Ben Riga's Deep Shift

I'm in it now!

October, 2005

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About Ben Riga

Ben Riga is Senior Technical Evangelist for Windows Phone in Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group.  In this role he runs around demonstrating the compelling technical and business value of the Windows 8 platform and how partners benefit when publishing apps to the Windows Store.  Ben also supports the Microsoft field by engaging in key projects and recruiting target customers and partners.

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    I am dumb. What about you?

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    I got the link to this game off A View from Elsewhere . Pretty funny. And, uh, yeah… I am dumb… This one had me laughing out loud. It’s just so damn stupid. I can’t help but wonder how come people have the time to build these things. Anyway, if you have...
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    I am Smart. What about you?

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    Ok. So a couple of weeks ago I posted a link to a stupid quiz that purported to test whether you are dumb. Today Chris Sells pointed me to another quiz but this one is not stupid and actually tests your knowledge of 8th Grade math. So could You Pass...
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    Bits are done. Come and get 'em.

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    The Visual Studio team signed off on Visual Studio and .NET 2.0 this morning. Woo hoo! The bits are out of the oven and have been packed into trucks for delivery to you fresh and piping hot up on MSDN (for subscribers). They’ll be up there later today...
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    Windows Vista for Developers Event in Silicon Valley

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    As a follow-up to last month’s WinFX session I did at SDForum’s Windows SIG meeting, this month I’ll give a preview of Windows Vista with an eye to giving developers some ideas as how applications can light up on this very cool, very new platform. ...
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    WinFX Overview session slides

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    A few people have asked me to post the slides I used from last night’s session at SDForum’s Windows SIG session. I’ve attached them here in PDF form. They’re kinda big at 40MB. Too many pretty pictures, I guess. Thanks to all of those who attended...
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