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Gone fishin'

I'm a little late getting this post out - like a year and a half late - but in case there is any...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/06/2012

Day 2 – American Journey 2.0 Road Trip to Maker Faire

Wheh!  What a long day today.  Started off great in the morning at Northwestern University...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 05/15/2010

Ford, UofMichigan, and Microsoft kick off the American Journey 2.0 Road Trip to Maker Faire today

The American Journey 2.0 road trip to from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Maker Faire in San Mateo,...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 05/14/2010

American Journey 2.0 – and Ford’s app platform for Car + Cloud apps built on Windows 7 and MS Robotics

If you were at SxSWi this past March, you might have gotten a peek at one of my projects with Ford...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 05/12/2010

More Free Windows Azure Training!

I posted a little while back about how to get free Windows Azure Training at an Azure Boot...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 04/22/2010

Co-authoring: How two people can edit one Word 2010 doc at the same time

I’ve been hearing about co-authoring in Office 2010 for quite a while now inside of Microsoft. ...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 04/19/2010

Finally, The Post No One Expected: The Top 9 OOF Messages!

To celebrate my 200th post on this blog… here is the post no one thought could (ok, would) be...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 04/08/2010

New animated video shows vision for Microsoft Hohm – Ford partnership to manage electric vehicle charging

New animated “vision-style” video released today illustrates the ideas for managing electric vehicle...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 04/06/2010

Nvidia shows off IE9 GPU accleration

Neowin.net picked up on a video today from Nvidia showing the huge performance advantage IE9 gives...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 04/01/2010

Ford and Microsoft team up to enable mass market electric vehicle ownership

Microsoft and Ford Motor Company today announced at the New York Auto Show a partnership around...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/31/2010

Beautiful McLaren MP4 12-C supercar runs on Windows

Interesting to see Steve Clayton's post on the McLaren MP4 12-C running not one but two Microsoft...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/30/2010

Former NSA Researcher says Macs less secure than Windows

Interesting article on the Forbes site today about security researcher Charlie Miller discovering a...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/25/2010

Get FREE Windows Azure training at the Azure Boot Camp!

This is a really fantastic opportunity to learn how to build your own apps for Microsoft’s cloud...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/24/2010

Why I like sharing photos on Windows Live SkyDrive

There are a ton of places to share photos online, but for the most part I use Windows Live...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/23/2010

How to get Silverlight for Nokia Symbian S60 phones

Now that Silverlight beta is available for Nokia Symbian phones like the N97 and 5800 XpressMusic...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/18/2010

Endangered Species: Out of Many, One

If you’ve ever wondered what a single composite picture of all 180,000 endangered species on the...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/10/2010

Wow – Microsoft Courier looks awesome

A new rev of the Microsoft Courier prototype is out, and it looks simply awesome! (See here for info...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/05/2010

Checking in on augmented reality

I’m a big fan of Blaise Aguera y Arcas’ work (and those he works with) :) .  Blaise is part of...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 03/04/2010

How to develop apps for Windows Phone 7 Series

I love that I’m already getting questions on how to develop apps for Windows Phone 7 Series! The...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 02/17/2010

Apple “pulls a Toyota” – Stops selling iMacs due to poor quality

Alex over at The Next Web actually goes so far as to call the 27” iMacs “iLemons”….  A little...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 02/01/2010

3D view inside the US State of the Union

Ok, this is cool regardless of political views.  MSN has created a photosynth giving a 3D view...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 01/28/2010

Ballmer keynoting free training on Microsoft technologies in Nashville

Codemash is still going and it’s been a great event this year – as in years’ past.  If you’re...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 01/15/2010

Ford unveils fledgling developer network for SYNC

Really enjoyed the Ford’s Keynote at CES today. Too much to talk  about, really.  A couple...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 01/07/2010

From CES: Pioneer’s play to be your in-car platform, and the most expensive way to get Pandora Radio

Can Pioneer successfully set itself up as the platform provider for consumer device and internet...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 01/06/2010

Ford CEO Alan Mulally’s “Most Important Thing”

Interesting interview of Alan Mullaly here and also here.  Mulally is Ford’s CEO, and ran...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 12/29/2009

Microsoft Codename Dallas: The “Big D” is a Big Deal

Roger Jennings over at Oakleaf systems published a handy, illustrated walk through of Codename...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 12/16/2009

Microsoft creates a “Server and Cloud Division”

The Windows Server Division weblog announced yesterday that the people who build Windows Server,...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 12/09/2009

Jon Box talks IE8 on Deep Fried Bytes

My colleague Jon Box did an interview on IE8 a while back with Keith and Woody for Deep Fried Bytes...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 12/07/2009

Huh? I wonder what else can you do with sonic pressure waves?

