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  • Blog Post: It's different over there, isn't it?

    Mac "evangelism" from one of my favorites from YouTube ( Happy Slip )
  • Blog Post: Music is essential, lately it's j-pop

    Lately, I've been listening to Grapevine - picked this up in Tokyo. I really just couldn't even work if I didn't have music. It seems that my tastes are becoming increasingly eclectic. This year's finds includes the newest from Tom Waits , something extraordinary from a country singer (I normally can...
  • Blog Post: Tokyo pictures on Flickr

    I've just returned from 10 days in Tokyo. Lots of pictures are available on Flickr. This street "evangelist" in Tokyo made me smile - rubber dress, boots, microphone and really, really fast Japanese... If you get the chance to visit Tokyo - go there! I had a great time. Thanks to Roy for a really...
  • Blog Post: Vista Sidebar Gadgets from Singapore!

    We recently launched Singapore's very own Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets gallery page , and I do think we have some pretty cool gadgets to show off! A couple of my favorites (yes, I'm biased, but this is my blog )... The MC Radio gadget , created by Chris Ismael , streams Singapore Media Corp radio station...
  • Blog Post: Vista Sidebar Gadgets from Singapore!

    We recently launched Singapore's very own Windows Vista Sidebar gadgets gallery page , and I do think we have some pretty cool gadgets to show off! A couple of my favorites (yes, I'm biased, but this is my blog )... The MC Radio gadget , created by Chris Ismael , streams Singapore Media Corp radio station...
  • Blog Post: Make the Future - A Career in Computer Science

    Bernard Oh (a friend of mine from Singapore currently working in Australia) posted an interesting video by Microsoft Research on one possible future though computer science. It features a flying robot, wearable computer devices and some nice skateboarding.
  • Blog Post: Tokyo-ga

    There's nothing I love more than seeing a new city. Tomorrow I'm off to Tokyo and will return March 17. Wish me luck on navigating the subway! Thanks to Mithun for the great tip (take a digital picture of your 'home station' and show it to people if you need help getting back...)
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 On a Planetarium Dome

    New Hampshire Technical Institute (a community college that is part of New Hampshire's community technical college system) has an amazing Animation and Graphic Game Programming course of studies. Among other things they have a lab with a number of Xbox 360s that are used to develop and test games created...
  • Blog Post: Can I Have 2 kilograms of SOA?

    We had a Microsoft Corp visitor in town over the last week - the unique and incomparable Mr. Vittorio Bertocci . My colleague Linda had the pleasure of touring and visiting many of our enterprise customers with him, talking up the core .NET 3.0 pillars (WCF, WF and Windows CardSpace.) A persistent question...
  • Blog Post: Can I Have 2 kilograms of SOA?

    We had a Microsoft Corp visitor in town over the last week - the unique and incomparable Mr. Vittorio Bertocci . My colleague Linda had the pleasure of touring and visiting many of our enterprise customers with him, talking up the core .NET 3.0 pillars (WCF, WF and Windows CardSpace.) A persistent question...
  • Blog Post: Web Developer or Designer? Want a free copy of Vista Ultimate?

    Go to MIX07 April 30 to May 2 in Las Vegas and get a copy of Vista Ultimate for free . I went to Mix06 (before I was working at Microsoft - well, I actually worked for a vendor, but also got to see quite a bit of the conference). MIX is fun, filled with interesting people and you'll pick up some useful...
  • Blog Post: Video Game Ideas

    Tony over at Computer Science Canada has some ideas for student video game projects . I've had students write variations on some of the ones he suggests. Not being a real player I am not familiar with all of the examples he gives but students probably are. There are lots more games that can be created...
  • Blog Post: 80 degrees - a perfect LA day

    Visited MOCA Skin + Bones exhibit today . Perfect - beautiful (and sometimes wierd) dresses and interesting architecture. Can't wait to see the Prada Store for real in Tokyo next month. Saw the Disney Center for the first time - stunning. Love the airplane assembly in the plaza too.
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