November 2003 - Posts
Chris Tacke is now blogging. Subscribed.
I was perusing some older Microsoft blogs and came across this post by Vittorio Bertocci from September of this year. Here's the link straight to the executive summary. ...wonder how I missed this original posting; nonetheless, it is a good read.
After recovering from a bout of gluttony yesterday
(way too many tasty desserts), yours truly is back on the wagon.
Yesterday I received an e-mail from the fine folks
over at expansys (or http://www.expansys.com for those of you
outside the US) that my QTek 8080 would be delayed until January. *sigh*
They did offer, instead, an i-mate 8080 which is slated to arrive in the next
week; I, of course, switched.
Lastly, I realized earlier today that I simply
forgot to post yesterday...oops!
James (who I think is cool) writes yesterday that Eric Sink is cool. I agree - but not for the same reasons. Yes, Eric's insight he shares with us through his blog is cool; the articles he has written are cool (and quite good!).
Here's why I think he's cool: http://dotnetjunkies.com/weblog/seichert/posts/3638.aspx Thank you, Eric, for owning up to the problem in a public forum - you set an example for others, and you've earned, for what it's worth, my respect. Yes, I realize that this wasn't an earth-shattering issue; however, an issue such as this is damned annoying [to the customer], and could lose a customer (I've seen it happen - no, it wasn't me). And for those of you who are wondering, yes, I experienced this issue first-hand with my single-user edition of Vault. Entering the key was a fairly frustrating experience (particularly when one is in a hurry). Glad you're going to fix it.
Issue 10 has:
- MPx200.org has an Apples to Apples comparison of the four major carriers and how they stack up in three common scenarios
- Today (ok, yesterday technically in my time zone) WLNP kicked into effect. Yeah!! Look here, here, and here. FCC has an expanded list of items here.
- Alex Feinman has published a plethora of good samples at his site.
- The Open NETCF folks (Alex Feinman is one of them) have released v1.2 of their IO.Serial library.
- coolsmartphone.com has a review of the popular Jabra bluetooth headset (yep, mine is on order - it should work perfectly with my soon-to-arrive QTek 8080)
I almost forgot, I'm in the .NET CF SP2 beta - it is looking good so far; I believe that Microsoft is looking for an end of year release for SP2 (updates to that timeline anyone?)
Hello to my three readers out there. I back to the world of blogging - posting and reading (I sure had a lot of catching up to do!). Our project is to a point now where I can breathe a bit (and resume my life!), so back to the digital presses for The Mobile Minute. When I announced in The Mobile Minute 8 that I would be in absentia this week (as well as that I missed a .NET CF chat), Neil Cowburn gave me some (well deserved?!?) er, feedback. Quite a few things have happened in the last week; I won't attempt to re-hash them all in this edition. Here's what's on deck today:
Yep... that's snow I saw today..cool! Work has me extremely busy; I hope to be back to a daily or every_other_day type schedule by mid-next week. Apologies..
A few things before I hit the hay...
hehe .. the 5 second rule - courtesy of Steve Makofsky
Tonights tidbits brought to you from a very cool (I won't say cold yet until
it's below 32F in the day) Cleveland, OH...after an interesting four-hour
A few things from the Mobile & Embedded Developer Center:
- They have an RSS feed (just thought I'd mention it.. nothing too
- Vodafone has a contest; they are "seeking developer applications
that demonstrate excellence in programming and showcase the use of mobile Web
services using Microsoft's Visual Studio.NET and Vodafone SMS Web services
- Chris Muench tells us How to Maintain a Single Binary for Pocket PC and
- Tips on how to avoid multiple entries in the task list
with a NET CF application
- Smartphone and Crypto API on deVBuzz.com
- Fujitsu demos an SVGA handheld.
- The OpenNETCF.org wizards have released Communication
- Apple fans: a version of Rendevous for Windows Mobile 2003 has been released.
- /spCrypt - over on GDN "System.Security.Cryptography for .NET
Compact Framework. wraps the Crypto Api, and has a web service unit test to
prove compatibility with the full framework "
- And published way back in October, "Mobile Wireless Applications—Whats the Best Way to Write
Them?" - talks about .NET CF and J2ME
And it's all over the mobile news sites today: Verizon debuts
the Samsung SPH-i600. Look here and here.
Everyone's asking, the FCC has answers here: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/NumberPortability/
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