Aali's blog

the Academic Architect

December, 2004

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    Help for installing the Dec CTP

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    Rob Caron has some links to updated installation advice for VSTS December CTP in his blog. I suggest you browse through them if you intend to install the recent CTP. I'll leave reading them to a later date, because Santa is visiting us any moment now...
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    December CTP: Just in time for Christmas...

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    My christmas present is here: The Visual Studio 2005 Team System December CTP is now available for download for all MSDN subscribers! Please read the installation guide first before attempting to install it, as the previous prerelease version was notoriously...
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    Are you studying for a PhD in Europe and need some funding?

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    Microsoft Research European PhD Scholarship Programme that is run by MSR External Research Office is awarding scholars with a yearly amount of max 30.000 euros up to a maximum of 3 years. If you fit the requirements I suggest that you apply for it!
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    Teuvo

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    Työkaveri edellisestä firmasta, Teuvo Väisänen, on näköjään aktiivinen bloggaamisen sarallakin . Voisit kyllä Teuvo vaihtaa blogimoottorin joko .TEXT iin tai dasBlogiin ;)
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    RSS feedi taskussa

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    Timo on löytänyt FeedBurnerin . Minä olen jo pidemmän aikaa käyttänyt PocketFeediä, josta on tulossa jossain vaiheessa uusi versio . Sen käyttäminen tietysti edellyttää että taskussa on Pocket PC, itse olen ihastunut Qtek 9090 :aan joka on osoittautunut...
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    Entertainment for the road

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    I have been a loyal listener of .NET Rocks audio show ever since Carl started it back in 2002. I just downloaded and burned a set of recent .NET Rocks episodes to a CD (I have a constant backlog of several episodes waiting on my hard drive). This time...
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    Jack Greenfield responds

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    Jack Greenfield, one of the architects behind our DSL thinking in Visual Studio 2005 just started blogging. Go and read his response to the ongoing debate between Grady Booch and MS architects . And by the way, the latest version of the DSL tools is available...
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    Nordic Imagine Cup 2005 site

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    We have opened a site focused on the Nordic Imagine Cup 2005. It will have information especially related to the software design invitational that we are running in the nordic countries. The site is at http://www.imaginecup.dk .
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    Ensimmäiset Imagine Cup -voittajat

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    Syksyn kiertueen aikana luvattu XBOX-arvonta on suoritettu ja onnetar suosi seuraavia palautteen jättäneitä osallistujia: Jussi Hynynen, Keski-Pohjanmaan AMK Patrice Nedjar, Helia Olli Kalmari, Jyväskylän yliopisto Voittajille on ilmoitettu asiasta ja...
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    Ahti

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    Suomen Regional Director Ahti Haukilehto on aloittanut blogin . Tervetuloa Ahti kasvavaan suomalaisten .NET-bloggaajien joukkoon! Toistaiseksi näyttäisi siltä että Ahti on valinnut kirjoituskieleksi suomen, katsotaan pitääkö päätös pidemmän päälle.
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    OO Days 2004 (Nääsvillen Oliopäivät 2004)

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    I attended earlier this week Nääsvillen Oliopäivät conference that is run by Tampere University of Technology (TUT), and the contents is put together by professor Ilkka Haikala . The full programme is here . The following are my personal highlights: Andy...
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    Kiertuetauko

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    Viime viikko meni kierrellessä Kouvolan, Helsingin, Turun, Tampereen ja Oulun opinahjoja Ilijan kanssa Imagine Cupin merkeissä. Onneksi ennen joulua ei enää ole tiedossa kiertelyä että ehtii olla kotosallakin välillä :)
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    THE place to be sept 13-16, 2005

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    PDC 2005 (Professional Developers Conference) will be held on september 13-16, 2005 at Los Angeles Convention Center. Based on the previous PDCs, it is the place be if you have anything to do with software development. Mark your calendar and sign up at...
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    DSL and Team System thoughts

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    Grady Booch has written an interesting article in his blog talking about DSLs, UML and software development in general. Rob Caron has a nice set of links to other Team System stuff , including a recent post of myself :)
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    Raising the level of software development abstraction

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    Have you ever wondered how it is possible that we as an industry perform so poorly? According to The Standish Group, the majority of all IT projects fail to complete within budget and on time. This of course comes as no surprise to anyone who has been...
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    What the heck is a smart client?

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    The world has turned into web applications during the recent years. It seems like almost a default way to design applications with a user interface that is based on a web browser. While there certainly is a place for web applications, I think it is important...
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    Developing software for Windows without being an admin

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    I have been a long-time advocate of running as a regular user (=member of the local Users group, NOT Administrators or Power users). I think it is my fourth year as a plain user. In addition to the standard reasons (lower attack surface for viruses etc...
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    WSE 2.0 SP2

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    SP2 of Web Services Enhancements 2.0 was just released. Go and get it !
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    Welcome Ilija!

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    Ilija has finally set up his blog on MSN Spaces . The Finnish .NET blogger community is slowly growing :)
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    Clemens is back!

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    Clemens claims to be back in his Melrose Place post , and indeed has already some stuff up there about transactions . Whenever he has something to say, it is always well worth listening to!
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    Rafal Luckawiecki suomessa 12.4.

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    Suosittu puhuja TechEd- ja IT Forum-konferensseissa Rafal Luckawiecki pitää suomessa tietoturvaseminaarin 12.4.2005. Tilaisuus pidetään näillä näkymin Dipolin auditoriossa Espoon Otaniemessä, merkkaa kalenteriisi! Ilmoittautuminen ilmestynee jossain vaiheessa...
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    More options for blog hosting (MSN Spaces)

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    MSN has started to host their own blog engine called MSN Spaces. There's another place where you can have your blog hosted. The place to go is http://spaces.msn.com . There's already some live blogs that you can take a look: Scott Isaacs (web experience...
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    Teaching and entertainment

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    John Lam has a very good example on entertaining while teaching . I personally have constantly a very hard time keeping awake while listening to other people's presentations and understand the point very well ;)
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    Imagine Cup and development tools

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    Just as a reminder: if you are thinking about competing in Imagine Cup 2005 and are wondering about development tools, there are basically two options: 1) The current version : After you have registered to compete at http://imagine.thespoke.net you are...
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