Ultimate Ears: The best earphones in the world

I splashed out a little a couple of weeks ago and ordered some Ultimate Ears UE-5c’s. They arrived on Friday and they are nothing short of brilliant. Imagine sitting in a sound booth with really good sound isolation and really nice dual-driver speakers. Now imagine getting that experience in the convenience of some earphones. The…


My New Obsession: The Humble Weather Report

Ever since I got to Fargo I have been fascinated by the weather. I have never lived in a place where I had anything more than an overnight frost, even in the dead of winter. I find it funny that even though it has snowed a couple of times already, everyone keeps telling me that it…

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He emerges from his prolonged silence to say…

It snowed! I’m told that the snow has arrived super late this year, so I have been lucky to catch some excellent weather. I never would have guessed how hazardous a 9 minute commute (yes, door to door) could become. Black ice is something that must be experienced to be believed. Remember the last time you…

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Fargo, North Dakota: I have arrived!

I left Melbourne on the 10th and spent a week in Chicago and New York before arriving in Fargo on the 17th. The time in Chicago and New York was great. The buildings in Chicago were much bigger than I had anticipated and the subway in New York (I had been to NY before, but hadn’t…

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MBF: Will we see you before 2007?

A recent article from eWeek has quoted Microsoft Developer Division Executive Soma Somasegar about timelines related to Longhorn. MBF got a mention as well: Somasegar also acknowledged that the MBF (Microsoft Business Framework), which is tied to WinFS functionality, will likely be delayed until 2007 but that Microsoft is looking to speed its delivery. “We’re…


MBF and WinFS: A view of the world I am entering

Tim Brookins is an Architect on the MBF team (and he is based in Fargo). When I got impatient waiting for a reply about the position in the MBF team, an email to Tim was the thing that sparked it all off ;). I just read a post from Tim (two days old) that explains the…


A Big Change: I’m Joining Microsoft

I don’t have a firm start date or travel plan yet (I have my final visa interview on Friday), but I have accepted a position with Microsoft Business Solutions in Fargo, North Dakota to be a Program Manager (PM) in the Microsoft Business Framework (MBF – my previous mention of it, announcement, presentation) team. I expect…

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