Windows Embedded Blog

A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

November, 2004

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    Halo2 or MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf ?

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    Halo2 is set to hit the streets at 12:01am on 9th November - this is perhaps one of the most anticipated game releases this year - but to keep you on your toes it looks like MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf is also going to be keeping a ton of people playing...
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    XBOX 2 ?

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    Engadget have an article running that talks about potential specs for the next version of XBOX - check it out . Here's how the next generation of XBOX *might* look. - Mike
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    MSN Search Beta - Help with homework ?

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    try this out... 5x+4=30, so what is the value of x ? no idea ? - Perhaps the MSN Search Beta can help you out... pretty cool eh ! - Mike
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    Hotmail ends free Outlook Express/Outlook access.

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    I tried to sync my hotmail e-mail account through Outlook Express today, and got the following error (which was nice) The error message dialog contains a link which, when clicked links to Microsoft's Support site, the following Knowledge Base article...
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    Halo 2: So, what is Master Chief doing today ?

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    Take a look at the image below - who's trying to snatch the "Collectors Edition" Halo2 box ? - Mike
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    The Da Vinci Code Movie

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    Hands up if you’ve read the Da Vinci Code book by Dan Brown, I read this on a flight to Asia last year, since I had a shiny new Tablet PC I decided to get an e-book from Amazon rather than a paperback, I couldn’t put the book tablet down, it was a riveting...
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    Media Center PC or Microsoft TV ?

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    I’ve had the new Comcast DVR Set Top Box for a couple of days now, so far the test team (wife/kids/dog/cats) have taken to the set top box, and seem to prefer the set top box to the Media Center PC – the STB is seen as a consumer electronics...
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    Communication - where's it going ?

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    I was thinking about the direction of communication last night, and sure enough an article on News.com turns up this morning which talks about video communication. So where is communication headed? – think about the changes from radio to black and...
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    Halo 2 - Online game stats, and more.

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    Check out Scott's blog - you think playing Halo 2 XBOX Live is cool, right ? - great graphics, "interesting" conversation, clans, teams, stats - but it goes way, way further than that... <snip> What's REALLY interesting is the ASP.NET application...
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    What's with marketing speak ?

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    I seem to have been sat in a number of meetings recently where the meeting attendees are either from Mars, or worse, from Marketing! - these people speak a completely alien language, talking about "the application platform" [meaning Pocket PC or Smartphone...
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    Halo2 Midnight Madness

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    Last night saw the launch of Halo 2 (as if you didn't know) - several stores across the US were open at midnight to give eager gamers the chance to get their copy of the game and start playing... EBGames called their opening "Midnight Madness", and I...
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    First sign of Christmas...

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    Halloween has been and gone, Guy Fawkes has also gone, what's next ? - Today I spotted the first sign of Christmas, the Starbucks 'festive' coffee cups are back... - Mike
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    Hotmail Outlook Express/Outlook access - working again.

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    I use Outlook Express as my news reader to keep up with what’s happening on the Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, Compact Framework, and Media Center newsgroups (let me know if you want links to any of these). So, this morning I ran Outlook Express...
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    Windows CE - Drivers ?

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    Windows XP Embedded ships with around 10,000 components, approx 8,000 of these components are device drivers - Windows CE 5.0 ships with drivers for a core set of hardware reference boards - we often hear that developers need more drivers for Windows...
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    What Dogbert thinks of Blogs.

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    From the Dilbert/Dogbert site Dear Dogbert, Lots of people write blogs, but I've never heard of anyone who actually reads them. What's up with that? Kurt Dear Skirt, Blogs exist to fill the important market niche of writing that is so dull that your eyes...
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    XBOX Live - Flying..

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    I saw this a ton of times over the weekend, players in XBOX Live not fighting but teaching each other to fly! – it’s pretty simple, and I thought I would have to describe how to make this happen, but it turns out there’s a video on the...
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    Lego.NET

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    Interesting project looking at porting .NET applications to the Lego Mindstorm - two approaches are being taken, the first is to develop an MSIL interpreter (code-named Micro.NET) which interprets MSIL on the Mindstorm processor, the second approach is...
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    The right tool for the job ?

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    From the " risk digest - is Windows up to running our world " - the author of the article shows images of a display board at an Atlanta airport with a "Message Box" covering some of the underlying data - the images are here - in this case the display...
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    Don Box Interview - Out take ?

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    I recorded an interview with Don Box on Friday morning discussing what makes a good conference session/demo – To make sure sound was ok on the camera I recorded a “sound check” which turned out to be entertaining, so, quick show of hands, who wants to...
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    PaleoViews

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    My nephew (Shaun) has started blogging, Shaun is still at school but is interested in eventually becoming a professor of paleontology, he's been interested in natural history and Dinosaurs for ever - I'm certainly interested to see where the blog content...
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    Unused CPU/Bandwidth ?

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    Do you have PC's just sitting around connected to the internet or corporate network just spinning CPU cycles, doing the computing equivalent of twiddling their thumbs ? - I have three PC's on my desk which are running 24x7, during the night they are typically...
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    Warthog - Peugeot Hoggar and Master Chief Armour.

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    Are you interested in owning a Halo Warthog ? – take a look at the Peugot Hoggar concept car (link on the right). I’ve also been asked about the Master Chief armour that featured in one of my earlier blogs – I’ve found a site that...
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    Smartphone Screen Capture ?

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    Are you writing applications for Smartphone ? – if so, you will probably want to write some documentation for your application(s), right ? – but how do you capture images from the Smartphone ? One option is to use the Remote Display application...
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    SPOT - Developing for Embedded Systems.

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    From http://www.dotnetcpu.com – looks interesting… thanks Stewart for the link…
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    HP Bluetooth Headphones.

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    Gizmodo have an overview of the HP Bluetooth headphones on their site, HP have these listed on their site here . I was in a meeting a couple of weeks ago and one of the attendees walked into the room wearing a pair of these headphones – needless...
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