Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

July, 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.

 

 

  • Backstage @ Robotics

    Live Search for Windows Mobile v2 Released

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    The latest version of our Live Search for Windows Mobile client is out the door! We continue to improve this great service by offering new requested functionality such as movie showtimes, restaurant ratings and better GPS navigation. As always, you can...
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    The Mobile Web vs Mobile Client Equation

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    While reading the Carnival of Mobilists #80 , I came across an interesting post by Malcolm Lithgow about why Mobile Web 2.0 applications won't work in smartphones. He even took into consideration the availability of Google Gears which is designed to help...
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    Viewing PDF without Adobe

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    I know most of us use PDF files, they're everywhere. Quotations, letters, even our flight schedules from our travel agent comes in PDF format. It's always a pain when we're on the road and we can't open these documents with our phones when we're checking...
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    Made it to 38

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    After a month's hiatus from dieting (was traveling to China and Berlin for MEDC 2007, seriously, no-one can diet when they're in Berlin. All the Beers and Bratwursts), I made it to 38. Woot! Look out Francis! Some of you remember that I used to be a size...
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    Microsoft Roundtable

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    Was late for a meeting today and just when I stepped into the room, I see this funny silver contraption placed right in the middle of the huge rectangle meeting table in room 2389. For the next few minutes, the geek in me took over and started fiddling...
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    What's been consuming my time?

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    Facebook . I'm on bloody Facebook. Never thought I'd do it, but Derek and Mel convinced me to join. So if you're on it and consider yourself a friend of mine, then add me now: oh and don't forget the cool mobile experience when using Facebook at http...
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    Kleinweder's new look

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    Philipp Weder, my favorite Windows Mobile homescreen designer has updated his web site. finally. after disappearing for many months. (where did you go bud?) I guess he's decided to make some money off his skills (about time) by offering design services...
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    Look into my eye. Can you see my soul?

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    http://www.windowsfordevices.com/news/NS3521650167.html OH RLY? can it detect your Iris pattern from 3 feet away using the crappy CMOS camera we have on our phones? While the other competitors have stupendous 5.0 mega-pixel CCD wonders with auto-focus...
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    Orcas Katmai Longhorn

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    Bad Bad Orcas.
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    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Released!

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    Cool! it's finally out! Go download the latest version of Visual Studio here : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700831.aspx or go to the direct download links below: Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition Beta 2 Visual Studio 2008 Professional...
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    Say Happy Birthday to Derek

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    So three days after my birthday, Derek celebrates his 24th birthday. Go over to Derek's blog and send him some wishes!
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    Tagged by the Moth

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    ugh not again. Got tagged by Daniel Moth . So here goes, 8 Random Things about me. I can't decide between carrying the Touch or the Cavalier as my primary device. I have the Cavalier in my pocket right now. Can't let go of HSDPA. I've not cut...
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    Happy Independence Day!

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    Here's to another great 4th of July to all our American Friends! We were at the Carnation's 4th of July Parade this morning to celebrate Independence Day. Was a really hot day I almost melted if not for the loads of Frappuccino that we consumed. Here...
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    Prosper X Homescreen Released

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    This is a pretty interesting albeit cluttered homescreen. Looks really nice, wonder how it looks like on an actual device. download it here : http://smartphone.krisdoff.net/portfolio.php?g=3&x=22&y=12
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