Zune pass is now officially beyond awesome

I already subscribe to Zune Pass and love it for the ability to discover music using a subscription service.  You just download whatever you like and don’t have to worry about the cost.  Don’t like the music?  Doesn’t matter … just ditch it. It just got better! Now you get 10 songs a month (MP3 DRM…

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Tesla at Microsoft

Tesla were on campus today showing off the Roadster.  Very very cool indeed.  The thing accelerated without a hint of noise and was really quick.  About $100k USD right now. If you are an avid Xbox fan … yes that is Major Nelson standing by the boot trunk.  They were shooting some video so stay…

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Shuttle docking, New Zealand & XP

If there is one thing I love the Internet for its watching stuff happening in space.  I regularly tune in to Nasa TV when the shuttle is up to watch the goings on. As I write this the shuttle is preparing to dock with ISS.  Its cool being able to watch this. Along with realtime…

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Loving the new Live Maps features…

I have used Live Maps for a long time now … but they just keep adding awesome features! http://virtualearth.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2BBC66E99FDCDB98!14129.entry Summary: – Safari and IE8 compat – Export your collections – very cool new 3D improvements (see below) – Labels in birds eye – Party Maps – Map cruncher integration – Subscribe to a map and…

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Who’s the kiwi?

Saw this chap ask Steve B a question at Mix … he sounded like a kiwi … I mean he used “Wicked” and a bunch of other kiwi’isms. Great question too! 🙂 http://visitmix.com/blogs/News/Watch-Steve-Ballmer-and-Guy-Kawasaki-Live/

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What do Mix 08, Silverlight, the Beatles & New Zealand all have in common?…

At Mix08 today Hard Rock demo’ed their new web based Silverlight 2.0 application that allows a user to browse (in amazing detail) their catalogue of rock history.  (http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/) If you zoom into the middle left of the bigger image you will find a note from the Beatles to their security manager for one of their…

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It almost made me cry too…. kinda…

Scoble recently had a wee cry about a new Microsoft Research project called World Wide Telescope that he saw prior to it being announced.  See here: http://scobleizer.com/2008/02/27/what-made-me-cry-microsofts-world-wide-telescope/ Well, today I got a chance to check it out at our TechFest (where Research show off all the stuff they do) … and I have to say…

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My Hugh MacLeod sketch …

At the Office Developers Conference a few weeks back Hugh MacLeod was at the attendee party drawing stuff for people on business cards.  If you don’t follow Hugh you can here:  http://www.gapingvoid.com/ Here is my drawing:

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B visits campus

My good friend Brendon, from New Zealand is over in the Seattle at the moment for next weeks SharePoint conference.  He runs a Gold Partner back home called Provoke.  They are doing awesome SharePoint work and delivering some screaming solutions such as www.flybuys.co.nz (a loyalty program).  The Site is delivered on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server…

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Turn your Windows Mobile phone into a mobile Wireless Router to the Internet (Seriously Geeky Stuff).

I came across this the other day and thought I was far too geeky to let pass.  This tool will let you turn your WiFi capable Windows Mobile device into a Wireless Router that routes to the phones Internet connection!  Just like a portable wireless broadband router at home! 🙂 http://www.jongma.org/WMWifiRouter/ My mission now is…

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