I want to take the time to thank Microsoft and the MVP Community for awarding me the MVP Award for contributions in Visual C#. I would also like to thank Hande Kayadeniz Torkan, MVP Community Program Manager for MEA for all her support and assistance. My hope is to continue contributing to
Windows XP Bliss - Can you remember the first time you saw Windows XP? What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'Windows XP"? The image of the Bliss wallpaper immediately springs to mind (in my mind anyway). Charles O'Rear is the photographer behind
Flight is truly one of the most amazing human feats. When Orville and Wilbur Wright flew for the first time in 1903 they probably didn't realize the impact their breakthrough would have on the human race. The reason I say this is that their framework of reference was limited to what
What was life like in South Africa 1981? Man, I can still remember that year. Yeah, shocking... I know. I was a young kid in South Africa 1981, but I was into all sorts of gadgets. I loved to take stuff apart and figure out how they worked. I remember
Social Media Family - How much of your personal information is available on-line for any passer by to see? It seems that every app on your smartphone wants you to integrate it with your Facebook or Twitter account. In fact, there are apps out there that don't allow for another
Social Media - To what extent does Social Media impact our lives today? How often do you walk around in town and see people on their smartphones. How many likes does your status update get? How many retweets do you receive? How many followers do you have? Are you the
Virgin America - I remember the first time I flew on a plane. I attentively listened to the safety demonstration and read the safety booklet. I made a mental note of the exits and kept an eye on the warning lights overhead to see when I could loosen my seatbelt.
Google Data Centers - Chances are that a copy of this page is sitting on a server in one of Google's massive data centers. In fact every time you access the Internet, Google comes in to play some way or another.
Obviously the technology behind the Google Data Centers is a
Technology Addiction - Do you ever get the feeling that you're too dependant on technology? Do you even think that your technology use is excessive? Now I'm not talking about someone who works in IT. Generally, I have a healthy split between family life, friends and my technology addiction.
Facebook Trusted Contacts - If you have ever watched the show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' you will know that one of the life lines available to contestants is the 'Phone A Friend' option. Facebook has recognised this as a very secure way for users to regain access to