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  • Blog Post: I really tweeted that ?

    I’m playing around again with a new Windows Live Writer Plugin which Inserts Tweets Into Your Blog Post by Tod Birdsall , aka @tod1d So, thanks to this new plugin, here’s my last 155 tweets (going back to April 28th 2010) – and I can’t believe I tweeted some of the things I that did. We Have Met the...
  • Blog Post: Twittering for 3 years

    I hinted about this in a recent post , today is my 3 year twitter-versary. I first tweeted on Dec 15 2006 – and it feels so long ago. As I write this, my scoreboard looks like this 10,890 tweets 4,242 Following 3,853 Followers Now what do my tweetstats show? Any difference from when I looked back in...
  • Blog Post: 6 Years of Blogging and 1,884 Posts later

    A little milestone just crept up on me *again* Six years ago - December 3 2003 - I made my first post here . At the time the blogs were sitting on http://weblogs.asp.net/ , having recently moved from http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/ . So much has happened since then, from being on the telly , being in newspapers...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Current Top XLV Search Keywords – What are people looking for when they come to my blog?

    It’s been a while since I looked at the keywords which bring people to my blog . So what are people looking for when they stumble upon my blog peter griffin election day 2008 frank arrigo new emoticons silverlight tetris all work and no fun wpf rss reader random facts about...
  • Blog Post: This is Mee

    I made a MeeId recently and I think it sums me up nicely I blog I tweet I take photos I like lots of music I like to know where I am I like to be poked by friends I aggregate with friendfeed i can network professionally I work for a software company I have more info about me online Technorati Tags: Frank...
  • Blog Post: Back from the Blogging Panel for the Microsoft Student Partners Summit.

    I’ve wandered back to my office following the Blogging Panel for the Microsoft Student Partners Summit . Thanks to the panelists Jeff Sandquist , Lawrence Liu . Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb and special guest, Warren Sukernek for taking the time to be on the panel! We covered a lots of areas, from Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Confirmed the Blogging Panel for the Microsoft Student Partners Summit

    I’ve been getting ready for Blogging Panel for the Microsoft Student Partners Summit . Well, the panelists are all confirmed. I have Jeff Sandquist , Lawrence Liu . Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb and a special guest . These folks are the leading lights in terms of Microsoft bloggers , as well as trying other...
  • Blog Post: Format for Blogging Panel for the Microsoft Student Partners Summit

    So, I’m hosting a Blogging Panel for the Microsoft Student Partners Summit Time to think about the format – I think i will ask some questions and then have each panelist answer. Here’s some of my thoughts of the questions to ask Who are they Why do they blog What do they blog about Why blogging matters...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Blogging Panel for the Microsoft Student Partners Summit

    I’ve been asked to pull together a panel on Blogging @ Microsoft for the upcoming Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) Summit. The vision is to have a panel where the MSPs can heard from key Microsoft bloggers and understand if the MSPs can make a career out of blogging (kinda like my friend Long Zheng has...
  • Blog Post: Reading List : Communities and Word of Mouth Marketing

    There was an email thread recently about communities and word-of-mouth marketing There were a few books listed, so I thought I would post them for future reference Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking The New Influencers: A Marketer's Guide to the New Social Media Marketing...
  • Blog Post: Back into the Fray

    I’m back in the office today after a short 3 week break. During the time off, I passed my 12 month in America anniversary, and celebrated the birthdays of 2 of my boys – Billy on the 11th and Rigo on the 19th . While I was gone, my email traffic dropped off    as did my tweeting I did, however...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup : Team SOAK : Students saving the world for a rainy day

    One of the things I really loved about my job in Australia was being involved with the Imagine Cup . I had been a judge for a number of years and got to meet some great folks : Imagine Cup 2005 , Imagine Cup 2005 : Update from Yokohama ,  ANZ Imagine Cup 2005 winner , Judging the Australian Final...
  • Blog Post: At Home With Rigo

    The house is pretty quiet at the moment. Moira and 3 of the kids have been in Australia on holidays for 2 weeks so far, leave me at home with Rigo , my 16 year old. Sure, we’ve been getting up to the usual shenanigans, eating out every night, staying up late, watching bad TV , drinking root beer , downloading...
  • Blog Post: How Did You Get That Digg This Button On Your Blog?

    I was chatting with Rohan Thomas (a Developer Evangelist based in Malaysia) this evening. He asked me how I got the DiggThis button my blog. I told him I would do a post about it. So, how did I get that Digg This button onto my blog? Easy really. It was Windows Live Writer with the help of a cool little...
  • Blog Post: Top 20 Search Keywords

    Last time I listed out the top search keywords, I listed the Top 200 Search Keywords . This prompted a rather strong comment The only people that care about search keywords for a particular site are the site owners. A top 10 list of search keywords is uninteresting and a little bit self-indulgent. A...
  • Blog Post: Did someone mention Win2K??

    In my last post about browsers, Jeremy left a comment about Win2k   Tuesday, March 25, 2008 7:19 PM by Offbeatmammal # re: Upgrade from IE 6 … please Frank - how many are using Win2K? A point was raised in my comments that there's still too many folks stuck on Win2K! Well, since you asked...
  • Blog Post: 8 random facts about me

    I got a comment over night from Michael Specht , who tagged me in the latest meme . Sure why not. Happy to play along, just like I did a while back . The background/rules:- Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog...
  • Blog Post: Latest Top 200 Search Keywords

    I get great amusement from looking at the search keywords which end up at my blog. Here's the latest top 200 list. I'm not sure what we can learn from all this, but it's definitely interesting reading. I've highlighted the more "interesting" ones. wpf rss reader frank arrigo powerpuff girls...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists around the World - We Salute You!

    One of my work colleagues, Orlando Escalante , has posted a list of blogs of all the Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists from around the World . For some reason he includes me on the list. I definitely don't deserve to be on that particular list. Not anymore at least. There ARE 2 Aussies on the list - Jeff...
  • Blog Post: ChasF says Hello World from the Expression Encoder Blog

    My good friend Charles Finkelstein introduces the Expression Encoder blog We have been having discussions about him taking up blogging and it's cool to see him kick it off Technorati Tags: Expression Encoder , Silverlight , Charles Finkelstein , ChasF
  • Blog Post: Tweeting on the go...

    I'm a big fan of twitter . Been tweeting for over a year . I Tweet from my desktop, I Tweet from my phone, I Tweet at work, I Tweet at home. (sounds like a line from Dr. Seuss ) On my phone I normally use the mobile client page or plain old sms. Recently Steve Clayton put out his wishlist for Twitter...
  • Blog Post: what's that visiting browser?

    Time for another look at the stats, so far I have looked at what operating system is visiting? and where are my readers coming from? , as well as looking at Keywords This time, I'm getting a browser breakdown. Remember, this is looking just at browsers visiting my blog and doesn't include RSS subscribers...
  • Blog Post: what operating system is visiting?

    Today, I thought I would look at the operating system stats of my blog readers. These stats, as do the previous ones , represent those browsers coming directly to my little blog and not folks subscribing to the rss feed. Who would have thought folks are still running Windows 2000? or even Windows 98...
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