It’s been a crazy week, so a few minutes ago I just felt the need to see some innovative and cool...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 12/04/2009

SSD Odyssey, Part 3: Problems, Resolutions, and Performance Results

(Note: See this is the third and final post in the series. See these links for SSD Odyssey, Part 1...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 12/02/2009

SSD Odyssey, Part 2: The SSD I chose, and how to migrate to an SSD

(Note: Continued from Part 1, here.) I purchased an OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD for $499.  (Did I...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 11/30/2009

An SSD Odyssey, Part 1: The Quest for Extreme Windows 7 Speed

If you’re like me, you always want your computer to be faster. Speed is something you can never get...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 11/25/2009

Can you run Java, do ecommerce in Azure? Dominos leads the way

At the PDC09 yesterday, Dominos Pizza showed up in a short video in the keynote talking about their...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 11/18/2009

Facebook, Microsoft, AOL putting spammers’ “heads on spikes”

Ok, they’re just prosecuting spammers for multi-million dollar judgements, that likely will never be...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/30/2009

Celebrate Halloween with the Archetype Virtual Pumpkin Carver!

Check out this cool pumpkin carver from the good folks at Archetype!  Here’s mine:  A fun...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/29/2009

The Windows 7 Whopper (Really!)

Seven patties and 2120 calories.  Wow!  Read about the Windows 7 Whopper, or see the video...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/28/2009

New Type of Cloud Computing Vulnerability?

The MIT Technology Review magazine recently reported that next month Eran Tromer, a postdoctoral...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/27/2009

New Microsoft ads better than Bill and Jerry?

Well, no secret I’m one of the few who actually liked Microsoft’s  Seinfeld ads.  Always...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/22/2009

Windows 7 best selling Amazon pre-order of all time

Amazon (UK) announced today that Windows 7 is the best selling pre-order product of all time,...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/21/2009

Searching Twitter with Bing

Ok, this is very cool. I just tried it, and I’m impressed.  Fast, relevent   results...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/21/2009

The end of Moore’s law and the way forward

It’s no secret that Moore’s law is breaking down.  It will be great if the geniuses at Intel...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/20/2009

Dungeons & Dragons, meet Multi-Touch and Machine Vision

Most the folks likely to stumble across this blog have heard of Microsoft Surface by now.  It’s...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/19/2009

Speed up Windows 7 boot times with… Microsoft Security Essentials?

If you’re planning to re-pave your machine and add Windows 7 sometime in the next few weeks, don’t...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/16/2009

Microsoft <3 RedHat? Microsoft and RedHat cross-certify hypervisors, cooperate on technical support

Well, maybe that’s pushing it, but some very good news this week on hypervisor interoperability and...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/09/2009

Jon Box on Windows Phones and Windows Mobile 6.5 – and my quick take on the HTC Pure

Check out what my teammate, Jon Box, had to say about the new Windows Mobile 6.5 release...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/07/2009

PhotoSketch is very cool

Five computer science students in China have created a great little utility called PhotoSketch....

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/06/2009

Top 5 Windows 7 features according to Forrester

There’s a free Forrester webcast from on Windows 7 coming up tomorrow (register here) that runs...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 10/05/2009

Windows Azure Service Managment API now in CTP

The Windows Azure team released a Community Technology Preview of the Windows Azure Service...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 09/18/2009

FedEx QuickShip Revisited

Jon Box has short post today talking about our partnership with FedEx a while back to help them...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 09/17/2009

How to get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate!

Get a special “Signature Edition” of Windows 7 Ultimate absolutely free! Just apply to host a...

Author: JohnMullinax Date: 09/03/2009

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