Windows, Not Walls

Is it me, or is Microsoft’s adver­tis­ing absolutely schiz­o­phrenic? First they started with their two Seinfeld ads. I think I am one of the few that found them to be enter­tain­ing. They were fun lit­tle short films, but I can see how they didn’t really work as ads–although they did gen­er­ate a lot of talk, which per­haps means they … Continue read­ing Windows, Not Walls

Links

Please take warn­ing: this post will con­sist almost entirely of other people’s con­tent and links to that con­tent. I picked up the PDF ver­sion of iPhone Open Application Development from O’Reilly today. I’ve only skimmed through it, but it looks like a pretty good overview of design­ing, writ­ing, and imple­ment­ing iPhone appli­ca­tions using the cur­rent Open … Continue read­ing Links

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface. It is the new tech­nol­ogy announced by MS this evening. It looks cool. It looks gim­micky. It looks like it is some seri­ous beta tech­nol­ogy. I can’t really see peo­ple mak­ing room for a cof­fee table sized com­puter in their home any­time soon, but per­haps as instal­la­tions at bars and cof­fee shops, as their intro­duc­tory … Continue read­ing Microsoft Surface

Windows eXperience Points

Lately, I have spent a small amount of time look­ing through people’s resumes.  Without fail, every one has a sec­tion at the end that shows what fla­vors of Unix and what fla­vors of Windows they are pro­fi­cient in.  It struck me today that if I was the one being inter­viewed, I could say that I was pro­fi­cient in Windows 3.1 (and … Continue read­ing Windows eXpe­ri­ence Points

Offline XP Upgrades?

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2007/02/Dear LazyWeb, Problem: To test some com­pat­i­bil­ity issues between a par­tic­u­lar web server and the lat­est, great­est Windows XP, I need to upgrade an … Continue read­ing Offline XP Upgrades?

Work Crews, Right Turns, Bad Music Players

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/11/This morn­ing, I was stopped at a light on the water­front, wait­ing to turn onto Moody and on to the free­way. My eyes wan­dered … Continue read­ing Work Crews, Right Turns, Bad Music Players

Developers, Developers, Developers, &c.

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/06/I for­got to write about it yes­ter­day, but it looks like Bill Gates is retir­ing and angry “Monkey Boy” is tak­ing over. … Continue read­ing Developers, Developers, Developers, &c.

Today in Microsoft Bashing

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/02/Earlier today, Tom linked to an awe­some video: What would hap­pen if Microsoft designed the box for the iPod? Not only is … Continue read­ing Today in Microsoft Bashing

Windows Horizon

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/10/Just in case you thought Windows XP Home, XP Professional, XP Server, and XP Advanced server was hard to keep track of, … Continue read­ing Windows Horizon

Move Any Mountain

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were auto­mat­i­cally imported from LiveJournal.  To see the com­ments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source post­ing at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/09/Yesterday, after fin­ish­ing lunch at Wild Oats, I strolled down the candy and power-bar aisle. My main moti­va­tion was to find some­thing to … Continue read­ing Move Any Mountain