Thursday, March 26, 2009

SharePoint Podshow interview

I was in Seattle at the start of March, where I got a chance to catch up with two of the SharePoint Podshow hosts - Rob Foster and Nick Swan. One thing led to another, and the next thing you know we are recording an interview for the Podcast!

If you don't already subscribe to the podcast, I can highly recommend it. As far as I know, it is currently the only podcast dedicated to SharePoint. For more information, check out

To listen to the interview I did with the guys, click here. It covers a range of topics including the role of a SharePoint architect, using WSS for document management and the challenges of change management.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gulf 2 Gulf

As you may have guessed from the title, this post is not about SharePoint. It's about a couple of guys - Dave Turner and Tim. They are just starting a crazy adventure, attempting to cycle 2,520 kilometres off-road from Spencer Gulf in the south of Australia to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north.

Dave is no stranger to crazy adventures. He has already managed to do some epic rides in New Zealand, Tibet and Mongolia. This one may be the craziest though. Especially considering that they will be travelling through areas that are still flooded today.

The whole journey is unassisted, which means they won't have anyone carrying supplies for them. Any food and water that they need they will need to pick up along the way or haul it with them. Not easy when you will be travelling through some of the driest parts of the continent. To make sure that they will have enough water, they have trailers attached to the back of their mountain bikes. As I said, crazy people.

So why? Well, the usual reasons - because it's there, because it's hard. But also they will use this epic journey to raise funds and awareness for World Vision Australia. I am going to be doing my little bit for the guys by posting daily updates to their blog at Add the feed to your RSS reader or follow along on Twitter at Don't forget to donate at the EVERYDAY HERO site