Andy’s Bio


I’m an eternal optimist, follow a Buddhist philosophy, geek of many areas, working on a screenplay, a die-hard sports fan, love politics and nuclear submarines.

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  1. Found this press release/article on Arcom’s latest offering of Single Board Computers at WindowsForDevices….

  2. Based on feedback received through the blog, I’ve posted a first stab at an article with a glossary of…

  3. I’m too tired to type up the Winamp Pt 4 article tonight, so i’ll reach into my bag of saved stuff and…

  4. Found this story on ITWorld about cabs in metropolitan areas being outfitted with Information Appliance…

  5. Most of our team arrived Sunday while a few stragglers are still flying in today. That’s ok because not…

  6. Bill Gates is giving the keynote speach to Mobile and Embedded Developers Tuesday. If you couldn’t come…

  7. Mike kicked butt.

    He was the second presenter after BillG to demonstrate technologies from MED.

    He…

  8. Man, I’m tired. But I’m satisfied we’re making our customers happier. I’ve got lots of pics to post later…

  9. I haven’t compared notes with Lynda, Nandini and Joe or any of the PMs yet that came to MEDC with us,…

  10. Windows For Devices has a good breakdown of the winners of the North American Partners of the Year for…

  11. To date I have never installed, used or touched Virtual PC. I know some customers have said that it’s…

  12. If you ever look in the pre-FBA runtimes under the .windowssystem32config folder where the pre-setup…

  13. 3VR is a company that delivers XPe based devices to resolve a huge problem for the security industry….

  14. Nandini wrote a tip article long ago with tips on using Ram Overlay. Among other things, she discusses…

  15. In one of the internal discussion groups this weekend there’s been a lot of talk about how the ‘average…

  16. Ok, maybe the title is misleading. XP-Pro can’t be installed on a P-166, but XP Embedded can. For…

  17. Here’s some good news from the MEDC 2005 web page:

    If you attended MEDC 2005 in Las Vegas May 9-12,…

  18. One of our MVPs contacted me last year on IM with a problem, I don’t recall for sure but he may have…

  19. If you didn’t read the puzzler from Friday, here it is.

    Answer:When Target Designer is launched, its…

  20. When we last left off in this process to componentize Winamp Lite, we had created a component with file…

  21. When we last left off in this process to componentize Winamp Lite, we had created a component with file…

  22. Kiosk Marketplace has an article describing the ‘chicken and egg’ syndrome facing the retail space today,…

  23. Sean Liming has componentized Firefox. If you’re not familiar with it, Firefox is the open source browser…

  24. Scoble gets 10 minutes of Steve Ballmer’s time for some softball and hardball questions. Check it out,…

  25. Based on a customer comment made in a request to Mike Hall yesterday it appears that mails sent to us…

  26. Found some interesting XPe related info based on an article on Linux devices (though this is…

  27. Mary Jo Foley has some short high level pair of articles resulting from an interview with Rob Short….

  28. Less than a month ago we met with some partners in Redmond as part of the Windows Embedded Design Review…

  29. If you don’t receive the monthly newsletter (‘devwire’) from MSDN for all products related to Embedded…

  30. If you don’t receive the monthly newsletter (‘devwire’) from MSDN for all products related to Embedded…

  31. OS News points out a very interesting blog post by Mark Russinovich from one of my favorite companies…

  32. Less than a month ago we met with some partners in Redmond as part of the Windows Embedded Design Review…

  33. Mary Jo Foley has some short high level pair of articles resulting from an interview with Rob Short….

  34. Found some interesting XPe related info based on an article on Linux devices (though this is…

  35. Based on a customer comment made in a request to Mike Hall yesterday it appears that mails sent to us…

  36. Scoble gets 10 minutes of Steve Ballmer’s time for some softball and hardball questions. Check it out,…

  37. Sean Liming has componentized Firefox. If you’re not familiar with it, Firefox is the open source browser…

  38. Kiosk Marketplace has an article describing the ‘chicken and egg’ syndrome facing the retail space today,…

  39. When we last left off in this process to componentize Winamp Lite, we had created a component with file…

  40. If you didn’t read the puzzler from Friday, here it is.

    Answer:When Target Designer is launched, its…

  41. Ok, maybe the title is misleading. XP-Pro can’t be installed on a P-166, but XP Embedded can. For…

  42. 3VR is a company that delivers XPe based devices to resolve a huge problem for the security industry….

