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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

January, 2005

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    The world of iPod...

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    This is an odd video from Gizmodo - iPod everywhere... (it's in Apple Quicktime [obviously]). Thoughts ? - Mike
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    The Nerd Test

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    I spotted the "Nerd Test" on someone's blog over on MSDN so decided to take the test... Here's my score, which makes me a high-nerd - let me know how you fare on the same test (no cheating, be honest with your answers!). - Mike
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    Linux in Embedded Systems - The Windows side of the story.

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    A few days ago I posted an article from Cots Journal Online which discussed some of the shortcomings of Linux use in embedded systems. Based on some of the comments posted back to the blog it would appear that Linux is used because of the community which...
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    Gizmodo - Interview with BillG

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    Gizmondo caught up with Bill Gates to discuss everything from Blogging, Longhorn, Apple Office Suite and more, there are two parts to the interview, see below… Gizmodo BillG Interview Part 1 Gizmodo BillG Interview Part 2 – Mike
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    Linux in Embedded Systems ?

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    At last weeks CES show there were a number of attendees that wanted to know why they should consider using Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded in their embedded system rather than using Linux – there are a number of perceptions about Linux and Windows CE...
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    Mobility Blog.

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    Marcus Perryman now has a blog , if you’re interested in developing for mobile devices or ASP .NET 2.0 then you should go check out the blog – I’ve worked with Marcus back in Microsoft Developer Support and at various events around the...
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    CES - The lengths some people will go to to win a prize...

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    There were some give aways on the Micrsoft booth, these included SPOT watches and a Portable Media Center (PMC), all you needed to “win” was wear “SPOT Me” badges (for the SPOT watch) or “Windows Mobile” sticker –...
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    Thoughts from CES.

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    Day three of CES turned out to be somewhat quieter than the first two days, I talked to a number of attendees this morning about what they had seen at the event that was especially interesting – most noted that there wasn’t any obvious innovation...
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    CES - Day two, the Microsoft Booth...

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    Day two from CES, another busy day – unless you’ve been to CES you just can’t believe how busy this place is, 115000 people through the event in a handful of days, the Microsoft booth seems to be packed from the time the doors open at the event though...
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    CES - Out for the evening.

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    A few of us managed to get out for the evening, a fantastic meal at Demonicos , followed by a walk along the Canal within the Venitian hotel (the canal is on the 3rd floor of the hotel! Note that the gondalas have electric motors, they’ve done a...
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    CES - End of Day one - a good find...

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    Day one at CES was pretty interesting, some good write ups of the BillG Keynote, check out the write up on the SmartphoneThoughts.com site – The post mentions an SBC demo which showed how to customize your TV viewing experience, the demo included...
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    CES Day One.

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    Wednesday was my first day at CES (actually my first CES – I’m normally found at embedded developer events, so I’m looking forward to finding out what’s cool at the event). The first day kicked off with a 5 hour press event called the “Digital Experience...
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    Where is Real-Time Linux ?

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    William Wong ( Electronic Design ) has written an article discussing real-time support for Embedded Linux – The article seems to make for an interesting read until it dawns on you that there isn’t a single solution to obtaining real-time performance...
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    Starbucks Everywhere ?

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    I’ve been known to drop into the odd Starbucks here and there, and it looks like there's a Starbucks at the RIO hotel in Vegas (wahoo!!!), but check out the Starbucks Everywhere site – someone has decided to visit every single Starbucks store in the world...
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    CEFileWiz Updated for Managed Components.

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    I had a request from Neil Cowburn to update the CEFileWiz tool to better support managed assemblies (such as the OpenNETCF bits), I went down with the Flu over the Christmas break and found myself pretty much glued to the sofa, so decided to spend a few...
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