I’m working on a project that involves aggregating data from many sources (Twitter, Blogs, Yammer, etc) so my team can get visibility and respond to questions being asked about our product. My goal is
Elenco, maker of Snap Circuits, offers free replacement parts. A great example of what it means to put customers first.
I recently bought my 5 year old kid a Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 kit and the black wire broken almost immediately. It went on the shelf and sat for a while because I thought it would be a pain to repla
Yes, I work for Microsoft, but I always like to tell people about great customer service…this time from Apple.I bought an Apple Airport Extreme 5th Gen Router back in May 2012. I get very fast (100mbp
I need motivation to keep physically active. If unchecked I would sit, eat and code all day. Even a little motivation does wonders for my psyche. I use a bunch of apps to keep me motivated with yoga,
XBOX CLOUD DOESN’T SUPPORT MUSIC NOT IN XBOX MARKETPLACEI can’t upload music I purchased from Amazon, iTunes, etc to the Xbox cloud that isn’t in the Xbox marketplace. Allen Stone’s album “Last To Spe
Google announced that they are going to be shipping a Google Music iOS app that includes subscription music. I’m a big Spotify fan, but one thing that has always bugged me is that I can’t browse “My A
If you are like me, you want to spend your waking hours engineering and not messing with your 401k allocations. I know it is awful, but I have gone years without rebalancing my 401k. Mainly because I
I am an avid Google Reader user. I use it to scan over 400 tech blogs and often share to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email. It’s easy to miss stuff on Facebook and there’s too much noise on Twitte
What is the best way to develop an application to support multiple platforms (Apple, Android, Microsoft)? Like so many devs out there, I was recently faced with that exact question. It turns out that
Intel asked me to use their prototype IvyBridge Ultrabook for a few months and let them know what I thought about it as a dev machine. You can read about my initial thoughts in my “First Look at the I
This is the first post in a two part series on integrating SMS functionality into an application. In this post, I focus on the analysis I did into Clickatell’s Small Business API. My second post in th
I used to put on open mics at back in 2006. We saw a lot of great talent come through, but one of the more memorable performances was from Kris Orlowski. Kris captured our attention because he has a n
After 2 months of training I can now run a 5K! A review of C25K, MapMyRun and a few audiobook recommendations.
As I mentioned back in June, I’m training to run a 5K (3.1 miles) using C25K and MapMyRun. It’s great that C25K supports Pink and I found the app very useful, but it’s not exact in how it calculates d
I cringe every time I have to add a reference in 2010. The dialog is slow, it’s hard to find reference, it’s hard to sort. I absolutely hate it…and I don’t hate too many things. I know there are VS pl
I’m not athletic, but like everyone else I need to exercise. I tried the gym for a year, but got really bored with the treadmill, elliptical, weights, etc. Too much repetition and distraction for me.