BlackBerry Users: New Daylight Savings Time Patch Required

BlackBerry Handheld and calendar

I was talking with the people at BlackBerry today and while on hold I was informed an urgent patch is required by all BlackBerry users. The change in dates for Daylight Savings Time will throw your BlackBerry’s calendar out of sync if you don’t update before then.

Blackberry Daylight Savings patch is available here.

From the Blackberry website:

When the DST dates change in March 2007, BlackBerry® devices will not update their clocks for the affected time zones if no patches for impacted BlackBerry software and third party software are applied. As a result, your BlackBerry device might not display correct time zone information for certain time periods during the year…

All Signed Up for Northern Voice

Northern Voice Logo / Banner

I’ll be attending the Northern Voice conference at the end of this week and into the weekend.

Thanks to Jordan @ Tell Ten Friends for letting me know that tickets were almost sold out. Thanks to Darren Barefoot for reinforcing that bit of info, which motivated me to buy my ticket when I did. (Probably not a moment too soon!)

You may not know what Northern Voice is – here’s a short description from their site.

Northern Voice is a two-day, non-profit personal blogging conference that’s being held at the UBC main campus on February 23-24, 2007.

This is the 3rd annual incarnation of this event, see the 2006 and 2005 websites for previous information.

This will be my fourth web related conference – I’ve attended:

  1. Massive 2005
  2. Massive 2006
  3. Web Directions North 2007

I’m really looking forward to spending two days in the company of a bunch of like-minded people. Working for myself, I don’t get the opportunity to hear and discuss new web related ideas in person very often – it’s usually all online. I’m also hoping that this weekend will inspire me to spend a bit more time on my blog, as I’ve neglected it a little since the new year. In my defense work’s been awfully busy. And my Flickr account has been a lot more active because of the new camera.

If Northern Voice is one-tenth as good as Web Directions North – I’ll be walking away from the conference with a big smile.

Blog posts tagged with NorthernVoice are available at Technorati.

Web Directions North in Vancouver

This week we’re lucky to have the Web Directions North conference here in Vancouver. I haven’t yet been to a Web Directions conference but was really excited when I found out it was coming to Vancouver.

Web Directions North Badge

Web Directions North Speakers include:

I’m going to the CSS + Javascript workshop tomorrow and Wed/Thurs will be spent at the conference. I expect to take some photos of the event and post them on my flickr account. Maybe I’ll even get some time to update the blog.