Marc: My Words

Janitor of the Evil Room

February, 2009

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    Visual Studio: Squeeze

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    Loved this little vignette (click on the top right of the screen) for Visual Studio . Not too sure on the legitimacy of the accent – I’ll have to ask @mikeormond
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    Win 7 Updates

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    The Win 7 engineering blog contains some details on tweaks that are being made in preparation for RC. Rich does a good job of summarising these . As I reflected on the smooth upgrade and performance I’ve had from the Win 7 Beta and how much I am actually...
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    Some TechFest Goodness

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    TechCrunch picked up on a couple of goings on at TechFest 2009 – where the smart guys at Microsoft Research share their latest ideas. Stuff such as: Surface Image Projection beyond the screen. Social Desktop Viveri – actually, this was mentioned by LiveSide...
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    Gee, Software + Services Makes Sense

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    OK, so obviously I’m going to have a bit of a dig at Google suffering from a few problems on the email front (and apparently some weird stuff on the Groups front ). Of course this is because the typical news coverage they get is ‘ Ooh, they have a new...
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    Are you anonymous at work?

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    Loved this guest post on Chris Brogan’s blog. Although this post is accentuated to social media, I think it distils the basic essence of a solid “personal brand”. I always find that the best advice appears to be straightforward common sense, but is in...
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    Peek and Poke

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    Ah, the Commodore 64. You can keep your super-flexible PCs, your graphics and physics processors and your industrial design – I’ll take the C64 anyday. Thanks to Brighty, our desk area in the office is the proud owner of a C64. I hadn’t actually laid...
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    MVP Blog

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    Jas Dhaliwal ( @jas ) is looking after some social media work on the MVP program in the UK and this blog has been fairly active since December . Nice one Jas. I pinged him on obtaining an OPML file for all the (UK) MVPs and hopefully he’s pulling something...
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    Little Promises Waiting To Be Broken

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    Great tweet from @kathysierra (most of them are of course): Too true. One of the things I love about agile or lean methodologies - read more from my friend Portia here – is not the benefits they have for the actual process of software development, but...
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    Everything Eats Itself

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    I’m trying to clarify some bits and pieces in my mind from the Seth Godin session yesterday – I’ll write about that later. Meantime, I spotted this in the TV Guide of the Evening Standard last night: OK, lousy photo, but it says: 8:00 Freaky eaters (S...
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    Matterbox

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    Only a couple of posts into my Monday blog catch-up and this caught my eye from The Long Tail blog: Matterbox . This plays well to Chris’ themes around Free : in this case free stuff in return for direct marketing. I thought I’d take a look at the website...
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    TV Ad Music

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    Yet another site that passed me by, but if you’ve ever wondered what the music on a TV Ad was and don’t have handy access to Shazam then this site might help: TVAdMusic.co.uk I can now pretend to be cool by buying up CDs for all the music they put into...
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    Multi-Touch Surface with Physics Engine

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    Fresh up on the YouTube Channel is this awesome piece of work from the guys in the Microsoft Technology Centre . I’ve talked about the value the MTC for a business before . This particular work was by Dave and Andy who are some of the smartest guys I...
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    Cabin Fever

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    I’ve been busy with process this week, so it’s been hard to keep on top of the fun stuff. Especially after a tough week being snowed in at home. I say snowed in – not really true – but the roads were way to lethal to risk life and limb on a bobsleigh...
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    Googleman

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    Much as it pains me to mention the G word (Oh, get over yourself, I’m not that precious…) I thought this was pretty funny. If only all application launches and launchers could be as exciting. And with a gratuitous use of WPF, they can be! This is the...
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    Guide Fix for MCE on Win7

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    No sooner had I blogged about not being able to get the guide working on my Win7 MCE than Andy - friend and MTC guru –  pointed me at the required fix. (I probably should have noticed it!) There’s two versions: x86 and x64 of course. Installed. Rebooted...
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    Windows 7 – Time please ladies and gentleman…

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    If you’re not a TechNet or MSDN subscriber then time is running out (10th Feb!) to get your hands on the Windows 7 bits. If you’ve been procrastinating, now is the time! My personal reflections are that it’s a very positive experience. I’ve only been...
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    What People Actually Want

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    I thought this article from Jack Schofield was interesting . Are Netbooks an additional device? My Netbook is certainly additional, but would be my main device if I spent a lot of time wandering around the streets of London (or similar). But overall I...
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    Microsoft teams and groups using Twitter

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    Nice post from Adam Kinney listing a bunch of teams and products that have presence on Twitter, including Channel 9 , BizSpark , MIX09 ( you are going right?) and Live Mesh . Not on the list right now is our very own @AskTechNetUK for all of your IT related...
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    But which is better? Twitter or Tumblr

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    Only one way to find out… FIGHT. Actually, I was a bit dismayed to see Harry Hill mention the user-friendliness of Macs on TV Burp at the weekend. Et tu Harry? One of the most appealing things about Twitter is the basic lack of rules – just type some...
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    Search Twitter from Windows 7

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    Awesome pointer from @simongdavies to integrating Twitter into Windows 7 search:
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    HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition

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    Spotted in The Times magazine on Saturday, this special edition of the HP Mini 1000 is touted as “the world’s first digital clutch” and “designed in and out for the fashion forward women on the go”. One to add to LadyH’s gift list perhaps. Although, this...
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