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Dare To Dream Different - Contest videos released on YouTube

Hey! If you have been waiting to see the videos of the projects submitted to the Microsoft Dare To Dream Different Contest, then wait no more.

The .NET Micro Framework Team at Microsoft has now released all the submitted contest videos on YouTube. I have not yet counted the number of videos, so I can't tell you for sure that they are all there, but you can go have a look for yourself. Funny enough, Microsoft has not yet made any announcement about this, so maybe they are not finished uploading...

All videos are named like "Dare To Dream Different Contest - <project name>", so it should be easy to make a search for the videos. You can also use the link shown above, where I have setup a search criteria for you. Click and try!

I now know what I'm going to do tonight - it's video time!


A few words about my blog

I regularly receive a number of comments, questions and requests for my blog, and instead of answering each of them one at a time I will try to cover some of the recurring issues you ask or comment.

When you comment

Some comments are regular SPAM and I try to keep that out of the system, but sometimes it can be a little hard to see if a comment is really a comment to something I have written or just a waste of time. Please make your comments as clear as possible and add a real link to a website and email of yours! I welcome statements about projects and articles, but if you don't like the looks of my blog, then I don't need to hear about it. I will change it if I feel for it - not because you tell me to!

If you comment - please add your real name at the end of your post. That way is is more personal and I can see there is a real human at the other end.

The language 

The language on this site is English and there will not be a translated version into any other language. I try my best to write in a way so that it is understandable, but as my native language is Danish there is no guarantee for my English. If I write something that can offend somebody, then please accept my appologies as that is never intentional.

Why am I doing this? 

I maintain this blog because I want to give back something to the .NET Micro Framework community. I don't make money on this, it cost me money and time, but I personally learn a lot from other peoples web sites, so this is my way of paying back.


In case there are any companies who would like to sponsor some hardware then I will receive this with open arms. There are quite a number of nice development boards and other hardware stuff out there. If I receive something from you, I will try to make use of it in a project and write and article for this blog. I will be happy to mention your company name in the article. This way I hope it can be a win-win situation for both of us. If you are interested, then please write me an email.

Blog engine

For those interested in knowing which blog engine I use then I use "BlogEngine.NET" and I have modified the standard "StableStart" theme. It had to be easy to install and maintain and I don't need too much fancy stuff you see on some blog engines. It stores data in XML files, so it can be run on any server that support windows and .NET.

Site Statistics

My site seems to be more popular than I expected it would be as I receive around 50 unique guests each day. Some days it even goes above 100 - this is great :-) I know that many of you are returning guests and that I don't get 50 new visitors each day - if that was the case, then I'm sure we would see a lot more web sites about the micro framework. That would be cool though.

Guest posts

I do not accept guest posts because I simply do not have time to manage this.

Writing for others

Some of you ask me if I want to write articles for you, but the answer is no. I thank you for your request but I just don't have time to write for others!
Time is a scarce ressource and I have trouble even to find time to write articles for this blog. I have a pipeline of articles to write for this blog but as long as there is only 24 hours per day and I must share this between my family, my job, my blog, my programming interests and all my other interests, then I run out of time. Oh, and I also need to sleep...

Take care. Keep sending comments to my posts.