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Randy Walker Entrepreneur, VB MVP July 2008 Entries
Chris William's 9 Questions
For those that are unaware, Chris Williams, a fellow VB MVP does a 9 Questions series with fellow developers and influencers. I was extremely honored to be picked this week and hope you find the series as interesting as I do. Chris is also an active participant in the VB Insider's List Serv and actively gives feedback to the Visual Basic team in Redmond. You can read my answers to his 9 questions over at at Technorati ......

Posted On Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:48 PM

Nashville devLink conference sold out!
August 22-23 For those that don't know, devLink in Nashville is one of the best (if not THE best) community driven conferences out there. I'm super excited to have been invited by John Kellar to host a couple of the Open Spaces sessions. If you haven't gotten a chance to know John, he's a super guy and is helping to put on other conferences as well. So while devLink may be sold out this year, be sure to sign up early next year! At $50 this year, what a steal to get in to see the top speakers in the ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:32 PM

Microsoft congregates it's ads under one flag "Microsoft Advertising"
Exactly two months ago Microsoft sent me an email introducing it's new branding called "Microsoft Advertising" (note that the page is presently erroring out). Personally I think the new branding is a step forward, as I never cared for "AdCenter". But the really interesting parts of the e-mail was the brief mention to a host of products I've never heard about. As with their ongoing issues, let us see if Microsoft can get the execution right. Atlas is their rich media advertising. I'm guessing this ......

Posted On Monday, July 21, 2008 7:14 AM

How I think Twitter can solve it's problems!
If you're an avid twitterer (or twit for short), you'll be very familiar with it's downtime issues. Well as I see it, there are 3 major problems Twitter has. Downtime, Spammers, and a lack of viable income. So how do I think it can solve it's problems? Simple, charge anyone with a follow to follower ratio greater than 2 to 1. This would immediately eliminate 99% of spammers, drastically cut the system resource issues (thus reducing downtime), and create an income for company. While I doubt this will ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2008 4:37 PM

Using Jott for Child Custody records
Having recently been through a somewhat distasteful divorce (all but being called an abusive and negligent father), I came to recognize the need to establish custody records while I have my son. The need arises because I need proof of both my own and her actions. This way she cannot call my integrity into question again, and should the need arise, I can use the records to establish her own pattern. The various things I need to record are pickup and dropoff times, interaction with his mother (a very ......

Posted On Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:36 PM

Winner of Certification Exam Voucher
Surprisingly enough, Chris Love wins the Microsoft Certification Exam Voucher. I calculated the winner by counting the total number of entries first. comments first, then http://www.MySoftwareStartu... comments next. I then visited and asked for the winning comment number. A screen capture of the winning randomly generated number is above ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:36 PM

NBC Olympics site goes live with Silverlight 2 streaming
Over the past year, Microsoft has broadly touted their partnership with NBC and the video feeds they will provide for the Olympics. So on July 4th, I sat back and while watching their TV broadcast and went over to their website The first thing you may notice upon visiting the website, is that their homepage is lackluster and that they are using the same drab Adobe Flash photo view. So where's the cool new Microsoft Silverlight technology? Hopefully the following will be ......

Posted On Friday, July 4, 2008 11:27 PM

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