November, 2009

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    How big is yours?


    During Steven Sinofsky’s keynote on Day 2 of the PDC09, he spoke how the windows team uses all the data they collect to make decisions about features and fix bug.

    One thing that I found really interesting was the statistic about screen resolutions

    Here’s the slide…


    What surprised so many folks was that 1024 x 768 is such a dominant screen resolution. (I’m in that < .05% running at 1900 x 1200)

    It made me wonder about the visitors to this blog and their screen resolution. The data shows something a bit different

    Resolution %
    1280x1024 38%
    Unknown 38%
    1024x768 19%
    1600x1200 2%
    800x600 2%
    1152x864 2%
    640x480 0%


    It’s a different distribution, which makes sense since the folks who visit my blog would have higher resolution monitors – at least that’s my theory.

    I also wonder what that that large “unknown” is? Could it be spiders crawling my blog?? or mobile devices maybe? i don’t really know.

  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Is it that time of the year?


    birthdaycandles_cupcake It only seems like yesterday that I wrote my XLV post -- I’m celebrating another birthday today.

    Today I’m XLVI

    As happened last year, I’ve received best wishes from my friends via email,tweets, re-tweets, facebook and these started the day before, due to my down under crew.

    Thank you to all who left me a note – I will get back to each and everyone of you!

    Now some information about my age:  It is a Wedderburn-Etherington number, an enneagonal number and a centered triangular number. It is the sum of the totient function for the first twelve integers. 46 is the largest even integer that can't be expressed as a sum of two abundant numbers. It  is the 13th semiprime.  It is the atomic number of palladium, the number of human chromosomes and the (decimal) value of the ASCII code for the period (full stop), as well as the code for international direct dial phone calls to Sweden.

    This year, I am away from home, but I do get to celebrate my birthday at PDC09, with thousands of fellow geeks. There’s even a geekfest in the evening (which I’m thinking is surprise birthday party for me – how cool could that be!!!!!).

    As I look ahead, I’m see a what others did at age 46:

    and can wonder what lies ahead for me…

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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Fill up yer brain @ pdc09


    I’m in LA this week for the Professional Developers Conference – for me it’s a time to catch up with friends from all over the world, connect with customers and partners again, and as Steve Clayton says, “It’s also a time to fill my brain with tech talk”.

    Oh, and speaking of filling brains and big heads, the hilight  so far has been spotting david lempher’s big head on a poster


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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    What are folks looking for?


    It’s been a while (11 months actually) since I looked at the search keywords that keep bringing people to my blog.

    It’s funny. I haven’t posted much at all during this year (infact 12 posts September 2009 (3), August 2009 (1), July 2009 (1), June 2009 (1), May 2009 (2), April 2009 (1), March 2009 (1), January 2009 (2)  before today), yet I keep getting a steady stream of  visitors to the blog.

    So, what are those popular terms that keep bring people back to my blog posts?

    • powerpuff girls
    • windows 7 user agent
    • frank arrigo
    • msexpense
    • user agent windows 7
    • wpf rss reader
    • mathletics games for kids
    • power puff girls
    • silverlight tetris
    • all work and no fun
    • open source erp .net
    • c# erp
    • http_user_agent windows 7
    • tetris silverlight
    • frankarr
    • chumby upnp
    • useragent windows 7
    • powerpuff girls pictures
    • optus quota
    • dilbert gadget
    • frank arrigo blog
    • lol cat
    • new emoticons
    • microsoft voice commander headset
    • optus gadget
    • outlook twitter plugin
    • all work no fun
    • optus usage gadget
    • 30 messenger emoticons
    • microsoft empower promotion code
    • open source .net erp
    • windows 7 user agent string
    • windows 7 useragent
    • .net erp open source
    • mambo loud shirts

    Yup, there’s a definite theme going on here…..

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