21st Century Breakdown – show review

Green Day remains a very entertaining group to watch, and we had a great time. After a dinner at the traditional Seattle eatery 13 coins, we headed over the the Key for the show. Got there fairly early, and headed to the West side to buy some Merch (far less crowded than the east side), and…


Is programming a generic skill?

Came across a post by Justin Etheredge discussion whether changing between languages is just a matter of syntax. Or, to pick a specific example, can a Java programmer quickly and easily learn to write C# code? The answer is obviously “yes”. Development is about a way of thinking and approaching problems, and given the similarity…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #12: More than one person…

WeightTracker has gotten popular, and we have a new scenario. Our users would like us to extend our application so that they can easily enter weights for each member of the family. This will require us to delve a bit more deeply into users, records, and authentication, and we’ll also explore the HealthVault shell a…


Rekeying the HealthVault/Amalga USB Key

If you attended the connected health conference last week, you got a USB key with a combination lock on it, so you could protect your important data against those with less than 10 minutes of free time, or those with very little imagination. But to get this protection, you’ll need to change the combination to some…


Suggest a HealthVault topic…

Is there something about HealthVault that you find confusing? If so, add a comment to this post, and I’ll try to cover it in a future blog post.

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21st Century Breakdown

I picked up a copy of Green Day’s newest this morning at Fred Meyer, paying a princely $12.99 for the priviledge to do so. I missed picking it up last Saturday because of being busy and all, so I missed 3 days of listening. I’ve listened through a couple of times now. Musically, it’s pretty…

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Microsoft Connected Health Conference

The HealthVault Partner Conference is a year older and has a new name. The Microsoft Connected Health Conference will be held on June 10-12th at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. If you enter the registration code on the page and choose “submit”, you will get access to the details of the conference.

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Progressio per Patientia

“Progress through suffering” I have a friend (perhaps “riding acquaintance” is a more accurate term) named “Elden Fat Cyclist”. Actually, that’s his stage name. His real name is “Harold Fat Cyclist”. Harold has been involved in Livestrong for a while and – for reasons that will become obvious if you read his blog – this…

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