Windows Live Maps kudos – directions for humans

TechCrunch reported on how they thought Windows Live Maps was getting better. Their article is well written and highlights a lot of the new features. Dare’s post also drew my attention. But it wasn’t till this weekend that I experienced the awesomeness first-hand. I got evited to a Halloween party courtesy my buddy Mario. I…


great day to be a new englander

The New England Patriots go 7-0 for the first time in franchise history by beating Miami. Tom Brady has a passer rating of 158.3, 21/25, 6 TD passes. I can’t believe those numbers. Seriously, you have to watch this clip. Tom Brady is THE best quarterback in the NFL, and the Pats are the best…


Live from ASTIA : Confessions of an Enron Exec

I’m sitting in on Lynn Brewer’s talk @ ASTIA’s Annual Venture Conference here at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. Lynn was at Enron and is said to have been one of the earliest whistleblowers. Her book, “Confessions of an Enron Executive: A Whistleblower’s Story”, seems to have gotten mixed reviews. We just spent around 10 minutes…


(my) it was nice knowing you

I knew this day would eventually come. I’ve worked hard for years, but, I was always hopeful that I had a rich uncle or a rich aunt or a rich someone who would just give me some money for free so that I could be happy. That never happened. I just had to wait till…


Live from ZendCon – Microsoft extends collaboration with Zend

I’m at ZendCon this week. Last year, we made great strides in extending our collaboration with Zend – Microsoft Press Release, Zend Press Release. This morning, Bill Staples made a few more announcements related to our collaboration with Zend. These announcements fall squarely under our interoperability initiative. We have realized the needs of our customers,…


the most bizarre call. ever.

I’ve received several several bizarre calls since I first put my phone number up on my blog. I’ve received death threats. I’ve had a disconcerted teenager call me from Malaysia about her boyfriend. But I think we have a winner, ladies and gentlemen : (I received this call at approximately 10.45pm) Lady : Hello, yes,…


i’m all smiles today : sharing the source code for .NET 3.5 libraries

Viva transparency, openness! Today we are announcing that release of source code for the .NET 3.5 Framework Libraries. As some of you may know, I’m an avid open and shared source fan (“Open Source at Microsoft”, “Open Source Projects in the MS Ecosystem”), and this is a big step in the right direction for Microsoft….



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ok, seriously…

I’ve moved, like, 80 times since we broke up. And I’m still carrying gifts I got from her around with me. It wasn’t too long ago that I was conscientious… Now, I’m just annoyed. I’m looking at this brilliant painting that she made me (she is very talented). I just don’t know what to do…