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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03 February 2006

No more Kawasaki worries

For those of you who don't know, my son Samuel went to hospital 18 months ago (when he was 7) with a condition that we eventually found out was Kawasaki's Disease. I says 'eventually', because it took several days for them to work out what the problem was - lucky they did, because untreated it typically causes aneurysms and heart attacks.

Since then, he has taken aspirin every day and had regularly echocardiagrams. It's really affected his life in all kinds of ways, and I would say it has affected Roslyn and me too.

Today he had another echocardiagram. The artery dilation and aneurysm that had previously been there is now gone. He no longer needs aspirin. He's still considered in a high risk category, and as such has been warned off ever smoking, drinking excessively, etc. But on the whole, we're very happy and certainly thanking God. It feels like it's been a long 18 months.

Many thanks to those of you who have shown an interest, or been praying, etc. :)