I am going to MIX08!

A few weeks from now I’ll be flying west to participate in my first MIX conference (which I’ve just learned is sold out)! Are you going? Let me know and we can connect! I’ll try to Twitter which sessions and events I’ll be attending. Can’t make MIX? No reason you should miss out on all…


Can people be too plugged in?

This is an interesting video about people who can’t break themselves free of their online connections, be it email, blogs, surfing, twitter, what have you. I suppose it’s a tough problem for one to recognize in oneself, but isn’t that true of any addiction? Are you too wired? Anyway, the funny thing is, after I…

Unfortunate incident at the MSDN event today in Raleigh

We had the unfortunate situation of an attendee having a seizure just minutes into the MSDN event today in Raleigh, NC. I’m very impressed by the number of fellow attendees who rushed to his aid and waited by his side until the paramedics arrived. To the gentleman: we didn’t catch your name, sadly, but I’m…


Read Office 2007 files on your Windows Mobile 5 (or 6) device

For the longest time I was bummed that when I’d get an attachment in email that was a DOCX, XLSX or PPTX file, I couldn’t read it on my Windows Mobile 5.0 Qtek 9100. Well now I’m happy because there’s an upgrade that lets you do just that. Download it here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4b106c1f-51e2-42f0-ba32-69bb7e9a3814&displaylang=en&tm


Not a moment too Zune…

We all take it for granted that, more or less, there’s a separation between hardware and software. I mean, we can take any computer and “repave” it with a fresh install of Windows, and frequently even a newer version. Servers, desktops, laptops, even the elusive tablet. What I haven’t seen lately is the ability to…


Scraps and tidbits of my life – now available on Twitter

If you want to see the inane details, fleeting thoughts and singleton events of a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft, you can now do so by following my twitter feed. Don’t say I didn’t warn you… 🙂


Go get the new beta (3) of Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is one of those apps I never thought I’d use on a regular basis, figuring the web-based interface for creating blog posts would be enough. But this thing is so full of thoughtful, time-saving features, you’ve got to see them to believe! Download it here.

Hooray, my favorite show got renewed – Flight of the Conchords

My current favorite show is HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. It’s a quirky, sometimes surreal show (but not as surreal as, say, a David Lynch film). HBO just announced they are renewing the show for another season, so I’m thrilled! For a taste of how creative, silly and deadpan this show can be, check out…


My name in lights …er, music

OK I don’t post links to videos, but I enjoyed this one because Survivor is yelling my name. Just watch…


Rory saved my marriage

Well, OK, he contributed to its well-being. We had some MSDN Events this week that were in need of a presenter because one of ours moved on recently. I was almost called into action to cover these – which normally would have been no problem except that this week is my 10 year wedding anniversary and…