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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

August, 2004

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    The end of Civilization...

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    We're back from a weeks vacation at Mt. Baker, here's a quick summary... Day 1 After a four hour drive (stopping for food shopping on the way) we arrived at the Mt. Baker log cabin, there are some good and bad things... Good... There's a Sauna in the...
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    Strike F1 to continue...

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    Saw this on Dave Wellers Blog, "Keyboard Failure, Strike the F1 key to continue" - this has got to be one of the dumbest error messages ever, how on earth do you strike the F1 key if you've had a keyboard failure... (this is also one of my favorite error...
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    AVP Desktop Wallpaper...

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    After totally rebuilding my laptop a week or so ago I've decided to change the "Bliss" background, so decided to upgrade to an Alien vs. Predator wallpaper... I downloaded this from the movie site - there are two versions, one for Alien, one for Predator...
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    ESDEVCON

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    Tomorrow (Monday) I fly down to San Jose to present at the Embedded Software Development Conference - Tuesday I'm presenting an all day tutorial on Windows CE 5.0, Windows XP Embedded SP2, and Application Development, the line up is something like......
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    The Web is Broken...

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    I spent a few minutes browsing the content on http://blogs.msdn.com yesterday and noticed that the MSN Direct service had been updated (that's the service that provides data to "SPOT" watches) - you can now select upto two watch faces to be downloaded...
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    License Plate Update...

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    Saw this in a parking lot yesterday... any ideas what the make and color of the vehicle were ? - Mike
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    Sling Media - Streaming TV to Portable devices

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    Forbes has a short write-up about an interesting upcoming product from startup Sling Media, called the "SlingBox Personal Broadcaster." If it works as advertised, we'll probably be hearing a lot about it. The idea is simple: hook up the little $200 box...
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    Get the Facts ?

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    c|net have an article talking about the UK advertising standards body warning Microsoft to get their facts straight over a Windows vs Linux campaign - here's the article How credible do you think campaigns from Microsoft or other corporations are ? -...
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    Operating Systems and Cars...

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    I've been thinking about desktop operating systems and why one operating system may win out over others, first, you need to identify the users of the PC, for the most part PC's are used in the home or in the office, perhaps both, the user of the PC is...
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    Isn't Technology great...

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    Today I needed to visit my Dentist - I worked a crown loose down in San Joe while fighting with a particularly tough cheese and mushroom omlette (I was presenting at the Embedded Software Developers Conference ) - so I made an appointment to have the...
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    Linux - head in the sand?

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    As a follow on from the previous c|net posting - Don Newman points out that Open Source Risk Management isn't releasing the list of potential patent infringements, doing so would put linux in the wrong, ignorance is bliss (apparently)... so what does...
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    Off the network...

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    I'm going to be off the network for a week, hiking around Mt. Baker, staying in a log cabin, I'm not even sure that the cabin has power, phone, or cable TV (here's hoping! - I wouldn't want to miss Stargate Atlantis!) - So, that being the case I doubt...
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    Now here's an interesting post to Blogs.msdn.com...

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    Anyone have a clue what this is about ? I see the obvious PocketPC, Exchange, etc... but what's the message ? - Mike
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    ESDEVCON - Day 2 - Linux Real Time.

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    I decided to sit through some competitor sessions today, the first session is Linux Real-Time (the presenter karim yaghmour was a few minutes late - real-time session , yep, on-time, nope - Karim is very knowledgeable about Linux development, and is the...
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    Dog Day ?

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    It seems today is Dog Day... "why's that" I hear you ask, good question... I spotted two interesting license plates this morning, "MUTTCAB", and "DOGGS" - both vehicles (of course) had dogs in the back... The other reason today is dog day is because I...
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    MSDN Channel9 - Mappoint Location Server

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    Yesterday I recorded a video with Steve Lombardi, an evangelist with the Mappoint group - Steve works with the location server - I couldn't help but notice a striking resemblance with Bob Geldof - see the two images below, can you determine who is who...
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    100% Geek ?

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    Check this out... is this the ultimate in geekware ? - CTRL+ATL+DEL Rings - get hit by someone wearing these and there's a good change you would reboot... read more on the Engadget site...
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    Pocket PC Virus

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    It looks like there's a low threat Pocket PC Virus - this is discussed on the c|net site, here Symantec rated the bug a "1," the lowest on its five-point scale. In a statement, the company offered the standard warning not to open or execute files from...
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    Unmanned flight with Windows XP Embedded...

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    Students from Cornell University have built an unmanned airplane using Windows XP Embedded for the control system - here's the article . - Mike
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    Cornell University - RoboCup & Windows CE

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    It must be robotics day... Cornell University students have entered robot prototypes in the RoboCup competition every year since 1999. They won the world championship four times. The competition helps the student team learn about artificial intelligence...
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    We-Dig - September Meeting...

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    Just received this e-mail from Paul Yao The Windows Embedded Developers Interest Group (WE-DIG) is meeting on Wednesday, September 1, 2004. And you are invited to attend. The topic of the meeting will be Windows CE 5.0, which Microsoft released just a...
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    Microsoft Robotics Club - MSDN Channel9

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    Microsoft has a Robotics "Club" that meet on a regular basis - check out the video on MSDN Channel9 to see what folks are working on and building... click the image for the link... Also, look out for Rich Davies from the SPOT MSDN Channel9 Video ....
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    Windows CE Unmanned Vehicle Software

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    UNMANNED VEHICLE SOFTWARE SUPPORTS WINDOWS CE, XP Applied Perception Inc. has released a collection of software components offering mobility and other capabilities for unmanned ground vehicle platforms. The components support Windows CE and XP based target...
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    Adding that eMbedded Visual C++ MFC/OCX project to your O/S...

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    After a couple of hours fiddling with Visual Studio .NET 2003 (don't you just LOVE C# and the .NET Framework?) I think I have a working utility to parse an MFC/OCX project, read the property page .CPP file, and the .ODL file and generate the appropriate...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Emulator Download...

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    Want to run your Windows CE 5.0 O/S images without needing Platform Builder, or share your images with your customers without them needing Platform Builder, then the Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator download is probably what you are looking for - take a...
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