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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23 January 2006

Gervais and Pilkington

For anyone who doesn't listen to the Ricky Gervais podcast, you should give it a try. This basic premise is that a newspaper (the Guardian) took a successful radio show and decided to pull the music out and make it a podcast. The format of the show is that one of Ricky's co-hosts talks a load of rubbish, and Ricky and the other co-host tell him it's a load of rubbish. Simple, but quite effective.

Got me thinking... I saw Valiant with the kids a couple of weeks ago. Most of the times Roslyn and I go to the movies these days it's to see a kids' film, although we did get to see The Producers the other day, which was really good (please stay to the end, listen to the songs through the credits, etc).

Anyway, back to Valiant. Ricky Gervais plays Bugsy, and does a pretty good job. But this is a story about war-time pigeons, who make a desperate attempt to rescue a fellow pigeon who's a prisoner-of-war. And I'm thinking that Ricky telling Karl that he's talking a load of rubbish when he refers to some piece of monkey news just loses all credibility.