• Steve Clayton

    Where to get your Clayton fix

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    Greetings. You may have noticed that things have been rather slow around here for a while….apologies for that but it’s with good reason and there is a solution to maintain your geek fix. see below

     

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    Next at Microsoft is my main beat now…thanks to your support of Geek in Disguise over the years, the man gave me a real blogging job and much of what you’d previously seen here is now available at www.microsoft.com/next or by clicking on the image above. You can grab the RSS feed, subscribe via Feedburner or subscribe to Next at Microsoft by email

    Here’s a glimpse of what you may be missing on Next

     

     

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    my Posterous site hosts the stuff that doesn’t fit with Next – cool videos, interesting ads, unusual products and anything that I stumble across that I wan to bookmark. Here’s a glimpse of what you may be missing there

     

    I hope you find time to check out both and maintain your fix! feedback welcome as always…



  • Steve Clayton

    I’m up for a Niney

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    Gosh…I’ve been nominated for a Niney!!

    Surprised and honored especially with the esteemed company in the category of favorite Microsoft Blogger. I’m up against Larry Osterman, Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich, Raymond Chen and Scott Hanselman. Seriously….me in the same group as these guys. I feel ashamed to call myself a geek.

    Nevertheless, I’ll be there at MIX11, quivering in my seat when the winners are announced and smiling charmingly when I don’t win.

    Cast your vote now in the favorite Microsoft Blogger category – all of the others guys write killer blogs so if you chose to vote for me, you have my eternal thanks and a guaranteed beer in Vegas or coffee in Seattle. 



  • Steve Clayton

    AI past and future

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    Artificial Intelligence

    A fun cartoon by Tom Gauld



  • Steve Clayton

    Another year, another business card

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    My latest official card – this one has my job title as Editor: Next at Microsoft – which is where the tag below takes you. You can grab a Tag reader for most mobile devices by browsing to http://gettag.mobi from your device. My other job title is Senior Director, Storytelling which according to Fortune.com is a “wacky” job title :)

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  • Steve Clayton

    What’s in my sack?

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    I was inspired by Hugh’s recent post on his portable studio, I got thinking about what I carry around every day – what are the tools of my trade? 

    My main use bag is the Rapha backpack from the legendary cycling company. The build quality of their stuff is second to none and this bag is no exception. The detailing is wonderful with little touches of their trademark pink here and there. The bag itself has a good selection of external and internal pockets including a laptop divider. It’s big enough to house my essentials while being small enough that I have to judiciously pick what I carry. Here’s today’s inventory

    • Lenovo X301 laptop + small power supply. Though I have a smaller laptop with my Vaio X, the Lenovo is the perfect combination of power to weight.
    • Zune HD 32
    • Bowers and Wilkins P5 headphones. Okay, they take up too much space but they’re to good to leave at home!
    • Leica D-LUX 4 – used for taking snaps around campus. More of which will be showing up on Next at Microsoft soon!
    • Micro USB cable – for sync and power of my Samsung Focus
    • Oakley Flak Jackets – I live in Seattle. I live in hope.
    • Numerous pens and markers
    • Cowshed lipbalm – did I mention I live in Seattle? “Stolen” from High Road House
    • Various memory sticks – 2x4gb, 1x16gb (rarely used) given the cloud syncs all my stuff.
    • Do Epic *** stickers – I just got a load more of these and friends keep asking me for them.
    • Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse – flat and perfect
    • Sony ICD-UX200 digital voice recorder. Slowly being made redundant by my Samsung Focus and OneNote

    That’s my daily load – all I need (and more really) to get my gig done. What’s your haul look like?



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