24 years ago – starting at Microsoft

There are probably better ways to remember these things, but there you go – for 12+ years I have posted things in Facebook and it does a nice job reminding me. Given the privacy issues I’m beginning to pull these things out and publish them on a site that in the end I own. Even if, ironically, the content is public.

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#employment, #jobs, #microsoft, #work

Microsoft tempts Windows developers with $100 cash for new apps

Microsoft tempts Windows developers with $100 cash for new apps

#app-store, #fluffing, #microsoft


Apple’s vision for the future of computing versus Microsoft’s vision for the future of computing.

Any questions?

This is just silly. It shows a series of apps vs. a folder. How about showing the folder on Mac OS which is a fair comparison. Turns out the iOS app screens and OS (any OS!) files are for different uses.

Next time show a picture of a supermodel vs. an NFL lineman, ha ha, isnt the model prettier? Yep, right up to the moment you want to play football.

And yeah, that Windows UI could use a little help, I get that.

#apple, #microsoft, #tech

Kodu Cup, very cool

A teammate of mine is looking to get more kids into programming via Kodu. There is a US-wide competition going on right now!

Calling all US kids!

In case you hadn’t heard already, Microsoft has launched a US national Kodu competition, where kids aged 9-17 can submit their best Kodu games for a chance to win great prizes, a trip and $5000.00 cash!

The winning entrant will also win $5000 for his or her school!  Our hope is that this money would go toward helping fund the lab with upgraded equipment, and give more kids learning opportunities related to technology literacy.

The contest is completely free to enter, and is split into two categories: 9-12 and 13-17.  There are full grand prize awards for each category, so two schools will each receive a $5000 prize.  Full details can be found at http://koducup.us.

Deadline for game submissions is end of day, May 10th, 2011, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Brad Gibson  |  Program Manager
Microsoft Research FUSELABS 

Office:  425.722.4451  |  bradleyg@microsoft.com

#kodu, #microsoft