Monthly Archives: March 2008

Nokia + Silverlight = true

In a press release today it is announced that Microsoft teams up with Nokia to bring Silverlight to devices.
During the keynote at Mix’08, Microsoft will demonstrate Silverlight running on a Nokia S60 device.

This must be one of the coolest news thus far in the lifespan of Silverlight. The ability to actually do cross platform development with this kind of technology really gets me going at least. 🙂

Read more from Nokias’ press release.

Game Camp – Events 2008

We’ve finally agreed upon the dates for the two Game Camp events we’ll be having in 2008.

25th of April and 26th of September.

We have only nailed the structures for the events and are still working on the agendas for both events.
The structure for the first event will be resemble what one is used to for user groups such as NNUG (Norwegian .Net User Group) – an evening with 2-3 speakers lasting some 3-4 hours.

For the second event in september, we have bigger plans. We will do what we did last year in November and escalate the content. So far we’ve planned the following :

  • Full day and evening event with a social happening at the end
  • “Superstar” speakers for our main track
  • Breakout sessions with specialized content reaching from skill-level 100 to 300
  • Hands-on-labs were you are able to sit down and try out XNA for yourself
  • Hopefully we’ll be having partner booths as well

We will be posting news about the events on the Game Camp site.

Non-smoker : Life Laundry Project 1, step 1 completed.

About a year ago I decided to quit smoking with the motivational factor being my 2 year old daughter. I figured my health was in such a bad shape that I wasn’t able to keep up with her. As a gift to her 2 year birthday I quit smoking with the help of a drug called Champix (Chantix in the U.S.). I was lucky enough to not get any sideeffects, other than actually being able to quit smoking. The coming week I’ll celebrating 1 year of being a non-smoker, as well as the third birthday of my daughter.

Now it’s on to maintaining my position in the world as a non-smoker. I’m very motivated to do it, so let’s keep our fingers crossed. My next project is to loose enough weight to get down to my 1997 level. This means I have to loose some 20 kilos (appr. 40 U.S. pounds or so) from my starting point which was early january. So far I’ve managed 3 kilos, which is actually not that bad considering I haven’t started doing anything physical yet. Only thing I’ve done is get rid of bread and introduced WASA Whole Grain Crispbread. This works out great for my diabetes too.