Inspirational Video: Code Monkey

Are you a code monkey? Do you dress like a code monkey? Do you dance like a code monkey?


xClaims and Microformats

In response to my penultipate post, reader “David” (the other David?) xClaims: “Um, I don’t get it – what’s this for again? Is it a microformat or something? I hereby claim xClaims are confusing.” My vote: Abstain + a Comment (below): I hear you, David. And point taken. Note to Self: continue to refine messaging around…


Tagspace, Meet Claimspace

In early June, we will launch a new social software service for technical professionals called Claimspace (codename, “Rapport”), which will join Tagspace, Blogs, and Forums as the newest member of the Microsoft.Community family. Our development lead, Doug, mentioned Claimspace a few weeks ago so I figured I’d follow up. Tagspace enables you to say, ‘I…


Introducing Microsoft Tagspace

Tagspace* is a social bookmarking service for software professionals** that encourages sound sleep and sweet dreams by enabling you to be better informed, better connected, and more productive. The more you use Tagspace, the more you’ll wonder how you survived for so long in the cramped quarters of your Web browser’s Favorites folder. WARNING: TAGSPACE IS ADDICTIVE. REPEATED…


Microformats are like RFID tags for the Web

Today, I took a much needed break to attend a Microsoft Research talk by Paul Dietz, who is a scientist at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL). In describing one of his inventions, a system that automagically pings your waitress when your glass is half empty, Paul described RFID tags as a “passive, non-interactive component”. He then proceeded…


Web Access for Visual Studio Team System

Microsoft Distinguished Engineer, Brian Harry follows up on his recent announcement about Microsoft’s acquisition of of devBiz, developers of TeamPlain Web Access for VSTS. Brian heads up our Visual Studio Team Foundation development team, based in Raleigh, NC. Note that TeamPlain is unrelated to Teamprise, which to quote Jim Newkirk, recently “announced a complimentary license of the Teamprise client suite for…