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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14 February 2006

A new podcast (not by me), and life without a stylus

Interestingly, when I noticed that I had dropped my XDA's stylus in the car this morning, I didn't rush out to get it. I know that I frequently use the other end of a pen, or my fingernail (one I haven't ripped off while playing my guitar), instead. I know where the stylus is, and when I get the time (and energy), I'll get under the seat in the car and find it. But what I've noticed today is that I am surprisingly dependent on it. So I'll be doing that either before I drive home, or when I get there.

I've recently been missing the commute time that I had when I was in Melbourne. Well, not really. I do like the fact that I get home much earlier now that I'm living in Adelaide. I live about 10 minutes' drive from work, and that's great. Except that I feel like I've got a pile of podcasts to listen to that I'm not getting through. And as for reading time - I used to enjoy public transport and the reading time you can get. But now, I feel like I don't get the time to do that as much as I'd like.

One that I will be trying to find time for is Dr Neil Roodyn's new podcast. :)