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.

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  • Blog Post: Zombie walk in Seattle sponsored by XBox team!

    So if you’re tired of shooting Zombies in Left4Dead on your XBox, or have beaten the “I, Zombie” level on Plants vs Zombies one too many times, and you’re in the Seattle area – try the live action event! http://blog.seattlepi.com/digitaljoystick/archives/172804.asp?from=blog_last3
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hohm enters Beta

    Some of you may have already seen the Hohm site – but if you haven’t you can take a look over at www.microsoft-hohm.com (and sign up while you’re there.)  I’d also recommend taking a look and possibly subscribing to the team blog – http://blog.microsoft-hohm.com .  So why the blog post? ...
  • Blog Post: Bio Post

    Philip Wheat started out in development back when you learned from Compute Magazine (by typing in the code) and had to know something about soldering to expand your memory with most computers. When he entered college he had his eyes set on Aerospace Engineering, but between the call of the code, and...
  • Blog Post: Signs of life.

    Did ArcReady Austin today, CloudCamp on Saturday.  Look for some more blog posts later this week.
  • Blog Post: GameCamps coming to Austin June-Aug.

    With me living in Austin, I get to hear (and talk) about game development a lot.  If you don’t know, Austin is the MMORPG development capital of the world.  (To go along with the Live Music Capital thing.)  Well, there are game design graduate degrees, and college courses in development...
  • Blog Post: ArcAttack does the Dr Who theme like it deserves!

    Giant Tesla coils, the Doctor Who theme, a parking lot in downtown Austin.  It’s it great when things come together like that?  (Yep, it’s the Orbital remix of the theme if you were wondering.)
  • Blog Post: Design your Dream PC

    Asus has introduced a new challenge – tell them what you want in a PC and they’ll look at the entries and build the winning design!. http://www.wepc.com/
  • Blog Post: Amazon sells downloadable games – for XBox 360!

    Amazon is really working hard to become the first place you go to find digital content.  We all know what the Kindle is doing for eBooks, and the Amazon digital music service is my favorite today.  Well, I just found out that they’ve just jumped into the XBox 360 Live Arcade Games market as...
  • Blog Post: Nonstandard interfaces

    Just as a note, recently I've been talking to a lot of people about nonstandard interfaces.  For the next bit I'm willing to test out one of the current “nonstandard interfaces” available to us right now by dictating my blog posts using the native Windows 7 voice interface.  I'll be using the...
  • Blog Post: If you’re not already in town for SxSWi (or may be if you even are.)

    Amazon has a free sampler of the Music you'll hear at SxSWm - you can grab it here and put it on your Zune for that flight down.  (Well I guess you could put it on another MP3 player as well... Like your Kindle or something.)
  • Blog Post: I’ve always loved the Vision videos.

    You might have figured that out about me, I’ve been a fan since even before the original .Net launch vision videos.  Well, Office Labs dropped out another one of them last week – you can see the envisioning video here or the full series here .  There’s a lot in there.  The only thing I...
  • Blog Post: Delicious Tags

    Chris has convinced me that Delicious is useful – not just for me keeping track of my own bookmarks but to get information out without re-posting or having things get stale.  For that end, I’ve re-discovered my account and have put up a tag cloud at http://delicious.com/tags/PhilWheat – if you’ve...
  • Blog Post: University classes on YouTube

    I've been meaning to dig in, but I got a ping earlier today and took another look.  With everything going on right now in the world, it's always good to try to keep up and continue building a strong base of knowledge.  I use The Teaching Company ( www.teach12.com ) for opening up new thoughts...
  • Blog Post: OK, nothing to do with tech, but I had to post it in honor of the new episodes coming out on Friday.

  • Blog Post: OK, I am old

    I remember when games like   ( http://www.retroist.com/2008/12/17/the-video-game-systems-of-the-1983-sears-wishbook/sears-wishbook-video-games-01/ ) were really neat! I don't see my old trusty VIC-20 there, but I think that's because these are from Sears, and if my hazing memories from the stone...
  • Blog Post: Update on those changes

    My blog has moved!  The main URL's should all be the same (and I've added some newer, easier to remember ones) but permalinks and historical URL's will have changed.  I'll be moving over some of the historical posts, but probably not all - a lot of them aren't really relevant any more. ...
  • Blog Post: A New Era has arrived.

    On the day where all the talk is around financial bailouts and economic meltdowns, there was one piece of incredible news.  We now have a commercial orbital launch industry in the US.  The Falcon 1 vehicle from Space X became the first privately designed, funded, and operated launch vehicle...
  • Blog Post: Hmmm

    On 1st August 2008 a link on the official Red Dwarf website strongly hinted at 'new Red Dwarf' - and stated that Robert Llewelyn would reveal all in an interview with Seattle based radio station KCTS9 on 24th August 2008. I see the interview scheduled - hopefully there will actually be something to it...
  • Blog Post: Gears of War 2

    OK, the trailer has me completely pumped.  As I say with SharePoint - I've followed Fallout since before it was Fallout - I still have the Wasteland book/copy protect up in the attic somewhere.  The combination of tongue in cheek humor and E.E. "Doc" Smith sense of Epic (you can hear...
  • Blog Post: Fallout 3

    OK, the trailer has me completely pumped.  As I say with SharePoint - I've followed Fallout since before it was Fallout - I still have the Wasteland book/copy protect up in the attic somewhere.  The combination of tongue in cheek humor and E.E. "Doc" Smith sense of Epic (you can hear...
  • Blog Post: OK, now THIS is cool

    If you're old like me and remember Memeograph machines, this should be something interesting.  And if you're a spring chicken and don't - look at what your elders had to put up with in school (at least on a smaller scale.) http://cephaloprint.olympe-network.com/index.php?/steamroller/ Technorati...
  • Blog Post: Zombie time

    Looks like " Left 4 Dead " now has a release date.  I think I'm going to have a busy fall.  With Spore coming in during September, and a number of other games finally releasing in the fall, I'm going to have to be pretty aggressive in my time management.  Technorati Tags: Spore...
  • Blog Post: Found it!

    When I was back in undegrad in Aeronautical Engineering, one of the professors at my campus had a great little car.  I finally found it (I think) at the Tiny-Cars post on haha.nu! This was the coolest thing ever, as it was as long as a regular car was wide, so parking was super easy - parallel parking...
  • Blog Post: If you're into design

    This may be your washbasin.  One of the reasons I'm into TechShop is that I would be able to make stuff like this for my wife without paying the huge "cool" premium that these guys tend to command!
  • Blog Post: Architecting for Internet Scale and Usability

    With all the fun we've been having lately - I just wanted to post a pointer to the last ArcReady event we hosted.  Architecting for Scalable and Usable Web applications.  Twitter , are you working on it?  I've been a fan since last year's SxSW, but you're DYING at this point.  I may...
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