The CyKho Blog

On technology, society, and thinking in general...

December, 2007

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CyKho

On technology, society, and thinking in general...

On Cy Khormaee:

Cy is an Academic Developer Evangelist for Microsoft - tasked with helping schools and Microsoft place nice with one another.  After graduating from the University of Washington with a CS degree (research specialty in education and HCI) he started working for Microsoft as a Program Manager in Business Intelligence.  A year (and a bit) later he's become an ADE living in DC and working in the Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, Virginias, Delaware, Maryland, Carolinas).

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    Texas

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    Last week I was hanging out in Texas doing some training on Silverlight/Evangelism training. I was staying in Irving - a huge tech center - more or less just like any other suburban tech city (Redmond/San Jose/Reston). But at some point, I had a sudden...
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    Imagine Cup Student Blogs

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    As some of you know, Microsoft is hosting a HUGE student competition called the Imagine Cup - design software, travel the world, win some money: A team in New Jersey has started their blog about their experiance - very interesting - especially if...
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    Zune Branding

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    The Zune team is marketing a art consumption device by using art? o rly? ya rly! no wai! <insert owl pictures here> Check it out: Zune - Intergalactic Swap Meet Uploaded by firat
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    Story of Stuff

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    I know this has been said a thousand times, here it is anyways: We (humans - American humans in particular) use the planets resources at an unsustainable rate This will begin to suck - really soon - really bad: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ ...
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    On "the kids"

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    It's kinda scary how much thought and time is invested in wringing the wallets and buying the minds of 20somethings these days: http://adage.com/cmostrategy/article?article_id=122041 One of the Implications raied by this article got me thinking...
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    Gmail + AIM = One less IM client!

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    Now you can use Gmail to connect to AIM - wooohooo - no more stupid ads :) Recently, I found out that pidgeon and Trillian are blocked by MS corpnet - so i was MIA for a while on AIM. Now I'm back - with only two clients! (MSN allows you to connect to...
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    Microsoft Refract - RefractIt.com (coming soon)

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    In my short time as an Academic Developer Evangelist for Microsoft I've come to understand that scale is the #1 thing I need to get right. There are waaaaay more students than mes! Goal : Make the best content possible to help as many students as possible...
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    3 MS Tech Toys to know

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    While, none of these are new to the scene, there are technologies which everyone I've talked to loves - so I figured I'd post em' all in the same place :) Microsoft Robotics Studio (Level = know what a robot is): Write some code to run a robot - except...
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    On testing tests...

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    Recently, a close friend - who also happens to be a tester @ M$ - brought this post by Joel of Fog Creek Software fame to my attention: "It occurred to me that when you have a proof that goes on for pages and pages, it’s far more likely to contain...
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