Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

January, 2007

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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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    Mount ISO on Vista RTM

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    If you're like me, we keep a lot of our stuff (backups, movies, install disks) in a DVD/CD image format (ISO), here's a great way of mounting ISO images on Vista RTM and it's FREE. (I'm running Vista RTM and mounting a Vista RTM ISO image file. Hope I...
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    ZuneIt Howto: Get YouTube & Google Videos on your Smartphone

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    As reported by Lifehacker and Zune Thoughts , the ZuneIE Plugin (originally designed for the Zune) runs on Internet Explorer and allows you to download any YouTube or Google video and convert them on-the-fly to the .WMV format. All you have to do after...
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    Apple's new Multitouch iPhone

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    Amazing. Steve Jobs does it again when he announced the Apple iPhone at Macworld 2007 just two hours ago. Engadget has a great recap: http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/the-apple-iphone/ The best feature, to me, is the multi-touch interface. It's a very...
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    3D photos with your Windows Mobile

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    After reading Scoble's post about "Photo Training" where he met a person called Phil Glatz who setup his camera rig for taking 3D photos, it made me remember a time when those 3D posters with noisy 3D stereo vision images ( Magic Eye ) were all the rage...
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    King of Fruits vs Q4Tech

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    Leandro and Jose from Q4Tech are here with me in Singapore and after a quick tour of Sim Lim Square today, we stopped by a small stall selling the dreaded durians :) I couldn't resist and had to introduce the King of Fruits to them. Jose and Leandro making...
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    Mobility and the Live Cloud - Webcasts

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    In January, we are running four webcasts on the very interesting topic of getting Live services on the Windows Mobile device and how developers can make use of all the great APIs that the Live Platform offers and building creative mobile scenarios for...
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    Such a simple idea...

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    With the surge of cellphone use in China and the colossal amount of bicycles that is being used by the Chinese population still, Motorola is set to make a killing! when they launch their new bicycle charger. Provided they can fend off the Chinese copy...
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    A little bird told me...

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    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some...
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    Hilarious OOF Message

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    I just got a very funny Out Of Office (OOF) message from a colleague (Bruce Gabrielle) in MED, I thought I'd share it with you. <Sung to the Tune of "Let it Snow"> Oh the weather outside is frightful But at home I'm still insightful And since the...
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    Watch Soapbox videos on your mobile device

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    this one is easy, point your browser to http://soapbox.msn.com/mobile Still waiting on Mel's Soapbox client for Windows Mobile devices. That will be a better experience. For now, we'll have to settle for the plain ol' web based experience.
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    Can you FaThumb the impact of this technology?

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    FaThumb (pronounced "fathom") is a research project within the V.I.B.E. (Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment) group in Microsoft Research that is designed to be a revolutionary interface for navigating through large amounts of...
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    SQL Server Compact Edition finally released.

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    ahh it's finally, definitely, confirmed-ly released this time, on the web this morning at 10am. I remember we made the announcement in December but then retracted as something happened internally that stopped the team from being able to release it together...
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    Presentation tips for the young and old.

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    Garr Reynolds runs a great presentation blog called Presentation Zen . It is a GREAT resource for both n00b presenters and experienced ones. I find myself visiting the site from time to time reading the tips and points over and over again just to refresh...
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    Web Trend Map 2007

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    The guys are Information Architects have created a cool illustration of the latest web trends in the format of a subway map. Pretty interesting, I'm gonna print this out and paste it in my room tomorrow. Get your own in postcard format , pdf or gif .
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    Let's see who gets there first...

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    (video seen from TechCrunch ) iPhone or Windows Mobile. What say you? *lol*
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    Mobile Phone Addiction - Hilarious Video

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    Ok own up. How many of you are guilty of some of this in your daily lives?
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    So close to home...

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    If home was still in Malaysia of course. Just came off a 18 hour flight from Seattle to Singapore to deliver a hands-on mobility line of business workshop for some key partners. Flight was unusually quick, maybe because I spent most of my time getting...
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    Singapore has all the goodies

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    I like how the South East Asian countries sell phones. They don't do it via operators, you buy them from small "stalls" in large shopping complexes (malls) and you can pick from the wide variety of phones and connected devices from the usual suspects...
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    Nooooooo...

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    From engadget and boygenius , HTC sent out a memo to all distributors saying this device has been "postponed indefinitely". and I was so looking forward to seeing this device. It sports a 400mhz CPU with 3G HSDPA and in the "Excalibur" like format. What...
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    Get the source code for Live and Mobile sample

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    Maarten Struys just posted the source code for the samples he used in the first two webcasts in the series of MSDN webcasts that demonstrates how you can connect to the Windows Live services from a Windows Mobile device. You can watch the recorded webcasts...
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    Hi-res renders of the HTC Vox

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    Via Boy Genius Report , now you can see the new HTC Vox in it's full glory. Supposedly running Windows Mobile "Crossbow" "The Next Release" (all new phones should be running that), no 3G!! Why is it that HTC devices are always one-feature away from being...
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    Fast Track with MOTODEV at 3GSM

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    Got an email today that the MOTODEV team is hosting a special event for developers during the upcoming 3GSM World Congress event in Barcelona, Spain . Developers can learn from the MOTODEV team about Motorola's new devices, discover new tools and explore...
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    Talk about diversifying

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    (seen at New Horizons in Singapore) Wonder how much more salary I can demand to commensurate with this certification. :)
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    Going to MEDC 2007?

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    Make sure you register now at https://www.besreg.com/medc2007/ to get the Early Bird discount (USD895). If you're going, make sure you look for me and mention this codeword " augmented " and I'll personally give you a cool swag.
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    Microvision's Mobile Projector at CES

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    (Photo from Engadget) Engadget took a look at the new Microvision projector (at CES) that is built for mobile devices, its pretty cool but if you look properly, the device in the picture it looks like a mockup. The whole "mobile device" is actually the...
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