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Technical Blog of J. Michael Palermo IV

November, 2011

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    ASU CIS Information Session

    I had the great pleasure of speaking to an amazing crowd of students on campus at ASU on Tuesday, November 29th 2011 (my anniversary date with Microsoft).  The response and feedback from the students in attendance has been overwhelming.  As promised, here are some resources requested from the session:

    Here are a few insightful tweets that followed the presentation and Q&A session:


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    HTML5 Web Camp Videos

    The highly popular HTML5 Web Camp events sponsored by Microsoft are typically filled to capacity when delivered at any location.  In my humble opinion, the best HTML5 Web Camp delivered to date was in my hometown of Phoenix, AZ.  Fortunately, the team at EventDay showed up that day to record every session.  With great pleasure, I announce the availability of these videos for you to watch at your convenience – for free!


    Each video provides a simple user interface that allows you to see the presenter, the content on the screen, and navigation controls to the topic you are most interested in.  When the screen in maximized, you will truly be immersed into the experience as if you attended live!

    The link for all these videos is found below.  Please share with your community!!!

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    HTML5 Syntax & Semantics

    My latest article published by DevProConnections is dealing with a fundamental yet very misunderstood topic – semantics.  If you would like to learn why semantics matter, I encourage you to read the online article – “HTML5 Syntax and Semantics: Why they Matter

    The article demonstrates the use of semantics by building a simple web site using Visual Studio 2010.

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    Tech Travel Tips: Mouse Without Borders

    For the serious tech traveller – one who take 2 or more notebook computers on the road – this tip is for you. Having said that, this tip truly applies to anyone who works with multiple PCs at a time.

    Recently, my boss showcased (via video conference) his multi-computer setup in his home office. When he demonstrated how all the computers could be managed by any of the computers in the setup, I am thinking it must be a KVM switch. NOT!  In fact, his setup was all linked together via Mouse Without Borders – a software solution for allowing seamless mouse & keyboard control to any computer in the setup by any computer in the setup (see picture below).

    After I installed Mouse Without Borders, I did run into a technical difficulty.  Every time I tried to connect a certain PC, it “timed out”.  After going down multiple rabbit holes, I came across an unrelated post dealing with network issues setting up HomeGroup.  In that post, there was a suggestion that having a dash in the computer name could cause an issue.  It just happened to be that the name of the PC having the issue was mpalermo-s9.  I renamed the PC, restarted, and Mouse Without Borders worked like a charm!

    The main advantage of this tech travel tip is the need to only pack one mouse while you are on the road.  Even if you don’t use it for travel, Mouse Without Borders can allow you to use your favorite mouse (and keyboard) across multiple computers at your home or office!

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