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Stroke UX, Synthetic Life and BMW: Geometry and Functions In N Adaptions
Three videos that made me think: How it feels to have a stroke (TED Talks) Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt...
Posted: Jun 19 2008, 10:40 AM by alexbarnett | with no comments
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Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens
Google has just released a very cool utility (.exe download for Windows) providing users with the ability to synchronize their Google Calendar with Outlook. Some nice features in their release: schedule the sync frequency: every x minutes define...
The Xbox 360 Elite laptop
This just has to be the sweetest hack I've seen in a while.
Posted: Feb 04 2008, 10:36 AM by alexbarnett | with no comments
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Microsoft conf call - the jig
I suspect this video has done the rounds inside Microsoft (it's a year old, but I haven't seen it before). Background: this is the same conf call service Microsoft uses. In my five years I spent way too much listening to the very same track. Ah, memories...
Posted: Feb 02 2008, 04:56 AM by alexbarnett | with no comments
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BillG - last full day at Microsoft has come and gone...
The chances are you've already seen the video below - "Bill Gates Last Day at Microsoft". If not, it's worth a watch. I was still at Microsoft when Mr G announced his retirement and was present at his announcement to employees in Redmond. It felt like...
I don't know why, but this cracked me up.
I don't know why, but this cracked me up.
Posted: Oct 07 2007, 10:25 AM by alexbarnett | with 1 comment(s)
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The Banality of Social Networking
There is a fine line between extracting the potential goodness of social networking and drowning in its banality. This video by J.W Sass portrays the misery of the latter. via Brian Johnson .
E-Learning 2.0
What happens to education, learning processes and knowledge sharing when you combine learning objects , MUDs , RSS , podcasting , tagging , social networking , social media , network effects , AJAX, REST , web APIs , interoperable ID systems and open...
Interview with Peter Spiro - Building Great Databases
This is great video from Channel 9 - an interview with Peter Spiro , a Technical Fellow and Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft. It's probably an understatement to describe Peter's career path as "unconventional", a path that lead to him eventually to...
Microsoft Research TechFest
Duncan Mackenzie (on the Channel 9 team), provides a pointer to the first of a number of video interviews by Rory Blythe with some MSR folk covering the Microsoft TechFest event happening this week at the Redmond Campus: "Every year at Microsoft...
Posted: Mar 06 2007, 02:48 PM by alexbarnett | with no comments
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What is Bill Gates' password?
Last night's Daily Show, with Jon Stewart interviewing Bill Gates about the Vista launch was fun. Jon: What's your password? Bill: <laughs> Jon: You don't have to answer that. Is it 'Gates'? Bill: I'll tell you later. Jon...
Mind Camp 3.0 - Singularity Session Video
I love Mind Camp . When I'm asked what Mind Camp is I answer that it is what ever you want to make it. (more on the unconference format here ). When I arrived on Saturday morning I browsed the sessions that other attendees had proposed and there a...
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