Microsoft's MVP program and Rob Eisenberg

This is a long read, but it's got some detailed insight on the MVP program at Microsoft. I've heard these sentiments before, and I'm sure that it's not black and white. Regardless, Microsoft's actions in this case are unacceptable. http://devlicio.us/blogs/rob_eisenberg/archive/2012/01/04/how-i-lost-regained-and-then-turned-down-an-mvp-award.aspx If you don't know Rob Eisenberg, he's the creator of Caliburn and Caliburn Micro frameworks for XAML based platforms (WPF, Silverlight, WP7). If you want to have your mind blown, take a look at his source code for Caliburn Micro (and even more so for Caliburn). While you're at it, watch his "Build your own MVVM framework" presentation....

posted @ Thursday, January 05, 2012 2:34 PM | Feedback (0)

My Beef with the Apple Cult

So, I'm trying to figure out what makes my insides churn when I hear people talk about Apple and it's products. You know Apple, the company that makes the products starting with "i"… iPod, iPhone, iPad, and the rumored iRock. Let me start by saying that I admire Apple and what they've achieved. I am grateful to Apple for the ground they forged that lead to the current class of smart phones. They do amazing work, make amazing products, and set an incredible bar for "well designed", regardless of the category. So what's the problem? Amazing company… great...

posted @ Saturday, February 05, 2011 11:24 PM | Feedback (2)

Goodbye Windows Mobile, Hello Droid 2!

My 2 years of Windows Mobile are over! Out with the old (Samsung Omnia) and in with the new! Just got a Droid 2 and I'm very excited! I was holding out for Windows Phone 7, but since it's not launching on Verizon until next year, I decided that I'd go with Android. It was a tough decision, but so far I think it was a good one. If nothing else, it will give me a chance to use a "modern" phone and see what I've been missing. I'm also hoping that I'll have a bit of...

posted @ Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (0)