Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

June, 2007

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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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    MEDC World Tour Done!

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    After : 107 hours of flight time 4.45 days in the air 46 days on the road 45,812 miles traveled 7 types of planes (752,747,777,773,737,Fokker,332) 4 different airlines (Northwest, United, Singapore & KLM) 6 cities in 5 continents...
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    Currywurst is good!

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    We came across this small stall at the side of the Joachimstaler Straße (pronounced Strasse) in Berlin and remembered that an old friend of mine, Sze Foong recommended that we should try Currywurst . And so we did! Here are the different types of...
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    Reisen nach Berlin

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    Finally we're done with MEDC China. Only one more event to go and we're home. We're on our way to Berlin today and should arrive in the evening. Rob, Dietz, Derek and Brian will arrive earlier because they're flying on Lufthansa and I'm on KLM with a...
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    "How do I?" Videos now available

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    The "How Do I" videos are 10 to 20 minute demonstrations of how to perform a particular task for writing applications for Windows Mobile. Topics include: Configuring the Device Emulator to use the Cellular Emulator Automatically start an app when the...
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    Mobility at the Ming's Tomb and more

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    The Mobility Developer Marketing team took a short tour yesterday to visit the Great Wall of China and the Ming Emperor's Tomb . Here are some pictures: Da Crew in front of the "Soul Tower" just in front of the burial mound (more like a small hill...
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    Blazingly fast Internet in China

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    We just got into China this morning and after traveling 20 hours, I couldn't wait to check into the hotel. I left my laptop downloading some files while I took a well needed shower and when I got out, this was on my screen. Maybe it's just during the...
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    MEDC India done, leaving for Beijing

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    MEDC India or TechMela ended yesterday. It was an interesting experience. Hope everybody had a great time and learned a lot from the speakers and content we delivered. After the event ended, we took a quick tour to the Gateway of India and took some pictures...
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    MEDC ANZ PPT Slides are available

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    Finally! You can download all the PPT slides for the sessions delivered at MEDC Australia/New Zealand here: https://www.medc2007.com/public/ausdownloads.aspx Anima Waters from Microsoft Australia did a great job on starting the MEDC ANZ blog and posting...
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    Bizarre policy coming into Mumbai

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    Just landed in Mumbai, India late last night for the TechMela event (June 14-16) and got stopped at customs. Was shuttled to a interrogation area and told, "I'm sorry sir, we have a one laptop per person policy. You can only carry one laptop". I went...
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    Mobility Touchdown begins in Bogota, Colombia

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    Ronald Armas and Leandro kicks off another round of the Mobility Touchdown training in Colombia. Wish I could attend though, Leandro promised that he'll floor me with South American food. He's trying to take revenge for me forcing him to have Durians...
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    Windows XP = Mission Critical Software

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    Don't believe it? Look at this: Picture take from a TV screen of the Houston Mission Control Center. Look at the screen on the top right: Close-up of the same screen on shown on TV a while later: Doesn't the icons on the top right and bottom left remind...
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    STS-117 Atlantis - Bon Voyage!

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    Congratulations to NASA on a very successful launch of STS-117 Atlantis. Dan Arildson, Vivian Atlas, Rob Tiffany and I were at Paul's Smokehouse restaurant in Titusville, Florida to watch the launch of STS-117 Space Shuttle Atlantis. It was an amazing...
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    New Blog from the Hopper Team

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    The guys in the Hopper Team has put together a very useful blog for Mobile Developers who have issues with Application Stability. You can learn about Hopper and how to use it to its fullest potential. *Caution* - This blog is very technical. http://blogs...
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    Dopod C730 (Cavalier) - Keytouch feature

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    Here's a quick video I cobbled together to show off this nifty add-on that Dopod implemented for the new Dopod C730 (HTC Cavalier) phone. It very lightweight, easy to access. All you need to do is to hit FN-SPACE and it'll pull up the floating menu that...
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    Coming down with something..

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    And I blame it entirely on the bad vegetables that they served in TechEd at lunch time. I remember biting into them and they tasted a little sour. Now, I'm down with mild food poisoning (I think), with fever, flu, upset stomach and feeling very drowsy...
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    It's official: "Visual Studio 2008"

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    At TechEd 2007 in Orlando, Microsoft announced the official product name for Visual Studio Codenamed "Orcas" as : Visual Studio 2008. Nothing fancy, no Blend or Power or CodePod but just Visual Studio 2008. Make sure you checkout some of the cool Visual...
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    HTC introduces the "Touch"

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    Ok not the lame movie starring Michelle Yeoh , but the new HTC device that will be announced today starting in UK on the "Elf" platform. Checkout the official Press Release here : http://www.htc.com/press_room/03-press-070605.htm This is an interesting...
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    Signpost at TechEd 2007 Orlando

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    Checkout the new screenshots of Signpost 2007 that attendees will be able to download and use starting tomorrow at TechEd 2007 in Orlando. Here's a link to the site with all the new details: http://studierstube.icg.tu-graz.ac.at/handheld_ar/signpost2007...
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