Windows 10 for Education Strategy Briefings

Tonight our son Sam begins his college journey with thousands of other students at Northern Illinois University.  He is a freshman and as opposed to a crazy move in day today, he has been living in his dorm a whole week participating in marching band camp.  Tonight we can march with him over to NIU’s Brigham stadium to celebrate…

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students involved with technology 2014

January 24th Mr. Chuck D was on the Arsenio Hall show.  Arsenio was discussing his old show "We talk about my old show…I fought for groups like you and NWA and one situation I lost a fight with Paramount because your song was called 'By the Time I Get To Arizona'." "Tell young people what that song was…

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ces 2012

i spent a couple days at ces this week and it was a bittersweet visit with microsoft not planning a booth or keynote next year.  i visited the microsoft booth in the main hall and although it was very cool i could compare almost everything there to the experience a microsoft store provides visitors any…

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mrs. farley

mrs. farley taught math and she was one of the most influential teachers i had in high school. i remember her making entrances on roller skates and making almost every day in her classroom entertaining and unpredictable. she gave me extra points on senior skip day (my dad was on the school board at the…

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february post

i haven’t had a formal post in almost a month, so this one has some information that’s been accumulating in my head or other places on the internet.  on february 11th i presented the keynote at sit (students involved with technology).  i showed ford sync, microsoft tag and then some of the translation work that…

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sit conference 2011

i can’t believe we’re only a month away from the students involved with technology conference!  i attended last year with my son sam.  sam will be presenting again this year – on office 2010, 2011 and the office web applications. http://www.sitconference.org/ i also just received information about microsoft imagine cup today that i wanted to…

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the power of education

so i’m driving along the expressway yesterday and out of the corner of my eye i see this billboard for niu which is cool, but what’s even cooler is i know one of the people in the billboard!  congratulations tracy – you definitely deserve the recognition!!!

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sunday posts for everyone: bing maps and photosynth integration!

last week at malta elementary all the kids were excited about the photosynth (a 3 dimensional representation of a place or an object from different angles) and i also showed them the bing map app of some of those photosynths.  once we got to the microsoft surface globe application (part of the windows 7 touch…

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sunday posts for everyone

a good friend of mine mentioned at church that there are a number of my posts that she doesn’t understand (or knows she’s better off ignoring because of my musical tastes!) and finds it frustrating that she doesn’t understand.  i’ve decided to start finding something to share on sundays that relates to the masses.  her…

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bill gates makes richard feynman physics videos available

i just got back from a 20 mile bike ride, had lunch with the family and am now watching microsoft research project tuva – a series of videos about physics which inspired bill gates.  the first video starts with a 5 minute intro and then feynman begins:  “it’s odd, but on the infrequent occasions when…

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