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Brandon LeBlanc

Thoughts on nerdy and geeky things from around the web

Tag / Windows Live

Microsoft: #notdeadyet

CNN ran a story last week calling Microsoft a “dying consumer brand”. No way. With products like Windows 7 that have been on the market for the last year and Windows Phone 7 and Kinect hitting the market soon – I of course have to disagree. But my opinion is pretty biased. Frank Shaw, however, […]

Why RSS is still important (today)

I hear a lot about how RSS is no longer important (e.g. subscribing to an RSS feed of a blog) now that everyone gets their information from Twitter or Facebook these days. While I agree that most people get their information from social networks like Twitter today than they do “subscribing” to an RSS feed […]

Testing Seadragon from Microsoft Live Labs

Thought I would give Seadragon a try. Seadragon is a technology from Microsoft Live Labs that lets you zoom in and pan around images from the Web. Images could have lots of text or just really big photos. This technology could be extremely useful in rendering large images with lots of text. Imagine a single […]

A Trip to Snoqualmie Falls

I moved to the Seattle area this last December and am continuing to explore the area and “see the sights” so to speak. I’m familiar with what Seattle offers but its the surrounding areas and the non-City stuff that is of interest to me. A few weeks back my girlfriend and I visited Snoqualmie Falls. […]