Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

August, 2006

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    Drive-by blogging

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    Although Judge Edward Fadeley didn't use the term, his warning is clear : 'Drive-by blogging' is out of control. He described the blogosphere as: "a veritable Wild West of verbal ambushes and shootouts, with very little fear of legal recourse...
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    Pac-man on Xbox Live Arcade - today!

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    Oh goodie! Pac-man released on Xbox Live Arcade today. As much as I love all those mutli-million dollar production shoot-em-ups and RPGs, there's nothing quite like retro monster munching to soothe away the stresses of the day. Via Major Nelson...
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    Gates calls reporter's bluff

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    Bill's favorite pastime is to play Bridge. Via Todd Bishop , here's a pic of him playing last week . I think the cap is real - Photoshop anyone ? Talking of bluffs and the bizarre, I was amazed to read this story of a Norwegian journalist, Bjørn...
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    Remember: links are dead

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    Mathew Gifford points out that Steve Gillmor has a new blog. And like Mathew , I'm not pointing to it - remember: links are dead.
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    Zero 7, Gonzalez and Seattle

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    <off topic - Music this time...> Ok, so I've got my tickets to Bumbershoot , so it's safe to blog ;-) Jose Gonzalez is touring the US with Zero 7 and they are hitting Seattle as part of the Bumbershoot lineup in September . I saw them play...
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    Good luck Niall :-(

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    Well, I just read Niall's post explaining that he is leaving Microsoft . Niall was recruited in April to help the Windows Live team build an RSS / Atom based syndication platform for consumption across devices. Like Scoble , I'm sorry to see Niall...
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    Wonderful, Wonderful Web (www) - 15 years young

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    1991, August 6 : " Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the " World Wide Web ." Here is the 'Executive Summary' mail he sent to alt.hypertext Thank you, Sir , for the Wonderful, Wonderful Web. (and to Justin for the reminder...
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    Parking @ Microsoft

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    From what I've seen over at Joshua's blog , it's no wonder we have parking problems .
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    LINQ to Amazon

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    Yes, you read that right. LINQ to Amazon . "This example introduces Linq to Amazon , which allows querying Amazon for books using Linq! It uses Linq's extensibility to allow for language-integrated queries against a book catalog. The Linq query...
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    Programming Language Trends and more

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    Tim O'Reilly's series of posts on book sales are giving up lots of interesting data and trends from the Nielsen Bookscan's top 3,000 Computer Books report (means: all publishers not just O'Reilly sales, but US sales only). Yesterday's post was no different...
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    10 Common ASP.NET Pitfalls

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    Classic Digg bait: Keep Sites Running Smoothly By Avoiding These 10 Common ASP.NET Pitfalls: "Here are 10 of the pitfalls that litter the path to releasing your production ASP.NET applications, and what you can do to avoid them. All of the examples...
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    What is Web 2.0?

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    Assaf @ Supr.c.ilio.us has the answers .
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    If you like microformats and RSS you will love this.

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    If you like microformats and / or RSS you'll love it. If you don't know about microformats and / or RSS you need to watch it. Channel9 interviews Matt Augustine and Paresh Suthar about Live Clipboard and Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE).
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    Syndicated search engines broken - Part II

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    A few days ago I grumbled at the poor state of the search engines specializing in syndicated (RSS'd or Atomized) content. Today, Michael Marshall Patrick is enthusiastically supporting a proposed standard by Bloglines that is trying to solve an apparent...
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    OOF

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    I've been OOF since the beginning of last week, back in tomorrow. Adam was also OOF last week and has pic to prove it: While on the topic of email @ Microsoft, check out Joe's 1 year @ Microsoft post .
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