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Office 2007

I’ve been using this for a few days now, mostly Outlook, Word and some powerpoint, not had a chance to use the rest or the OneNote software Beta I also took. The biggest thing for me, aside from the new look and feel which I actually like, is that they finally got around to adding TIMEZONES to appontments, something I used a lot in Notes years ago and have sorely missed since! So now I can set meetings in another zone without having to skew them for the time difference, of course I haven’t had a chance to test it properly by going to another timezone and changing the global time but will check that soon enough I’m sure.

I also get RSS feeds in Outlook which I’m not convinced by yet, however some more testing of whether it’s any good offline is still required, it does also show in Webmail interface too so it’s an online reader but to be honest it’s not up to Bloglines et al but could be a useful addition for certain feeds, it imported the one’s I’m using in IE 7 ok and has the option for OPML import, however I don’t think I want all my feeds in this interface.

Overall I like it, a lot of that might be to do with the fact it finally gets me away from Office XP and it’s archaic interface and connectivity, maybe in a few more years our systems will update but it will probably only happen when Office XP reaches end of life…

Work Mail Stats

I've adopted a new method for mail during which I realised I could do some quick and dirty analysis of it, the results are skewed due to the fact I delete a lot of mail but I do tend to keep anything relevant so not too worried about that. I have changed jobs several at least once every year of these stats too which may explain the odd trends but ultimately I think something got screwed somewhere but it does stack up with me sending a lot more mail as a strategic advisor than ever and getting even less response. That's how I felt during the year but nice to see stats back it up !

Year sent recieved
2002 1174 1515
2003 1334 1991
2004 2662 3700
2005 4727 2440
2006 1367 4827 

Update, I got some of the stats wrong as I hadn't moved some mail correctly and there were some duplicates around, damn mess.

Year sent recieved
2002 1174 1750
2003 1334 2207
2004 2662 4208
2005 4727 4713
2006 1367 1544

Way to slow or great mind?

I got sent a mail the other day referring to an article about a new meme called Infolust which was interesting, dealing with how hungry people are for information on anything they are doing and are turning to the dirth of new web2.0 services to get it.
my response was that the real problem was infoglut, too much info to digest, I thought I had come up with a nice new meme of my own, however I just did a Google search and the first article I found is from Oct 30 1995 , I had not read anything about it before but it seemed logical to me, however it also seemed logical to someone else over 10 years ago, my excuse is that 10 years ago I was building VAX/VMS systems…

Very Funny Cartoon re Browser Wars

I really enjoyed this skit on Browser wars 🙂