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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12 May 2006

New stylus from Kyle Grovers

I dropped into the Battery Bar (no proper website???) this evening in the Adelaide Arcade (that's the one where the fountain is in Rundle Mall). I got a new stylus for my XDA IIs. I'd lost the others.

The guy who served me was Kyle Grovers. We got talking. (I know, you're all thinking "Really Rob? You're normally so shy and retiring...") So anyway - I thought I'd blog about him. Now if he googles himself (is that allowed?), he might find a mention. He was really helpful. Suggested that a piece of sticky tape around a stylus can help stop you losing them... so long as you can do this before you actually lose them of course.

My new stylus has a pen inside it, which makes it even more useful. I would've rather had a multi-pack, but this will do.