Top 10 little known Microsoft facts

A little fun on the shuttle today, via Twitter… Top 10 little known Microsoft facts: # 10: There is no building 7, but Devs like to schedule meetings with new PMs there # 9: Xbox was originally “Microsoft Interactive Audio Video Multiformat Entertainment System 2000” đŸ˜‰ # 8: Microsoft’s leadership in tech slogan, code-named t-shirts…

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Humour: A Fun Volkswagen Commercial featuring Darth Vader

A little humour today, just before Superbowl Sunday: this commercial from Volkswagen featuring a diminutive Darth Vader on a seemingly normal Saturday afternoon. I have seen our own son pull the same head fake at the end of the commercial when faced with a reaction to his use of The Force on our cat and…

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Favourite past posts with more on Christmas poems, Bill Gates and buying a new PC

For all of those who are still braving the crowds to finish their holiday shopping, you’re in good company, as you’ll note at right. I’m off this week but working on a couple of belated posts. In the mean time, here are a few to hold you through the holiday weekend, including my favourite Apologies…

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Kindle books on your iPhone? Sure, but the library is so much cheaper.

Today I noted that Amazon unveiled the Kindle Application for iPhone (also available via http://tinyurl.com/ikindle). Whither a version for Windows Mobile? None expected soon is my guess. Amazon is smart to follow the iPhone – although I’d guess that folks with a Windows Mobile device maybe more likely to own a Kindle. OK, so given…

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Apologies for my ode on the Day Before Christmas

The Day Before Christmas (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore or Henry Livingston)   ‘Twas the day before Christmas, when all down the street Not a single thing moved, no one made a peep; The snow had blanketed the entire neighbourhood, And we all knew that St. Nick soon would lighten the mood; The boys…

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The snow sticks through the weekend, so we built a huge snowman

With snow comes shoveled driveways.  And with that extra snow, you have to do something… So we built a near six foot tall snowman. [Added 5:30PM 12/20/08: as noted on Twitter, and an update for my friend Kent in sunny & warm SVC, we found that our snowman had been vandalized… some hoodlums had moved…

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‘Glitch’ is now a formal, technical term, and other things I’ve read this week

It’s been and will continue to be a busy week filled with reviews, planning and report, not to mention some real work with some of our best folks on product quality, customer service and satisfaction. So here’s a quick post of what I’ve read over the last week. I love it when words that don’t…

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Life in Windows: Rumours of "hitting M3" doesn’t mean that I have any nasty bruises

As noted in the Seattle PI, Microsoft holds annual employee meeting tomorrow… If you spot hundreds of buses headed to Safeco Field on Thursday morning, they’ll be carrying some of the 23,000 Microsoft employees registered for the company’s annual meeting. I will be attending in one piece, which after the rumours today wasn’t quite clear….

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A look at Gates’ last day (courtesy of the BBC)

Happy Canada Day.  And now a little something for my friends on the “time” team concall, here are a couple of additional links on Bill Gates today, including the latest news and a link to portions of the humourous “Bill’s last day” video. See also the article in the New York Times by Steve Lohr……

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