Phil Wheat's Knowledge Matters

This blog started out as "Developing SharePoint" but has expanded outside of that exclusive domain to a number of other areas concerning Knowledge and the various forms and representations it can take.

April, 2008

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About Phil Wheat

Formerly "Developing SharePoint", I'm reworking my blog to find a way to cover the increasing number of topics that I end up being asked about.  My core interest remains in Knowledge Management, but the more knowledge we gather and put in an actionable form, the more I get called on to comment on DOING something with that knowledge.  Thus my quest to redefine the blog and pull a common thread through the topics.

 And we'll have a Unified Field Theory any day now as well...

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    Whurley twisted my arm.

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    OK, I put it in my "Where's Phil" post, but let me point out that TONIGHT the big GeekAustin / Agile Austin meetup is happening at Union Park . For more info - either of their websites, or Get Agile with GeekAustin / Agile Austin Tuesday April...
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    Filk

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    I've been looking for a good location for Filk music - my old Pegasus recordings just aren't holding up as well as I'd like.  Well LazyCoder just distracted me with a tweet, and I had to go and find a link to one of my old favorites. Stuck Here I...
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    Chewy Chong's working with RoboChallenge too!

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    Chewy Chong (DE for Signapore) is doing videos for RoboChallenge.  Very Cool!  I managed to meet him up in Seattle last summer and he's a bundle of energy and enthusiasm.  Maybe I can put a bot up against him and see how we do. Technorati...
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    Found on the RoboChamps site

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    There's a lot of great information on the RoboChamps learning area, but I did see something that tied directly into the free books offer that Chris had on Friday.  There's a free sample chapter for you Roboticists up on the RoboChamps site! ...
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    RoboChamps Amazed Challenge

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    If anyone has been working with the bot for the Amazed Challenge, note that the Corobot configuration used on this challenge has a Phidgets 8/8/8 Interface kit installed on the physical device (not connected by default on the shipped bot.)  Might...
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    Where's Phil this week?

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    Due to popular acclaim (Tim) over the week of our Dallas Launch event, I figured I'd drop a couple more schedule posts.  For short notice schedule changes, watch my twitter stream for last second updates. Monday will be conference call day, but I...
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    Tweets

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    Quick note - I was informed that I haven't mentioned that I do jump on to twitter a couple of times a week.  If you're interested in listening to my intermittent twitter storms, you can follow me at http://www.twitter.com/pwheat .
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    Redirecting RSS.XML if you're using the EBE

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    As I mentioned earlier, I've been doing a lot of work on the infrastructure on my blog.  One of the items I did was upgrade from my old V1 Beta of the EBE to the new V2 relase of the template (shiny!)  One of the objectives of the upgrade was...
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    Free Stuff

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    Chris has the lowdown on how to pick up some free books.  Head over and take a look.
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    Also falling into the "Local" and Robotics" intersection of tag sets....

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    I did want to note that Dezhen Song at Texas A&M was one of the award winners for his work in Human Robot Interaction.  His work with Ken Goldberg at UC Berkeley won them a spot in a very prestigious list.  Take a look at this year's awards...
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    RoboChamps is Live!

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    Between the H3 launch talks on Robotics Studio and the support our own local National Instruments gave to this year's FIRST competition (with local teams Chap Robotics and Lasar Robotics participating, I was already writing up a nice blog post about how...
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    Home Server is live

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    After a fun weekend of setting up boot floppies (more specifically, finding a drive and good disk to create one - it's been a WHILE) the old Small Business Server 2003 box is now a Windows Home Server box, stuffed to the gills with old hard drives. ...
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    Parallel Computing

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    We talk a lot about how performance in computing keeps going up, but everyone also knows that for a while that increase has happened through more processors, not faster single processors.  This is theoretically good, but in practice most developers...
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    Green Technology Alliance Summit

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    Michelle Naquin (of our Virtualization interview and core of our Virtualization workshop in Austin on May 14th) is organizing Summit around Green Technology this coming spring.  If you're interested in supporting or participating, she's set up information...
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    Windows Server 2008 and SharePoint 2007

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    How do you install SharePoint 2007 on Windows Server 2008 is a question I've been asked a number of times at the launch events.  As usual, if I've been asked about it more than once, then there's probably LOTS of people that have that question. The...
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    A tip of my hat to SBS 2003.

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    Well, it's that time.  Some of you may have noticed some odd things happening earlier today - that was me shutting down web sites on my trusty old SBS server .  It's been running night and day for right at 5 years now (same hardware) and it...
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    Up in Chris' area

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    Chris pushed out the info on Tulsa School of Dev - he's got the info, so if you're going to be around the Tulsa area May 10th, catch up on the details at his blog.
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    Interfaces

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    One of the shows I worked on for 5 Minutes of Innovation was a commentary on the different interfaces we're all coming in contact with in our day to day lives. This is something that creeps up on us, but that once we notice it - it's pretty incredible...
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    New category of posts

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    Some of you may have seen the test post that was up last week - I've gotten a number of people asking what was going on there. The answer is that I've been working on some prototype shows (you may have seen me over on www.5minutesofinnovation.com with...
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    Virtualization

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    One of the hot topics today with lots of people is Virtualization. I managed to sit down and chat with Michelle Naquin about what Sychron is doing to help with Virtualization and how changes in server technologies are affecting that effort. Sychron Interview
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    Austin Code Camp is coming up.

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    In case you missed it at our community events, Austin Code Camp is coming up in May, but there are still a couple of speaker slots left. If you've got a topic you're passionate about, head over to the site at http://www.austincodecamp.com/ and submit...
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    If you talked with me yesterday about Robotics Studio

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    (and this should apply to a lot of people, judging by how raw my throat is today) The new CTP is out for Robotics Studio - it went up today. URL is http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=EB00C558-2163-45A5-BEFE-531AD48BC525&displaylang...
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    Where's Phil?

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    I had a couple of people ask me that yesterday, so I thought I'd give a rundown. Today (Tuesday), I'll be at the Dallas Triple Launch at the convention center. If you're attending yourself, come by the DPE booth (we're in the back corner) and chat - I...
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    ARRRGGGGG!!!! (almost)

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    OK, I now know I've been trying to pay attention to too much.  I JUST saw that the Nebula Awards Ceremony is happening in Austin.  In two weeks!  I almost missed it!
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    Cognitive Dissonance

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    Does it mean you're a veteran speaker when you pull out your secondary backpack and when several speaker badges fall out, your first thought is - "I really need to clean up all this junk!"?
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