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

England beats Poland

Good news: England beat Poland overnight. We had already qualified for the World Cup Finals, but potentially this could make us one of the top seeds, and mean that we don't have to face Brazil or Argentina in the group phase. Could it be our year, 40 years on?

And Australia will meet Uruguay for their chance, after Uruguay managed to beat Argentina 1-0. Either Argentina weren't really trying, or Australia is en route to disappointment again.

Personally, I think Australia shouldn't be part of the Asian Confed. The Oceanic Confed should be part of Asia. If Oceania exists, then Australia should be in it - but all the Oceanic teams would get better by playing against the Asian teams. Australia doesn't get enough competitive matches. Friendlies just aren't the same.