Windows Mobile is dead! WP7 lives!

16 02 2010

Announced recently, the Windows Phone 7 series seems to have great potential. It really gets my heart racing to see Microsoft put an end to the atrocity that was Windows Mobile and step into the future. With the great functionality for Xbox Live users, I know a man or two who’ll jump on this immediately.

At MIX10 this march, Microsoft will give away the full details on the phone, seminars, workshops and… SDKs. I really hope I, or someone close to me, is able to go and retrieve all the delicious information.

Remember when I talked to Scott Guthrie and he was all like “Sometime around march *wink wink*” when asked about Windows Mobile and Silverlight? I think this is it. The announcement I’ve been waiting for will come during MIX. I can’t wait!

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Scott Guthrie in Stockholm

3 12 2009

So yesterday I went with @Uddstrom and Ciel to watch Scott Guthrie speak. It was a long seminar (5h + lunch) but very informative. He talked about changes coming in Visual Studio 2010 which some of them were new to me and some of them not so much.

 Scott Guthrie Stockholm Ciel Scott Guthrie Stockholm @Uddstrom
Ciel & @Uddstrom

I managed to ask him two questions, one of which had a very interesting answer…

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Windows Mobile is my lucky goat

23 11 2009

The story of the lucky goat goes something like this:

A man is unhappy because he lives with a large family in a very small house. The man complains to his wise friend. The friend loans him his “lucky goat” for a month. During this time the goat bites the man’s children, scares his mother-in-law half to death and takes a dump in the man’s shoes. It keeps the whole family up at night and eats almost as much as they do every meal. The man later returns the goat to his friend complaining how awful his life has been lately.

Two weeks pass and the two friends meet again. The man now looks very happy and his friend asks him why. The man explains that ever since he doesn’t have to worry about the goat biting his kids, scaring his mother-in-law half to death or taking a dump in his shoes he has been much more relaxed. He also tells his friend that his family sleeps much better and has more to eat now that they don’t have to tend to the goat.

The moral of this story is of course that sometimes you’re unable to appreciate what you have unless you find yourself in a worse situation.

I’m the man, Windows Mobile is the goat.

Damned Mobile Goat!

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