Now actively recruiting Atlanta Hunt the Wumpus Mentors

I posted an initial notification but then spent time trying to find a school to work with first.  I’m pleased to announce that the Saint Pius X high school ( has agreed to participate in our Hunt the Wumpus program.  I’m now going back to recruiting volunteer mentors.  I need to recruit 2-3 people in…


Hunt the Wumpus in Atlanta

I’m looking to recruit other software folks to help teach software engineering practices as part of our Hunt the Wumpus program.  This project is something that Microsoft has already been running in the Seattle area for several years, and I am looking to bring it to Atlanta. You wouldn’t have to be employed by or…


[MIT enews] When I Testified Before Congress

A thought-provoking article about the state of science and engineering education in the U.S.  


Windows Embedded Challenge ROCKS!

I know I said I’d be blogging on the ce_base team blog now, but I figured my personal blog is a better place for this one as it’s more personal in nature.  I just finished two days of serving as a judge for the Windows Embedded Student Challenge.  I had a most wonderful time.  The…


Windows CE Base Team Blog

We just created a new team blog, the CE base team blog, to cover kernel & file system issues. I’m going to start posting there instead of here.  I probably won’t have a lot of side-posts on this blog; I don’t really have the energy for lots of off-topic personal stuff.  So if you are…


Lock Convoys and How to Recognize Them

The problem: When using a particular application on one specific device, users noticed very bad UI response for a period of a few seconds.  After those seconds, UI responsiveness went back to normal.   The investigation: I used ActiveSync to drop celog.dll and oscapture.exe onto a standalone device.  I could have hooked the device up…


[misc] Getting Kids into Computers

Links I turned up from recent discussions of this topic: Scobleizer: Erick Mack: Jeff Sandquist, Bitman’s Palace: Kid’s Programming Language: I keep thinking of how I’d like to get more involved in getting kids into programming.  I even tried seeing if I could volunteer-teach an after-school thing at my local high…


Windows CE eHow-tos and Tutorials! WOW!!

I saw a blip of this at MEDC, and just checked it out myself.  How cool!  It’s like a DevCon for all to share! Most of it is pretty basic stuff, but if you’re new to Windows CE, you should check some of these out!  (If you are new to performance tools like Remote Kernel Tracker which…


Using RAM over 512MB

Q: I can use only 512MB of RAM from my device. How can I address the remaining RAM ? On one of your posts you said that there is a way to go with more that 512 MB RAM. Can you help me on this issue? A: Windows CE can’t address more than 512MB.  There’s no way…


[BBC] Commentary: CEO Blogs Hmm this makes me wonder.  If it’s true that those pointy-haired individuals at the top of the ladder have nothing useful to contribute to a blog, then at what point do you stop being “eligible?”  How high must you rise before you transform from a fount of knowledge to a fount of marketing?