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Frank's World

Online Since 1995. On OrcsWeb Since 2011

  • Blogging Hiatus Ending

    Tags: Frank's World, Frank's World Updates

    I just thought I’d point out that I’ve been really busy with work and some things going on at home. I’ve been able to keep up with the video production work at Frank’s World TV  and my new show DCTech Minute. Writing, however, has fallen to the wayside, which is a shame. I like writing, even …

  • FWTV Update

    Tags: FWTV, Frank's World

    Due to a cold and some family emergencies, Frank’s World TV has experienced some delays.  

  • Twin Towers from the ATT Archives

    Tags: WTC, Telecom, Interesting, History

    The construction of the World Trade Center was the engineering feat of the 1970s. Watching this film points out that a modern skyscraper needs more than concrete and steel to connect tenants to the world.  From the video’s description: After 9/11, it was reported that one of the few things …

  • Barking About Apps

    Tags: FWTV, Apps, Windows 8

    Fresh from her appearance in the Frank’s World TV Holiday Special, my dog reviews some new apps in the Windows Store that strike her fancy.

  • FWTV Holiday Special

    Tags: FWTV, Christmas, Funny

    Time travel,  talking dogs and drones: it could only be the Frank’s World TV Holiday Special:   No singing though, we got that one over the Star Wars Holiday Special.

  • Great Education Apps for Windows 8 Doge Meme

    Tags: Education, Apps, Windows 8, Doge, Meme

    There’s a new meme in town and, since my dog (doge?) is part Shibu Inu, it seemed only fitting he had his own meme. I decided to show his internal dialogue after telling him about some of the latest fun and educational apps new to the Windows 8 app store.   Stack the States …

  • Let it Snow in XAML

    Tags: XAML, Windows 8, How To, Snow, Fun, Code

    In honor of the two back to back snow storms here in DC, I thought this post was well timed. Fellow technology evangelist, Jerry Nixon, has a blog post showing you how to make it snow in your WIndows 8 App. Best of all, you don’t have to shovel this kind of snow.

  • Snow Day

    Tags: Snow, Pictures

    I took this yesterday, as an uncommon December snow storm visits DC. There’s more tomorrow.

  • FWTV Goes to Entrepreneur Expo 2013

    Tags: FWTV, Startup, Maryland

    Some footage from Entrepreneur Expo 2013, where a startup founder talks about his experiences going from working out of his house to selling to Cisco in a multi-billion dollar deal.  

  • NodeCember DC

    Tags: Node.JS, FWTV

    Coming this weekend to 1776 in DC, NodeCember! [free registration] Here’s the awesome trailer I came up with for the event!

  • My MSDN Article on Screen Scraping is Now Published

    Tags: MSDN, Screen Scraper, Public Sector

    Two years after I first published the Screen Scraper’s Manifesto, a more refined version (with more refined tooling) gets published into MSDN Magazine. Mike Desmond explained it best his Editor’s Note: Frank La Vigne addresses the budgetary challenges facing many government entities, as he …

  • Blogging Regularly Again

    Tags: Microsoft, Startup, Frank's World, Update

    You may have noticed that blog post frequency has dropped dramatically over the last few months. Part of that is my new role at Microsoft and part of it is my recent foray into vlogging (video blogging) aka Frank’s World TV. The astute among you may have noticed my shift in focus from public sector …

  • The Truth About BizSpark

    It’s true! Get free software from Microsoft for your startup? Check it out at http://frnk.us/TryBizSpark I’m not so sure about the aliens though.  

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