LordNikon LordNikon

Niner since 2008


  • Windows 7 Launch Party

    Does Microsoft have a "party kit"?  I'm going to throw a launch party!  I convinced the wifey to let me do it Smiley  I want to have cool stuff to give away as door prizes, posters to put up, t-shirts Smiley  Where can I get a party kit or schwag kit?  I'll get the wife to make little C9 guy cup cakes or something, and put Win7 media center up on my flat screen in the family room and run C9 videos Smiley  I'll put out some of my UMPCs and gadgets and load Win7 on them for people to play with.  I need an idea for the "Win 7 drink" though... when I was at MIX06, they had a special drink at the party at Tao, I need one for Windows 7!

  • Virtual Earth ASP.NET Control - CTP Release

    This looks neat, but the Terms of Service for Virtual Earth are so restrictive.  If I wanted to use this on a website that I use for affiliate marketing or other commercial use it says you must enter into a separate agreement.  But it does not spell out how much the use of the service costs.  I'd rather a solution that lets me use free geo information downloaded from the government or some other way to not have to enter into an expensive contract.

    Give me a control that provides user experience features and functionality but that understands a common data format and let me source the data separately and buy the control for a one off fee (or make it free!).