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My blog posts and tweets are my own, and do not necessarily represent the views of my current employer, my previous employers or any other party.

Many of these blogs were originally posted elsewhere on public sites, but have been re-posted here with attributions to the original location -- strictly as a means of a centralized archive of my perspectives.

I do not do paid endorsements, so if I am appear to be a fan of something, it is based on my personal experience with it. If I am not talking about your stuff, it is either because I haven't worked with it enough or because my mom taught me "if you can't say something nice ... "

Thinking about Xbox Home Server

My friend Mark Bowker recently blogged about the hypothetical potential of a Microsoft Surface Server. Since he covers Virtualization for ESG, he has a lot of opportunities to think about converged infrastructure, as well as the impressive hardware stacks of converged infrastructure that are powering today’s data centers. At the same time, another friend, Rod […]

Microsoft’s Three Screens and a Cloud

Lately, it has occurred to me that Microsoft’s banter about “Three Screens and a Cloud” gets more real every day — those screens being your smartphone, your computer and your television, as a unified and unifying experience.

As a confessionary disclosure:

My computers run Windows, including my home server My gaming consoles are Xbox 360s […]

Full House Poker – for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone

This is a great example why it is cool to have a phone that is integrated with Xbox Live – you can have a continuous gaming experience across devices!

Last night, the Marketplace released two games:

Full House Poker for Xbox 360 (Live Arcade)

Full House Poker for Windows Phone

Okay, I might be […]

Yes, there is a Video Game belt-loop for Cub Scouts

If you have read my blog, then you may know that I am a Gamer and a Dad (hence my other blog —  What you may not know is that I am also a Cubmaster for one of my son’s Cub Scout Pack and an Assistant Scoutmaster for my other son’s Boy Scout […]

Xbox Family Game Recommendation : Cars Race-O-Rama

If you liked the first Cars game from Disney and THQ, then you ought to really, really like this one.  If you didn’t (but did like the movie), then you should still probably give this game a shot.

Cars Race O Rama took the better parts of the original game and made them so […]

A Kingdom for Keflings on Xbox Live Arcade (and on-sale thru Jan.10)

This is a really clever game that has captured my family’s heart.  In fact, I think that it is the only game that I have ever purchased twice.  We have two Xbox 360’s and it allows my kids and I to collaborate across systems.  Kingdom for Keflings is one of the first Xbox […]

Family Game Recommendation — LEGO : Rock Band

A big hat’s off and ‘thank you’ to the folks at LEGO and Harmony for a great game in LEGO: Rock Band

For those that have read my blog before, you know that I am a big fan of all of the Lego titles, including Batman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Battles.  And […]

Game Recommendation – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

If you have read the series – this is a ‘must play’.   At least for a while…

This particular Harry Potter game is based on the fifth book of the Harry Potter book series – the Order of the Phoenix.

As with the book, the game starts out at 12 Grimwald Place, the […]

Two new ways to follow Jason on DPM and Gaming

Hello friends,

First and foremost, thank you to all of those that read this blog.  It’s been an enjoyable way for me to share information (and my opinions) and I hope you’ve enjoyed them as well.

Easily one of the most cool things that happens to me when meeting customers and partners is to have […]

LEGO Rock Band Announced

Earlier today, it was announced that:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have joined forces with the LEGO Group, Harmonix and MTV Games to merge two of the most popular videogame franchises with the creation of LEGO® Rock Band®. The unique family-friendly music experience is currently in development by TT Games in partnership […]

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