Senior VP at the Intern Party?

Steven Sinofsky, a senior vice president at Microsoft in the Office group, has a blog. In his latest entry he talks about a party the Office group throws for their summer interns. I think it is interesting that Microsoft VPs believe that interns are important enough to show up at parties to talk to them….



Over at theSpoke, Brian Scarbeau is blogging about TechEd. Sounds like he was impressed with the opening keynote. – Alfred Thompson


MSN Newsbot

MSN Newsbot uses search and MSNBC to gather news from over 4,000 sources on the internet. Read all about it at the MSN Sandbox. Try the US version at But if you live some place else visit the Sandbox site for direct links to well over 20 custom bots for different languages, countries and parts…


Xbox power cords recalled

MSNBC reports that Microsoft is recalling 14.1 million power cords for its Xbox video game console.  Order your free replacement today from -James (California State Univ., Long Beach)


Tsunami assistance just by changing your avatar

Mario Jobbe says that from now until the end of February, theSpoke will donate $5 to the Red Cross for every avatar that is changed on theSpoke to one of three icons: Blue Avatar (tsunami_help_blue.gif)Green Avatar (tsunami_help_green.gif)Red Avatar (tsunami_help_red.gif) When you change your avatar, please name the picture file one of the three names in…


Who is your MSA?

For those attending a school in the United States you can now find out if there is a Microsoft Student Ambassador on your campus.  Check out the Student Ambassador site and learn how you can become a Microsoft Student Ambassador! -James (California State Univ., Long Beach)


Up for the ChallengE?

Alfred Thompson says the sign up for Windows Challenge has been extended until February 6th.  This is a great contest for Computer Engineering students.  Sign up today! -James (California State Univ., Long Beach)


Linux Vulnerabilities Creep Toward the Desktop

As Linux increasingly hits the enterprise and consumer mainstream, a growing number of security threats are emerging which prey on holes in applications and files managed by desktop users.  Read more… -James (California State Univ., Long Beach)


Get your search results as RSS Feeds

Ever wanted your search results as an RSS feed?  Now you can as msnsearch’s WebLog explains. Here is an example for Imagine Cup: -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)


Need a Good Laugh?

Check out Conan O’Brien talk about technology. Well enjoying Conan you can also get a glipse into Bill Gates vision of consumer electronics. View the Pre International Consumer Electronics Show Keynote 100k(dial-up)   300k(broadband) –Eric (Grand Valley State University)