Marc: My Words

Janitor of the Evil Room

October, 2009

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    Microsoft's Many Multitouch Mice

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    A useful mouse-wheel still impresses me, but it's great to know that there's a whole bunch of research going on to think about the next generation of our favoured input devices.   Excellent video here.
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    Andrew Sampson, Stephen Fry and Social Media

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    Over on the MS Advertising site , my friend Mel Carson has a great interview with Andrew Sampson - who discusses social media and his part in the Stephen Fry phenomenon.  Interesting interview which covers: How Andrew was inspired to set Stephen...
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    Free eBook - Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

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    Matt McSpirit has a nice pointer to a free eBook on "Introducing Windows Server 2008" TOC for this is: Chapter 1    What's New in Windows Server R2    1 Chapter 2    Installation and Configuration...
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    Possible End of the World

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    It can surely be no coincidence that on the day that the BBC reports that the Large Hadron Collider has had beams of particles injected into it that I came across this worrying statement from Prof. Brian Cox (the Madchester Britpop icon of Particle Physics...
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    Do The Green Thing: Simplifying Green Stuff So Even I Can Understand It

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    I've spent a bit of time recently with James and the gang from DoTheGreenThing which has been a lot of fun. Apart from the generally very positive message around, well, doing the green thing, I think they've done a great job of simplifying the - sometimes...
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    Whitepaper: PHP on Windows

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    Just saw this today - over at iBuildings , they've published a whitepaper on the options for installing and managing PHP on Windows. The paper can be found here and the TOC looks like: Executive Summary Introduction Where we came from Why Windows? Why...
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    My Reflections on Windows 7

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    In what is going to be a busy day, I thought I'd reflect on 'the story so far' for my personal use of Windows 7 . Bear in mind that I've moved from Vista -> Win7. It's a looonnnnggg time since I used XP. Regardless of your thoughts on Vista, there...
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    Sky News streaming with Silverlight

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    If you're a Sky subscriber, then you may already have been using the Sky Player service which is built using Silverlight and has been deployed for some time now. Well, you might be pleased to learn that Sky have been building on the success of that platform...
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    Windows Home Server: Addins and Remote Access

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    My home server has been a welcome addition to the home network and has been a trusty companion from day one. I must learn to do more with it though. Some useful stuff in the past couple of days from the Windows Blog: How you can use remote access to share...
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    A bunch of Expression/Silverlight Links

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    I've got a bunch of 'ooh, that looks interesting' links in my reader from the past couple of months. So here they are: Expression Big list of example triggers, actions and behaviours for Blend 3 from Peter Blois An 'explode' behaviour (also from Peter...
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    MSDN Beginner Developer Center

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    There are times when I feel like a beginner developer these days, but I suppose I'm not really: more of a lapsed pro (I use the term 'pro' fairly loosely: they used to pay me for it if that counts). Maybe I'm just 'lapsed'. Anyway, if you are a beginner...
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    The Great(ish) Expression/Sketchflow UI Magnet Giveaway

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    If you weren't at FOWA last week, then not only did you miss out on understanding the future of web applications, but you also missed the Microsoft crew talking about Web Platform Installer , ASP.NET MVC , and WebsiteSpark . (And The Gu was there. Funnily...
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