Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

Microsoft Evangelist

Help shape the future of Technology in Politics – Microsoft, Qik and the Personal Democracy Forum

Technology is taking an active position in politics today. Presidential candidate Barack Obama, for...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 06/20/2008

How to get TechMeme’d – write about something bashing Vista

This morning, I read Matt Asay’s article on CNET about “92% of developers ignoring Vista” (via...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 06/16/2008

Breaking : Qik announces support for Windows Mobile Phones, Motorola Q and Samsung Blackjack

Citizen journalism is a growing phenomenon. The ability for us to use our phones to take pictures or...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 06/06/2008

Hotelling's Law and Why We Occasionally Root For The Underdog

[Update 3 : Frustrated Air Travelers Avoid 41 Million Trips - Economy Takes $26.5 Billion Hit]...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 05/27/2008

blogging less, twittering more?

This ~110 character tweet by Veronica Belmont sums up why I too, have been blogging less. I've been...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 05/08/2008

Jeff Atwood : Donating $5K to a .NET Open Source Project

Last year, Jeff Atwood and I had spoken about ways in which we can encourage development of Open...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 04/11/2008

what would you do if you were a Microsoft Evangelist?

I've been a Microsoft Evangelist for a few years now. From an inside-out perspective, it seems like...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 04/09/2008

new hot startup - thatsWhatSheTwittered.Com

I'm proud to announce the beta launch of thatsWhatSheTwittered.com. The co-founders gave me an early...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 04/01/2008

Shouldn't Twitter be able to do exactly what FriendFeed does?

I've started using FriendFeed. Not as a consumer of different people's feeds (because there is just...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 03/28/2008

blogger's block

I'm suffering from a serious case of blogger's block. If you're wondering, yes, it is like writer's...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 03/24/2008

Steve Ballmer should no longer be misunderstood

I'd mulled over my post on Steve Ballmer being misunderstood for a long time before I actually...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 03/06/2008

life is so unfair

I was at a friend's son's birthday party last weekend. We were all huddled around the parents, and...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/29/2008

have a song stuck in your head? too bad...

I have a problem. Songs magically make their way in to my head, and often stay there. Sometimes, I...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/28/2008

Yelp valuation too high? Oh please...

First, congratulations to the Yelp team on raising another round. Just last week at the Online...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/27/2008

google maps for mobile v window live for mobile

I've had my Samsung Blackjack II for a few months now. One of the things about this phone that...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/25/2008

fine twitter, you win

I cave : https://twitter.com/anandiyer "ai" Technorati Tags: twitter

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/25/2008

the past and pending

You couldn't be listening to a better song on a wet Friday afternoon... now playing : "the past and...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/22/2008

Steve Ballmer is misunderstood

In the wake of the Microsoft-Yahoo acquisition proposal, I've met quite a few disappointed...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/21/2008

my upcoming events - see you there?

Online Marketing Summit 2/21-2/22 : San Diego, CA Entrepreneurship Weekend 2/22-2/29 : Stanford -...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/18/2008

my best compliment

Sure a lot of my blog posts are self-righteous, self-involved, non-humble posts. This one's not very...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/15/2008

hear me out

now playing : "hear me out", frou frou "ai"

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/14/2008

I heart Valleywag

http://valleywag.com/354560/yahoomicrosoft-photoshop-contest-winners "ai"

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/10/2008

my favorite superbowl commercial

"ai" Technorati Tags: superbowl commercial, mytalkingstain

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/03/2008

the swing of the pendulum*

A few years ago, I'd made a new year's resolution - the resolution was to not make any more...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 02/01/2008

live from demo'08 - day 1.5 and day 2

More companies, more demos : LiquidTalk The name gives you very little information about what the...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/30/2008

demo '08 - LeapFrog's Tag

I'd written about LeapFrog's Tag earlier today. Here's a video demonstration of Tag from Demo'08 :...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/29/2008

Live from Demo'08, day 1 - Demo Coverage

I'm at the keynote session here at Demo '08 and I'm pretty stoked. Before you read on, a disclaimer...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/29/2008

live from demo'08 - day 0

I flew into Palm Springs today for Demo'08. The flight in was rocky to say the least - lets just say...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/29/2008

now playing...

You have to hear this. Now playing : "Homme" by "Brazilian Girls" (thanks Daniel for the pownce ;)...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/24/2008

what are you showing off at DEMO '08?

If you're going to be at DEMO '08 next week, stop by the Microsoft booth to say hello. Or just call...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/23/2008

why I don't twitter. and, why do you twitter?

I don't twitter. Millions have asked me for my twitter handle. Millions. Yet, I stick with the...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/22/2008

(my) we all need conditioning coaches

I ROTLF'd for a good 10 minutes. Da da da, da da da... "ai"

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/16/2008

macworld - much ado about something

Seen outside Moscone West, circa 11pm, 1/14/2008 : That's a bunch of people camping out the night...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/15/2008

thank you, Microsoft

Yesterday marked my 3 year anniversary as a 'softie. As I look back over these 3 years, I can't help...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 01/11/2008

KO gets the OK

"Orton gets another shot for Bears with Grossman nursing knee injury" Make us proud KO. I still wear...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 12/17/2007

classic (iPhone) i-block

At a friend's "wine and cheese party" Saturday, I met this guy who was telling me how he was...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 12/04/2007

Interview with Andrew Hyde, founder of StartupWeekend

https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=361423 "ai"PS: Thanks to Tim Heuer, for helping...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/30/2007

thank you

I was supposed to be on a trip headed back home last week, but it got canceled (for a variety of...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/25/2007

me @ devconnections 2007 doing silverlighty things

It's amazing - no matter howmuch you prep for an event, something, something, can always go wrong....

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/21/2007

Live from StartupWeekend - HelpHookup has launched (12.04am, 11/19)

HelpHookup has gone live. That's right - 130 odd people launched an application in 54 hours. So this...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/19/2007

StartupWeekend Day 3 - HelpHookup.com

Welcome to socially conscious San Francisco - the 132 or so odd founders who congregated here this...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/18/2007

StartupWeekend SF Day 2- all these cliques

The idea's been chosen. The teams have been formed. Here are all the cliques : There's the marketing...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/17/2007

my musical dilemma - thank you Google and Yahoo! answers

Oh no, it's happening again. I heard this song in the gym a few weeks back. Then I heard in my car....

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/17/2007

Live from StartupWeekend SF

Nothing to report just yet, except for frantic chaos. I was supposed to order food (supposedly)...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/16/2007

we're hiring

http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=EB5867F1-5B64-47D4-B6C4-50A57EF60E4F&...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/15/2007

Live from NewTeeVee, umm, Live

I'm on stage getting ready to do some demos here at GigaOm's NewTeeVee Live. I'm told that Liz...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/14/2007

did he just do that?

I'm an admitted JT fan. The guy's been doing duets with pretty much anyone lately, but you have to...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/13/2007

imeem using google gears?

I frequent imeem. A couple of days ago, on a new machine, I noticed that imeem wanted to install...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/13/2007

StartupWeekend coming to SF 11/16-11/18

StartupWeekend is coming to SF on 11/6. I'll be hosting them at the Microsoft office in SF. Facebook...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/12/2007

(my) the greatest fan of your life

Every now and then you come across these people - these artists, these maestros of life who you are...

Author: truecalling91 Date: 11/10/2007

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