Image Hidden In Windows Vista DVD Hologram

The wow starts now – or at least the word wow came into my mind when I saw this post at InsideMicrosoft. Apparently a spanish guy (nickname kwisatz) has found that there is a hidden image in the Windows Vista DVD Hologram. Or better said hidden images, as there are possible more but he has yet to find out what they are of.

The first one is he has found is of three people smiling! So you would think that this would be some sort of easter egg, even though Easter egss are rarely seen in Microsoft products now days. However according to Nathan Weinberg over at InsideMicrosoft he has got word from someone on the inside that they are running a query inside Microsoft, that emails are flying around trying to figure out who put the picture in there.

So I guess that pretty much means this wasn’t known until now, this wasn’t approved, and there’s some level of concern internally…. like I said WOW.

Update: New Images here and here.

Update 2: All is reveailed here.

Live Earth Interactive Virtual Earth Map Live

Following the recent announcment of the launch of the MSN UK Live Earth site. The promised Interactive Maps Section of the Live Earth Site is now live.

This Virtual Earth interactive map as pictured below allows you to find out where Live Earth concerts are located and at what venues, who the artists are and where they live, where “hot spots” are and what impact the climate change is having on those locations, as well as providing links to additional information about the Live Earth event and movement.

Check it out at: http://entimg.msn.com/i/LiveEarth/map/map.html

Al Gore In Istanbul To Announce Live Earth Turkey

Just got word from the Live Earth Team that Former United States Vice President Al Gore, actress and Live Earth Istanbul spokesperson Sebnem Donmez, and representatives from local concert organizer Purple Concerts, gathered today at the Cirigan Palace to inform the public about the latest developments of Live Earth Turkey, which is being staged at The Seven Towers Fortress, a historic Byzantine site in Istanbul.

Representatives from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Turkey, TEMA The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats, Doga Dernegi (DD) Nature Foundation, and Deniz Temiz (Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association), Live Earth Turkey’s NGO partners, spoke at the press conference in support of Live Earth environmental message.

“Live Earth is taking place across all seven continents because the climate crisis affects us all and all of us must be a part of the solution, Gore said. Live Earth will engage individuals, corporations and governments to take action against the climate crisis.

Tickets to Live Earth Istanbul go on sale Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. EEST. Tickets can be purchased through Biletix online: http://www.biletix.com. Tickets cost 50 YTL.

However the artist line-up for Live Earth Istanbul will be announced at a later date.

Live Earth Turkey is being produced and organized locally by Purple Concerts, an Istanbul-based concert production company founded by Marcel Avram, Cengizhan Yeldan and Alan Cattanach. Representatives of Purple Concerts underlined the importance of Istanbul being one of the nine host cities for Live Earth concerts.

Live Earth is very important for Turkish musicians and performers as they are receiving a opportunity for worldwide exposure for the first time, said Marcel Avram. The invited artists who will perform at Live Earth Istanbul will give a great contribution to the fight against global warming, and they will get to introduce their music to the world.

Interactive Microsoft Office 2007 advertisement on MSN.co.uk

Today Microsoft Office  and MSN UK are joining forces to unveil what was called the most innovative online ad – ever:  for 24 hours today, Tuesday 12th June, the MSN.co.uk website will be strikingly transformed to take the form of a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document, allowing customers to try the Live Preview for themselves in a very familiar environment.

This initiative is driving awareness and demand for the 2007 release of MS Office by encouraging people to experience the product for themselves. The trial available can actually convert to a full product if the customer decides to purchase at any time during the trial. This activity forms part of the It’s a new day. It’s a new office. advertising campaign which supports the 2007 Office system launch, and shows great collaboration between Microsoft Office and MSN to create an advert that allows customers to interact with our brands in new and exciting ways.

This ad was already ran on MSN.com in April, and according to Marc Bresseel a Sales Director at Microsoft, it achieved exceptional results. So it shall be interesting to see the results on this one. Especially as MSN.co.uk receives an average of 3.5 million unique visitors per day, which means big potential for success.

Live Earth South Africa Revealed

Live Earth today announced the artist line-up and ticketing information for Live Earth South Africa, which will be staged at The Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng, just outside of Johannesburg.

The 24-hour Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents with events in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New York, United States.

Live Earth South Africa will feature the following acts live on stage:
ANGELIQUE KIDJO
BAABA MAAL
DANNY K
JOSS STONE
THE PARLOTONES
THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR
UB40
VUSI MAHLASELA
ZOLA

Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 11, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased through Computicket online: http://www.computicket.com or by phone on 083 915 8000, or any outlet country wide. Tickets cost R250, which includes all service fees.

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector beta available

With Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Beta, you can use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages and contacts for free!

Outlook Connector Beta enables you to use your Live Hotmail accounts within Outlook:

  • Read and send your Office Live Mail/Windows Live Hotmail e-mail messages.
  • Manage your Live Mail Contacts.
  • Use advanced options for blocking junk e-mail messages.
  • Manage multiple e-mail accounts in one place.

With a paid subscription, Outlook Connector Beta enables these additional features:

  • Manage, share, and synchronize your Windows Live Calendar in Outlook.
  • Access your Tasks and Notes.

Download Microsoft Office Outlook Connector Beta here.

Apple Safari 3 beta available for Windows?

Today at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) Keynote in San Francisco, Apples CEO Steve Jobs, announced that the Mac OS Web browser, Safari (beta 3), is now available for Microsoft Windows PC’s.

Launching in open beta today, the latest version of Safari includes a number of new features, including a new functionality for automatically creating widgets from web page elements. It’s understood that this feature will also work with Windows. Another new feature is advanced tab dragging, which even allows for tabs to be dragged off into their own new windows, which I have to admit is pretty neat, and should be available in Internet Explorer (IE7), as I’ve wanted to do this before with Tabs! 🙂

According to Apple, Safari (beta 3), is the fastest browser running on Windows, based on the industry standard iBench tests, rendering web pages up to twice as fast as IE 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2. Though I’ll let you make your own mind up on that! 😉

Safari 3 public beta is available today as a free download at www.apple.com/safari.

My 22nd Birthday and Second Blog Anniversary!

Hey peeps, there’s a party going on and you’re all invited! 😉

As today is my 22nd Birthday and 2nd blog anniversary. And yet again what a great year it has been, there’s so many great things I’ve done and so many new people I’ve met, it’s unbelievable. So for this blog post I thought I would provide you with some blog post links and photo links to some of my most memorable moments while being 21 years old.

To start off here’s a list of various things I’ve managed to accomplish while being 21 as well as some of thoses events and meet ups I’ve been too within the past year:

Next up is some of my most commented posts:

And finally here’s a list of all my Flickr Sets to date:

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West Malling

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Holly’s Birthday Party: 7th April 2007

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Bowling in Chatham: 5th of April 2007

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Fun in London: 4th of April 2007

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KITC visit to PC Pro Offices

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Chinese New Year 2007 and Second MSP…

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Designertopia 2007

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UK Developer Launch of Windows Vista and…

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MS UK EVO Launch + Night out in reading

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Second BritBlog Meetup!

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The Pub Crawl Begins!

The Robert Scoble Pissed as Newts London…

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Second Blogger/Web2.0 Mixer Redux

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Flying over Kent September 2006

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Me, Eric and Nikhil

Windows Live Butterfly Meetup

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Windows Live Dinner UK

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London 21 january 2006

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But hey don’t go yet, I would just like to say a big thanks to all my family, friends and work colleges, you’re a great bunch, thanks a million, I love you all, you’re the best! 😀