May 2008 - Posts
Set a Guinness World Record
Enjoy a Better Web
Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it’s that easy. The official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted on the Spread Firefox web site. Pledge to download Firefox 3during Download day and they will send you an email when the day arrives.
Link: Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008
Oh ***! We dun tossed our cookies AGAIN!
Thanks for noticing—now mind your own gawd damned business and stay out of ours!
What is twitter is a video contest for the millions of users who get asked the age old question when trying to explain to non-twitter users, "what is twitter?". Record your video, tag it "what is twitter" and post it on the web.
What can you win?
1. 8gb Apple iPhone
2. 1GB iPod shuffle
3. 5 Startup Wear T-shirts http://www.startupwear.com
4. More to be announced!
Link: What is twitter in 140 seconds, video contest, twitter, tweets, video contest
Mostly a maintenance release, but includes better support for FriendFeed. You can now block a user from the lookup panel, by clicking the corresponding button. Twitter also sends back now if you follow a user when you lookup a username, so you either have a “follow” or “unfollow” button available.
Link: twhirl’s blog » Blog Archive » twhirl 0.8.1 released
Last month, I posted about Microsoft's plan to disable the ability of Hotmail users to use Outlook Express to download their email. Today, we heard this:
Recently, many customers received notification regarding Microsoft’s plan to disable the DAV protocol, which allows you to access your Windows Live Hotmail inbox from Outlook Express. From the feedback we received, it became clear that you needed additional time to evaluate alternative solutions and with this in mind, we are postponing the transition deadline previously announced. This means that you will continue to be able to access your Windows Live Hotmail accounts from Outlook Express beyond the June 30 transition deadline.
Link: Windows Live Hotmail Technical Support Blog: Responding to Customer Feedback – Disabling DAV
I love this phone. I know you're not supposed to love inanimate objects, but I do love this phone. I can do so much more with than I could with my (separate) cell phone and iPaq. I've set up two email accounts, synced it with Outlook for my Contacts and Calendar, and configured my Windows Messenger account. I've only installed one third-party software so far - TwitToday - which adds a textbox to the Today screen. You can type your message and send it right from the Today screen. You can also go to the Twitter Mobile web site by tapping on the Twitter logo. I am going to hold off on installing any other software until I finishing reading the manual and learn all about what comes with the phone - there's a lot there.
I went to a Sprint store today to buy an additional wall charger to leave in my suitcase so I won't forget it when I go away. They had a 2-in-1 Mini-USB Charger - it will charge both in a wall power outlet and in the car - now I don't have to remember to take a car charger with me.
Overall, I am very happy with the Mogul, and no, I'm not the least upset about the announcement today about the HTC Touch Diamond. If you hold off buying something new, waiting for the next new thing, you'd still be talking on your Bell Atlantic Mobile Bag phone that you had back in the 80's (yes, I did have one).
The Northeast Roadshow
We're at it again! It's time to pack our laptops and gear to head out across the northeast for our fifth Roadshow! Only this time, you're getting three of us for the price of, well, zero - the events are free after all... Jim O'Neil, our new colleague here in the northeast, is joining Bob and me as we set out to tour various cities, bringing you deep developer and architect content. And some giveaways as well, of course.
What's the Roadshow?
Starting with our first one in March of 2007, the Roadshow is our chance to head out to various parts of the northeast to reach the broader community. In these free full-day events, we bring you deep technical content including not just the "how to", but also discussion of why and when you may consider technology and practices. We're also hugely entertaining, especially when failing to hit our marks as we throw things into the audience.
Register today (venue details and links below) - it's free - and join us for a relaxed day of low-fluff, high-signal content for developers and architects!
Note that some cities consistently hit capacity, so don't wait to register.
Agenda at: Chris Bowen's Blog : The Roadshow Rides Again! - May/June Edition
Last year the Microsoft Expression team shipped a new suite of tools for creative professionals. This first release of Expression Studio marked a significant milestone in the history of development tools at Microsoft, delivering superior designer-developer workflow and providing designers a set of interaction design, graphic design, Web design, digital asset management and video production tools to deliver better user experiences on Windows and the Web.
I am pleased to announce, just one year later, the team has done it again with today’s release of Microsoft Expression Studio 2.
More at: Somasegar's WebLog : Expression Studio 2 RTMs today!