Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

July, 2004

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    ok, try this...

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    totally off topic, but... sit in a chair and lift your left leg so your foot is about 6 inches off the floor rotate your left foot in a clockwise direction (only your foot) - and keep it going... now, using your left hand try to draw the numeric...
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    I Robot - Nice car...

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    " I Robot " turned out to be quite a good movie, and quite funny in places, the Audi RSQ Concept car did stand out in the movie, and I decided to Google <verb> for more information... from rssportscars.com - Audi has been participating as...
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    Running Max OS X on Windows XP...

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    Last post showed Windows XP Embedded running on a Mac in Virtual PC - How about the other way round ? - Check this out, Mac OS X running on a PC - http://os-emulation.net/pearpc/web/ (Updated to now use a JPG instead of linking to the original Emulation...
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    Jay from the Windows Mobile team is working on a Picture Frame...

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    Jay Ongg from the Windows Mobile team is also working on a Picture Frame project, it looks like this is based on an old laptop, since Jay is totally into .NET Compact Framework development I wouldn't be surprised if the application is a managed app.....
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    Tissot SPOT Watch (has a touch screen!)

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    Found this on engadget - this is the Tissot SPOT watch I was trying to find earlier. The Tissot High T Touch Screen watch is likely the most advanced watch you can get, not only does it have a touch screen— but like all SPOT watches, it receives personalized...
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    Windows CE 5.0 - Include some files in the O/S

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    This question has come up a number of times recently - You've built your Windows CE 5.0 operating system, you've written the worlds coolest Windows CE application in eMbedded Visual C++ or Visual Studio .NET 2003 and now want to include the applicaiton...
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    MSDN Channel 9 Videos...

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    I've been roaming around the embedded groups at Microsoft with my handy mini-DV camcorder, look out for the following videos coming to MSDN Channel 9 over the next week... Windows Automotive (2 videos) - Peter Wengert SPOT (2 videos) Rich Davies Windows...
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    Devcon - SumoBot - Bet you wished you had gone now, eh ;O)

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    Here's a set of thumbnails from the SumoBot competition at the recent Windows Embedded Developers Conference - this turned out to be a huge hit with the attendees - so much so that a number of attendees, speakers, and even some of the sound crew at the...
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    c|net - .NET application development for Linux...

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    This is pretty interesting.. the Mono project has released v1.0, this brings some of the power of .NET and C# programming to Linux developers - it's also interesting to see that the Mono group is about 18 months behind Microsoft in release schedules and...
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    EETimes - Command Line Evolution, the IDE...

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    Interesting article on EETimes discussing the move from command line tools to Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tools - the article is here . Do you agree with this ? - how many of you build your makefiles from scratch rather than have your dev...
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    VoIP - Vonage

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    I now have Vonage VoIP up and running at home, the installation was extremely simple, and the sound quality seems to be very good, and, I'm not noticing any problems with using VoIP and the 3MBit internet connection from Comcast. I've also hooked up the...
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    I Robot - Could it really happen ?

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    I'm off to see "I Robot" this evening, quite looking forward to it, I read the book a few years back, but somehow doubt that the movie is even close to the book - I get the impression that this is going to be a "disengage brain, sit back, enjoy" type...
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    News.com - report on Portable Media Center Devices.

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    News.com are running a report on Portable Media Centers , taking a look at the possible uptake of these devices in the market - Amazon are taking pre-orders for the Samsung and Creative devices. One of the blockers for uptake would appear to be content...
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    Windows XP Embedded - Virtual PC Hardware Definition (SLD).

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    The last couple of months MSDN " Get Embedded " articles have focused on how to build a Windows XP Embedded operating system using Virtual PC , and how to write and debug Win32 applications on the Virtual PC - the one thing that's been missing from the...
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    Laptop Slooooooooooooow

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    This is not embedded but is hopefully useful... ok, so my laptop seems to have been running a little slower over the last few days - I've been thinking that some application or service has been chewing up resources on the PC - so how to find out what...
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    MS baits .Net with CE 5 | The Register

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    MS baits .Net with CE 5 | The Register Interesting write up from the Register about Windows CE 5.0, it looks like they actually "get it"... Take MS code, change it This gives you 2.5 million lines of code, and you can change it, and you can keep the changes...
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    Time to Celebrate...

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    I've been working at Microsoft for 10 years, it certainly doesn't feel like it though, the time has zipped by, I started in Microsoft Developer Support, supporting Masm, C, C++, Windows SDK programming, device driver development etc..., then moved to...
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    Windows XP Embedded - Develop on Windows 2000 or Windows XP ?

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    Quick question to all you Windows XP Embedded developers out there... Is your development PC running Windows 2000 or Windows XP ? - the reason for asking, is that I'm thinking of reworking the Windows XP Embedded web-installer, right now I'm using WinInet...
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    Geek Dinner in Bellevue tonight...

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    We have a Windows CE 5.0 Beta teach running this week, tonight attendees are going out to get Thai food in Redmond (Typhoon) and then a bunch of us are going to crash the Greek Geek dinner down in Bellevue being hosted by the Scoble - hopefully see you...
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    New SPOT Watch from Tissot...

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    Swiss watch maker Tissot offers "luxury" SPOT Watch - I couldn't find an image to post of the new watch, but will when I find one. There's probably going to be news of this on the SPOT community site - Mike
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    Book Review...

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    I have a couple of interesting books to read over the next couple of weeks, both are produced by APRESS - the books are... The Definitive Guide to the .NET Compact Framework - written by Larry Roof (yes, that Larry Roof, the same guy that writes the ...
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    A great use of Doug Bolings "Programming Windows CE .NET 3rd Edition"

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    I saw the following in one of the marketing offices yesterday - what an interesting use of Doug Bolings " Programming Windows CE .NET 3rd Edition ", using it as a monitor stand for a laptop, NICE!!! - click the (slightly fuzzy) image below to get the...
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    Open Source Miracle Horse stuns MS-Japan (from the Register)

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    How can Microsoft counter open source software's ability to make a Japanese woman give birth to a horse in a convenience store? Click the image below to view the .WMV file (strangely, even though the advert is for an open source software package the video...
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    It always seems to happen like this...

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    I'm presenting at the Microsoft Academic Faculty Summit 2004 on Monday, so what's the worst possible thing that could happen late Friday afternoon ? - yep, you guessed it, a total machine meltdown, I have no clue what happened, I was uninstalling ActiveSync...
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    Thumbs ?

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    I've been posting a number of images to the blog and typically include screen shots in the MSDN " Get Embedded " articles - some of the images are perhaps just too big to drop onto the page "as is", so I typically use a mixture of SuperCapture to capture...
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