D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

February 2011 Entries

WP7–Samsung Owners Should Hold Off on the Update

Microsoft released an update for WP7 that’s meant to improve updating the devices going forward. They’ve identified a glitch though, specifically with Samsung phones. From Winrumors: A number of Windows Phone 7 users applied the patch on Monday and some Samsung Omnia owners devices have been left in a “bricked” state. Devices simply instruct users to connect them to a PC, hard resetting the device or connecting it to a PC does not appear to solve the issue. Microsoft has also been advising users ......

First 100 Registrations to Prairie Dev Con Get a Free 1 Month Subscription to TekPub!

Thanks to our generous friends at TekPub, the first 100 registrants to the Prairie Developer Conference will receive a complimentary 1 month subscription to TekPub’s content! We’ll also be giving away 2 year long subscriptions at the conference as well! TekPub is the creation of Rob Conery and James Avery. They offer web-based learning videos covering a wide variety of topics that span Microsoft, Ruby, Open Source, Linux, Best Practices, and more…there’s literally an embarrassment of technology learning ......

A Bite With No Teeth–Demystifying Non-Compete Clauses

*DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer and this post in no way should be considered legal advice. I’m also in Canada, so references made are to Canadian court cases. I received a signed letter the other day, a reminder from my previous employer about some clauses associated with my employment and entry into an employee stock purchase program. So since this is in effect for the next 12 months, I guess I’m not starting that new job tomorrow. I’m kidding of course. How outrageous, how presumptuous, pompous, ......