Saturday, April 29, 2006


My current entrepreneurial and blogging efforts will be drawing to a close over the next two weeks since I have accepted an offer from Microsoft to be a Software Design Engineer in Test (SDE/T), developing tests and software tools for testing in the Cellular Core team of the Mobile and Embedded Devices Product Group (MEDPG) in Redmond. That includes the low-level software that goes into smartphones and other gadgets based on Windows CE.

I may eventually resume some amount of blogging in some form, but probably not for some time since I expect it will take 250% of my effort just to come up to speed and get at least slightly ahead of the curve over the next six months.

Oh, and since I'll be joining "The Evil Empire", please... pray for my soul! The world may no longer be safe with me on Microsoft's side.

-- Jack Krupansky

Friday, April 14, 2006

Now available

I'm just clearing off my desk as I prepare to finish up with my last day at my current client, so I am now available for new assignments.

My resume can be found at: I can email it in Word document format upon request.

-- Jack Krupansky

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Updated Distributed Virtual Personal Computer (DVPC) proposal

I've just posted an updated version of my proposal for a Distributed Virtual Personal Computer (DVPC). Let me know what you think or if you know of competing proposals or products. Thanks.

I still have no intention of personally designing or implementing the details of such a product or even developing a business around the concepts, but I would like somebody to do it so that one of these days I can buy a new PC and it will come with right out of the box.

-- Jack Krupansky

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Stock market commentary for Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in now posted

My latest daily stock market commentary, for Wednesday, April 5, 2006, is now posted. Click here to read it.

-- Jack Krupansky

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Who cares if Amazon blogs? I do

Everybody loves Hugh McLeod's gapingvoid cartoons. In response to the "Amazon Rude CTO Flap", Hugh posted this cartoon:

In case you can't see it, it says "Should Amazon Blog? ... Nobody cares."

Well, *I* do care. So, I guess that makes me, in Hugh's estimation, a nobody. It is what it is. Sigh. Besides, Z-listers like me are supposed to be nobodies.

Actually, this cartoon was posted on April 1, so I'll give High the benefit of the doubt and assume that he wasn't completely serious when he said "Nobody cares."

-- Jack Krupansky