Dave Dederer on stage

You know it is a strange conference when Dave Dederer, non-touring member of Presidents of the United States of America, is on stage just before Senator John Edwards. Dave is talking about how he’s no longer in the music business but is now in the ecommerce business. Interesting ideas: Most artist are in the business…


Werner Vogels: Network Neutrality

Werner Vogels is the CTO for Amazon.com. This session is quite interesting. My favorite bit was the following statement (not word for word): There is no network neutrality now. The goal is network neutrality. Many use the term network neutrality when they are really talking about opposing “network discrimination”.


Senator John Edwards

Chris introduced John Edwards by begging the audience to be nice. This could be interesting. The Senator says he came to listen, not to make a speech. So, Marc Canter is taking him up on it. Marc is very focused on cojones today. Marc described himself as a 3rd generation “red diaper” baby (meaning he,…

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Dave Dederer on stage

You know it is a strange conference when Dave Dederer, non-touring member of Presidents of the United States of America, is on stage just before Senator John Edwards. Dave is talking about how he’s no longer in the music business but is now in the ecommerce business. Interesting ideas: Most artist are in the business…

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Gnomedex 6.0

Attending Gnomedex for the second year in a row. Guess that really labels me as a geek.


Praise from Mr. Macintosh

A nice complement from Guy Kawasaki on the blog feature in Word 2007. I was a pretty hardcore Mac user from 1986 – 1994 and always thought that Guy did an amazing job evangelizing the Mac platform. “And speaking of Microsoft, I tried using Word in Office 2007 running under Parallels. It’s pretty good as…

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Simple things like copy & paste

By Stuart J Stuple One of the things that I love about Word 2007 is that many existing features are becoming easier to find and easier to use. The thing I find most challenging about my job and the particular areas in which I work is that if features are designed and implemented well, they…

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XHTML output part 3

Zeyad has posted more information on the XHTML output from Word’s new blog feature: Word XHTML – Mapping styles to semantics. Please read and comment. Thanks.


Ten things I wish everyone knew about Word

By Stuart J Stuple Mastering Word isn’t about understanding the architecture or the intent of the designers; it’s about finding the features and shortcuts that make your day-to-day job easier. Copy just the formatting Almost everyone knows how to copy and paste text to re-use the same boilerplate in more than one document. But did…

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Blog post XHTML output part 2

Zeyad has more details on the XHTML output of the blog feature. His latest post focuses on compliance and styles. Give it a read and add your thoughts via comments.