TechEd 2005: Official Call for Papers

TechEd 2005 may seem like a long time from now, but now is the time to start thinking about it. I’m on the planning team this year and it’s already shaping up to be a really exciting event. This year’s U.S. TechEd will be in Orlando, FL from June 5-10. Attention speakers: If you are…


Censorship.

ABC affiliates pulling ‘Private Ryan’ <political commentary>It’s a sad state of affairs that, with all of our great technology like V-Chips and remote controls (i.e., the power to choose), that we still have to take cues from the FCC about what we can and can’t watch on television. I mean c’mon, people. The problem is…


Blogging in line waiting for Halo 2…

…just because I can. I’m waiting outside the Microsoft company store and I’m #15 in line. I can’t WAIT to get in, get my copy, and start playing. Honestly I wasn’t planning on even coming to get a copy today, because I didn’t want to fight the lines, but when I woke up at 5:00am I…


I don’t need a Rolex. Thanks.

Dear Spammers (or, “high volume email deployers“) – Thank you for your recent plethora of e-mails describing your fine Rolex wares. But I should tell you, before you waste another processing cycle on flooding my Junk Mail folder, that I don’t wear watches. I have tried in the past, but I just can’t adopt a watch…


Mutant League Football: Bring it back!

Mutant League Football was, in my opinion, one of the best video games ever made. It was released in 1993 by Electronic Arts. It was a football game, except that your teams were made up of – well – mutant alien creatures. A “long bomb” equated to throwing an explosive-rigged ball to one of your receivers,…


idx3d engine ported to J#

This is a really cool 3-D graphics engine that was originally authored in Java which has now been ported to J#. You can download the J# version here: http://www.mech.upatras.gr/~robgroup/3D/idx3d/ Thanks to Peter Walser (original idx3d author) and George Birbilis (J# port author) for the link. Some other cool Java community projects that have been ported…