  43. If you ever look in the pre-FBA runtimes under the .windowssystem32config folder where the pre-setup…

  44. Based on a thread in the WFD forums, Sean Liming started keeping track of CF devices "that just work"…

  45. You familiar with Wikipedia? If so, check out the Windows XP Embedded page, please build on it. In December…

  46. Found this story on ITWorld about cabs in metropolitan areas being outfitted with Windows XP Embedded…

  47. Found this press release/article on Arcom’s latest offering of Single Board Computers at WindowsForDevices.The…

  48. Transmeta is making drastic changes in their organization, here’s the scoop from CNET. I knew they were…

  49. What is a Kiosk?  If you asked a hundred embedded developers to think of what the word “kiosk” means…

  50. Woohoo, look at us! We’ve got our own Windows Embedded Bookstore on MSN.

    I used to say that there were…

  51. Here’s a real question from the ‘windowsxp.embedded’ newsgroup:

    “I have noticed in TD that some components…

  52. Have you ever wanted to delete a component from the database through DBMGR but the visibility was too…

  53. Unlike my difficulties over defining the Kiosk device category, defining the Set Top Box is more cut…

  54. This "CyberKnife" system (with pic) from Accuray is pretty cool. It uses "…precise diagnostic X-Ray"…

  55. Let’s continue the theme of discussing undocumented features in the tools like we did with Database Manager’s…

  56. Before Computer Associates released their componentized version of eTrust for XPe, I had completed a…

  57. Before Computer Associates released their componentized version of eTrust for XPe, I had completed a…

  58. Sean Liming has componentized another third party app. This time MySQL, the SLD package is available…

  59. Sean Liming has componentized another third party app. This time MySQL, the SLD package is available…

  60. Need a Windows Embedded distributor? "Sure" you say, we’ve got a nice mix of them, strategically located…

  61. Need a Windows Embedded distributor? "Sure" you say, we’ve got a nice mix of them, strategically located…

  62. Need a Windows Embedded distributor? "Sure" you say, we’ve got a nice mix of them, strategically located…

  63. Over the Spring of ’05, I posted a series of blog posts on the end to end process to componentize 3rd…

  64. Requests come in periodically to componentize MS Office. Honestly, on a lark I worked on trying to componentize…

  65. Remember in December when I told you we had moved back to the Mobile Embedded Division? Part of that…

  66. From Windows For Devices, we learn that support for the POS for .Net feature has been extended from…

  67. Slashdot and others are reporting that attempts to dual boot Windows XP on the new Apple-Intel Macs were…

  68. One of our team’s Embedded MVPs, Alexander Wechsler (links to his official mvp bio), recently started…

  69. Devcon starts Monday with the pre-con sessions, the keynote will be Tuesday and is the official kickoff…

  70. Check out Wade Simmons’ blog, he’s blogging in realtime as he’s sitting in XPe sessions and checking…

  71. I’m a couple days late calling out the sessions Lynda, Shabnam and I are doing but better late than never….

  72. If you’ve never been to Vegas before, they get you with the vegas experience as soon as you hit the airport….

  73. While browsing one of my favorite IT sites (The Daily WTF), I came across this, erm, *interesting* Point…

  74. The team has been extremely busy the last 4 months working on a feature pack for XP Embedded and we’re…

  75. I wanted to pass on some exciting news that was posted this morning on the Windows Embedded team blog…

  76. I was reading OS News this morning and came across an interesting article from Linux-Watch.

    It’s…

  77. The question came up again recently regarding how to change the default user account password expiration…

  78. If you signed up for the XPe Feature Pack then you should have gotten this mail copied at the bottom….

  79. I posted an article on troubleshooting USB Boot issues in the Feature Pack Tech Preview because people…

  80. The procedures below are copied from the xpehelp.chm to configure USB Boot on XPe in the Feature Pack….

  81. A request came in to me the other day from Dave Baker on behalf of a customer and I wanted to share the

  82. A request came in to me the other day from Dave Baker on behalf of a customer and I wanted to share the

  83. In a previous post we looked at how you can directly query the SQL DB's component tables for the

  84. In a previous post we looked at how you can directly query the SQL DB’s component tables for the owning

  85. The Response Point team within Microsoft has been using XP Embedded in one of their projects that has

  86. Last week Microsoft announced the winners of the 2007 Microsoft Vendor Program (MSVP) Excellence Awards.

  87. Here’s a great anecdote " Larry and the Ping of Death " from Larry Osterman, if you’re not subscribed

  88. Here's a great anecdote " Larry and the Ping of Death " from Larry Osterman, if you're

  89. Got 1 minute to waste? Good. Below is a screenshot from a Live Image search using a popular set of words

  90. Here’s a couple of questions and answers from the newsgroup I thought some folks might find helpful:

  91. Periodically we like to highlight our partners in the Embedded space. Datasound Laboratories is based

  92. Have fun building your own portable PC. The VIA ARTiGO Pico-ITX Builder Kit is designed to help DIY enthusiasts

  93. Press release: “ Cranberry releases research on industry’s most energy efficient desktop computer ” Photo

  94. Press release: “ Cranberry releases research on industry's most energy efficient desktop computer

  95. I’m sitting in front of the TV waiting for the Daytona 500 race to start (the ‘Superbowl’ of Nascar racing)

  96. I'm sitting in front of the TV waiting for the Daytona 500 race to start (the 'Superbowl'

  97. In the newsgroup today I came across this post, here’s the original question and my answer below that

  98. In the newsgroup today I came across this post, here's the original question and my answer below

  99. The latest production tool from Datasound Laboratories shaves hours from typical production cycles. According