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Microsoft is launching The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator today, an HTML5-based four part series of animations showcasing what’s possible on the web without the use of plugins. It’s a film noir-inspired story written by Edgar Wright — the man behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Spaced — that follows the story of Brandon Generator, a comic book artist with a terrible case of writer’s block. The artwork comes from illustrator Tommy Lee Edwards, famous for his work on the Batman, Hellboy, and Marvel 1985 comics. Narration comes courtesy of Julian Barratt, one half of The Mighty Boosh.
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Brandon Watson has become fairly well known in the somewhat insular world of people who pay attention to Windows Phone development. Watson was the head of Windows Phone Developer Experience at Microsoft and has often taken to Twitter to rouse some rabble for the platform by seeding phones, reaching out to developers spurned by other companies, and even recruiting developers who had been stuck on a dying platform. Watson’s tweet today confirms that he’s leaving the company, and in an email to Mary Jo Foley he said that his new job will be Director of the Kindle Cross Platform team, where he will work on the Kindle apps for all the myriad platforms it appears on. Microsoft has not yet named a replacement, but the company will want to find…