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Watching baseball with Jim Rice
Yesterday we had the distinct honor and pleasure of watching the Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers game in the company of Jim Rice and talking baseball with a true legend of the game, who’s going to be inducted into the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame th
Project Natal: the Wii is dead
Finally, the end of the Wii is near. Microsoft unveiled Project Natal at E3 today: full-body motion control for the XBox 360 that doesn’t require a controller of any kind. I’ve always been unimpressed by the Wii’s technical capabilities and t
Bing: first impressions
Last Thursday, when Microsoft announced their new search engine, bing.com, they were being ridiculed by many, because the website wasn’t ready and Google stole a bit of the thunder with their own announcement of Google Wave. Today, it appears that
XBRL Training
The SEC mandate for XBRL filings is just a few days away, and many people are still struggling with learning XBRL, how to create an extension taxonomy, or how to prepare a filing. I am pleased to announce that we’ve just published a new FREE cours
Electric Armadillo at the VOR start
It’s been a little over a week since the Volvo Ocean Race started their leg 7 in Boston, and the boats have already arrived in Galway, Ireland, this past Saturday. Amazing to see them cross the Atlantic in just 7 days. Here is a nice shot of our
Volvo Ocean Race – Start of Leg 7
Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race started in Boston today, and we took our boat into Boston harbor to watch the start of the race. What started out as a beautiful and sunny day quickly turned into pea soup at noon when the fog started to rolled in. T
Kernel of truth
Sometimes I think there’s a kernel of truth in these “Hello, I’m a Mac….” ads from Apple. Take for example the error message that I just received from Vista: This error was presented after I installed a bunch of updates that Vista sugge
Boat Launch 2009
The New England boating season has now officially begun. We've launched Electric Armadillo this week, and she's ready for action: Calvin, Fenway, and I went to Beverly Port Marina today to compile a punch list of things that we still need to get
Red Sox Opening Day 2009
Opening Day 2009 - originally scheduled for Monday this week and postponed to Tuesday, April 7, due to the rain - was a great way to start the baseball season. The celebrations were quite spectacular with Senator Ted Kennedy throwing the opening pitc
Jolt Award for Altova MissionKit
There are few awards in the software development industry that are as prestigious as the annual Jolt award, which is why they are often referred to as the "Oscars of the Software Development Industry". And there is nothing more exciting tha