October, 2008

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About Radius of Rainbow

 
The postings on this blog are provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confer no rights. These are my individual personal points-of-view and the posts and comments by the participants in no way represent the official point-of-view of Microsoft or any other organization.
Ok. So now that we've got this standard disclaimer out of the way, let's talk. I'm a curious geek who loves music, software and outdoors. So obviously I enjoy Seattle and working at Microsoft. Over the last few years I have worked on WinFS and Sql Server. Currently I own some cool new features in Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server.
 
Though this blog is hosted on MSDN and I'm a techie to the core, I don't intend to write a whole lot about my day job here. Rather this would be a place for me to get away from the zeros and ones and look at them from some distance.

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    The most influential book on Influence

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    Just finished reading Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini. This has got to be one of the most convincing books I have read in a long time. I read it as part of an internal study group on Managerial Psychology and I’m glad I did. Though...
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    Microsoft Labs: Something between R & D

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    Just noticed Soma’s post on DevLabs . He introduces DevLabs as a place to share innovations happening in the developer division within Microsoft. This looks like a sibling to already existing Office Labs and  Live Labs . Pretty exciting. Microsoft...
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    Lala: Yet another business model around selling Music

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    Selling music online is an interesting business. So many people have tried their hands at it with so many different approaches… iTunes and Zune were revolutionary. They freed good music tracks from the otherwise mediocre albums. iTunes pioneered this...
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    beep…

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    Saw the latest Mac ad. In it Hodgman tries to buzz the Mac guy every time he tries to say Vista. These are getting more and more boring, negative and pointless. Come Mac folks, Think different! Also on the topic of buzzing, while its competitors are busy...
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    No Joost for me.

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    Read over at TechCrunch today that Joost has undergone a UI makeover to become an all-flash site. Don’t know how that is going to give the ailing site a boost, but good to see that Joost is still alive. They have a great idea; using P2P to deliver streaming...
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    Pirates to Profits – Deregulating the copy

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    Lawrence Lessig had an interesting essay yesterday at the WSJ. Based on his upcoming book remix, the essay is subtitled “ Digital technology has made it easy to create new works from existing art, but copyright law has yet to catch up ”. Among the solutions...
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