Monthly Archives: April 2011

I’ll Never Have Another Excuse to Use This Photo Again

The Windows Live Royal Tea

Yesterday’s Windows Live Royal Wedding-themed afternoon tea was a hit. The Windsor Arms Hotel has a lovely tea room, a fantastic selection of teas and some very, very addictive scones. Toronto’s lady bloggers and social media mavens, who are excellent company on any day, were doubly so yesterday afternoon. Many of them got into the […]

How to Reach Me

In addition to my temporary change of address this summer (I’m going to be in Ottawa from May 1st through the end of August – here’s why), there will be a couple of changes in the ways I can be reached: My old work email, joey.devilla@microsoft.com, will be deactivated this week. My old phone number, […]

Shopify’s Build-a-Business Contest and its Crazy-Ass Grand Prize

The Build-A-Business Contest is Back! Spring is sprung, the grass is riz…I wonder where the cool contests is? Wonder no more. Shopify is bringing back the Build-a-Business Contest. Last year’s contest was a major success: It created almost 1,400 new businesses, all of whom were entrants in the contest Those businesses’ Shopify stores took in […]

The Cake is a Liu Kang!

Having trouble choosing between the new releases of Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat? With Portal Kombat, you don’t have to choose… This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

Tomorrow’s Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea with Toronto’s Lady Bloggers

I’m actually on vacation this week – I exited Microsoft as of last Friday and will be entering Shopify on Monday – so the Windows Live demo that I’m doing tomorrow is something I’m doing gratis, like a hobby or something to do in lieu of catching a matinee. The negotiation went something like this: […]

Scent of a…Well, Maybe You Should Just Read the Article

I thought the world of software was crazy, but it’s positively grounded compared to the business of making smells. New York magazine has an article about Christopher Brosius, “the perfume world’s Willy Wonka” and his work on an “invisible perfume”: one that only certain people can smell. In one part of the article, author Geoffrey […]