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Hi, if you’re still here then first of all thanks for your tenacity.  New posts haven’t appeared for many years at this point so it’s kinda amazing that this is still showing up in your feed.  So thanks for sticking around from the bottom of my heart.

I’m planning on evolving my web presence in new and hopefully interesting ways and, to do that, I’m moving to a new blog provider.  I wrote different versions of the Emerald engine that powers this site over the last 10 years or so and it frankly isn’t worth maintaining any more with many far more capable solutions available.

So I’m moving to a squarespace site at  This is the last post here.  New content will appear only on the new site and this one will eventually be taken down and redirected to there.

Thanks once again for subscribing,



Smoke, fumes, cough cough splutter


Since I can't talk about what I'm currently working on right now I will, instead, shine a little light one of my previous babies that has grown up a bit.  Today marks the first day of IBC, the venerable broadcast TV show held anually in Amsterdam where my exceptionally awesome friends and ex-colleges are showing version 3.1 of ContentAgent, a product/codebase to which I dedicated a great deal of blood, sweat and tears in years passed.

The product and team appear to be in rude health with new features including RED Rocket hardware accelerated encoding as well as sales to notable broadcasters, post houses and production companies all over the world.  It's quite humbling to see how far the team have evolved something that started out as the first known managed code / DirectShow hybrid application running on Windows XP embedded appliances back when it wasn't supported to do such things :-)  Good on ya Nick, Chopper, Marcus & team.. have a good IBC.  Try not to end up in the canal too often nor commit too many bicycles to the same fate :-)


It's been a while.  Let's see if I can even still post to this blog.  Much has been happening both at work (btw I'm on the Presentation and Composition team for those that are interested) and in my tech explorations outside of msft that have netted out to keeping me away from blogging tools.  The only writing i've been doing has been in Visual Studio.  You can find out something about those over on my other blog.  Anyhow.. hopefully this marks the start of a renaissance of my blogging endeavors.


This is really clever:


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