NYT: The Online Search Party: A Way to Share the Load

Excerpt from New York Times Article: The Online Search Party: A Way to Share the Load http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/business/23novelties.html OPPORTUNITIES for social networking abound on the Internet, but not when it comes to one standard job: using a browser and search engine to comb the Web for information. That task is still typically done solo, because browser…

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The One About Crocodile Wrestling

We had a busy day on Thursday. It’s time for the first round of Parent/Teacher Conferences and we had 3 of them on the same day at different locations! As we met with each of Billy’s teachers, they asked us about Billy’s Crocodile Wrestling. What? Seems like our young fellow has been spinning a few…

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XLV for me!

I’m celebrating another birthday today. It happens every year, around this time. I’ve been overwhelmed by all the best wishes from my friends via email, twitter, facebook – however folks can get in touch, they have. Makes me feel all warm inside. Thank you to all who left me a note – I will get…

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Sobees – so WPFee!

At the PDC, I met up with Vincent Rithner, who is the man behind Sobees. I wrote a post about bTwitter, which was another neat WPF app from the team. Now the full platform is done! So what is Sobees? It’s a social desktop aggregator. sobees organizes and integrates Web applications and services onto the…

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I <3 MIX09

    As soon as the PDC ended, the team has begun work on MIX09. You know, March isn’t that far away! Time for me to find a job on the crew again! and I need to decide which piece of bling do i put on my blog The Web Belongs to You. <3 Your…

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What’s My Windows 7 User Agent?

I made the leap to the "PDC release" of Windows 7 on one of my machines. Relatively painless install. I was curious about the User Agent, so I went to UserAgent.org and found out Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 6.0; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET…

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BizSpark : Sparks New Businesses

Another big day of announcements. Today, BizSpark has been announced. This a global program designed to help accelerate the success of early stage software Startups. BizSpark is the result of seven years spent getting feedbacks from ISVs, startups and competitive ISVs. By joining BizSpark, Startups get: Software:  fast and easy access to Microsoft’s current full-featured…

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Microsoft /web : Web AI & Web PI

There were two announcements from a few weeks back, which may have been missed amidst the news of Azure, Windows 7, etc Microsoft Web Platform Installer The Web Platform Installer Beta (Web PI) provides a single, free package for installing and configuring Microsoft’s entire Web Platform, including IIS7, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL…

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PDC2008 – Sessions, Sessions, Sessions

PDC 2008 was only last week, but it already feels like an eternity ago! Mike Swanson has created a very useful list of all the PDC 2008 Sessions, with links to the video of the presentation, the slides and where available, the code My favorite session? It has to be Day Two Keynote – Chris…


Want to do What If?

The US election is a few days away. Here’s a cool tool to make electoral vote predictions like Chuck Todd of MSNBC has on air, using Microsoft Surface. From your desktop, using the richness of WPF, you can make your own predictions, compare them with Chuck Todd and manipulate based on voter trends, poll surveys…