Surface RT–My First Impressions

As a technical evangelist for Microsoft, I do a lot of traveling to visit customers to talk about our technology. I often have more than one device with me in order to access corporate and personal email, do technical presentations/demonstrations, and to keep me entertained when I’m either on the plane or hotel room. As…

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Majel Barrett of Star Trek passed away

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the widow of Gene Roddenberry (who created Star Trek), passed away today (December 18, 2008) as a result from complications from leukemia. In Star Trek lore, she was originally cast as "Number One" in the Star Trek pilot called "the Cage", which we saw bits and pieces of in the Original Series Episode…

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Phoenix Mars Lander Sends Back Photos

[NOTE: This article has nothing to with the Phoenix Framework for software optimization. I just want to recognize the brilliant men and women in our world space program.] I’d like to think I’ve been an amateur astronomer for years, but if you really luck up the term, I’m not nearly as good as that. I…

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