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 May 2006

Cavemen and interfaces

The other day I downloaded the Cavemen beta (thanks Frank & Andrew) for my PocketPC. The game's really good. The interface suits a tablet-interface really well. Got me thinking a bit about how many applicatons would really be much more suited to using a pen than a mouse. I know that I keep wanting to get a decent image editor for my PocketPC. I like playing around with images, and it would be so much easier to do it with a pen than a mouse, even though the screen-size is obviously so much smaller. When I get a tablet pc, it'll be so much easier. Fathers' Day is coming up soon, right?