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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

September, 2004

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    Final Images of Cambridge...

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    Here's the final images from Cambridge... The river Cam Walking towards Kings College - interesting architecture. One of the more interesting sun dials I've seen, all sides of the building had a sun dial on them - just one question, how on earth do you...
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    Suunto N3 Solar Charge your Watch...

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    Now this is pretty cool... Those chaps over at Engadget have an article that shows how to use a solar panel to charge your Suunto N3 or N3i watch... Click the photo for the link... What's the N3i I hear you ask... it's a thinner, more outdoorsy (what...
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    Skype Releases Pocket PC Software...

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    Want to make low cost calls over the internet using your Pocket PC ? - take a look at the Pocket PC software from Skype . - Mike
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    Last Day of Training at MSR Cambridge...

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    Today was the last day of training at MSR Cambridge - all the labs worked ok (which is always a bonus) - here are some photos from the last day... (click to enlarge) Training room at MSR Cambridge - if you look closely you can see cameras under the speakers...
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    End of the MSR RFP Event

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    The Embedded RFP event is now over, there were over 70 attendees, and over 50 'teams' showing their work, which included robotics, o/s benchmarking tools, healthcare, IPv6 and IPSEC networking, bluetooth positioning, ad-hoc networking, sensor networks...
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    MSR RFP Questions

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    There were a number of questions from the MSR RFP Keynote this morning, questions and answers are below... the common thread to the questions are listed below... Q: How do I call out to a COM object from the .NET Compact Framework A: There are a couple...
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    MSR RFP - Windows CE 5.0 Lab Documents...

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    We're running two days of hands on lab training at the MSR RFP event in Cambridge, UK - several attendees at the event have asked for a copy of the lab documents and sample code we're using at this event - The lab documents and source code is here The...
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    Cambridge - Day 2

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    It's now day 2 in Cambridge, actually, day 2 started around 3am when my Redmond based body clock kicked in, no amount of staring at the ceiling got me back to sleep, so I decided to get up and work on some technical papers for MSDN... The main embedded...
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    MSR Cambridge - Day 1

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    I arrived in Cambridge mid afternoon on Sunday 5th September, and needed to get to the Microsoft Research office to upload some lab documents I will be using later in the week - Thankfully, Damien Watkins (and his wife) were also in the office and offered...
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    Travel and Picture Frames...

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    I'm in Cambridge [UK] for the week, working at Microsoft Research, Cambridge is a pretty cool place - I arrived at London Heathrow at about mid-day on Sunday, was met by a driver to take me to Cambridge - I was dropped off at Robinson College by about...
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    MSDN Channel9 - FotoVision & Windows CE 5.0 Picture Frame...

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    I've been working on some videos for MSDN Channel9, one of which was how to build an electronic picture frame using Windows CE 5.0 - this was fairly simple and I had planned on extending the picture frame to use Web Services for Devices, but found a really...
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    Tablet + Streets & Trips 2005 & GPS Receiver == Navigation...

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    I've been using a Navman GPS4410 Bluetooth device with my PocketPC to get directions and navigation for some time now - this is a really neat navigation package - a PocketPC Phone Edition that you carry around with you, get into the car, connect to the...
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    Friday - Busy Night & Day

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    It's Friday September 3rd - next week I'm going to be working at Microsoft Research Cambridge (that's in the UK) - I'm going to be presenting two days worth of Windows CE 5.0 content for academics, and meeting some of the Embedded RFP teams - it's going...
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    We-Dig - Paul Yao, Dave Durant, Petzold and the CE PM team...

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    Last night was the first meeting of WE-Dig - which meets on the first Wednesday of each month, monthly meetings will rotate around the subjects of Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded (next month), and "Mobile devices" (Pocket PC, and Smartphone). Last nights...
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    Halo2 - Interview with Pete Parsons, Bungie Studios

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    November is approaching, and everyone is itching to get their sweaty puds on a copy of Halo2, right ? - To get a feel for how the development of this much anticipated game is coming along, go read the interview with Pete Parsons over on Gamers.com - Mike
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    Windows Media Player 10 - now available...

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    Windows Media Player 10 is now available for download Check out the list of devices Media Player 10 works with - here - bet you thought Windows Media player was just for your desktop PC, right This release of Windows Media Player is designed to offer...
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    Channel 9 - Managed Quake...

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    Think that managed code will run too slowly in your embedded system ? - take a look at managed C++ Quake over on MSDN Channel 9 - http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=20494#20494 - Mike
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