ESC Boston, embedded sessions and malformed Exit sign

I’m in Boston for Embedded Systems East (I will be on the Microsoft booth Wednesday morning, and presenting a session called “Windows Embedded: from sensors to servers” on Thursday). The session walks through hardware trends, software trends, user experience trends, and then dives into technology, starting at the CPU (parallel programming), moving up to user…


Engadget: If Microsoft made toasters…

Check out this Engadget article – If Microsoft made toasters Interestingly the toaster has a Microsoft Dynamics logo on the side… Perhaps this is the best thing since sliced bread… – Mike


B Gates

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Afternoon Snack… Trying out international food.

Someone at work decided it would be good to try out some international foods over the next couple of weeks, this weeks treat… see below. Next week – a comparison of Baked Beans (US vs. UK) [why does US beans have a lump of pork in the can?]. – Mike


Am I a PC? (a quick comparison)

Yesterday I posted “I am a Device” to the blog, and got a comment back that “we are what we eat”, so we could be a cheeseburger, or a slice of lemon loaf, but we cannot be a “PC” – but there are a number of similarities between a PC and a person, some of…


Using Coffee Cups to detect phone signal strength

While waiting for the Starbucks iCup machine to do it’s thing I noticed that the stack of cups precisely mirrored the number of bars on my cell phone… spooky! – Mike


Dilbert and the role of Architect.

Found this Dilbert cartoon quite funny (not even remotely close though). – Mike


Tuba spotted in Shenzhen!

Spotted at the opening ceremony of the Embedded Systems Conference in Shenzhen – a marching band, one of which was carrying a… Tuba! – I assume that this was tucked away and out of sight for the trip in the car to the conference center! (see previous post here). – Mike