Trying Xobni, Again…

  I tried it a while back and didn’t like the performance so thought I would give it another go.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, here is a blurb from the site: === Xobni is the Outlook plug-in that saves you time finding email conversations, contacts and attachments. After a quick install, you’ll…


NY Times Reader: Free Edition Now Available

    For those that haven’t seen one of the coolest WPF examples out there, go to and check out the times reader they now offer a free version:  


Event Stuff: Windows Mobile Application Development Chat Series – Multiple Dates (Live Chat)

  Do you have questions regarding Windows Mobile application development that you need answers to? Spend an hour with Microsoft employees and MVPs who are experts in Windows Mobile application development. Please join us for live chats and bring on the questions! These chats will cover the tools and technologies used to develop applications using…


Reducing Data Center Cost with an Air Economizer

  To challenge established industry assumptions regarding data center cooling, Intel IT conducted a proof of concept (PoC) test that used an air economizer to cool production servers with 100 percent outside air at temperatures of up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (F). With this approach, we could use an economizer to provide nearly all data…


Fly on the Wall?

Okay just have to get this one out.  I saw this a while back on the news:     And immediately thought of this:     They seem very similar to me in terms of quality, talent, etc… Is it just me?


Silverlight and Expression Resources

                 Silverlight · To learn more about Silverlight visit the Silverlight Community site. This site includes tons of tutorials, videos, getting started information, samples and a showcase where you can see the latest sites created with Silverlight · One of the best online resources is the library of videos from the latest MIX event in…


Foundation Silverlight 2 Animation: Give the gift of Silverlight for Christmas!!!

  I just got done reading Jeff Paries’ book on Silverlight animation and I love it!!!  You should definitely check it out if you are looking for a cool stocking stuffer for the Silverlight coder in your life 🙂


Front Runner Revisited

My buddy, Bill N, was having some trouble finding info on Front Runner so did a quick write up to point people in the right direction.  Check out his post at  

Matt Hester’s Blog

If you are a true techie then you have to check out Matt Hester’s blog.  I have known Matt a very long time and he is awesome!  Make sure to tell him Zain sent you muhahahah!   <=== You can also find him listed on my “friend blogs” to the left