Not clicking, waving….

I’ve been helping my kids with their homework, and one of them (I wont name who, so as to avoid any embarrassment) had to deliver a presentation in PowerPoint. I wanted to add a bit of pizzazz to the experience looked at hooking up a Kinect so that they could present with gestures, rather than…


My Geek Origin Story

Michael Kordahi, aka Delicate Genius, is asking for Geek Origin Stories. How can I not contribute to this worthy cause…… The year  was 1981, and my high school, CBC StKilda,  got a fancy new Cromenco computer system. I was asked to man the computer lab by my math teacher, Mrs Fagin, and to pass the…


20? meh – Just another day

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. 1991 was a big year for me. I got married. I bought a house. My first child was born AND I joined Microsoft on May 20, 1991 Today marks my 20th year anniversary at Microsoft. As I have done for the past few years (19, 18,…


My second #WP7 App – Saints Footy

Ok, so I’m on a roll!  Last week I got my first #WP7 App out. This week , I grabbed the v2 of the Social Viewer Template for Windows Phone 7 from codeplex and put together another windows phone 7 app, which I called Saints Footy. It has twitter feeds, feeds from news sites and…


My #WP7 App – FrankArr Tracker

I’ve been meaning to write an Windows Phone app for ages. I even told Brandon Watson that I would. I just never got around to it, until I saw a tweet from Nick Hodge which inspired me to get started Nick pointed me to the Windows Phone 7 Social Viewer Application Template that Nick Randolph…


MIX11 or as I like to call it MMXI?

I made the long trip to the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, which is where MIX 11 is being held this year.  It should be a good one this year – the sessions look great and the keynotes are not to be missed. I said it before, and I’ll say it again – the…


Mayorships up for grabs

I love playing foursquare, and I have just started using a wonderful foursquare app on my Windows Phone called 4th and Mayor. So, I am the “mayor” of a bunch of places. At one point, I got to 30 venues. Anyways, since I’m leaving town, the mayorship of the spots will be up for grabs….

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Wait, What?

So, I’m sitting in a hotel room in downtown Kirkland, wrapping up my affairs, and getting ready to move back to Australia. Wait, What? Yup – I’m heading back down under. Now, I say *I* because the rest of my family already went back nearly 2 months ago. Wait, What? Here they are at Sea-Tax…

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The word of the year is ”App”! ?

I saw  a news article recently that the word of the year for 2010 was “App”, as voted by the American Dialect Society So true. I picked up a Windows Phone 7 when it launched back in November. I’m a loyal (some say foolish) T-Mobile customer, so I went with the T-Mobile HTC HD7 I…