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Lorin Thwaits A geek says what? June 2007 Entries
Can adding acetone to the tank save you money at the pump?
We'd all like to get better mileage, some just for the pocketbook, and others for the environment as well. Where I live in Phoenix the ground-level ozone is atrocious, and I'd love to have any other option than burning a gallon and a half of gasoline a day to get to work and back. So what to do? Mass-transit doesn't have mass appeal due to how infrequent the service is. And it's often tough to keep consistent when ridesharing. So lots of us drive solo to the office. Well, there are still a few things ......

Posted On Friday, June 29, 2007 3:44 AM

Scott Guthrie's visit to Phoenix is tomorrow
Can't believe how fast the time has flown leading up to this big event. I've been so busy with all the details of getting a huge screen rented, insurance lined up, advertising in place, and more. What a blitz. We were lucky to be able to rent a really nice theater in Arizona, Symphony Hall in the downtown. Now it's just about showtime. If you're in the area and haven't signed up for the event yet then take a look: It's worth taking a sick day at work to come and join in ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:34 AM

Awesome one-day Silverlight event with Scott Guthrie
Learn Silverlight from ScottGu himself! Did you miss MIX? You're in luck. AZGroups has one big "Uber" meeting a year, and this year will feature Scott Guthrie and Stefan Schackow digging deep into the latest technology being released by Microsoft, including Silverlight. It will be held on Wednesday, June 27th from 8am to 4:30pm at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix. It's a free event open to the public, and you can sign up here: Attending Uber '07 will be time well spent ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2007 12:38 PM

Microsoft... please... less litigation and more innovation
Vivek opened up for discussion Jamie Cansdale's current plight. Well, I've got some opinions because indirectly it impacts me. I'm very involved with various user groups in the Phoenix area, having coordinated two code camps. In our camps we strive first and foremost to incorporate the widest variety of technology possible. Perl, PHP, Ruby, and Linux are are always hot topics, right along side Atlas, WPF, and Sharepoint. Everything is equal. So when Microsoft's legal arm pulls these kinds of tricks ......

Posted On Friday, June 8, 2007 8:36 AM

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