The CyKho Blog

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

June, 2008

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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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    Making people smile

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    Recently, I've started using (follow cykho).  For those of you who don't use twitter - think of it as micro blogging.  You write 140 character posts about whatever you're thinking of doing at the time.  Then, you can follow (think RSS)...
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    A goodbye to FY08 and a bit on what corporate America thinks is important

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    First of all, let me apologize for my long absence.  During the period I have been away - my fingers have been busily typing the 13 page epic poem which is the full summer of my activities over the last 9 months.  I simply couldn't bring myself...
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    How to REST in a nutshell

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    If you hang out with the web 2.0 kids long enough you'll inevitably hear the word REST/RESTful. I've gotten this question enough from the CS students I work with to create a little knowledge nut right here: REST = Representational State Transfer In a...
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    Public Transportation and Clarity of Thought

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    FYI - this is one of those thinking in general posts... I just realized something interesting: 20 miles = distance from one side of DC to the other 20 MPG ~ the in city mileage of my car Gas ~ $5/gallon So, for me to drive from one side of the city to...
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    Graphing Social Patterns Redux: so how does social networking affect business?

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    I was planning to blog as I attended this conference (last week).  However, the presenters and other attendees were just so darn interesting I never found the time (shame on them)! Throughout the conference I had the opportunity to speak with all...
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    My Bad Apple

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    Today I bought a Mac. After spending the week with the good folks of Graphing Social Patterns East (aka Apple Fanboys) - I had to see what all the hype was about firsthand.  So, today I took the plunge with a friend (and fellow Microsoftie). Walking...
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    Google should fear Facebook (CyKho @ O'reilly Graphing Social Patterns East Part 1)

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    I'm sitting here listening to Ro (Rogelio) Choy of Rock You give the basics of social networking for marketers.  Most of the talk is fairly simplistic (we learned how to set up a Facebook profile) - however, one point he made was was fairly poignant...
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    (a MUCH delayed) Tour on Charlotte Report

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    Back in the end of April I took a trip down to lovely North Carolina to make school visits there and talk with the local Microsoft campus.  On the academic front - there was an academic dark horse - Central Piedmont Community college blew me away...
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    Enter the Surface

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    While making one of my periodic visits to the mothership back in Redmond I had the opportunity to see the latest version of Microsoft's surface - a new was to interact with computers with human gesture alone.  Essentially, this technology is designed...
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    The Magic of the Whiteboard

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    While reading the good ol WSJ I found this great video of Steve Ballmer on stage with Bill Gates.  The hosts gave him some gentle ribbing about being know as "the maestro of the whiteboard" and they wheeled one out for all to see. ...
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    New Google Icon?

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    Late late at night, I noticed that Google has given rise to a new site icon. Big G -> little g.  Not sure what that's about.  I definitely liked the original better.  The new one is backwards, mal proportioned and monochromatic. ...
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    Word embraces academics

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    Microsoft just released the Beta 1 release of the Article Authoring Add-in for Microsoft Word 2007 (see Pablo Fernicola's blog post .  This enables the author of an article to store their writing in a format predefined by the journal they wish to...
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