CF.NET Development vs. Java/Symbian/etc…

Brian Jepson points to a great link talking about how much development for the Compact .NET Framework rocks (compared to developing Java solutions for mobile platforms). I had this discussion (CF vs Java Mobile development) with a die-hard Java developer who happens to develop for the Motorola phones a few months ago. He, of course,…

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First Day @ Microsoft

Ok, as promised, I said that I’d tell the story of my first day at Microsoft… Please bear with some of the parts of this, I’ll just go through my entire day from start to end. Last night was the first night that I spent at my apartment that I leased when I was out…

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.NET 18K Checkup

Software Development Times has a check-up article about .NET.

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Evening Before the Big Start Date

Tomorrow I begin work at Microsoft. This is the long awaited day since my acceptance back in July. This past week has been really crazy. Amidst all the craziness of setting up my new apartment, and many trips to Costco Home for furniture and stuff, I was really glad to meet up with Sam Gentile,…

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More on the Novel takeover of Ximian

CNET’s Robert Lemos recently spoke to Chris Stone (Novell’s vice chairman) about the takeover… When asked about how the takeover will affect the Mono Project, Chris had this to offer: “Mono is great. I like the idea very much of being able to run .Net applications on Linux and recompiling things written in C# to…


Newsgroups & RSS –> why not?

Chris Sells made an excellent point last week when he said he doesn’t read anything that doesn’t have an RSS feed. You know, I was thinking just last night that I don’t get around to reading the microsoft.* newsgroups as much as I want to recently. I like looking through all the posts in a…

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First SmartPhone 2003 Devices Announced

Oh, this is sweet!!! SmartPhone Thoughts talks about this company Dopod who announced the first SmartPhone 2003 device. Some good stuff with this phone. (Unfortunately I can not read Chinese, so the Dopod website makes no sense to me.) SmartPhone Thoughts also talks about some of the cool things that you can do with SmartPhone 2003,…


Blogger Meet Up Next Wednesday

Scoble writes: “Sam Gentile is gonna be in Redmond next week. He wants to get a weblogger dinner together. So, how about next Wednesday evening. 7 p.m.? At the Crossroads? If anyone needs a ride from campus, let me know.” I’ll already be in Redmond next week since I’m leaving NY on Tuesday. I’m psyched…

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On Novell & Mono

Richard Tallent writes some thoughts about today’s aquisition of Ximian by Novell, and specifically how that may or may not affect the Mono Project. I just wanted to express some of my feelings about what this means. Personally, I think that it’s a good move for Novell. I, as is Richard, am no fan of…

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Microsoft, MSR, Academia, & Research (oh my!)

This past week Microsoft held its annual Faculty Summit (ref. 1, ref. 2, ref. 3). This is a conference where faculty members from the top research universities within the United States are invited to attend. (Actually, this year there were many invitiations sent to faculty from my university (SUNY Stony Brook). Many of the invitees…

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