.NET Passport 2.5 SDK Available

I saw on ActiveWin that this was updated on the download center this week. Check it out here: .NET Passport 2.5 Software Development Kit: Software and DocumentationMicrosoft .NET Passport is a suite of Web-based services that help make using the Internet and purchasing online easier and faster. .NET Passport provides users with single sign-in (SSI)…


Herb Sutter: The Free Lunch is Over

Herb Sutter has written an article discussing processing power limits and how concurrency will be the mechanism that we use to continue to maximize the performance of software in the future. Check it out here: The Free Lunch Is Over: A Fundamental Turn Toward Concurrency in Software Your free lunch will soon be over. What…


Windows XP Service Pack 2: The Inside Story

Paul Thurrott has the inside story on XPSP2. Check it out here: Windows XP Service Pack 2: The Inside Story SuperSite readers will remember Todd Wanke as the guy who ran Microsoft’s War Room for Windows Server 2003 (chronicled in Windows Server 2003: The Road To Gold Part Two: Developing Windows). Todd, you may recall,…


Best Gadget Present

The best gadget present this year, didn’t even go to me. It went to my two kids. One of my good Microsoft friends, Robert, gave each of the boys one of those headstrap miner lamps from REI. The model is the Petzl Tikka Plus. I rebuilt some computers this weekend and I wore one of these…


History of the Brownie Camera

I was looking something up with regards to security around mobile cameras, and I found this site (must be from 2000) that details the history of the Brownie Camera. Mobile photography isn’t quite as new as many of us might like to think. It was very new in 1900 though. The Brownie Camera @ 100:…


Coolest Pocket PC Calculator

I found the coolest little Pocket PC calculator today. It’s called SpaceTime. I can’t believe that I hadn’t found this earlier, but it’s a very advanced graphing calculator for the Pocket PC. They have a special running right now, so I picked it up today for 40% off. Check it out here: SpaceTime MobileSpaceTime 1.6,…


Microsoft’s Spyware Strategy

New article on the Security at Home site about spyware: Microsoft’s strategy for addressing spyware and other potentially unwanted software Microsoft’s vision for anti-spyware is that customers should be empowered to make informed decisions about the software that installs and runs on their computers. Microsoft will take steps toward this vision by making it easier…


Camera Phones and Crime

One last thing to think about while you’re out shopping these last few days before Christmas: Camera Phone Criminals Targeting Holiday Shoppers ORLANDO, Fla. — Thieves armed with camera cell phones are using the devices to steal credit card numbers, bank account numbers and even ATM numbers from holiday shoppers, according to a Local 6…


Major Nelson Blogcasts

Major Nelson is no longer doing podcasts. He’s calling them blogcasts. I agree, podcast is a dumb name. Blogcast isn’t much better, but it’s an improvement: It’s official…I am no longer doing podcasts As I mentioned previously, I don’t like the name podcast. So from now on, I won’t be doing podcasts…I’ll be doing blogcasts….