Suggestions for weekend reading, Bill Gates explains why vaccines matter, and more of what I’ve read this week

This week John C. Maxwell offered this famous QOTD: Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison To end the work week, Dominic Carr offers his own suggestions for weekend reading on the Microsoft Blog It’s Friday afternoon again, and time…

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My new Kindle DX with global wireless arrived today

As I last month, I decided to finally and dive into a new Kindle – namely the Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device. Though it did not offer the global wireless feature of its little (6") brother, I was happy to get the larger reading surface after several recommendations from friends. Sadly, I was notified that…

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How to organize like Bill Gates, the HP-Microsoft deal, Helping in Haiti and more

Yes, I’ve been neglecting my blog. Although I have a couple of blog posts in the works (on setting up our Windows 7 home network connected to our Media Center), I have been just too busy with (gasp!) real work. So I obviously need to be better at my organization: helpful that I found this…

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Personal documentary from Microsoft writer makes an impression

Of interest: reminding me of the brief series noted here, I found this article from Nicole Brodeur "Microsoft writer makes documentary on losing hand to cancer", about the film documentary from Joshua Isaac, a writer at Microsoft. Isaac lost his left hand to cancer and has been dealing with cancer – battling Epithelioid Sarcoma to…

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Hello, World: Visualization is Child’s Play

Over lunch today and before I head off to my afternoon meetings, I read a good post today, Visualization is Child’s Play, from Joshua Allen in Microsoft DPE (whom I had the pleasure of meeting in person this past weekend) on the http://visitmix.com/ site… "A recurring topic of conversation among parents here at Microsoft is,…

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It’s more than iPods and iTunes: BusinessWeek on Dell’s effort to spur on the digital entertainment market

An old friend of mine, the irrepressible Tim Bucher, is in the news this week, as he’s preparing to go toe to toe, so to speak, with Apple’s supported ecosystem… “Now Bucher is again squaring off against his former company. He’s spearheading an ambitious plan at Dell (DELL) to break Apple’s dominant hold on the…

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SETI@home, new iPhones and other bits for a quick post-vacation reading list

Back from vacation and waiting for a meeting to start (whilst hungry attendees grab lunch 😉 I find that I have a couple of minutes to post – normally I wait until after work’s done for the day, but here’s an exception to the rule.  Last night I made a quick spin by Engadget to…

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Next year’s science fair project for the kids: a home-made multi-touch Surface, and what else I’ve read this past week

You can always tell when it’s been a particularly busy week at home and at work… the reading list looks a little thin.  Project reviews, meetings and prep for all sorts of things. And it’s already June.  How time flies. New Scientist Technology Blog: Build your own multitouch pad — “Haven’t got $10,000 to buy…

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Lenovo X300 video and what I’ve read this past week, compiled in record time

Wonder what to do when you’re waiting for Outlook on one computer to move several thousand messages, and another computer is busy copying video demos? Use the third to post your reading list.  In the time that it took me to burn a DVD and delete the old mail from my Outlook archive, I compiled…

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