The Montreal Game Summit

I had the pleasure of attending the first Montreal Game Summit (www.montrealgamesummit.com), hosted by the Alliance NumeriQC.  What a great event!  Over 400 people, great content and speakers.  Best of all a celebration of Montreal’s rich game development community. I met some great folks at the event, including Jason Della Rocca (IGDA‘s program director).  Check out his…

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No More Geeks Left At Microsoft?

At a recent dinner a former Microsoft employee and a senior director of a large Microsoft partner suggested that there are no geeks left inside the company.  My goal is to prove them wrong.  I will post evidence to prove the geek spirit is alive and well. Here is some evidence: 1.  Read Craig McMurtry’s…

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07/11/2004, 8:58 PM – Blogging at 40,000ft to avoid Air Rage… (RANT)

After an incredibly busy October, I have found some time to return to blogging.  Locked in a metal tube at 40,000ft seems a great time to get my thoughts down on “paper”.   First – a quick discussion on technology and flying.  On my last 2 flights (to Vancouver and Montreal) I have noticed some…

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Mark In The Press – RFID

http://www.integratedmar.com/ECL.cfm?item=DLY092904-5 Microsoft announces expansion of Radio Frequency Identification29 September, 2004by Dave Chappelle Microsoft Business Solutions has announced an expansion of its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) initiative. The goal is to help SMBs meet RFID technology compliance mandates from large trading partners, and drive efficiencies in internal operations. All of the interest in RFID is great…

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Microsoft Canada RFID Council

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions Make it Easier for Canadian Retailers and Manufacturers to Manage their Inventories and Track and Ship Merchandise   Microsoft Brings Together Major Partners Delivering RFID Solutions on the Microsoft-based Platform in a New RFID Council Mississauga, ON – July 5th, 2004 – Microsoft Canada Co. announced today its growing list…

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Reboot Canada

Are you a gadget geek like me – always building your own PCs and Servers?  Always buying the latest toys?  If you are, then you have likely faced this problem – a closet full of outdated parts or a PC that becomes a paperweight when you upgrade.  Recycling a PC is not a simple task…

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MSJVM Revisited and Service Pack 2

There has been some interesting developments on the MSJVM front coming out of the settlements with SUN.  Everyone should visit: http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/java/    Also – SP2 should be on your radar.  Not only are there new features, but there are some potential issues developers need to be aware of. Visit: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/securityinxpsp2.asp  

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The Microsoft JVM

Some customers and developers are aware of this, but I wanted to let everyone out there in blog land know about the changes that are coming to our support of the MSJVM.  This could impact applications that you have built in the past, please take a minute to read over the website. Background: In a…

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The Apprentice

Had an idea for a reality show.  It’s a play on the Donald Trump sponsored show “The Apprentice” where the thin and beautiful entrepreneurs of America compete to run one of Mr. Trump’s companies.  The contests have been ridiculous so far – selling lemonade, managing Planet Hollywood, renovating a house and running an auction.  I’d…

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EOptimize – Interesting .NET Connected ISV – Resource Scheduling

http://www.eoptimize.com/ Met with these guys today.  It is a time and resource management engine that uses some advanced mathematics to schedule people, resources and processes. Best of all, it’s all .NET based and they have logo certification.  Their product integrates with Active Directory, Exchange and SBS.  All web services based and exposed APIs for an…

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