Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

October, 2004

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    You know you've been coding too long when...

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    I've just been up to Google, take a look at the snapshot of the page below, I had to do a double take - first time I looked below the "Google Search" button I was convinced this said (bool)
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    Watch Bill Gates unveil Windows XP Media Center 2005

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    There's a pretty cool video of Bill unveiling not only Windows XP Media Center 2005 but a range of media services and devices. The Media Extender box and Media Extender for XBOX look pretty interesting... Click the image below to see the video. - Mike
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    Word Processor for Windows CE ?

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    Windows CE 5.0 ships with Office (and PDF) file viewers, but what about creating content on a Windows CE based device - Pocket PC devices ship with "Pocket" versions of office applications - if you're a device developer and want to give your customers...
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    Scott Horn doing Karaoke.

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    So, here it is, the moment we've all been waiting for, Scott Horn, Director of Marketing for the Mobile and Embedded Devices Group (MED) singing (after a fashion) "If you think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart. CAUTION: This content is for Adult Audiences only...
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    Windows XP Media Center Edition - Concept.

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    Microsoft has commisioned "One & Co" to produce concepts for how Media Center PC's might look in the future. [click the image for a larger view] Here's the story on News.com - I'm now running Windows XP Media Center 2005 on my home media center PC...
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    W4D.com - Overview of MSN TV2 STB

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    If you have family or friends that don't have a PC (shame on them!) but want to be able to browse the web, do e-mail, basically have an entry level computing device that's connected to your TV and gives internet access then MSN TV2 is the device for them...
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    Holy Old Laptop Multimon Batman !

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    I've been reading Charlie Kindels blog, keeping up to date with his home server projects (boy, CEJ sure does have a ton of data for a home user). My "dev" PC has three monitors hooked up, excellent for coding, debugging, etc... - but I also use a Tablet...
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    jkOnTheRun - Discussion of Tablet PC

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    Take a look at this Tablet PC article from jkOnTheRun - the article discusses why OEM's should consider creating a small form factor Tablet PC device - this does raise an interesting question, where do Tablet PC's and Pocket PC's cross over - is there...
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    Employee Giving Campaign - and Scott Horn, Karaoke.

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    Microsoft Corporation has held an Employee Giving Campaign in each of the past 21 years. In the fall, Microsoft encourages employees to contribute to a cause they care about, and then matches their donation, dollar-for-dollar up to $12,000 each year,...
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    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 - Launched.

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    Windows XP Media Center 2005 is all over the news today - check out some of the stories news.com - Sony, HP, Toshiba, Dell, and others are all launching their latest PC's running Windows XP Media Center 2005 news.com - photo's from the launch, including...
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    Halo 2: Gone Gold ! - Roll on November 9th !

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    from the Bungie Web Site - They said it couldn't be done! Actually, they didn't say that, but if they had, we'd have proved them all (the fake people who didn't say anything) wrong! Halo 2 has gone gold. We finished every line of code, every pixel of...
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    Media Center PC 2005 - Extender - Bathroom?

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    found this on Steve Makofsky's WebLog - a Media Center Extender for the bathroom How very cool is that! - I may have to build one of these... - Mike
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    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

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    GamePC.com have a write up and screen shots of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 - looks pretty cool. Having the functionality of a Media Center PC based on Windows XP Embedded would be kinda cool, a device that boots directly into the Media Center...
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    Weekend, what weekend... (or, Laptop H/D Meltdown)

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    So, how does this start... oh yes, a call to the IT helpdesk mid-week Me - "Hi, my Toshiba M200 Tablet PC Hard Drive is making very loud knocking sounds" Helpdesk - "We will send a Tech over to take a look" (or have a listen!) A few of your earth minutes...
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    MSR Cambridge - Sensecam.

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    Yet another interesting video from MSR Cambridge - this is an interview with Lindsay Williams - Lindsay has some interesting history, go check out the video. - Mike
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    Teriyaki and Star Wars...

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    Today I had lunch at a teriyaki place just behind building 118, I was amazed to see Obi Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker sitting on the table next to me, Obi-Wan (being a Jedi) was very adapt with using chopsticks, Luke appeared to be struggling somewhat...
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    Tweet, Ping, Bleep...

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    I must have a meeting in 15 minutes, my smartphone has just tweeted, my SPOT watch has just bleeped, and Outlook has just played a WAV file and thrown a meeting request up on the screen - wouldn't it be great for all my devices to 'vote' on who's going...
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    Robots, Robots everywhere...

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    A couple of days ago I posted an image of Joseph Wu's Pocket PC Robot , there was a TON of interest in this device, so it's only natural that I follow this up with another couple of examples of Microsoft 'hobbyist' robot projects, this time running Windows...
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    Windows CE "Get Embedded" - "Macallan" (Windows CE 5.0)

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    This months Windows CE "Get Embedded" article is now live on the web (somewhat later than expected, I've been busier than Mr Busy of Busyland running the Busytown parade), anyhow, this month we [finally] take a look at Windows CE 5.0, there's a ton of...
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    Head up display - portable media, game play ?

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    Ok, so how's this for an interesting idea... Mitsubishi are working on a wearable head up display , the name for this device is the "Scopo", the initial plans for this device are for the industrial control market, but may also be positioned for personal...
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    WE-DIG, Meeting Wednesday October 6th, Microsoft Campus, Building 34, 6:30pm

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    Don't forget that tomorrow evening (Wednesday October 6th) is the WE-DIG meeting, on Microsoft Campus, Building 34, starting at 6:30pm - topic for the evening is Windows XP Embedded - bring along your questions and issues, several members of the Windows...
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    Geek Meet @ Crossroads - Tonight 7pm

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    If you're in the Seattle/Redmond/Bellevue area then come along to the Crossroads shopping mall (food court) on 156th this evening at 7pm, Robert Scoble and others will be there for a Geek Meet - I'm hoping to scoot along to see what happens... - Mike
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    Joseph Wu - Pocket PC Robot.

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    Joseph Wu, a software development engineer in the WDM team has been building a robot based on a Pocket PC.- here's an outline of the project from Joseph. I watched a lot of Japanese cartoons when I was a kid so I always wanted to make an android. I saw...
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    The future of Windows XP Media Center Edition - Intel Announces the EPC.

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    I've had a Media Center PC for just over a year now, this is running Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 (thanks to the Windows XP SP2 update), I initially intended to use the Media Center PC as both a Media Center and a general purpose PC, during the...
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    Got the Jitters this morning...

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    After reading Charlie Kindel's Blog on home servers I decided to read further down the blog to see if there were any other interesting posts - I noticed that Charlie frequents " Jitters " coffee houses rather than Starbucks (I couldn't find a web page...
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