Pretty good question. You can ask ten people and you will get ten answers, ten different answers. Tom Hollander, a Solution Architect working for the Microsoft Patterns & Practices group wrote a blog post about his understanding of a Solutions Architects role. I just can say yep, that fits completely with my understanding of that role. I would sign it immediately.
"Geeksongs" is the soundtrack to the film "Aardvark'd: 12Weeks With Geeks," a quirky look at the making of software from the perspective of four young interns thrust into the hustle of New York City.
Most of the songs are written to give a thoughtful edge to a subject matter many would not consider serenading – computer programmers. It accomplishes its eccentric goal admiringly with simple songs, which help give more dimensions to a beautiful film.
Little known singer/song writer, Nonso Ugbode manages to accomplish this only with guitar and an often cleverly used voice. Somewhere in between smiling and actually feeling touched, you'll most likely want another listen on songs like the cleverly busy "Vibe," and the simple "Binary Code (Makes Sense Wherever I Go" and the lingeringly haunting "Digital Cowboy." This is a well thought out album and testament to the spirit of independent production on which the American music industry was built on.
Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth (based on Seadragon technology) creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation.
The video is from march 2007 but i've seen it for the first time these days. What should i say? Very, very impressive.