I’d never get away with hanging this in our new apartment – the style police would (rightfully) remove it and call the real police. I can’t help liking it though – maybe a Christmas present for my parents who continue to be baffled by some of me Internet language.
I remember the first time I saw a smiley back when I was on my placement/intern year from University. Back in the days of Gopher, WAIS and hand crafted HTML. I read every book about the Internet back then and particularly liked Where Wizards Stay Up Late. Well worth a read if you have any interest in the origins of the Internet. I’ll never forget Bolt, Beranek and Newman for no other reason that it sounds like a bunch of movie stars – you couldn’t get further from the truth!
We just announced that there will be a Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) this year – and it’s coming to Redmond.
Bad news: it clashes with my birthday
Good news: I don’t have to worry about the rush to book a hotel now that I live here
PDC remains my favourite event on the Microsoft calendar. MIX is great but the PDC just feels like you get to see the best content from the best presenters with huge depth. Find our more at http://www.microsoftpdc.com/ and sign up early as space is limited. I know people always say that, but trust me, this time we mean it.
Very cool tech from Zeal – embedding a GPS and head mounted display. You get to see speed, altitude, temp, time and a vertical odometer amongst other things. I don’t even snowboard (yet) and I know I need this :) As a friend of mine once said when taking up golf “you need to rule out the poor performance being the equipment so buy the best from the outset”. ha ha
On a more serious note, I wonder where we could end up if we combined this tech with the MSR technology Steven Bathiche and others are working on?
Just to confirm I don’t see the world entirely through a Microsoft lens, I found this brilliant Web Invaders application Adobe’s Business Catalyst site recently. Too good not to share.
thanks to Shannon for the heads up on this new Nike video