Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.
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    RedOctane X-plorer and Frets-on-Fire

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    I admit. I'm a Guitar Hero fan! I can't play a real guitar for nuts, but I think I can hold my own with a Guitar Hero game. I got hooked playing this game when I went to Fry's Electronics in Renton and played on a demo station with the PS2 version of...
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    MEDC 2007 RSS Feeds Published

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    For those of you who are going / following the progress of MEDC 2007, they've just recently published all the session information via RSS. You can get at those feeds here: http://www.medc2007.com/rss/Australia.aspx http://www.medc2007.com/rss/Singapore...
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    Microsoft announces "Silverlight"

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    ** Here you go Robert . My first post was a mis-click on the publish button (too excited). As you know, we have blogging guidelines and was asked to hold on to blogging about this until tomorrow morning so I had to take it off. Makes me feel like an ass...
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    A Wickedly Cool Conference Application

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    We've been working on an application for a few months now that a lot of you have asked for when attending Microsoft Technical Conferences. The most common request is the ability to have a conference guide on your Windows Mobile device that saves you time...
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    Rob's Rack is Ready to Rumble

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    ok I agree, the title is corny but I'm too lazy to think about the right woRds to use. Rob just sent an email update to us to let us know that the rack he's building is almost ready to go. In his own words: The rack that I’m building for the “Scale” booth...
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    How not to present at MEDC

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    James, Derek, Mike, Rob and I recorded some of the most frequently seen "don't-dos" when speaking at any, and in this case technical, conference. How many of you have seen these before? Hope you had as much fun watching as we had recording it. Technorati...
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    Windows Mobile 6 Product Reference Guide available

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    Here's a handy reference guide that illustrates the new features of Windows Mobile 6 as well as the reason for the new naming convention. Download it here : https://partner.microsoft.com/download/global/40037645
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    Video about Signpost at MEDC 2007

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    Daniel and I got podcasted today at MEDC 2007 and were asked to talk about Signpost 2007. checkout the video here: You can find out more about Augmented Reality and the technology behind it at : http://studierstube.icg.tu-graz.ac.at/handheld_ar/
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    More Kiosk / Shell mode info

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    Rabi's been busy over at his blog and has published a few more posts about enabling "shell" mode or "kiosk" mode on your Windows Mobile device. Here are the permalinks: WM5 Shells Lets shell some more Lets shell some more - Oops Shells and SSCE at MEDC...
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    Going to make your mark?

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    Are you going to TechEd 2007? If not, WHY NOT?!? TechEd is the definitive event for IT Professionals and Developers on all our (Microsoft's) technologies. This year, under Kristi Larsen's leadership, Mobility has it's own track. The sessions for all the...
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    Der Commissary

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    I stand corrected. The best BBQ in Memphis is not Rendezvous or Corky's , it's at the Commissary in Germantown. Everyday I spend in Memphis, I get to sample better food and end up eating more. Thank God I'm leaving tomorrow or my diet will be ruined!...
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    Chris Sorensen, APAC's Lord of Devices

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    Checkout this cool video put together by the MED Team in Singapore where they show off a few of the cool new Windows Mobile devices that is shipping today. Make sure you stay right to the end to see the yet un-announced Portable XBOX gaming system. Video...
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    Dust off those old IPAQs

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    Yes you can now run them as servers :) Richard Jones (UK Developer of the Year) has posted a 3-part article about how he took an old Compact IPAQ (H3600) and turned it into a Caller ID notification server using some clever hacks, hardware and custom software...
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    Memphis Mobility Touchdown Workshop - Complete

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    Got the opportunity to take a class picture of all the attendees and instructors for the Mobility Touchdown class yesterday because one of our instructors, Jennifer has to leave in the evening. We took this picture as proof to her boss that she was actually...
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    OAC released by Clarius Consulting

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    The final retail version of the Orientation Aware Control has just been released by Clarius Consulting . Daniel Cazzulino who was one of the key developers on the patterns and practices Mobile Client Software Factory just informed me of the availability...
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    Rendezvous Rocks

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    Looks like the Memphis locals are right. Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous has AMAZINGGG dry ribs. The restaurant is in a dungeon in a back alley called General Washburn Escape Ally and tucked away in a nondescript building with 2 neon sign boards being the...
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    Powerpoint Hooplapalooza

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    It's funny how certain things come together in the right time. Derek , James, Mike , Rob and I were working on a video that talks about the things that a speaker shouldn't do when presenting breakout sessions and we're still waiting on Derek to edit it...
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    Mobility Touchdown Dates for Latin America Confirmed

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    Ronald Armas who's our evangelist in the Latin America region (LATAM) has just confirmed the 3 locations and dates for the Mobility Touchdown workshop. Buenos Aires Argentina 8,9,10 May 2007 Central Tech Labs Lima Peru 22,23,24 May 2007 MCPLS Cibertec...
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    Death of DRM?

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    April 2, 2007 marked the date when Steve Jobs and Eric Nicoli of EMI announced that EMI will release it's entire catalog in higher definition audio (256kbps) and DRM free. The cost for each song also jumped up 30%. What can I say? no better way to nail...
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    Mobility Touchdown near Graceland

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    I'm at Memphis, Tennessee this week to assist Jon Box and Jennifer Marsman to deliver the 3day Mobility Touchdown workshop at New Horizons. Arrived last night and the first thing I did after dumping my bags at the hotel, is to drive out for some BBQ ...
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    Greater Toronto Airports Case Study Published.

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    The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) devised a technology solution for tracking and inspecting many of its roadway signs. This solution was build on Windows Mobile 5.0 and on the Windows XP Tablet PC using the .NET Compact Framework and the ...
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    Brian Cross and his little friend. WiMonet

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    Pronounced Wee-Monay. The new artsy robot. Brian Cross of the WiMo Windows Mobile Robot fame, has created a new robot just for MEDC 2007 and he'll be traveling around the show floor like a "street performer" demonstrating WiMonet to attendees and letting...
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    New Toys

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    These just arrived this week. *rub hands* L-R: Graphite, Flame, Jawbone and Vox.
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    What we think about the Connection Monitor Stamp Model

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    So part of our workshop talks about the use of the Mobile Client Software Factory Disconnected Service Agent / Connection Monitor. During this talk, we have to attempt to explain to the attendees the confusing "postage" model to describe message priority...
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    Rob's Replicating, Really!

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    Rob got his servers up and running and clients already replicating data with a SQL Server backend. Checkout one of the pictures of the client machine: Checkout his blog for more pics. Technorati tags: rob tiffany , sql server , sql server compact edition...
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