Snip to my lou, my darling

Is everyone else already in love with the Snipping Tool? I didn’t even know about it until my co-worker Cees passed me the ST pipe, now I can’t get enough. I bet you already know about it. But if you don’t, this just in: This Snipping Tool Will Change Your Life. You can cut out…

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Welcome to the thunderdome

I’m in LA for TechEd, now. I’m on my way over to the show in a few minutes. I think our booth, the Windows Embedded one, is in the orange section of the Technical Learning Center. I’ll be around this afternoon, then all day Wednesday and Thursday. I hope you will come say hello. Also, don’t…

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How to tell if your project is embedded

Sometimes, peeps are working on systems or projects that are embedded, but they don’t know it. Embedded devices or systems, in short, are devices or systems that pretty much just do one thing. Other tips that you might be making an embedded solution would be: it has to work in crappy conditions like really cold…

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Registration open now…

…for bowling and what not in LA. Party info and registration URL in my earlier poast. <update May 6> If you tried to register and it didn’t work a bit ago, try again. It said registration had closed… but I think the site was just getting updated or something.

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Roadkill mitigation system (or, Windows Embedded at the Imagine Cup)

Windows Embedded is a sponsor of the Imagine Cup, have you heard of it? If not, Ye Olde Cup is a big MIcrosoft competition for students to build great stuff using Microsoft technologies. It’s been around for seven years, there are sick prizes involved, and really smart students from around the world participate.  There are nine divisions…

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Bring cheer bars for making sounds!

Mini-update of no value whatsoever: I did make it to both Zhu Hai, finally, and now Taipei (on time, for once) for the summits. Which is nice. Things are wrapping up tomorrow and I’ve got an evening to do something fun before I get back on my plane. I think baseball is a big whoop…

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you don’t need a visa to go bowling (registration site live)

In other news, we’re having a party at TechEd, maybe you’d like to come? Windows Embedded is hosting a party to get the embedded and application developer communities mingling… Invitees are embedded developers, our partners, and staff… plus another crowd near and dear to my heart: certified developers. The thought is that there’s a lot of overlap…

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And then something bad happened.

You might recall that I’ve been excited to attend our partner summit in Zhu Hai, China, to hang out with my team and our partners.  I got back online in Hong Kong yesterday after my mini-break to learn that my manager missed her China flights, so I’d be doing her presentation at the summit. She’s…

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Ye Olde Smart Pill

I never told you who won the SPARK contest I was on about earlier. ‘Twas Doug Conn, creator of the ‘Smart Pill’ medication dispenser, who took home the honors and the $15,000 grand prize. I think that’s great. Here’s a story about the announcement and Doug and Jason, the runner up. I think they’ll both be in…

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New Favorite Device

I have a new favorite device! It is the Sapporo dispenser at the Northwest Airlines lounge in Tokyo Narita. You press a button and things start tilting and pouring and the next thing is you’re sipping from an icy glass, eating edamame and lounging in a little chair. I don’t know what just happened but I love…

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