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

March 2012 Entries

I Clobbered a Leopard with a Window Last Night

I’ve had my 15” Mac Book Pro for a little over a year now, and its hands-down the best laptop I’ve ever owned…hardware wise. And I tried, I really really tried, to like OSX. I even bought Parallels so I could run Windows 7 and all my development tools while still trying to live in an OSX world. But in the end, I missed Windows too much. There were just too many shortcomings with OSX that kept me from being productive. For one thing, Office for Mac is *not* Office for Windows. The applications are ......

Air Canada Will No Longer Be My Airline

If the constant labour disputes at Air Canada (the most recent being a week ago where pilots were locked out and mechanics and bag handlers were poised to strike) weren’t enough to make me reconsider moving all my flights to West Jet, this latest twist definitely will. CBC reported that Aveos, a privately held company that has the contract to provide maintenance for Air Canada, had suddenly and without notice shut its doors (read the story here) There’s something missing from the stories currently ......

The Most Epic MVP Attendee Party EVAR in Three Acts!

Last week was the Microsoft MVP Global Summit, where Microsoft brings together their independent experts and community leaders for a week of sessions, product group interactions, and some fun along the way. These nights are always epic, stretching into the wee hours of the morning. I brought my camera and flipcam with me this year to capture the events, and so I give you The Most Epic MVP Attendee Party EVAR in Three Acts! It has everything – Playing football on an NFL field, singing karaoke with ......