Dress code in Indianapolis - Shorts, t-shirt, running shoes. T-shirts with superhero icons or some funny saying is encouraged because it distracts your opponents during some of the foosball games during the day. ;)
Aug 12, 2014 at 10:31 AM
@Virtual body hack - I believe they had a futurist version in the movie Gamer.
@1994 - Gopher, Netscape, UseNet, IRC... those were good times in the web world. I miss my Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. I survived the console wars. ;)
Ping 213: Ping Pints! Massive storage on OneDrive, $650 towards your surface, safer families and some or our favorite apps!Jul 01, 2014 at 6:37 AM
@Locations - I think traveling locations, while more costly to the Ch9 hosts, is really cool if you can afford to do it. ;)
@Apps - Since I'm still rockin' my HTC Radar (WP 7.8 [forced update]), I don't have access to some of the newer apps made for WP8, but one of my favorite apps that I do have is YouTube HD (not the main YouTube app). It allows me to download any of the videos from YouTube to my phone and create a playlist. This comes in handy with the young kids to entertain them in a pinch (they watch the same videos over and over, but don't seem to care). Plus, I can save some "how-to" videos when working on my bike, etc.
Ping 212: Cortana in Canada, NASAs new ride, Charging trousers, Home automation ventures, and Xbox July update!Jun 26, 2014 at 5:21 AM
Star Trek? WTH is that? LOL
@Charging Pants - I just envision them catching on fire near the "last" place you would want. I'm for a charging backpack as well because nothing is more annoying than having to get things out to simply charge the laptop in the airport, conference, etc.
Jun 11, 2014 at 5:27 AM
The Skype translator is just cool.
@E3 - Can you get more info on Halo 5?
I have to shell out my cash
can I get one free?
I think my favorite episodes were around the future of ASP.NET (http://channel9.msdn.com/events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DEV-B385#fbid=) seeing how that language is evolving. Always fun to watch people doing a demo of an alpha project since sometimes they are buggy and seeing how the presenter is able to talk past issues (that makes a great presenter).
Even though I'm a developer, I've always told the IT pros that not only do I have to know my job, but I have to know their job as well since we developers need to have servers configured a certain way for our apps. So I watched Joey and Rick's sessions: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2014/DCIM-B325#fbid= I used to do a co-op talk with a Server guy (kind of like Spy vs. Spy) that was fun to point out things that developers do that drive IT admins crazy and vice-versa.
Tech-Ed looked good. Maybe some year I'll actually attend if someone covers the entry cost. ;)
May 07, 2014 at 5:39 AM
The only "check-in" I do is a code "check-in" to VSO or Git. I never got into apps like 4 square and of course I don't play Candy Crush either. I'm the 0.01% [H]
Ping 206: Rick is Back, Nokia is here, Funding for OpenSSL, Creating the Cleanroom, and more Peggle!Apr 29, 2014 at 9:54 AM
@MS/Nokia - I'm hopeful that MS finally can bring a all-inclusive hardware/software phone to market to compete with the likes of the fruit company. I would like to see another 1020-style phone to come out (I'm still rocking an HTC radar -- waiting on a price drop for a 1020 -- or Rick can give me his ;))
@classroom - I'd like to see Surfaces in the classroom that could be subsidized by Microsoft and the school so they are affordable to all families. I would like to see kind of a Smart Glass application between the Surface and a digital whiteboard so that the students could be given control to share their ideas and be collaborative even at the early ages. To them, it would probably seem more like a game.
Ping 205: Remembering XP, Azure and the Internet of Things, Civilization Beyond Earth, Bing Personalized Cards, Avengers coming to Disney InfinityApr 22, 2014 at 6:10 AM
- Xbox 360 - Since my Xbox is hooked to a dedicated projector (theater) room, and there isn't live TV, I still haven't felt compelled to shell out $500 + for an Xbox One, especially since there is no backwards compatibility. It would be a different story if the Xbox One came with 4 controllers, recharging packs and several games for $500. Not all of us can get the Microsoft discount. ;)
- PC - Still is dominant over any console.
- without kids: Left4Dead 2, Halo 4
- with (older) kid: Halo 4, Lego Marvel, Portal, Portal 2, Minecraft 360
- with (younger) kid: Minecraft 360, Fruit Ninja (Kinect), Marble Blast Ultra
- with (spouse): Kinect Adventures, Root Beer Tapper