Marc: My Words

Janitor of the Evil Room

December, 2008

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    Sleighbells ring…

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    I’m reaching the end of a long but fruitful year in evangelism. Well… I’ve enjoyed it at least! I’m on leave now until 12th January – a long time, but then it is Evan’s first birthday. As a result, the family are visiting for Christmas this year, so I...
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    Famulus and M

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    The technology world is always better when Savas isn’t on holiday . As an AI fan (I’d say pro, but my education on the subject – though formal – is definitely a little murky) then I always get excited about any kind of inference engine stuff. Savas explains...
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    New Live Writer Plugins

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    WLW is _still_ one of my favourite applications. There’s a few new plugins that are worth a look: Flickr, Twitter and Digg. Check out this post .
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    SlideShare Office 2007 Addin

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    So no sooner have we really started to use SlideShare , then they publish an addin for Office 2007 – very handy indeed. More at TechCrunch .
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    Around the Blogs

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    I’m out of touch to the tune of a couple of hundred posts, so here’s a quick round-up of some interesting stuff: From the evangelists: @DeepFat has created a SQL Server Advent Calendar. Start here . I’m so out of touch with SQL. But this definitely helps...
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    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes

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    I can’t wait for the Watchmen film . Ace. Meantime, if you’re looking to track what your friendly-neighbourhood (as in UK) evangelists (that’s me, MikeO , MikeT , Eric , Paul , Eileen , Viral , James and Andrew ) are up to then we’re trying to make that...
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    Unboxing RoundTable

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    I came across this great set of photos   from Rich showing the “unboxing of a RoundTable device” whilst I was surfing about today. Excellent stuff. RoundTable is not quite as portable as a web cam, but you’ve seen nothing until you’ve unboxed a Surface...
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    7 Great Reality Checks from Guy Kawasaki

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    Loved this article on Mashable – it appeals to my Lean mindset . Essentially: Do one thing well Court your thunder lizards Be crappy Learn to steal Hire “blindly” Just build it already Be honest Interesting that each point is represented in (relatively...
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    Live Messenger Translation Bot

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    I saw this on Lester’s blog . Just add mtbot@hotmail.com to your Messenger buddies and it can then translate for you into a bunch of languages.
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    Silverlight Toolkit – December 2008

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    Jeff Wilcox has the news on the latest release of the toolkit which includes a bunch of controls and themes. You can grab the toolkit from CodePlex .
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    Oxite – Content Management System

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      This one caught me by surprise – pleasantly so though. Actually I saw it first on Mary-Jo Foley’s blog. From the site: Oxite is an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs...
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    Sky Player launches on Silverlight

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    I see that Sky’s Sky Player (like iPlayer , but for Sky customers, geddit?) has launched on Silverlight for all of your favourite Sky-related content. As you’ll remember , ITV adopted Silverlight recently too and talked about that with Scottgu at ReMix...
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    Live Mesh Blogger Meet-Up – 11th December, Soho

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    @stevecla will be propping up the bar talking about cloud computing along with top guys like Jeff Hansen and @anguslogan next week at a blogger meet up in London . Deets: If you'd like to join us please edit the wiki to add your name - that way we'll...
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    All New Windows Live Services

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    A comprehensive post detailing the newest bits and pieces from Live: Today we’ve started releasing the first set of updates to our web services, and these will continue to roll out globally over the next 24 hours – including a new version of Windows Live...
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    Smart Free Apps for Windows Mobile

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    Nice to see a list of free apps for Windows Mobile on Mashable . A few new ones in there for me. Although my Twitter app of choice is TinyTwitter . As James points out: Incidentally I’m told that the launch sales of Samsung’s Omnia phone were better than...
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    Techfluff.tv and BizSpark

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    The first episode of Techfluff.tv has been posted – covering the UK and European tech start-up scene, and covers the launch of Microsoft BizSpark in London with my friend and all round startup guru @bindik . There’s a couple of other Microsoft-y things...
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