• Events,  Microsoft

    Windows Weekly podcast live

    I have been listening to this podcast for many years now, I download using a podcast app like Pocket Cast into my smartphone and listen during my drive to work and back. It’s become a habit for me to listen to “This week in tech” in early parts of the week and “Windows Weekly” in the latter part of the week. Today while I am at Atlanta attending Microsoft Ignite conference I was surprised to see the hosts of Windows Weekly doing a live show in the connector hall between Building B & C at Georgia World Congress Center. Seeing the hosts Paul Thurrott & Mary Jo Foley in flesh…

  • Technology

    The father of Visual Basic – Alan Cooper

    In last week’s Twit Triangulation podcast I enjoyed listening to Mr.Alan Cooper the father of Visual Basic, whose works I admire a lot. His book on “About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design” has had a profound influence on how I have been designing software solutions for the last 15+ years. The computer industry has been built by numerous talented engineers but it has had only a handful of pioneers like Mr.Cooper who have put the users first when they design their products. Mr.Cooper has long argued against software throwing dialog boxes and displaying error messages. He twists the popular saying “Form follows Function” to “Form follows Function to hell” if you apply…