Tag: microsoft

I’m back from San Francisco! Two days of being wined, dined and waited upon by Microsoft, followed by meetings with Google, Mozilla and BitTorrent, topped off with ONE WHOLE DAY of respite. After two 11-hour flights and hopping back and forth through eight time zones, I can safely say that six days is not long enough to take in everything San Francisco has to offer. I didn’t visit a single museum, nor walk along the Golden Gate Bridge. I bought…

For the last few months I’ve been trying to troubleshoot my sleeping problems. Looking through the archives, it seems I first reported trouble sleeping over a year ago — yikes! — and then a few months ago I alluded to some continuing issues. I think things have been improving, but I’ll be damned if I can attribute that to any one change! I’ve been exercising regularly (cycling for a few miles every day), and of course I’ve travelled quite a…

The MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) market is an interesting one. Unlike most other forms of media, MMOGs are a service rather than a consumable product. A normal game has a very predictable life-cycle: development, launch, patching, possible expansions and finally product retirement. Most software follows the same pattern. You buy a game, or piece of software, you expect to get some use out of it, and ultimately expect to buy the next latest-and-greatest version of it in a few…