The Heeler

by VB

Editor's Note : Those unfamiliar with AVDF will wonder what a dog is doing writing a gossip column. VB is a Heeler/Collie cross owned by the Trescowthick Family. He was found after Visual Basic Australia '94 and named by MicroHelp Supremo Mark Novisoff and VB/OLE guru Keith Pleas. He is in touch with the gossip pulse of Australian Development... well, maybe.

Ed for Windows developer and all-round Aussie guru Neville Franks goes from strength to strength, it would seem... he has now adapted Ed to be Java-aware and is looking firmly down the barrel of still more runaway success with this sensational editor. Bill Gates, watch out...

Aussie development mag. PC Developer is no more. Or so we all thought, following an announcement in December. The word is, though, that it's about to be revived, without long-time editor Eric Wilson, but with previous publisher Stephen Moignard acting in an advisory role. Let's hope so.

GUI Computing Sydney manager Tony Goodhew is now on the way into the Guiness Book of Records, if my inside info is correct. Regular readers will remember that he lost no fewer than two mobile phones in the month or two before Christmas. And the very strong whisper is that another one has gone AWOL. Tony denies it, but not too convincingly...

Jealousy is a curse, and it's clear that AVDF editor Anna Morgan was a bit peeved that GUI's Melbourne Office Manager Cathy Conte had stolen the march on her in drinking mishaps (after her run in with a flaming sambucca after VBA '95). Anna recently retaliated and managed to set a decent part of a bar alight with green chartreuse. Good effort...

Weddings, Parties, Anything...well, weddings anyway. GUI Melbourne Programmer Adam Maloney has announced his engagement to long-time girlfiend Jackie, while AVDF regular Peter Wone continues his MSN-based French romance - and is heading over to France in April with a view to taking the plunge. Congrats.


Written by: VB
Please feel free to email me any gossip you might be able to get your paws on... vb@gui.com.au
Feb 1996



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