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…


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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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…


From Treo to Leo – My New Gadget, the HTC HD2

I’ve been a happy Palm Treo Pro user since Oct 2008, and it’s been the best phone I’ve had for ages. I had paired it up with SPB Mobile Shell and found it quite a handy and enjoyable combination. But, the 320×320 screen was a bit weird. So, in my quest for the ultimate Windows…

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Behold the Physical Manifestation of the Azure Cloud

In my current job, I don’t get out much. What I mean is that I have an internal focused role, so I don’t get out to meet with customers & partners, attend events, speak to press etc. So when I was at the PDC last month, Lynn Langit asked me to be a guest commentator…


Footy + IE8 makes a tasty webslice

I love my footy. Anyone that knows me, knows this to be true. One of the sites I go to all the time is FinalSiren, it’s lightweight and has the info I want to see. This week, I was emailing the webmaster of the site and I suggested he add a webslice. Hey, how about…

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Celebrate Pi Day!

I’ve been posting about Pi day for a while : Hey – It’s Pi Day & Happy Pi Day Now, everyone is getting into the act – even the US Congress had something to say about it There is even the official Pi Day site. All I can say, is that I like Pi and…

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NYT: The Extended Life of Monty Python

Excerpt from New York Times Article: The Extended Life of Monty Python http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/fashion/07python.html\ IS there life left in the dead parrot sketch? It has been 25 years since Monty Python was a living comedy troupe — the film “The Meaning of Life,” released in 1983, was its swan song — but that has not stopped…