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  • Blog Post: [OT] One step closer to geek movie heaven

    The new trailer for Episode 3 is out - http://www.aol.com/starwars/trailer/index.adp?type=lrg <edit> as David Taylor so politely pointed out, that link points to the old trailer from Nov 2004. The new one air will air on March 10th. My mistake, sorry! </edit> Will Lucas finally deliver the...
  • Blog Post: Random musings and an Infopath tip

    Random musings... I have had too much sugar today and too little sleep last night, so my brain is a little fried. Consider yourself warned :) My current gig is for a hospital. Every evening when I leave the parking lot, the automated toll machine remarks " thank you and please come again ". Is that really...
  • Blog Post: One year and counting...

    Hey, I just noticed that last week was exactly 12 months since I joined Microsoft. Time really does fly when having fun!
  • Blog Post: Seattle is a Bloggers Mecca

    Thanks to Walt Ritscher for letting me know about tonight's blogger meeting and giving me a ride there and back. The event itself was geeky beyond belief - when I got there two guys were sharing a OneNote document on their tablets over the wireless network while a third was showing off Firefox's ink...
  • Blog Post: Alphabet Soup, or: I'm joining the MCS COE APC AOS

    I recently joined the Microsoft Consulting Services Center of Excellence, Application Platform Core Area of Specialization (or MCS COE APC AOS for short, or huh? for shorter). So, what is it? Lets drill down a bit: Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS): This is the group inside Microsoft which works with...
  • Blog Post: Back at Redmond

    I'm at the Microsoft campus for a week of training. God I love this place... I really need to visit more often. I've got some old friends to catch up with, but I'm also hoping to meet some new ones. Are there any interesting blogger/geek/whatever dinners planned for this week?
  • Blog Post: The Infopath presentation to the .Net Architects User Group Rocked!

    Last night was lots of fun. I delivered a 2 hour InfoPath presentation to the Israeli .Net Architects user group. This was my first time in front of this particular UG, and they are a pretty sharp bunch who were very interactive with questions and comments throughout the presentation. There were about...
  • Blog Post: .Net Deep Dive wrap-up

    Yesterday's ".Net Deep Dive" day at Microsoft Israel was a huge success. Over 1600 developers came to the event to hear about advanced development topics such as Agile/TDD and Production Time Debugging . Both of Royo 's lectures were packed , with people sitting on the floor after the 700 or so chairs...
  • Blog Post: Geek Dinner - 11.28 - Tel Aviv

    Kudos to Royo for arranging another Geek Dinner for the Israeli community. This time it is with an extra-special guest speaker - me! Time: 11.28.04, 9:45pm Location: The kosher El Gaucho Tel Aviv see Royo's invitation for more info.
  • Blog Post: Sucked into a black hole...

    I have been neglecting my blog lately due to an insane project I got sucked into... Compressing 12 man weeks of work into 4 calendar weeks is harder than it sounds. I managed it though, and yesterday I handed off the final deliverable to the customer (who BTW still can't believe I pulled it off). The...
  • Blog Post: [OT] Get Brains?

    I dare you not to smile: NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York officials were red-faced on Friday after they discovered that clothing ads on city buses that appeared to promote reading suggested a love of books could be rewarded with oral sex. The advertisements that ran on about 200 buses across the city in...
  • Blog Post: Signing off for a week or two

    I'm moving apartments this week and will also be away on business (Toronto here I come...) so I won't be blogging for a while. Next BlogWave release will probably be around mid-September. Known issues with v0.3: - Drag-drop to create a new feed assigns 'TMP' as a title. - Proxy support is spotty. - Adapter...
  • Blog Post: Happy Birthday Roy!

    Roy Osherove - Congratulations!
  • Blog Post: Some Spam, a Chainletter and a Blog walk into a bar....

    I'll be the first to admit that Luke Hutteman rocks (SharpReader is my primary aggregator!) but this post is very disturbing. It basically encourages people to create a chain-letter of blog posts with the sole intent of improving the google-juice of the participants. This is wrong in so many ways that...
  • Blog Post: [OT] Macaque Monkey Goes Totally Bipedal

    Via ./ “ Add another bonus point for the Darwinians/evolutionists. A macaque at the Safari Park Zoo in Ramat Gan, Israel has recovered from a near-fatal illness in an unusual way: she has switched exclusively to walking on her hind legs . Given theories of human history that stress the effect...
  • Blog Post: MGB rocked!

    I spent the last week in Atlanta together with ~12000 other Microsoft employees at the yearly MGB. This was my first such event, and for me it was a real wild ride. The people who coined the term “drinking out of a firehose” knew what they were talking about; it will take weeks to digest...
  • Blog Post: Productivity, my way

    I recently finished redesigning the topology of my home office - hardware, software and network - and my personal productivity has been soaring . I'll take a minute to brag ... err, explain... how the new setup works. First of all, this is my home office: There is quite a lot going on, and previously...
  • Blog Post: On the MVP Issue

    It seems to me that whenever you get a group of highly motivated and competitive individuals, there is bound to be some occasional friction. And everyone agrees that the MVP issue is a touchy one, especially for people like Roy and Rory who are both of MVP caliber (IMHO). Come on guys, get over it, remember...
  • Blog Post: [OT] Hellboy Rocks

    I just saw the sneak preview of HELLBOY in New York, complete with a short introduction from Ron Perlman & Selma Blair . And they gave away cool Hellboy posters on the way out :) Without giving away too much (if the trailers haven't already) let me say just that this movie had just the right blend...
  • Blog Post: My first month at Microsoft (Time Flies When You're Having Fun)

    Wow, that went by really fast. So let’s see, how can I even begin to describe what it is like working at Microsoft? This post might be a bit biased; I seem to have overdosed on the cool-aid J First of all: my project. When complete, it will demonstrate how a state government can leverage some...
  • Blog Post: Getting my box ready for Longhorn

    After juggling multiple concurrent non-compatible versions of a product I'm working with, I finally broke down and did something I had been thinking of since the PDC days - setting up an image server. While many bloggers went the route of buying a new box for Longhorn, it wouldn't solve my problem of...
  • Blog Post: Let me (re)Introduce myself, Part I

    <<Warning/Disclaimer: An overly enthusiastic newbie employee is probably about to insert foot in mouth. Incorrect information and/or gross generalizations may follow. If more severe symptoms appear discontinue use immediately and contact your doctor. >> I recently switched companies (hello...
  • Blog Post: Second Day at Microsoft

    Today is actually my third day here, here is a quick summary of yesterday: 1. The floodgates have not yet opened but the trickle of information I have so far is already enough to drown in. A quick search regarding a product returned over 100 related discussion lists. Wow.... 2. I have always hated...
  • Blog Post: First day at Microsoft

    Well, today was my first day as an MS employee :) My email address is addys@microsoft.com if anyone wants to know. Today was spent mostly on my NEO (New Employee Orientation) and getting set up with hardware, network access, etc. My thoughts so far: 1. I was very impressed by the organization of the...
  • Blog Post: there goes the hard disk... there go the blogs... there go the *.*...

    Well, my HD died at work taking with it almost a year of aggregated feeds and most importantly - my OPML. Since I'm returning my old laptop to my old employer next week and getting a new one from Microsoft the week after (woohoo!), I'll probably wait for that. So for the next two weeks I'll be totally...
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