Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

August, 2007

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    New to Wine? Interested to learn more?

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    I've been a fan of Winelibrary TV for a while now and I find the videos very entertaining and learned a TON about wine from them. If you're new to wine like I am, checkout Gary Vaynerchuk's series of videos for beginners covering topics such as : Remember...
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    Halo3 and Silverlight : COOL

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    Off topic post. This is a really cool gritty live action short by director Neill Blomkamp that's filmed in New Zealand by WETA , Peter Jackson's effects shop. Site is built in Silverlight Streaming. Click on picture above to visit site. or view the video...
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    Who would have thought...

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    About a month ago, I got an email from a developer asking us if Windows Mobile supported Web Services. Most of you would know, the answer is yes, as a client. Running a web server on the phone is very impractical but this developer was very adamant that...
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    Touch is in Vogue for CDMA Users

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    Great news for all you gadget hungry Verizon / Sprint users in the US. It looks like HTC has a CDMA version of the Touch (HTC Elf) called HTC Vogue . This news isn't official but reported on PDADB.NET. Might just be wishful thinking. If it is, then PLEASE...
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    Look Mr. Bubbles, it's an angel!

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    ...I can see the light coming from his belly... Oh wait, he's still alive! Oh well... He'll be an angel soon. with those words, you're thrown into a world deep in suspense and tense action. Battling mutated "zombies" and freakish 5 year old girls called...
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    Wind powered phone charger

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    Saw this at Geekologie . I still think that a charger powered by human movement is more practical than wind chargers, although that'll be cool for summer BBQs or if you spend most of your time outdoors. IF you spend that much time outdoors, you probably...
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    New Blog by colleague in Vietnam

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    For all of you guys in Vietnam, our developer evangelist, Hai Le, has started a new blog that covers a myriad of topics such as Sharepoint, Architecture, Visual Studio and Windows Mobile. Check it out here: http://blogs.msdn.com/hale/ Site is in Vietnamese...
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    All Windows Mobile phones should have Seiko Kinetic technology

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    Everybody knows that battery life is always a big issue for mobile gadgets such as Smartphones, PDAs, and music players like the Zune or iPod. Many hardware OEMs are constantly thinking about building new hardware with lots of cool new features, but that...
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    Iliumsoft's new ListPro 5.0

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    Seriously, when I first got word of this software, I was wondering what can I do with an application that helps me manage lists. I'm not much of a "manage my life using lists" person, but what I found really useful is the library of template of (some...
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    Video Chat via the browser. www.TokBox.com

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    This is pretty cool. TechCrunch revealed them today and I quickly went over to take a look at what all the fuss is about. To my surprise, the web browser integration is pretty slick. There is hardly any setup required and the traditional barrier of entry...
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    Want to help out with and Open Source Project?

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    You've seen all the cool stuff the OpenNETCF guys are doing , such as the Mobile Ink Library , Desktop Communication Library, Telephony Library and Smart Device Framework , and if you're interested in participating, Neil Cowburn just announced that OpenNETCF...
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    Funny Windows Mobile Parody on WMExperts

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    The guys at WMExperts.com have created a funny parody of the iPhone commercials. Check it out: Hilarious. Here's the link to the full post and Original How-To get YouTube on Windows Mobile post : YouTube on Windows Mobile- Parody time
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    Aceeca releases their new ruggedized device on Windows CE 5.0

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    Just received an email from Alex from Aceeca and they have announced that their upcoming rugged handheld computer will run on Windows CE 5.0. Here's the full email: After months of hard work, we at Aceeca, are pleased to announce that we will soon be...
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    Rave Reviews for the Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook

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    Rob has just posted a cool review of the Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook written by Andy Wigley , Peter Foot and Daniel "The Moth" Moth . He's VERY impressed. It's hard to impress Rob (unless you have fine wine, drive a Virginia class submarine...
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    OpenNETCF.org releases Managed Library for WISP

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    Damn I love the guys from OpenNETCF! They fill the gaps that we don't have time to implement and do what everybody else wants :) They just announced (Thanks Mark !) the new Managed Libraries for WISP or Windows Ink Services Platform, called Mobile Ink...
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    Are you going? to Mobile Connections

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    Mobile Connections is GTG again this November 5-8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Resort,Las Vegas, NV. Are you going? Here's the official marketecture for this event: Enterprise mobility is the wave of the future and this future is now! Connections brings...
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    Windows Mobile "How Do I" videos published

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    Jim has been busy at producing a ton of How-To videos on Windows Mobile development. These are quick and easy videos that shows you visually how each feature is used. He covers topics such as : How Do I: Enable and Use the Device Emulator...
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    Book Alert: Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1

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    Rob has been furiously writing up a storm. He has been working hard on his book even during his recent month long vacation throughout the US. He has just recently published one Chapter from his upcoming book titled Windows Mobile Data Synchronization...
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    Great Navigational guide to the WM6 SDK

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    John Kennedy in the documentation team will be releasing this Navigational Aid that helps you traverse the complicated but very detailed documentation for the Windows Mobile 6 SDK. Check it out here: Cool stuff! Great work John!
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    Guitar Hero for Windows Mobile?

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    I really hope someone would make this game. It's such a good match and fits all the tenets of a casual game for Windows Mobile. Easy to start, quick to play and addictive. (Just a sample screenshot of the concept. Art borrowed from the fabulous Guitar...
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    Anglia Business Solutions Improves Supply Chain Management

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    One of our Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, Anglia Business Solutions has designed a mobile solution based on Windows Mobile that integrates with the LINKFresh ERP System . Incidentally, Richard Jones (winner of the British Computer Society's IT Developer...
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