Rick Segal, venture capitalist, complains about MSDN subscriptions and says that Microsoft isn’t eating enough dog food. OK, that’s definitely something I’m going to work on in 2006. It’s why I’m playing a lot more with our latest stuff this holiday.
Oh, and Rick, please don’t hire away Jerry Ding. We need all the customer-focused people we can get!
The geeks over on the Live.com team are busy updating that service. The Live.com blog has a post that says they’ve improved the search experience on Live.com. It certainly is faster!
Video from Les Blogs conference is now up (that links to Neville Hobson’s blog, where he links to a bunch of stuff — here’s the direct LesBlogs Video link). You can watch the famous Mena and dotBen spat. You can see how bad Shel and I sucked. And other fun things.
Have you ever noticed that the more a blog links to things the more it rocks? Here’s an example. The Adobe blogs started a little slowly, but they are quickly becoming my favorite corporate blogs. Why? They take me cool places. Look at John Nack’s blog where he links us to a profile on Joshua Davis, and more. Or the one where he links us to the photos of the year. Or the one where he links to some cool Photoshop podcasts. Or this one by Thomas Phinney about quality in typography and fonts. Or this one by Tobias Hoellrich where he links to a post by Ryan Gallagher where he shows how to get some weird images by tossing your camera in the air. Or this one by John again that points to a DNG utility to recover pixels from the edges of photographs.
Good stuff, all!
Jason Calacanis is raving about his Shure Headphones. Hey, Jason, how do they compare to the Ultimate Ears? They are amazing too. Totally agree that you should get a good set of headphones, though. I’ll have to check these out at the CES show next week.
Anil Dash sends us to a few places that show off some nerdy things to do with Excel. Of course, the geeks over on the Excel 12 team & blog have some other stuff to show off. I gotta get that PivotTable video up. These screen captures just don’t do it justice!