Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Cats

Channel 8

I was talking to Duncan about some of the work the he's been doing, and he mentioned Channel 8. What's Channel 8? It's a dev community site for students. Joe Wilson has the details, along with an explanation of the differences between Microsoft's Channel 8, Channel 9, and Channel 10. Check it out here:

Welcome to Channel 8
Joe Wilson, Director of Academic Evangelism, talks about Channel 8 and what you’ll find here. We’re looking forward to this being a great place for students to connect with Microsoft and each other.


U2BT - Unfortunately this no longer works for me. :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Took a ride down A1A

Bike at the beach
Originally uploaded by brianjo
I've been wanting to ride down A1A since before we moved back to Florida. Today, I got up early and took a ride out there. It was great, but I don't think I've ever been so hot in my life. A1A wasn't the problem though, on my route back I took US 50 into town and the stop and go pretty much killed me. I jumped on I-4 as soon as I was able to and scooted home.

This is a picture of my bike on the beach. It had a really good time.

Here's the track from my GPS:
Distance: 165 miles
Moving time: 4 hrs 10 minutes
Moving average: 39.4

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Monday, August 06, 2007


Originally uploaded by pinksage
For fun I did a Flickr search for Zune Wallpaper and I found this. I just thought it looked pretty cool.

Second Life Sailing

I've been having a great time sailing in Second Life. I bought a Flying Tako a couple of weeks ago and I've spent a bit of time learning the boat, how to sail in Second Life, and trying to find good places to go. I'm more into open water sailing where I can find it. For maximum geekiness, I shot a screen from some sailing I was doing tonight.

Makes me wonder where the good/boxed PC/Xbox 360 simulation is for this activity. For information about sailing in Second Life, I suggest the Second Life Sailing Federation. There's a FAQ to help you get under way. Getting started in Second Life is free and a sailboat is dirt cheap. Let me know if you try it out.

miniMum - maXimum - My personal Zune Ad

My personal Zune Ad
Originally uploaded by miniMum - maXimum
We got a funny comment from miniMum - maXimum on that photo I took of Duncan holding the Zune book:

"I don't know what kind of a Dummy buy this. Zune is Easy to use as it is..."

Can't argue with the fact that it's easy to use. We think we do show you some cool stuff though, such as how to add great wallpaper, like miniMum - maXimum makes, to your Zune. Check out her Flickr page here.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Zune for Dummies

Zune for Dummies
Originally uploaded by brianjo
This is Duncan, holding up the first copy of Zune for Dummies that we found at a book store. We tracked down this one at BN in Bellevue, WA. Now the only question is why Duncan's name is so much bigger on the book than mine! :)