October 12, 2009 - 13:17, by Dostalek, Kevin
I recently did a presentation at the Indianapolis SharePoint Developers group, nSpin (a SIG of the IndyNDA) on how to use the Community Kit for SharePoint Extended Blog Edition (CKS:EBE) to customize your blog running on top of SharePoint.
Due to other environmental factors outside of our control, we ended up having to compress the 85 minute presentation into 30 minutes. There were also quite a few people that couldn't make it and were asking me for slides. Well, I'm not really a slide kind of guy-- this particular presentation was about 33% Animated MindMap and 66% demos. So anyway, I decided to record it over the weekend as a screencast for everyone!
Hope you enjoy it, it is split into two parts below (sorry Viddler had trouble encoding it as a single file). Please let me know if I got anything wrong- I'm always looking to improve. If anyone out there is wanting a live version of this presentation (speaking engagement) or any others for that matter, now or in the future, please keep me in mind and drop me a line.
March 27, 2009 - 12:36, by Dostalek, Kevin
I wrote a few months ago about some of the new ads
coming from Microsoft- specifically the bizarre Bill & Jerry ones and also the very promising "Life without Walls" (aka: I'm a PC) ones.
I just saw this new one out there, which takes a similar direction to the "Life without Walls" campaign, but is quite the different approach. What I really like is that finally MS has shown the chutzpah to directly attack Apple. No more snarky references to Apples campaigns ("I'm a PC"), but here Lauren (the character in the advert) actually goes into the Apple store and leaves disappointed because she could afford so little on her budget.
Perhaps it's risky throwing the "I'm just not cool enough to be a Mac person" line in there, but I applaud them anyway! It's the truth, and of course by definition "cool" is always the miniority. The message I get here is: wouldn't you rather be smart than cool?
Anyway, I don't know if this ad's is intended to get TV play or just online, but check it out below and tell me what you think.
December 4, 2008 - 12:35, by Dostalek, Kevin
Just saw this... it actually seems to be more the real deal than those other Linux hacks of gOS that I've seen in the past. I personally think it's a stretch to call this an OS, but I can imagine a bunch of embedded scenarios where this would be perfect.
November 25, 2008 - 14:47, by Dostalek, Kevin
This is Richard St. John from the TED conference 3 years ago. He defines success in 8 simple words in under 3 minutes.
Passion, Work, Good, Push, Ideas, Focus, Persist, Serve
I especially like the term "workafrolics" :)
November 24, 2008 - 10:42, by Dostalek, Kevin
Here's a fun little video that teaches the basics of Pointers in C. I love lo-tech/hi-concept productions!
The video was made by Nick Parlante, and you can find it and other supporting materials at the Standford CS Ed Library site
. Another series that I love that falls into this categoy is all the stuff at Common Craft
. Does anybody have other favorites in this particular genre?