MDEC 2005

Went to MDEC 2005. Learned lots about the windows mobile platform and the .NET Compact Framework V2.0 and Windows CE V5.0

Earned my Frank Arrigo spotting badge.

Learned that most of the phones being sold now will never be able to run .NET Compact Framework 2.0 so the only real alternative is to develop native apps or use Open .NET CF.

I have a new phone, an O2 XPhoneII. The keypad keys are far too small to be used by humans and the little 4 way joystick is way too sensitive or not sensitive enough – at times seems to be connected to random number generator.. Not completely happy. Will give it a few more weeks to train me and see how I feel then.

My new phone has a digital camera. Anyone who knows me from the last 15 years of documenting the Sydney underground music scene knows that I am snap happy (If you went to an underground party between the years of 1988 and 1996 – I have you a picture of you off your face, naked and covered in chubba chub sticks… considering a future in politics?… contact me and these pictures won’t be made public) – so I have of course taken this to an extreeme.


I Registered Online



MDEC was held at the Star City Casino


At which there is a rock contained under glass for no apparent reason.



There was a great rush of registrants



And I am crap at taking photos..





“Team Doug” won the Imagine Cup…



And the inside out “Water Feature” was trippy



About James McParlane

CTO Massive Interactive. Ex Computer Whiz Kid - Now Grumpy Old Guru.
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