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  • Blog Post: A tip, a tool and a book

    The Tip: If your mouse has thumb buttons, they are usually mapped (by default) to "back" and "forward" in IE. Change those to PgUp and PgDown, and give it a test drive in Visual Studio. I never noticed how much of my development time was being spent on paging... much better now! The Tool: Resharper is...
  • Blog Post: Out-Googling Google

    One of the things I like best about Google is their clean, elegant and functional UIs. Microsoft's web offerings always seem to be a step (or three) behind, or so I thought before running across http://www.start.com/1/ Once again the folks at MSN prove that they really 'get it'. Great job! Update: The...
  • Blog Post: Why Microsoft Won, according to OSS/Unix guru Marcus Ranum

    I found this article on Slashdot . It is a well written commentary on the state of Unix/Linux, although I'm anot sure how many OSS advocates would agree with the conclusions. My evil twin particularly liked the following passage: I installed Linux on one of my systems the other day, so I could use it...
  • Blog Post: Sauce Reader (v1.10BETA) chokes on UTF-16 RSS?

    Can anyone else confirm that Sauce Reader doesn't support Unicode RSS?
  • Blog Post: Is Gmail ramping up for a release?

    Gmail has become very generous with their invites lately (I have 50 invites available on my account, and I don't even use it that much). Obviously they want to increase their volumes by an order of magnitude or more... I wonder if this means that a release is around the corner?
  • Blog Post: What does a petabyte of data look like?

    Today I saw my first petabyte system. A SAN composed of multiple cabinets, each one with 225 disks of 360GB each. Wow. Even more impressive was the size of it all - it could easily fit into the kitchen of my tiny Manhattan apartment. Any bets how long it will take until we all have petabytes sitting...
  • Blog Post: FireFox ate my cat!

    Actually, it was my Linksys wireless router. And maybe "ate" isn't the most accurate description of what happened. But it was a pretty weird coincidence that my router keeled over and died (complete with nasty burnt plastic smell) just as I opened FireFox for the first time. I wonder, is someone trying...
  • Blog Post: [OT] Exceptional people doing exceptional work creates exceptional companies

    No, this isn't a story about Microsoft. But it is so cool that it deserves to be told anyway ;) It is the story of how Apple employees managed to ship a product. Sounds easy? Try doing it after the project has been cancelled and you've been layed off. http://www.pacifict.com/Story/
  • Blog Post: The ultimate CMS (Content Management Server) resource list...

    ... is on Stefan Goßner 's blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/stefan_gossner/articles/271524.aspx .
  • 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: Human Workflow Services (HWS) - Just say no

    In my Biztalk projects, I had several scenarios which sounded like a great fit for HWS. I spent a fair amount of time and effort but could never get HWS to cooperate. After a while I just gave up on it and advised customers to use standard Biztalk orchestrations when possible, or leapfrog HWS and go...
  • 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: [OT] The ultimate BackDoor

    While browsing a slashdot article (" Programmer Built Vote-Rigging Demo for Florida Politician ") I found a link to this brilliant backdoor : Ken Thompson 's 1983 Turing Award lecture to the ACM revealed the existence of a back door in early Unix versions that may have qualified as the most fiendishly...
  • 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: 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: Sharepoint Studies Roadmap

    Gregory MacBeth recently posted an exhaustive 28-step roadmap for wannabe Sharepoint developers. IMHO some of the topics there aren't really required for Sharepoint development per-se (UML? UIP Application Block?) but the list is detailed and definitely worth checking out: http://weblogs.asp.net/gregmcb...
  • Blog Post: TaskSwitchXP = Sweet!

    I just installed TaskSwitchXP and it is awesome ! This cool utility replaces the default vanilla Alt-Tab window with a snazzy preview including application thumbnails. It is especially useful when there are multiple windows of the same type open, such as IE or VS. Thanks Mr. Gunderloy & Royo for...
  • Blog Post: [OT] One of these links is not like the others...

    I was googling "HL7" (for anyone lucky enough not to need to know: it is a healthcare-related interface format) and noticed the following targetted ads... Can you spot the odd link? All Things HL7 Tools, Consulting, and Training. Your source for HL7 solutions. www.neotool.com HL7 training Learn HL7 from...
  • Blog Post: The internet is growing... but Google isn't?

    Someone over at http://www.anderoid.com/~seander/archives/000111.html noticed a very interesting trend: Google's index should be growing exponentially to keep up with the growing size of the web. Google's main page indicates that it searches 4,285,199,774 web pages, and this number has remained the same...
  • Blog Post: Getting the POSITION() of the PARENT node using Xpath

    I just spent waaaaaay too long figuring this out, so I'll leave a note of it for future projects: To enumerate the current node's position in the current nodeset, position() is great. However when using nested nodesets, getting the parent's position relative to its nodeset is a bit more complex: count...
  • Blog Post: Outlook Adapter for BlogWave

    Dan Hounshell is working on an Outlook Adapter for BlogWave . It isn't available yet but sounds pretty cool so far: It was fun working with Outlook and working the framework Addy supplied for adapters. It's pretty slick, it will get Tasks, Notes, Email in the Inbox, Contacts and Calendar events and create...
  • Blog Post: How to get noticed

    Michael Swanson shares a brilliant! story of how he made sure that his resume would get noticed by Microsoft . I'm filing this one away in my favorite "interview/recruiting" stories :)
  • 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: Pat Helland's "Building Metropolis" is available online...

    One of the highlights of the MGB was the closing keynote by Pat Helland. Titled “Building Metropolis”, it discusses the past and future evolution of the IT landscape and draws parallels between today's IT innovations and the industrial advances of the 19th and 20th centuries. Fascinating...
  • Blog Post: Atlanta bloggers/geek dinner tonight!

    The scheduling was tricky but it all came together at the last minute, so here goes: Time: 8:15pm Location: Hooters restaurant, 209 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta. Everyone is invited... I expect some Microsoft bloggers (from the US and abroad), a few from HP and hopefully additional walk-ins. Us Microsofties...
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