September, 2007

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About FrankFi's view of the world

Welcome to FrankFi's view. I am somewhat over thirty years old and the Manager for Technical Evangelism at Microsoft Germany. I admit to be a technical guy who has slipped into management and yes, I have Visual Studio on my machine (as well as some other stuff like Ruby ;-)

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FrankFi

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    Can you be cool but not secure?

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    HI... to make it short: Yes, you absolutely can... for a few days at least. Maybe you saw this "APPLE-SA-2007-09-27 iPhone v1.1.1 Update" announcement by Apple. It fixes (or at least tries to... who knows in the end) to fix 6 bugs in Safari, two in the...
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    Getting AJAX defined...

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    Hi... Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX just passed the OpenAJAX test (read more on http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archive/2007/09/21/openajax-interopfest-1-0-microsoft-s-entry.aspx ). While this is certainly a milestone for ASP.NET AJAX it is hopefully more to AJAX...
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    Bet on the Future - Wisdom of the Crowd

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    Hi... I just saw an article on a crazy idea. See the article here http://spectrum.ieee.org/sep07/5488 The task to solve is a question on ideas or products which is not easy to answer and maybe even a bit political. The idea is now to built a stock market...
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    Transistors switching light...

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    Hi... researchers made a "transistor" able to use a single photon (input) to amplify a stream of light (output). This sounds like nothing special first but it could open the door for faster and less power consuming computers. http://spectrum.ieee.org...
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    Advertising with Games

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    Hi... to make a long story short: Get the BMW M3 Challenge Game and have fun ;-) http://www.m3-challenge.com/ By the way: The Ads are not merged in the background... well, at least no here ;-) CU 0xff
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    We Silverlighted the web... at least www.xtopia.de

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    Hi... the upcoming conference in Berlin, XTOPIA, has a redesigned website by today. The German ReMIX now has what it needs: A Silverlight and AJAX based website - Start to end. With Videos and animated logos and... Check it out at www.xtopia.de CU 0xff
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    Am I getting old...finally?

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    Hi... you all remember (if not you are in the middle of that time of your life. Then quit reading and come back in 15 years) the time when you had a wish but not the money nor the freedom to fulfill it?!?!? For me this was a Yamaha XT 500. Something which...
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    Pass a Turing Test and Find a Friend for Live

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    Hi... we all know services (like Hotmail for example) which require to identify the person behind the client to be a human being. I would call it a Turing test, others call it a CAPTCHA (Complete Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans...
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    1+1=WOW!!

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    Hi... Let's play a little game: Think about a PowerShell console written in WPF ?? Strange but cool ?? OK, look at this http://www.codeplex.com/PoshConsole/ (I like the idea of a quake mode ;-) Now, let's assume we would bind in a dynamic language like...
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    Scott Hanselman's Choice

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    Hi... this is a pretty cool and pretty complete collections of the "must-haves" and "might-must-haves" of tools: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2007UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx Check them out... CU 0xff
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