Hyper-immersion and Character Weaknesses

Long, long time now posts. Twitter captures my immediate thoughts; and time is captured by other pursuits. The Netbooks at Australian TechEd pioneered the way for the PDC 2009 Acer handout. And quite frankly drained me completely. After being hyper-immersed in a project I find it somewhat difficult to find a new direction. I call…

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The long search for the perfect WPF Twitter Client. Over.

Twitter; Facebook and friends is the place where I spend most of my day. For work and play. Separating work and play is difficult in single-column twitter clients. Enter mutliple columns, filtering as base requirements for my perfect twitter client. Stuck in closed-source TweetDeck; or moving through a myriad of AIR based applications. Subjecting myself…

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Open Source Goodness Comes in Threes

Hyper-V Instrumentation via Linux driver, source code contribution (GPLv2) Microsoft Live@EDU integration for Moodle via a plug in, PHP source code contribution (GPLv2) Gestalt. <script language=”ruby | python”> client-side scripting (MsPL)

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Get a Backstage Pass

As TechEd 2009 approaches, there are many people scurrying around behind the scenes ensuring the Windows 7/Mini-notebooks experience succeeds. Andrew Dugdell is tracking the process from the outside; and Jorke has a new blog with indepth details from the inside. I am merely the systems engineer now. Watching and carefully (lightly) directing all the smart…

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Unintended Consequences

Two unintended consequences of Microsoft open sourcing: 1. Google Chrome (on Windows) uses the Windows Template Library (WTL) published under the Ms-PL 2. Mono outpaces Java for Linux desktop application adoption. An interesting quotation from the article: “It is an interesting irony that Microsoft’s sponsored technology, which is open source, is allowing developers to be…

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PHP: Of Eyes, Ears and Clouds

SOme quick notes on Microsoft and PHP things that are in motion. Things is such a great Anglo-Saxon word. July CTP of PHP SDK for Windows Azure. If you are more visual, Rob Bagby has an excellent post and more excellent screencast overview: Also, pop over to the online webcasts CodeWorks, which is hosted and…

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Sanity Prevails

The FOSS community has been concerned about the difficulties, pros and cons of including Mono-built applications as a part of standard Linux builds. Both Pro and Con. Most recently, the Ubuntu Technical Board posted to their Ubuntu Developer Announce mailing list their extermely pragmatic position on Mono applications. Today Microsoft extended the Community Promise to…

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Tweets: Netbooks

ntpro: Where was something kick-ass like this for the first 2500 #TechEd US registrations? Screw the party … http://bit.ly/10iUtu WindowsITPro: TechED Australia attendees each score HP Netbook: TechEDAustralia attendees will get more than a bag and t-shir.. http://tinyurl.com/n2spkc nigelwadsworth: @jeffa36 Very tempted to go this year after reading this. 2006 was the last TechEd I…

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Community Project No. 1

Andrew Dugdell has started a blog following us HP mini-note/netbook guys on our 10 week journey to TechEd 2009.

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HP Mini-notebooks/Netbooks at TechEd: The coverage so far

Documenting the initial coverage for posterity. Will update as stuff flows Long Zheng “got the scoop” on the story: Microsoft TechEd Australia attendees to receive free HP Mini Notebook with Windows 7 Picked up by the Australian IT news community (in no particular order) Builderau: Microsoft TechEd Australia attendees to receive free HP Mini Notebook…

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