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A look at Embedded and other Cool Stuff.

March, 2005

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    ESC West - Top Questions and OS Changer.

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    ESC West seemed quiet this year, the last day especially, it seems like ESC West is moving back to San Jose next year, I wonder if this is due to the apparent shrinking size of the conference and the perception of less attendees coming through the event...
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    Microsoft Shared Source Blog

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    Jason Matusow director of shared source at Microsoft is now blogging – The whole discussion around shared vs open source is pretty interesting, I listened to a discussion of open vs shared source given by Jason on a flight to SFO last week (here’s...
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    Your added value in an embedded system is...

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    There’s been a major shift away from home grown operating systems in the last 10 years, approximately 50% of embedded devices were built from home grown operating systems, now the figure is closer to 10% – the reason is obvious, developers don’t want...
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    Aaron has updated the DUAScriptGen tool.

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    Aaron Stebner has been working hard on an update to the DUAScriptGen tool, he's added support for importing INF files for a Windows hotfix package - I think this is a really cool feature - Aaron is looking for volunteers to test out the feature - are...
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    Pssst... Read Blogs ? - get a discount for MEDC

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    The Microsoft MEDC team have extended a special offer to blog readers. The first sixty people to sign up for MEDC 2005 using the RSVP Code CAATTAT get an extra 10% off our Super Early Bird price of $795. A total savings of $480! Register immediately to...
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    OS News - Editorial: OSS Software, Deaf Developers & Unsatisfied Users

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    Makes for an interesting read OS News - Editorial: OSS Software, Deaf Developers & Unsatisfied Users – Mike
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    [Updated] XBOX v-next - some details from the Game Developers Conference (GDC)

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    Not only is ESC West running in SFO, but just across the street is theGDC (Game Developers Conference) – some details about the next version of XBOX have been released at the event – even more impressive is the fact that 1000 attendees get to go home...
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    ESC West - What's up with the Win Driver booth ?

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    Right next to the Microsoft booth at ESC West is a company called Win Driver or something like that (I think they write drivers for Windows or something ) – anyhow, they’ve got these large letters running down the side of their booth that...
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    Doug Boling interview at ESC West

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    I managed to catch up with Doug Boling down at ESC West, and recorded a 20 minute interview, sync the Podcast to get the file… – Mike
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    ESC West - Seems Quiet

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    Yesterday was the first day of the ESC West event, for me it was a busy day which started with presenting a session on building Embedded GUI’s for Consumer Electronics Devices, and then moved swiftly into press meetings and booth duty from 4pm –...
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    Meet MED UA Video

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    ok, so I promised you the MED UA (that’s the Mobile and Embedded Devices group User Assistance) team video, this is your chance to meet some of the team working on the documentation for Windows CE. Note that the video is a WHOPPING 18MB! There...
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    What's wrong with this ?

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    Just spotted this on the Microsoft Windows Mobile page – anyone see what’s wrong with this ? Personalize Your Device Make your device unique - just like you. Change the home screen with a theme, add a ringtone that matches your best friend...
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    Getting Podcasts onto your Smartphone (or Pocket PC)

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    Now that I’m a Podcaster (if there is such a thing) I thought it would be interesting to sync my podcast files down to a Smartphone device running Windows Mobile 2003 – it’s so easy, even someone with an MBA should be able to do this… (anyone remember...
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    Trip to SFO - Podcasts are the best...

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    The flight to SFO from SEA took about two hours, flight conditions were perfect, and there were a number of empty seats, which meant I had a row to myself ! So, what to do for two hours? – listen to some podcasts of course ! – I listened...
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    Voice Command 1.5 now available !

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    Voice Command 1.5 is now available (duh, I've already said that in the title of the post!!!) New! Additional features to assist people with impaired vision. For consumers who have difficulty reading a small screen or using a key pad, Voice Command v1...
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    Dan's Windows CE Project - Follow along...

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    Dan McCarty has started a blog that tracks a Windows CE project – the initial posts are leading up to why Dan chose Windows CE for the project… it’s an interesting read, can’t wait to get to the point where Dan is doing something...
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    MED Podcasts VoIP and Docs.

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    Hey, the first two MED (Mobile and Embedded Devices Group) Podcasts are ready for you to listen to… There are two options, either get to the files directly from the links below… #1 Balz Wyss talking about VoIP #2 Jenny Kays talking...
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    Bod on the Pod.

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    Now that my Podcast hardware is setup and running it's time to get down to some recording, today I plan on recording a couple of interviews, one with our VoIP guy, and with one of the Windows CE documentation team - if all goes well I will have both live...
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    Windows CE 5.0 - "Core" or "Pro"

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    So, you’ve just built a Windows CE 5.0 based operating system image and are not sure whether the operating system components are in the “Core SKU” or the “Pro SKU” – how can you find out ? – there’s a downloadable...
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    MEDC - Reasons to go...

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    The Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2005 is coming to Las Vegas in May (9-12, Mandalay Bay Hotel) - why should you go ? Here's just some of the reasons... Hear from Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates about long-term Microsoft...
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    Bill Gates KBE

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    Bill Gates was knighted today by Queen Elizabeth , so Bill can be known as Bill Gates KBE, which stands for Knight of the British Empire – What else do you think KBE might stand for (keep it clean!). – Mike
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    Interesting Podcasts ?

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    I see that JK on the Run now has a mobility/gadgets podcast up and running, the RSS feed for the podcast is here – and the web site is here – I had a listen to the podcast this morning, it sounds like it could be interesting, so I’ve...
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    Arise Sir Bill...

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    From Yahoo news – Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates will be awarded an honorary knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth Wednesday for his outstanding contribution to enterprise. He will become a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent...
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    Windows Mobile or Ultra Portable PC ?

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    I have an OQO to play around with for a while, this is a fully functional PC in a palm sized (depending on the size of your hand) form factor. The device runs on a Transmeta processor which seems to scale from 300MHz to 1GHz depending on processor load...
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    MED Podcast

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    Hey, my podcast hardware has finally arrived (I will get a photo shortly), so I decided to record and test the intro podcast file, here’s a link – I’m recording using Sony Sound Forge , merging the music file using Audacity and encoding...
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