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wocket is ready for beta testing

As I mentioned few weeks ago, I’ve been working on a side project in my free time. After transitioning from the iPad to Surface, I was missing a Pocket client for Windows 8, so I decided to write one. The application is almost ready for beta testing. If you are …

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wocket – a side project

As I mentioned in the past, I am an information junkie. I go through the week collecting articles that I read when I get some free time, in between social commitments, exciting work at Microsoft, startup, concerts, etc. One of the services that I use a lot is Pocket (previously …

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Devices are getting smaller…

… so, one would think that they are easier to carry, right? I must be doing something wrong because I find myself carrying all three: Laptop, Surface, and a phone. If you add my MacBook Pro + all cables & power supplies to the list, it’s no wonder my bag …

It’s a celebration of democracy

Earlier tonight I dropped off my ballot. Every time I participate in a voting process, I feel that I celebrate the memory of the ancient Greeks who coined the idea that people can have a say in the running of their country’s affairs. I celebrate the memory of all of …

Automation… Laugh or cry more?

I opened my Facebook stream of updates this morning to find this notice amongst others… Sigh! :-( BTW… One of the many, I am sure, gatherings of friends for drinks took place yesterday! (Thanks to Kendra for the photo) Read more [...]

SSDL.org contents online again

A recent question at the REST in Practice discussion group, reminded me of the research work that Jim and I did on the SOAP Service Description Language (SSDL). It was an active time of discussions with the Web Services community. We really disliked WSDL and we really liked REST. We …

Some photos from our recent trip

We spent 5 days on the road. Mary, Tini, Nuno, and I went to Zion and Bryce canyons in Utah. We flew to Las Vegas, stayed for a night, got our rental, and then drove by lake Mead and Hoover Dam, before settling at Ponderosa ranch for few days. The …

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Farewell Kyril

I met Kyril back in 2006. I was already in Microsoft for a year when Jim Gray and Tony Hey asked me to join Tony’s Technical Computing team as an Architect. Kyril was in my interview loop for the job. We spent a lot of time talking about eScience, research, …

Rest in Peace Jim Gray

Jim Gray (1944-2012). Here’s to a wonderful human being, an amazing scientist, and a great role model. I am so honored to have known, have worked with, and have had him as a mentor in Microsoft. Jim was the one who advised me to move to the US and join …

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The Hermes Series – Issue 2

Welcome to the second edition of The Hermes Series, a non-regular and often random collection of notes & thoughts about knowledge representation and reasoning, graphs, technology, and all things from around the Web. In this second blog post in the series … The Internet of Things and Glanceable Data The …