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  • Blog Post: Zune pass is now officially beyond awesome

    I already subscribe to Zune Pass and love it for the ability to discover music using a subscription service. You just download whatever you like and don't have to worry about the cost. Don't like the music? Doesn't matter … just ditch it. It just got better! Now you get 10 songs a month (MP3...
  • Blog Post: Tesla at Microsoft

    Tesla were on campus today showing off the Roadster.  Very very cool indeed.  The thing accelerated without a hint of noise and was really quick.  About $100k USD right now. If you are an avid Xbox fan … yes that is Major Nelson standing by the boot trunk.  They were shooting some...
  • Blog Post: Shuttle docking, New Zealand & XP

    If there is one thing I love the Internet for its watching stuff happening in space.  I regularly tune in to Nasa TV when the shuttle is up to watch the goings on. As I write this the shuttle is preparing to dock with ISS.  Its cool being able to watch this. Along with realtime video footage...
  • Blog Post: Loving the new Live Maps features...

    I have used Live Maps for a long time now ... but they just keep adding awesome features! http://virtualearth.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2BBC66E99FDCDB98!14129.entry Summary: - Safari and IE8 compat - Export your collections - very cool new 3D improvements (see below) - Labels in birds eye - Party Maps...
  • Blog Post: Who's the kiwi?

    Saw this chap ask Steve B a question at Mix ... he sounded like a kiwi ... I mean he used "Wicked" and a bunch of other kiwi'isms. Great question too! :) http://visitmix.com/blogs/News/Watch-Steve-Ballmer-and-Guy-Kawasaki-Live/
  • Blog Post: What do Mix 08, Silverlight, the Beatles & New Zealand all have in common?...

    At Mix08 today Hard Rock demo'ed their new web based Silverlight 2.0 application that allows a user to browse (in amazing detail) their catalogue of rock history. ( http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/ ) If you zoom into the middle left of the bigger image you will find a note from the Beatles to their security...
  • Blog Post: It almost made me cry too.... kinda...

    Scoble recently had a wee cry about a new Microsoft Research project called World Wide Telescope that he saw prior to it being announced. See here: http://scobleizer.com/2008/02/27/what-made-me-cry-microsofts-world-wide-telescope/ Well, today I got a chance to check it out at our TechFest (where Research...
  • Blog Post: My Hugh MacLeod sketch ...

    At the Office Developers Conference a few weeks back Hugh MacLeod was at the attendee party drawing stuff for people on business cards. If you don't follow Hugh you can here: http://www.gapingvoid.com/ Here is my drawing:
  • Blog Post: B visits campus

    My good friend Brendon, from New Zealand is over in the Seattle at the moment for next weeks SharePoint conference. He runs a Gold Partner back home called Provoke. They are doing awesome SharePoint work and delivering some screaming solutions such as www.flybuys.co.nz (a loyalty program). The Site is...
  • Blog Post: Turn your Windows Mobile phone into a mobile Wireless Router to the Internet (Seriously Geeky Stuff).

    I came across this the other day and thought I was far too geeky to let pass. This tool will let you turn your WiFi capable Windows Mobile device into a Wireless Router that routes to the phones Internet connection! Just like a portable wireless broadband router at home! :) http://www.jongma.org/WMWifiRouter...
  • Blog Post: Hilarious video on the Web 2.0 bubble...

    Some education for those noob young start up CEOs out there :)
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