Dinner Party Retrospective — Blaukraut and Saffron Cream

My holiday dinner party went pretty well, by all accounts. Dinner was a little late in coming due to the amazing length of time required to bake a 5lb slab of sea bass at 350F. None of my guests seemed to mind, however. There were plenty of pupus and drinks. Conversation was pleasant. New connections…


Korby’s 2006 Holiday Dinner Party

For the first time in a couple of years, I’ve decided to host a holiday dinner party for a few of my best friends, at my home in Redmond. For the sake of posterity and to give you some ideas for holiday meals you might want to prepare for your friends and family or request of that special cook…


Not receiving incoming calls on Your Cingular SmartPhone?

All week long, I have received no incoming calls or voicemails on my Audiovox SMT5600 Smartphone, on the Cingular network. I was beginning to believe myself to be as unpopular as I sometimes feel. During this time, I made multiple outgoing calls… This morning, I looked down at my phone to discover that I had…


Friend-o-Gen, for just $.99/month

Although they have “temporarily shut down their service”, for legal reasons, you need look no further than http://www.fakeyourspace.com for proof that identity validation services like Opinity will survive, and possibly thrive in the online social networking era. Fakeyourspace intends to cater to socially-challenged users of Myspace, Facebook, Consumating, and Friendster. If that’s not enough to convince you, re ad this: Online Personals Watch.


Steve Ballmer a Bell Ringer for Christmas?

I can imagine Microsoft’s venerable CEO, Steve Ballmer, ringing bells for the Salvation Army in front of some suburban grocery store. I can picture him with a pair of white gloves, energetically ringing in a Christmas concert. But I can DEFINITELY see him ringing the the NASDAQ bell to open trading on the exchange to celebrate 20 years of MSFT…

Microsoft Enters Munincipal WiFi Market

Woohoo…..But wait! What about Redmond? From FierceWireless: “Microsoft announced that it will partner with MetroFi to build a free wireless Internet service for Portland, Oregon. Microsoft will provide targeted content to the service’s users through its new online platform adCenter–a rival platform to Google’s AdSense. adCenter allows advertisers to target users based on browsing habits…


Zune: a social plaything

You can get your Zune tomorrow, November 13,  at one of 30,000 retail outlets across North America or you can order one online.

Tracking Down the "Ping Meme"

At Seattle MindCamp 3.0, this saturday, Scott Berkun and Adam Loving will host the second annual “Good Thing Rapid Discovery Slam”, a 45 minute show-n-tell for geeks. The first slam, at MindCamp 2.0 featured the reading of an Emily Dickinson poem, the demonstration of an application that generates cacohponous techno “music” based on various graphical and user inputs, numerous…


Event: Overlake Neighborhood Planning Open House

If you live or work in Overlake and you want to help define how it gets developed over the next 20 years, I encourage you to attend this event. Meeting place is right next door to the Microsoft Company Store on 148th Ave NE.   I’ll be there ’cause this is the kinda thing us…

"Tagspace" Beta

AJAX vs. Atlas ASP.NET Atlas ATOM C# C++ CodePlex coolgadgets database Dave Morehouse FoxPro Huong Nguyen J# LINQ Marshall Lin MSO .NET .NET2.0 PERL.NET Rapport REST RESTful RSS Ruby Sharepoint socialsoftware tagging Tagspace Taylor Parsons VB.NET VFP Vista VS2005 VSTS WikiWiki  Win64  Windows Mobile  Zune Hacks ————————————— During a week in which Microsoft announced a virtual TIDAL WAVE of blockbuster product releases (ya know, Vista, Office, LiveID, et al), my small team quietly launched the public Beta of…