US Popcorn Day

Nov2009 01

More than 10,000 buy Windows 7 Burger"The Windows 7 Burger was a collaborative effort between Microsoft and Burger King to promote both companies in Japan for the Windows 7 release. The burger contains a whopping 7 layers of beef, which measures to a 12cm (5-inch) tower. The first 30 burgers were sold for 777 yen ($8.55 USD). Any Windows 7 burger after the first 30 were sold for 1450 yen ($16 USD). The burger contains a total of 2120 calories, which is almost a day’s worth of calories for most people!

According to TIME, the burger joint sold over 10,000 of these burgers since October 30th. Considering that there are only 15 Burger Kings in all of Japan and the obvious fact that this burger is probably not too healthy, this is an impressive number."

Ughh ... not even I'd attempt to eat that.

Feb2009 10

{mosimage}Last night I attended the BIG (Brisbane Infrastructure Group) Microsoft event on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 -- two things I was really interested in hearing about.

About a week before, they announced that they were adding some XBox 360 session, which I didn't overly care about, but figured I could powernap during that ;). Over the years, I've been to a number of Microsoft events and they NEVER provide drinks -- they always have tea/coffee, but no water. Other vendor events always have water and usually have juice as well. This event was no exception.

Nov2008 12

{mosimage}Now that Windows 7 Beta is gaining traction news-wise, as the beast at Redmond speaks, a group of us have band together to bring to the world our shared experiences about Windows 7.



Vista blew dog -- so, can Windows 7 prevail ? Find out more at win7beta.wordpress.com.



At the site, you can expect lots of great content, so please add the RSS feed to your favourite feeder or come by the site and drop some comments every now and then.

Nov2008 03

"Small Basic has been designed specifically for novice developers. The easy to use programming language allows beginners to get a clear understanding of the fundamentals of programming and have lots of fun on the way."

Well, that's the Microsoft blurb out of the way -- what they have done (besides releasing a product named after an existing one), is create a small subset version of a VB.net like language, that uses a very interesting "intellisense" IDE.


As an example, here's what you would type for a Hello World example:-

TextWindow.WriteLine("Hello World")

Small Basic is just that, a very simple language you could use to teach people to get into programming or to write small, simple applications. I thought it was very cool, that it comes with a Turtle object, so you can perform Logo-like operations.

Click here for the official blog and/or here for the forums.

Sep2008 11


Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld are back -- this time with another strange commercial, which once again says nothing about MS, their products or answering their critics. So, I'm still not sure what MS is trying to say ...



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