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Steve Jobs Authorized Biography Book Review

Three words come to mind when recalling the life of Steve as described in his authorized biography: Disturbed Driven Idealistic He was a deeply disturbed individual. Seemingly incapable of showing remorse or sensitivity to others feelings. He was also incredibly driven to create and achieve things that lived up to his ideal vision of how …

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Remembering Steve Jobs

My first direct experience with a computer was in using an Apple IIC plus in my dad’s den. I was not even 10 years old, but playing games on that computer would occupy entire weekends! When my neighbor got an Apple IIGS with a color monitor I was really in heaven – wasting even more …

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//build

Today was a big day. I don’t talk about my work on this blog but I was proud to a Microsoft Employee today and happy to see the world get a glimpse of what I’ve been up to for the past several years. We’ve got a long road ahead but so far the feedback has …

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Technology and Frustration vs Freedom

I’m sitting here trying to type a short blog post and my internet connection keeps dropping. Not sure what it is causing the problem. Sometimes when the weather is really bright and sunny in Seattle (which is rare), this happens. Might be some issue with my CLEAR 4G router and solar interference..I don’t know. Anyway …

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Yoga Poses on Bing

This is ridiculously cool! I love a lot of things about Bing (great shopping and cashback, travel fare comparisons, best weather summaries around, etc)….but this takes the cake! Bing yoga pose visual search

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Pandora Town Hall Meeting Notes

Pandora Town Hall (photo courtesy of ashwinrao1) Last week I went to a Pandora user talk at the Seattle Library. Pandora founder Time Westergren has been doing these since 2007 (I actually went to one of the first ones back then – check out my notes) and he’s done over 250 since. He shared some …

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Heading home from CES

Heading home from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Plenty of cool stuff to see, some useful (some great mini-laptop devices and eReaders) and plenty of nonsense (the hype over 3D tv was ridiculous, it has a long way to go before it hits primetime). The biggest value in these shows is not in …

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