After I met Clare Dillon in Cork, Ireland, when we were there I wrote management and said that I was super impressed with the Microsoft team in Ireland and Clare was a big part of what impressed me.
She was the first of a string of women Maryam and I would meet that just impressed us both. From Anina, the model blogger, to Rebecca McKinnon, the former CNN correspondent who now is working to change the world rather than putting pablum news on our TV screens, to many others I’ll be writing about soon.
Anyway, I just saw Paschal Leloup’s pointer to an interview with Clare. He says “In case you don’t know who is Clare Dillon, she’s the person I stay in touch almost every day regarding the organisation of community events in Ireland. Clare is surely the most dynamic person I ever met in Microsoft, and she show her ‘vavavoom’ in this interview with Damien Mulley.”
Totally agreed. The software industry needs more like Clare.
Over on the Internet Explorer blog they just posted that the IE team went down to meet with Mozilla to decide on an RSS icon. Turns out the IE team is adopting the icon used in Firefox. Anyway, details are on the IE blog. Sure to be on Memeorandum in a few minutes.
Reading through my feeds tonight I saw lots of things that will never make it to Memeorandum or Digg. Small things. Personal things. Or, just cool photos like this one by Heather Champ. Or this video over on Google video of a human spiderman (actually, Irina emailed me that).
Or, how about this Xbox 360 faceplate display we spied in Paris at the very hip Collete’s? Quick, which store would you go in first (see picture)? The lingerie one? Or the one with the Xbox 360 designer faceplates?
Charlie Owen just emailed me and said the Media Center Sandbox blog is now up. I wonder what is coming from the Media Center team.
Meetro‘s CEO, Paul Bragiel, told me today that they have launched its Mac private alpha and is looking for testers. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org (include your city/state you reside in).
Meetro is an app that uses your wifi antenna to figure out where you’re located and then finds interesting things/people nearby.
Talk Digger is a new way to find, follow and join discussions evolving on the Internet. This is a cool way to see what people are saying about specific posts or sites.