Canadian IT Pro Data Base

The personal ramblings of a data-oriented IT Pro Advisor at Microsoft Canada.

March, 2006

  • Malaysian Grand Prix Proves Exciting but Bad Luck and a Red Bull Strike Kimi Raikkonen

    Sorry for being so late to post about this, but it has been quite a week. After all, the Malaysin Grand Prix was on at 2am Sunday morning here in Toronto. After going to bed a 5am posting to the blog was replaced by family obligations, which took up the...
  • You Just Never Know What a Microsoft TechNet Event Can Lead To....

    I got the following email through this blog from Matt Dean, who attended a couple of Microsoft events at our Missisauga office last week. His second event provided more excitement on the way home then he expected. Here's what he wrote me: Hi Damir...
  • Malaysian Grand Prix Grid Confusion

    Qualifying with the new double elimination format is very exciting this year. Combine that with the impressive showing of the Williams Cosworth and Nico Rosberg's third place grid position, this is starting out to be a pretty good year in F1. Now Rosberg...
  • Season 6 of The Sopranos Starts with a Bang - Literally!!

    I told you that this weekend had a couple of important milestones for me. The F1 season is underway and I've blogged about the events of this weekend already (see below). The other big event was the start of the sixth (and final?) season of The Sopranos...
  • F1 Season Starts with Some Excitement in Bahrain

    I personnally think that Kimi Raikkonen should start from the back of the grid at every race!! It was really exciting to watch him come through the field from 22nd on the grid to finish third. A podium finish from last place is an accomplishment, so much...
  • Bahrain F1 Grand Prix Qualifying

    If Kimi Raikkonen did not have bad luck, he would have no luck at all. Last year he won more races than Fernando Alonso but still managed to lose the championship due to not finishing as many of them. This year looks like it might be starting the same...
  • Friday Free Practive at the Bahrain Grand Prix

    I love the first practice day of the first grand prix of the season. All the drivers are making bold statements as to why they did well or not, but the lap times mean almost nothing. Looking at the lap times for the day you have Anthony Davidson, a test...
  • Upcoming Tour Info and News About This Blog

    First, I just posted on the Canadian IT Pro blog about the upcoming Future of the Desktop Tour whose content I am responsible for. Check out the post at http://blogs.technet.com/canitpro/archive/2006/03/09/421680.aspx . This leads me to my second point...
  • Connect to the Windows Media Stream for the Build '06 Tour Toronto Stop NOW!!!

    One of the things I love about working with the IT Pro team at Microosft is that we get to try new things and see how they work. Right now (1:55pm EST on March 9, 2006) we are streaming the Toronto stop of the Build '06 Tour LIVE on the web. If you can...