Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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13 October 2005

Egress upgrade

This week, Egress got an upgrade, to version 2.4. It's an app for PocketPC, which Dave mentioned recently. It's a nice little app... but I wouldn't mind if you could auto-sync to external OPMLs. That would help Dave in his quest too.

My favourite features of the new version are:

1/ An exit button - this is really handy on a PocketPC. Previously you could quit with Ctrl-Q, but it's hard to do that using Transcriber.
2/ A 'mark all as read in this channel' button - which is just a shortcut to a sub-menu item. If you click something 10 times each time you use the app, then it should be on a shortcut.

Great to have Karl paying attention to it.