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I started photo-etching circuit boards when I was 8, and at 11 was haunting the halls and computer science labs at the local university 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 6 years in a row. I serve on the boards of the Ontario Center for Innovation, and Umbra a leading international home goods company.

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In 2007 Microsoft acquired the technology assets, IP and development team of my company Dundas Software and rolled it into SQL Server. After the Microsoft deal we recapitalized Dundas and grew it again into Dundas Data Visualization a leading Embedded BI company which was acquired by insightsoftware in 2022.

I live in Toronto and enjoy photography, scuba, food, and motorcycle riding.



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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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Software Developer CodeProject Solutions
Canada Canada
The CodeProject team have been writing software, building communities, and hosting for over 20 years. We are passionate about helping developers share knowledge, learn new skills, and connect. We believe everyone can code, and every contribution, no matter how small, helps.

The CodeProject team is currently focussing on CodeProject.AI Server, a stand-alone, self-hosted server that provides AI inferencing services on any platform for any language. Learn AI by jumping in the deep end with us:
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United States United States
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United States United States
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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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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