Cheap Video Card for Windows Phone XNA Development

With the release of the RTM version of the Windows Phone 7 developer tools, some folks are running into the video card requirements that block them from running XNA applications in the emulator. I hit this problem on my home machine too, and the solution was this video card for $20 after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121360 The…

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Using a UK PayAsYouGo SIM when you are a foreigner

[Updated June 1st to correct ATM information and to add PayPal option] Recently I had the need to buy and use a UK PAYG SIM card for my phone, so I could make calls and access the web in the UK without the gigantic costs involved with my US SIM card. As I am no…

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My Secret Project is no longer secret: the KIN phone

Since the demise of HD DVD (RIP) I have been working on the secret “Pink project” at Microsoft, which yesterday had its coming-out party under the name of KIN. Microsoft is usually not good at keeping secrets, so it has been a unusual two years of development for me for that reason. Many Microsoft projects…

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