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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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    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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    XNA 2.0

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    XNA 2.0 has finally launched! Due to the secretive nature of the date this has been fervently awaited surprise. There's alot cool new features in both the development studio and framework, but I'm most excited about Networking support. This is going to...
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    SQL Server Data Mining Addins for Excel

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    You can now use excel for advanced analysis and data mining! Now, in addition to being able to import data directly from SQL Server, Excel can access the mining and analysis tools in sql server. The Analyze Key Influencers is one of the coolest features...
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    Delaware

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    I've spent the last couple days wandering through Delaware to talk to the Delaware DotNet Users Group (aka dednug: http://dednug.org/ ). They have a catch-22 situation there where: They want to create more .NET developers Local developers don't...
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    Silverlight 1.0

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    Aparently, this release has yet to reach everyone, so I though to was worthy of reiteration Silverlight is Microsof'ts new dynamic web application platform. In other words Silverlight = Flash ++ Why? Basically Silverlight 1.1 will allow you to use...
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    The I'm Initiative

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    MSN Messenger has released a new project (which I worked on!) that helps you contribute to charity. Just include a code in your friendly name/personal message and Microsoft will contribute money to your charity of choice! Codes are as follows (on Messenger...
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    Photosynth

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    Completely novel way to navigate environment based photo sets. Also, you can use the 3D visualization to see how Photosynth applies the stitching algorithms... Check it out: http://labs.live.com/photo synth/view.html?collection =sanmarco/index1.sxs ...
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    How Ruby Showed Me Why Microsoft Wins Developers

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    Recently, I spent a few precious hours of my late night dev time learning Ruby on Rails. The syntax is great and the libraries are well developed for such a young community. The fun ends there... Ruby on Rails is widely touted as the easy language to...
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