Marc: My Words

Janitor of the Evil Room

September, 2009

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    Advertising Week

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    London-based friend and colleague Mel Carson was busy out at Advertising Week in NYC last week. The Microsoft Advertising team have put together a hub covering proceedings - you can find it here . Of particular interest to me was this demo of Looking...
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    That's Not My Dream Job...

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    Last week I gave a presentation on social media to a our latest set of MSPs (Microsoft Student Partners) . Most of what I talk about in this regard is borne from experience, or stuff from Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin ("Be Remarkable" is from...
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    WebsiteSpark Launches!

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    This morning, @scottgu announced ( to interesting speculation ) the launch of WebsiteSpark - the latest in the portfolio of *Spark programs. All of these programs are aimed at providing access to platform and tools depending on your context. In this case...
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    Giles Long and Terry Waite

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    ( Pic from Clementine ) Last Thursday and Friday saw our group (DPE - that's Developer & Platform Evangelism) get together for a couple of days which we do quite infrequently. I think the Americans would call it a "retreat", but my take...
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    25 Years of Elite

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    Man, I'm getting old - is it really 25 years since Elite was released? I feel like a member of a vintage car club. You can grab all manner of goodies for your PC here . A salute to Elite this is: I managed to play it on the BBC Micro, C64 and Atari ST...
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    Britain Works

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    Plenty of chatter about this on the wire today, but I thought it worth another mention in case you haven't seen it... Today, Microsoft in the UK launched a fairly ambitious campaign called 'Britain Works' to help 500,000 people into work by 2012. There...
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    Canon EOS 350D and Win7 x64

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    I was trying to connect my aging EOS 350D to my laptop last night and found that there are no Win7 x64 drivers. D'Oh. If you've had similar struggles, then here's a handy tip to get things going . Worked a charm. Phew.
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    10 Levels of Intimacy in Communication

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    Nice! (via Clementine )
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    PowerPoint Karaoke

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    Awesome video of PowerPoint Karaoke: presenting on random slides you've never seen. Thanks to SwissMiss .
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    Windows Phones

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    Anand Iyer has recently moved to the Windows Mobile team (he was previously with BizSpark) and has a great post on the launch of Windows Phones along with some useful connection points which I've repeated here: Twitter – @wmdev Facebook – http://www.facebook...
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    .net Magazine Expression Tutorials

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    If you haven't dabbled in Expression then .net magazine is publishing some interesting tutorials and exploration of Expression and Silverlight capabilities. At the moment, there's a useful review of Expression Studio 3 and a tutorial on building network...
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    Microsoft UK BizSpark Summit - September 28th, 2009

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    The rather excellent BizSpark programme (talk to @bindik about it) is holding a summit bringing together entrepreneurs and industry specialists for a series of discussions and workshops. James Caan (you've seen him on the telly on Dragon's Den) will be...
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    Exploring Win7 and WS2008 via sketching and SongSmith

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    The talented combo of DeepFat and JamesOne have been exploring the features of Win7 and WS2008 via the medium of art, some YouTube annotations and then some slightly random videos. You can start here and then click through to the stuff you're interested...
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