Category Archives: Observations

What’s On My Desk?

In July of 2011 I shamelessly followed Jeff Blankenburg’s lead in writing What’s In Your Laptop Bag?  Today I do it again. On May 30, Jeff wrote a post What’s On Your Desk? That seemed like such a great idea, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #99–John Bristowe

John Bristowe joins John Galloway and me to talk about HTML5 and also to talk about putting the web on a diet.  John is a fascinating and very passionate ex-Microsoft Evangelist and current Telerik Evangelist.  Device APIs Working Group  HTTP … Continue reading

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Back in Israel after 40 years

Today, I find myself in Tel-Aviv in preparation for the SELA conference this week.  It has  been 40 years since I have been in Israel. 

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Yet Another Podcast #97–Chris Sells and the last 20 years

Jon Galloway and I are joined by Chris Sells, VP of Telerik, to discuss Chris’ illustrious career spanning a couple decades and some of the most important companies in the industry, including Intel, DevelopMentor, Microsoft and Telerik.  Chris’ Blog Telerik … Continue reading

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Intel Ultrabook–Wrapup

  In a previous posting I described the IvyBridge Ultrabook I was given to review.   This is the third and final review.  In short, this is a great machine, and it has been my primary laptop since I got it.  … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #83–Jon Galloway on Azure and ASP.NET–What’s New.

Jon Galloway joins me for a wrap up of what is new in Azure, ASP.NET and surrounding technologies.  A /build wrap up that starts with the Day 2 Keynote and walks through all the new cool stuff coming out of … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #81–Mary Jo Foley on /Build &Windows 8

Mary Jo Foley joins Jon Galloway and me in a free wheeling discussion and review of /Build 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8 Phone and Azure.  Mary Jo is the editor of ZDNet’s All About Microsoft blog and the co-host of … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #80–Miguel de Icaza & Mono

Miguel joins Jon and me to discuss Mono and Xamarin and the future of open source C# coding for iOS and Android.  Related links: Core Mono: http://github.com/mono The Mono organization on GitHub http://mono-project.com The Mono web site. http://xamarin.com Miguel’s company … Continue reading

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Windows 8–Who Cares?

I am in Europe this week and for the next three weeks, traveling from city to city and giving presentations on Windows 8.  Along the way I will be distilling these presentations into blog posts, adding in commentary about what … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #76–Glenn Block on Node.js & Technology in China

Talking with Glenn Block, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft currently working in Shanghai China and Jon Galloway, Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, about Node.js and about life in China.   Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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Life in the technology sector

If everything seems under control, You’re just not going fast enough – Mario Andretti

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Yet Another Podcast #75–Jon Galloway on ASP.NET/ MVC/ Azure

Talking with Jon Galloway – Microsoft Evangelist – about ASP.NET/ MVC/ Windows 8 and Azure Listen | Yet Another Podcast  

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