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…


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…


Three runs off the half century, and only got one maiden over.

Geez, it’s been a while since I posted here….. Like the rest of the world, my attention has been over on twitter and  facebook but I do want to keep the tradition alive of doing a blog post on my birthday. So here I am, again!!  Last year, as I celebrated my birthday, I was in…

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Only 19

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 19th year anniversary at Microsoft. 19 reminds me of “Only Nineteen“, which a song by Aussie folk group Redgum. Not that I am comparing my job to…

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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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Merry Christmas Y’all

It’s that time of year Emma came to visit me one day at work at left a happy holiday message on my white board – thanks Emma! From my family to yours ….   Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2010! Technorati Tags: Christmas,2009

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