A look back at "Embedded" 2006.

It’s new years eve, the end of quite an interesting year in the mobile and embedded world. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 released and available in Eval and Full product versions – this is the 10th anniversary of the initial Windows CE 1.0 release, things have really…

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Cleaning up Blog Roll.

I’ve updated my blog roll (right side of blog page) to include some interesting blogs that were missing and remove some inactive blogs – let me know if you have an *active* embedded blog up and running and I will consider adding it to the list. – Mike

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The Moth memes me. Or, 5 things you didn’t know about me…

The Moth has “Tagged me” and has posted 5 things you probably didn’t know about him, so I guess I need to post my five things and then tag some other folks… I was initially turned down for a job at Microsoft and one year later was pinged by the same team to apply for the same job…

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.NET MicroFramework book – want to review it ?

Donald Thompson, Architect on the .NET MicroFramework team (links to a new .NET MicroFramework MSDN web site) and Rob Miles, university Lecturer, UK, are working on a .NET MicroFramework book! (woot!) – Donald and Rob are planning to drop unedited sample chapters for you to review on the .NET MicroFramework book site (book overview already posted)…

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Project Socrates – Phidgets How To.

Jim Wilson, embedded MVP (Jim, where’s your blog site URL?) – has posted an excellent tutorial on how to get Phidgets working with the ICOP eBox 2300, here’s a link to the tutorial.  Here’s what the tutorial (including images) covers: How to create a CE 6.0 OS Design How to include external drivers in your…

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Geeking out on Christmas Eve…

Twas the night before Christmas and not even the (computer) mouse was moving… My family and I were invited to one of my colleagues houses for a pre-Christmas get together, we had a great time, plenty of wonderful food and great conversation (thanks Olivier for the invite!) – among the attendees at said gathering was Patrice…

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Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Released

Visual Studio 2005 SP1 has been released, this is needed if you are using Visual Studio for CE 6.0 o/s development and application development – of course you should install SP1 if you are using Visual Studio for regular desktop application development. Heath Stewart has useful information about installing the SP1 update for VS 2005…

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Living off the grid…

Having been without power (and connectivity) at home since last Thursday due to the huge wind storm that hit the Seattle area we’re finally back on the grid again! – it’s amazing how quickly your life changes when power and connectivity are removed. Phones were down and no power to the house, so I’ve been…

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Big Storm in Seattle area.

Thursday evening a large wind storm hit Seattle area causing wide-spread power outage across the area – I grabbed a couple of photos close to home, you can see a snapped power pole just hanging in the air, there are hundreds of trees down in the area that have caused damage to property and power…

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MEDC 2007 – Session and Lab Triage.

It’s Thursday December 14th 2006 – MEDC 2007 is five months out – today is the big session and lab triage meeting – the image below shows all of the MEDC track owners walking through the sessions/labs that have been submitted, and, as usual we have way too many sessions submitted – these triage sessions…

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