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I direct The Code Project's business activities, such as strategic direction, partnerships, and vendor relations. I started photo-etching circuit boards when I was 8, and at 11 was haunting the halls and computer science labs at the local college so much that I was invited by Professor Wayne Ayott to audit his software and hardware design courses.

Over my career I have used C# , C++, Win32, MFC, Assembler, Basic, and Clipper, on applications for the military, commercial ventures, medical research and the labour movement. Through my medical informatics work I came to know what real-time and mission-critical really mean… just try being part of the critical path when a woman goes into labor. 

I have been honoured to receive many business, industry and leadership awards including being named an Exceptional Young Entrepreneur (Profit Magazine) and to the list of Who's Who in Canadian Business. The companies I started have been recognized as the Fastest Growing companies in Canada (Profit Magazine), as the Fastest Growing North American Technology Companies (Deloitte & Touché) and named as a Top 100 Innovator and Leader by SDTimes in every year from 2003 to 2008.

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In 2007 Microsoft acquired technology from one of my companies, Dundas Data Visualization, for inclusion in SQL Server 2008.

I live in Toronto and enjoy photography, scuba, food, riding my Honda Nighthawk motorcycle, and am trying to learn enough about wine to not be completely lost with a wine list in my hands. I find myself spending a lot of time these days thinking about the world our children will inherit, and so have been paying a lot of attention to alternative energy (wind, solar), robotics, education and (for the first time in my life) politics.



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Since 1992 Dundas Data Visualization has been helping companies all over the world visualize their data. Dundas products have a global reputation of being the highest quality, and are all designed, built and tested to meet the strictest requirements that developers and business managers demand.

Our showcase product is Dundas Dashboard, an easy-to-integrate digital dashboard software solution. Dundas Dashboard allows for the rapid and collaborative development of performance dashboards, helping companies leverage their business intelligence (BI) solutions.

Our web-based dashboard software comes with wizard interfaces, and a unique Dundas DashFlowTM process, allowing for the simultaneous development of an executive dashboard by business analysts, IT staff and database administrators. It also uses premier charts, maps, gauges and graph controls, letting end-users visualize their data as required.

Dundas also offers superb, world class consulting services for those companies that do not have the in-house expertise to implement their data visualization projects.

The quality of our products in conjunction with our unmatched technical support, numerous awards and years of experience reflect Dundas Data Visualization's commitment to being the best!
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The Ultimate Toolbox
Web Developer
Canada Canada
In January 2005, David Cunningham and Chris Maunder created, a new group dedicated to the continued development, support and growth of Dundas Software’s award winning line of MFC, C++ and ActiveX control products.

Ultimate Grid for MFC, Ultimate Toolbox for MFC, and Ultimate TCP/IP have been stalwarts of C++/MFC development for a decade. Thousands of developers have used these products to speed their time to market, improve the quality of their finished products, and enhance the reliability and flexibility of their software.
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Well, after a year of seriously looking at them, I've picked up a Toshiba m200 Tablet PC. So far, I'm pretty impressed. The fit and finish of the machine is absolutely top notch and even that factor alone is making me very happy.

Tablet PC's offer a number of enhancements over standard laptops, such as a pen based system for mouse-like navigation, handwriting recognition, and voice recognition.

I do a fair amount of air travel these days, and so the form factor of the Tablet will, I think, actually improve my in-flight satisfaction. It's a royal pain when the guy in the seat in front of you reclines his chair into your beautiful 15" laptop display. It becomes pretty much useless.

The m200 has a 12" display, which I thought I was going to find really small, but in truth I find just fine. The resolution on the display is very high (1400 x 1050) so I can fit in everything I need.

I've played around with the voice recognition and handwriting stuff, and while I'm impressed with what it can do, it still doesn't replace my keyboarding as a preferred entry mechanism. I can see however if applications were more accepting of these alternate formats the whole thing would work pretty well I think.

The one really big thing however is the advancement in power saving technology. I've been working on the machine for 4 hours and it's telling me I have about 2 and a quarter hours of life left to go. When you go into the standard Windows XP power management utility to configure your preferences, a little warning box pops up from Toshiba imploring you to use their refined utility rather than bludgeoning their machine with the XP standard one. Theirs offers things like progressive display brightness depending on remaining battery life, and trade offs between processor speed (and therefore performance) and battery life. There's even a setting that allows you to reduce the power output of the 802.11b network if you're in the presence of a strong single from the base station. No need to broadcast more signal than you need. Nice.

I'm on day 3 and have yet to see something I'm not happy with. Fundamentally I don't have much expectation from voice recognition or handwriting analysis, so it would be hard to disappoint me there. The machine though, is beautiful and I highly recommend it.

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