Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

December, 2006

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Interesting stuff within MIcrosoft

I'll try to give you an inside look at what goes on in Microsoft as I continue to build my career in this company.

 

 

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    How to: Watch YouTube on your Excalibur

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    For those of you who has a landscape Windows Mobile device such as the HTC Excalibur (or T-Mobile Dash) or the Motorola Q, you can watch your favourite YouTube movies (or any FLV movies) easily on your device using the Vixy TinyTube transcoding service...
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    The Fuel Cell Experience

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    With the announcement of Samsung's breakthrough with fuel cell technology, comes thoughts about how one's experience is like when we do have smartphones that are powered by fuel cells. Here's a simplified diagram of how a fuel cell works: What about size...
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    How the new HTC phones stack up

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    In terms of size. Sizeeasy is a fantastic tool, allows you to place objects side by side and see how they stack up, size wise. Engadget and Gizmodo use this tool often too. This is what i've put together: I'm surprised to find out that the Vox...
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    I am Superman, says Apocalypse

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    This is very off-topic I know but since there's a superhero in everyone of us, I figured I'd share this with all of you and see if we're the same so we can start our very own Justice League! I got this off Mike Arrington's Techcrunch blog . There are...
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    Gadget Geeks Rejoice this Holiday Season

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    Got this mail from the Coding4Fun team with lots of goodies for all you geeks! Check out the FULL GUIDE: http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun/archive/article.aspx?articleid=1228621&title=Holiday%20Gift%20Guide%202006 So many things, so little money...
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    This is so my phone..

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    Picture taken From Boy Genius . As originally posted here, the specs for the HTC Vox: Windows Mobile 5 OS 2.4" QVGA TFT LCD 100x50x18mm (pretty slim) 128mb ROM / 64mb RAM TI OMAP 200mhz (Still never learn *bah*) EDGE/GSM/GPRS quad-band 850/900/1800/1900...
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    Damn, Mike tagged me!

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    Looks like I'm forced to divulge my 5 inner most secrets. I'm a gun nut and my favorite caliber is .45 ACP . A very American choice. I taught C.I.A and BASIC programming for a year in a computer shop near where I lived in Malaysia when I was 15. Used...
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    GarageGames Torque X now available

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    In conjunction with the release of the XNA Game Studio Express , GarageGames is also releasing their Torque X game engine based on XNA that simplifies game development considerably. Get Torque X "Open Beta" here: http://www.garagegames.com/pg/demo.php...
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    Greetings.cs

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    using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.ComponentModel; using System.Data; using System.Drawing; using System.Text; using System.Windows.Forms; namespace Greetings { public partial class Form1 : Form { public...
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    iPhone Images?

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    Well not really, but since there has been a lot of rumors about the recent filings with the US Patent office by Apple for a "Handheld computing device", I decided to find out more. Typically US Patent filings have images associated with it and with a...
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    Oh this is yummy! HTC's Roadmap for 2007

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    Original post : http://www.hpc.ru/lib/arts/2258/ (left to Right): Elf, Kaiser, Wings, Love, (Second Row): Cavalier, Vox, "Unknown", Athena (heard there are 6 designs & keyboard attaches via strong magnet) Other related news links: Engadget , Gizmodo...
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    Annotate the Planet with AURA Mobile

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    A.U.R.A or Advanced User Resource Annotation system is a cool Mobile client application that allows you to use your Windows mobile camera to take pictures of barcodes from any retail product and annotate them with tags/metadata and share this with the...
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    Psst... Interested in non-techie jobs?

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    Got four (4) open positions in our team for non-tech positions. Send me your fabulous work of fiction (aka CV/resume) if you're interested and I'll zip it over to HR pronto. here are the job titles: Brand Marketing Manager - Audience Insight Senior Marketing...
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    Wanna get a $90 Zune?

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    Looks like the next Amazon's latest Customer Vote deal is done, with Zune coming out as the winner at 57.4% of the votes. Let's hope they follow through with it and announce the deal soon. You should vote so that they'll be able to send you a claim code...
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    T-Mobile Dash, PCWorld Top 20 Innovative products

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    NICE!, T-Mobile Dash is one of PC World's "The 20 Most Innovative Products of the Year" amidst others such as Office 2007, Dell XPS2010 and the Nintendo Wii. Here's what PC World has to say: The slim Motorola Q brought a usable QWERTY keyboard to Windows...
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    Windows Mobile Infrastructure eLRN Courses Available now.

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    Time for some IT PRO Love! We are excited to announce the release of the 5139 eLRN Course collection: Collection 5139AE: Designing, Implementing, and Managing a Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Infrastructure Course 5140: Planning Microsoft® Windows Mobile...
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    PDC 2007 dates announced!

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    Microsoft will be holding the next Professional Developers Conference (PDC) October 2-5, 2007 in Los Angeles, with two days of pre-conference on September 30 and October 1. The PDC is the definitive developer event focused on the future of the Microsoft...
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    RIP James Brown

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    Here's a good video clip to have on your Windows Mobile devices, via Vixy .
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    SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition RC1 Released!

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    So the final new name for SQL Server for your mobile device is SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition . That's SSCE not to be mistaken with SQL CE which is the old-old version. Visual Studio 2005 sp1 comes with SSCE installed, but for other configurations, you...
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    Pocketland Apps now available on WM Catalog

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    Great news, Pocketland is a provider of a catalog of applications that are focused on the European market, supporting English as well as localized versions of mobile applications. You can now buy applications sold by Pocketland and Handango via the Windows...
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    Treo 700Wx available for $99 from Sprint

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    Here is another very special offer for US customers - Palm Treo 700wx (with 64Mb RAM) for $99 with new service - $99 plan that includes 1000 minutes, unlimited nights and minutes, unlimited data, and use of phone as a modem - Free accessory kit!! Earbud...
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    Ring in the New Year with a new smartphone!

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    Enter the Windows Mobile Sweepstakes now through January 31st 2007 and stand a chance to win a cool Windows Mobile smartphone. You can stand to win one of these: No purchase necessary! So go on and enter soon: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/holidaysweepstakes...
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    Windstorms

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    You've probably heard by now, the Pacific Northwest was just hammered by a freak windstorm two days ago with gusts of wind over 66mph, uprooting huge trees and cutting down powerlines allover Washington State and Oregon. Over a million homes and businesses...
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    Rest in Peace, James Kim

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    Thank you for your contributions to the tech world. Condolences to the Kim Family .
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    Two more days to go

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    Till we close the Call for Papers for MEDC 2007. If you want a chance to speak or to submit really cool content ideas? Do it now! Call For Papers website .
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