Australia by myself. I did have some issues on the flight back too.

Immigration Dramas

14 January 2009 - 5 minute read

Things are not quite going to plan with regards to staying and working in the Netherlands.

Immigration Dramas

10 December 2008 - 3 minute read

Things are not quite going to plan with regards to staying and working in the Netherlands.

New Zealand

Whanganui Canoe Trip

24 September 2008 - 25 minute read

This is the story of the biggest adventure we had in our entire New Zealand travel holiday! We are just glad to have survived it!

A bit of snow

20 July 2008 - less than 1 minute read

I have not seen a lot of snow in my life, so it was a big deal for me when it happened in Christchurch!

Wanaka

2 April 2008 - 1 minute read

Details our travels to Wanaka and the Rob Roy hike

Fox Glacier

27 March 2008 - 2 minute read

Several days at Fox Glacier and taking in the local sights.

Frans Josef Glacier

25 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Details about the three days we spent at Frans Joseph glacier. Stunning photos and views

Greymouth to Frans Josef

24 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

A pretty dull drive from Greymouth to Frans Josef. But it picked up dramatically towards the end!

Greymouth

21 February 2008 - 1 minute read

It was a stunning drive from Westport to Greymouth.

Westport

20 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

Not a great deal happened on the journey to Westport and while we were there.

Nelson Lakes National Park

18 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Details the adventures and mishaps we had at Nelson Lakes right after the Abel Tasman hike.

Abel Tasman Coastal Track

14 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Big blog post about our first great hike! the Abel Tasman Costal Track!

Welcome to the South Island

8 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

After a while in Wellington, it was time to say goodbye (for now) to our relatives and move on to the South Island.

Windy Wellington

6 February 2008 - 1 minute read

Catching up with Jeff, Cath, Jarrod and Jack in Wellington

The long road south

4 February 2008 - 2 minute read

Details of our trip from Auckland to Wellington

A minor setback

29 January 2008 - less than 1 minute read

A small thing causes a few delays to our trip

Photography

New Camera Gear

1 January 2007 - less than 1 minute read

Details of my new camera gear

Weekend in Sydney

31 May 2006 - 1 minute read

Summary of weekend photography trip to Sydney with Bronwen and John

Dirt Bike Shots

28 March 2006 - less than 1 minute read

Testing out new camera gear by taking photos of a mate’s dirt bike in action

PowerShell

Retrospective

A Dutch Life

29 March 2009 - 6 minute read

My thoughts reflecting back on life in the Netherlands for 3 months and how it compares to Australia.

Software

Visual Studio Code

5 February 2017 - 1 minute read

Why I recommend Visual Studio Code as your main text editor.

Technology

Intrepid?

13 November 2014 - less than 1 minute read

Dictionary.reference.com defines Intrepid as:

Macbook Pro

6 April 2011 - 1 minute read

Most of you already know that on my personal PC side, I have switched from PC to Mac. After using an iPhone for over a year by that time I was curious about ...

Yet more blog changes

9 June 2008 - less than 1 minute read

Some behind the scenes changes of my blog web site

New Laptop

19 November 2007 - 1 minute read

Investigations into getting a new laptop

New hearing aids!

12 October 2007 - 1 minute read

Not many good audiologists out there any more.

Create your own books!

12 October 2007 - less than 1 minute read

How you can create awesome and professional looking books from your computer!

New Camera Gear

1 January 2007 - less than 1 minute read

Details of my new camera gear

Travel

Journey back to Australia

9 February 2009 - 5 minute read

Sadly I had to leave the Netherlands to return to Australia by myself. I did have some issues on the flight back too.

Immigration Dramas

14 January 2009 - 5 minute read

Things are not quite going to plan with regards to staying and working in the Netherlands.

Immigration Dramas

10 December 2008 - 3 minute read

Things are not quite going to plan with regards to staying and working in the Netherlands.

Whanganui Canoe Trip

24 September 2008 - 25 minute read

This is the story of the biggest adventure we had in our entire New Zealand travel holiday! We are just glad to have survived it!

A bit of snow

20 July 2008 - less than 1 minute read

I have not seen a lot of snow in my life, so it was a big deal for me when it happened in Christchurch!

Wanaka

2 April 2008 - 1 minute read

Details our travels to Wanaka and the Rob Roy hike

Fox Glacier

27 March 2008 - 2 minute read

Several days at Fox Glacier and taking in the local sights.

Frans Josef Glacier

25 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Details about the three days we spent at Frans Joseph glacier. Stunning photos and views

Greymouth to Frans Josef

24 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

A pretty dull drive from Greymouth to Frans Josef. But it picked up dramatically towards the end!

Greymouth

21 February 2008 - 1 minute read

It was a stunning drive from Westport to Greymouth.

Westport

20 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

Not a great deal happened on the journey to Westport and while we were there.

Nelson Lakes National Park

18 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Details the adventures and mishaps we had at Nelson Lakes right after the Abel Tasman hike.

Abel Tasman Coastal Track

14 February 2008 - 4 minute read

Big blog post about our first great hike! the Abel Tasman Costal Track!

Welcome to the South Island

8 February 2008 - less than 1 minute read

After a while in Wellington, it was time to say goodbye (for now) to our relatives and move on to the South Island.

Windy Wellington

6 February 2008 - 1 minute read

Catching up with Jeff, Cath, Jarrod and Jack in Wellington

The long road south

4 February 2008 - 2 minute read

Details of our trip from Auckland to Wellington

A minor setback

29 January 2008 - less than 1 minute read

A small thing causes a few delays to our trip

Weekend in Sydney

31 May 2006 - 1 minute read

Summary of weekend photography trip to Sydney with Bronwen and John