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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18 October 2005

I missed out!

It seems I missed out on getting the acting role I was after. It went to Daniel Craig instead. Mind you, he's 37, I'm only 30 - so perhaps I'll get it next. I'd need to get my original accent back though. And get into acting. I think I have the 'rugged good looks' department covered. Eh? Oh.

He seems an odd choice, and I'm not sure he'll last. Of the other Bond replacements, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan were the most successful because they'd already done similar roles on the small screen, proving themselves nicely. Brosnan was Remington Steele, and Moore was The Saint. I've always thought that the guy who plays Bond shouldn't be a 'bad guy', particularly not a guy who seemed good but then turned out bad. This was something I didn't like about Timothy Dalton - he always had that look about him that he wasn't entirely trustworthy, probably something he picked up in Flash Gordon - and I think it's a reason why some people will never be able to play Bond.

I think Clive Owen would do okay. He showed the ruthlessness in The Bourne Identity, and it means that when he's on the screen, people will be comfortable with that aspect to him straight away.

But ideally, I'll be enough of a megastar in 8 years' time, so that when they look for a replacement for Mr Craig, they'll consider me. ;)