Darren Straight's Blog

ICT Enthusiast and photographer.

By - Darren Straight

Manor Park Country Park West Malling

Last week I was travelling to and from St John’s Ambulance Centre in West Malling to complete my four day first aid course, and not only did I pass the course, so I’m now a first aide with my HSE approved certificate which is valid for three years. But I also had the chance to take some wonderful photos of

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Photo Mayhem Easter 2007

Hope everyone’s been having a nice easter holiday. ūüėÄ I myself sure have been, which is why I would love to share with you all the follwing Flickr¬†Sets. I’m sure you’ll be laughing at quite a lot of the photos! Holly’s Birthday Party: 7th April 2007 Bowling in Chatham: 5th of April 2007 Fun in London: 4th of April 2007

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Visited PC Pro Offices London with The Kent IT Clinic

Well what a smashing day it was yesterday, my visit with The Kent IT Clinic to the PC Pro Offices in London was a real insight into how Dennis Publishing and PC Pro Magazine work as a company in the Computing Publishing industry. The visit started of with an introduction from Barry Collins to PC Pro and Dennis Publishing, this session

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The Kent IT Clinic (KITC) – February 2007

Well as¬†you may or may not¬†know, I’m now an IT Consultant for The Kent IT Clinic (KITC) at Medway which is a University-based IT Consultancy (provided as a University Module) which aims to provide help and expertise to the small and medium enterprise. As well as providing support to small and medium companies, The Kent IT Clinic (KITC) also¬†provides a¬†laptor

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Microsoft Designertopia 2007

Well I’m now back home after 2 days and 1 night in London as a Microsoft Student Partner attending the Microsoft Designertopia 2007 Design Conference, and I can definitely say that I’m pretty loaded with useful¬†information on things such as WPF and Expression Studio which as quoted by Microsoft, is a suite of tools for creative designers that gives you

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Yesterdays UK Developer Launch of Windows Vista and Office 2007

So hey I hope everyone who attended or watched online¬†the UK Developer Launch of Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system enjoyed it, me and 4 friends sure did enjoy being down there, shame my other friend who also really wanted to come couldn’t though. He was really looking forward to it, but the day before, he had to

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Flickr Xmas Easter Egg HoHoHo!

Heard word from Robert Gale yeserday that Flickr have implemented an easter egg for Christmas. It’s pretty funny, you can add a beard to a someone in a photo by naming a photonote called “ho ho ho hat” and add a beard by naming a photonote “ho ho ho beard”. Check this one out of me, found on Robs Flickr

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Yesterday’s UK EVO Launch was great!

Yesterday myself and three others from the University of Kent¬†headed down to Reading for Microsoft’s Technet UK Ready for a New Day: Launch of Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft Office System (aka the EVO Launch). And well¬†we just want to say that we¬†thought it was¬†brilliant! So well done to everybody who helped orgainse it, you done a

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Christmas BritBlog Blogmeet 2006

Well I went to the Christmas BritBlog blogmeet in London last night with Robert Gale and well what can I say it turned out to be pretty good, there were¬†around 15 people at one point! ūüôā Here’s a list of attendees with the corresponding links to their blogs, sorry if I misspelled any names, the list isn’t in its best

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Second Blogger/Web2.0 Mixer Redux!

I went up to London yesterday to meet up with my friend Eric Cheung to attend the Second Blogger/Web2.0 Mixer Redux which I had been invited to by the organiser Roger Kondrat, and wow what can I say other than it was a pleasure to have been invited by Roger as it was a great event, very nicely oraganised, nice bar, nice location and