Monthly Archive: June 2011

Steve Sinofsky on Windows 8 at D9

Steve Sinofsky on Windows 8 at D9

This may be a little old, but here’s Steve Sinofsky’s entire interview from D9, the first public demo of Windows 8. From the D9 website: Sinofsky unveiled Windows 8 at the D9 conference earlier this month. Here’s the full video of his appearance, including his demo of the upcoming OS,...

Special Channel9 Live Kinect Event

Special Channel9 Live Kinect Event

Tomorrow, June 16, there will be a special Kinect focused event broadcast live from the Channel 9 Studios at 9:30AM PST. @ch9Microsoft Channel 9 Join Us Tomorrow For A Special Channel 9 Live Kinect Event http://dlvr.it/WThG7 6 hours agovia dlvr.it So tomorrow, stop what you’re doing and head to http://channel9.msdn.com/live...

TechFair 2011 DC

TechFair 2011 DC

Today, I was at the Microsoft Office in DC for TechFair 2011, which showcases some of the work being done at Microsoft Research. By far, the coolest demo was the Worldwide Telescope and what the team has done in regards to visualizing earthquake sensor data. The hope is by improving...

Special Event for the DC Silverlight SIG!

Special Event for the DC Silverlight SIG!

Just in case you didn’t get the newsletter, here’s what we sent out last Thursday. Perhaps, soon we will lift the covers on what we will be talking about. Hint: You’re going to be really excited about it! Caparea.net Silverlight Special Interest GroupCaparea.Net Silverlight SIG Meeting June 23rd at Microsoft’s...

Finding a Niche

Finding a Niche

The Freakanomics blog has an interesting anti-pattern for a software engineering career. I was chatting with a 70-year-old man who is an independent “software engineer”””a programmer. I asked him how he keeps up with all the young hot-shots who know the latest fancy programming languages. Simple, he said: There are...

Windows 7 Powered Turntables

Windows 7 Powered Turntables

NOTE: This post was originally published on June 1, but due to a database error. It was lost. I’m am reposting it for posterity (and it’s pretty cool technology). It used to be that all you needed was two turntables and a microphone, but now you get all that old...

Back Online With Orchard

Back Online With Orchard

You may have noticed that my blog’s been a bit unstable lately. I’ve had quite the issues during my migration to Orchard. Orchard is a great platform and I’m happy to get my blog working on it. Now that my blog is back up and running smoothly, I’ll be blogging...