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    MSDN Channel 9 - Citizen Engineer Forum, now live !

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    jeffsand has just created the Citizen Engineer Forum on MSDN's Channel 9 site - looks like this is going to be an interesting place for 'engineers' to discuss hardware and software projects - perhaps the first interesting project for discussion will be...
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    CE or XPE - Part II

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    just following up on one of the comments posted back to my CE or XPE question... Embedded developers can choose either Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded (or other O/S's) for their embedded devices, if we look just at the Windows Embedded offerings...
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    Solving Rubik's cube using Lego...

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    Now this is neat !!! - who would have thought you could do that with Lego ! - Mike
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    CE or XPE - Do you know how to Decide ?

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    So here's a question for you... do you really understand the differences between Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded ? How do you make a decision about the operating system to use in your embedded device, which comes first, hardware/processsor decision...
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    Devcon - Hands on labs...

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    Devcon is inching (or centermeting [if there is such a word]) closer, which means there's a ton of work going on building and testing hands on lab content, we get the “Master PC's” tomorrow to start testing lab content, one of the PC's is...
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    June 21st date set for first private space flight

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    Very cool - the first private company making a bid to get a craft into space (329,000ft) twice in two weeks is set for June 21st, keep an eye on the news... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3770919.stm - Mike
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    Handheld PC and Sony stops shipping PDA's outside of Japan.

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    Remember the first Handheld PC's running Windows CE 1.0, through to the H/PC running Windows CE 3.0 ? - these were small, lightweight devices, the progress in processor design from companies like Transmeta now means that the size of the H/PC Windows CE...
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    Hubble to get serviced by Robots by 2007.

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    Apparently, shuttle missions to service Hubble are too dangerous, it looks like NASA are wanting to have robots do the work instead. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3769445.stm
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    Mars Rover... The problem explained...

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    Interesting blog showing what happened to the Mars rover, and how this was corrected - http://www.jroller.net/page/arjunram/20040222#debugging_across_the_universe1 - Mike
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    This months Windows CE "Get Embedded" Article is now live...

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    This months Windows CE “Get Embedded” article is now live, this month Steve Maillet takes a look at Windows CE in Headless systems - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnembedded/html/embedded052504.asp - Mike
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    Increase of online news reading...

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    Interesting report on the BBC news site about the increase in online viewing of news reports - it's also interesting to see that overall sales of newspapers world-wide has also increased, with China topping the consumption charts - although online viewing...
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    API of the Day...

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    I'm getting “Quote of the Day” sent to my SPOT watch, which is kinda neat... so I thought it might be good to start an “API of the day” on the blog... So here's today's API (submitted by Matt Young) SetStretchBltMode( ) ...
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    Windows CE & XPE Books...

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    Just found this on WindowsForDevices.com - http://www.windowsfordevices.com/articles/AT8980639129.html A helpful list of books for Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded development... - Mike
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    Watching paint dry... (no, really watching paint dry)...

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    why ? - http://www.uktvstyle.co.uk/WhatsOn/WatchingPaintDry.cfm - Mike
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    WindowsForDevices has an RSS feed...

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    if you want to keep upto date with the latest news headlines around Windows Embedded Technologies then go get the RSS feed from http://www.windowsfordevices.com/backend/index.html - Mike
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    Windows CE 5.0 - CEC Files.

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    With Windows CE .NET 4.2 I worked on a sample XML Web Service written in native code (an ATL/COM object written in eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0) - once the ATL/COM object was complete I needed a way to generate the WSDL/WSML files - the Windows CE product...
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    Keep taking the tablets

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    Last year included a ton of travel, with the Windows Embedded Essentials (India, China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, San Jose, Boston, and Germany), as well as other events, customer visits etc... When travelling I like to catch up on some of my skunk...
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    CEWSDLGen 5.0 - Windows CE 5.0 CEC files...

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    I now have CEWSDLGen for Windows CE 5.0 up and running, this integrates nicely with the new Windows CE 5.0 build system - initially I didn't like the change from the 4.2 CEC format to the new 5.0 'sources only' build system - I thought it was neat that...
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    Blogging - tools and wish list...

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    Ok, so here I am trying out W.Blogger, I still have Visual Bloggar installed, and of course have Internet Explorer as a backup. each application I've tried seems to have some nice features, it would be awesome to get the following into a single application...
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    Trying out Visual Blogger...

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    I've been using the Internet Explroer UI to post to my Blog, but have been looking for a GUI based tool - I found VisualBlogger 2004 while browsing the web this morning and thought I would give it a try, so far the UI seems pretty easy to use, and...
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    Pocket PC - My new favorite application...

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    I have a Pocket PC Phone Edition device that I carry around with me pretty much all the time, I've had Windows CE handheld devices going back to the first clamshell H/PC 1.0 device that went on sale at the 1996 PDC in San-Diego - I've found the PIM functionality...
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    Great Session - Part II, the Box...

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    I saw a posting from Don Box a while back that talked about his presentation tips, it's buried in his blog, so I've copied the text over here... From Don Box's Blog Everything you know about network protocols applies. How do you know people...
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    MSDN Channel 9, Embedded !

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    Friday afternoon Robert Scoble from the MSDN Channel 9 team visited the Embedded devices lab, we took a tour of some of the more interesting devices running on Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded (including Roberts favorite, the Bernina Sewing Machine...
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    SPOT - Here's the link...

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    I totally forgot to give you a link to the SPOT watch page - http://direct.msn.com - Mike
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    SPOT Watch - new face :O)

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    Earlier this week I downloaded a new watch face for my SPOT watch - It's growing on me, I've had this running as my default face for most of the week I have a SPOT watch, my laptop (a Toshiba M200 Tablet PC), and a Pocket PC Phone Edition - 15 minutes...
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