Betsy Aoki's WebLog

Community Program Manager

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    I write like a girl

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    I stole the name of this post from Raymond Chen's post of a similar name. What makes it great is that Raymond writes about 1,001 posts to my one. So by the time I reference his post with mine, it's buried on his blog, like I discovered ancient Mayan ruins...
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    http://qna.live.com is live!

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    I have been up since 6am, and went to bed late so am not as witty as I'd like to be. Go team!!!! Finally the cod of conduct gets an airing. See my better-written post at http://liveqna.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2933A3E375F68349!367.entry ...
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    Hear me speak about blogging at TechEd Amsterdam

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    Hi all, I didn't make it on the presentation roster for Orlando, but I've been honored with the opportunity to speak for two sessions at TechEd Amsterdam about blogging. The first is a breakout session on the Community Server and .Text software that...
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    Being a PM, making crazy comics, and not being on Channel 9 (yet)

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    Well, the other day I was minding my business, being a Program Manager, when I realized I had not chatted with Chris Sells in a while. I used to see him more often when he worked in MSDN, but now he has some ridiculously important job in a product team...
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    Daylight Savings Time reminder

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    I will be at South by Southwest when this happens and hopefully all it means is I will sleep late. But, a good post on what to do if the new Daylight Savings eats your software or causes you to be sleepless is here.
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    Soggy at South by Southwest: Closing post

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    So there's been some flash pounding showers here that put Seattle to shame. But I figured I'd wrap up my South by Southwest on the scene coverage with these tidbits (there are some longer food for thoughts posts I need to do once I get back). These tidbist...
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    Derailed by thoughts of my birthday

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    Ok, I was going to do an all-serious post about Gotdotnet, which has literally kept me in the office past midnight and can be at times - as I told one user - "server rodeo." But I was completely derailed by Ken t Sharkey who made fun of the fact I am...
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    Kickboxing through molasses, or, the ancient curse

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    First, I'd like to offer my sincere apologies as program manager for Gotdotnet - the only one left standing I might add, except for Texas Ops Ranger Clayton - for the fact that both the site and Workspaces was down today. I know that Workspaces started...
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    Happy Birthday Whidbey!

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    So, I have not blogged in forever. Years in Gotdotnet time, but over a month to the rest of you. :D Yes, I have aged. Pete has not aged, but he has also not slept. (Hey, that might be the secret! Just don't sleep...) Gotdotnet is currently launched...
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    Saturday night ramen, and some great blogosphere gems

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    Early on when I started blogging, I used to do this... You know, just wander around blogs I liked. Maybe munch out. Keep reading. Noodle around some more on people's links to other people's blogs. Feeling like I'm gathering diamonds and butterflies...
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    My First Sprite - the Bouncing Cod

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    Folks that have been reading my blog know that since I joined the XNA team, I have had this desire (fiercely impeded by my day job, laundry, car repairs, cat crises, and the tendency of my day job to be my night job) to write an XNA game. You will...
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    Gotdotnet turns 5 and you are invited

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    The Gotdotnet team is throwing a Birthday Party and all Gotdotnet users are invited! The party will occur at the Microsoft Visitor Center this Friday, November 18, 2005 between 6PM and 10PM. For more event details, see http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/archive...
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    Envision:Powerup Walkthrough

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    Welcome Envision Attendees! ----------------------------- Alrighty, so the above was part of a presentation I did with Robert Scoble for attendees of Envision, an internal company conference for the sales engineers and others in the field. As I mentioned...
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    Test Post for British Evangelists :)

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    This is a test post, please ignore.
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    Something about mice and men

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    ..ok, so I went to this great event last night with Microsoft MVPs prior to the MVP summit. It was sponsored by our team, the brainchild of Korby Parnell, and affectionately called the Gotdotnet Codeslam. (Think poetry slams and Mike Meyer and you get...
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    Ah, people are settling into the new digs

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    It's always been hard for me to proffer pearls of wisdom here - one, because I have to go find some pearls to proffer and two, because I never knew when I'll have to use my own blog as a test case for funky things we've done at Gotdotnet (now blogs.msdn...
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    How slowly we creep back from sleep

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    I have to say, the advantages of taking time off is that I actually get to sleep instead of getting caught up in surfing the Net at all hours reading about mad cow disease. :P But I am pleased to announce my blog skin has changed - thanks to Duncan...
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    Amsterdam, are you ready to BLOG?!!!

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    Whew! One presentation down, one two go. And the first one was my hardest one. About 75 people attended my Tech Ed Europe presentaion on the Community Server blogging engine and Microsoft.com's Smart Components. About a 3rd of the people who attended...
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    Longhorn and Yukon and Whidbey, oh my!

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    The year is winding down, and there is still yet so much to be done. I've been bending my noggin around ways to help folks both find each other online (developer asking developer, developer answering developer, developer drinking beer with other developers...
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    bing.com and a decent shot of courage

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    I haven't written much lately because I've pulled some weird stunts, like stay awake 26 hours and tweet for a good percentage of that while triaging bugs. I've put on my painted shoes and my marketing hat and gone to conferences while blitzing in and...
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    Gotdotnet and the Pending or Stable Marriage Algorithm

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    Over the weekend I was chatting with a developer friend of mine who told me about an algorithm he examined in one of his Computer Science classes at college. To quote the link he later sent me from Wikipedia: Given n men and n women, where each person...
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    Virginia Tech Shooting In Memoriam - Powerpoint Poster

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    One of the testers in Office apparently made a community template in honor of the slain. Mark Talkington blogged about it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/inside_office_online/archive/2007/04/24/virginia-tech-in-memoriam.aspx The shooting is something...
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    Randy Pausch's Last Lecture - A dude who lives it vivid

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    You can find everything here.... http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/ This has been going around the Internet, mainstream press. If you haven't seen it, it's worth taking the time to see the lecture all the way through, including after he stops presenting...
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    TechEd Orlando - bring on the plastic fish!

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    So I'm here on the other side of the country surrounded by guys in Hawaiian shirts throwing a beach ball around. No, I'm not by the pool - I'm at TechEd Orlando. The INTEA folks have strategically planted an inflatable fish between us and them, and...
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    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage

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    I've been thinking a lot about courage lately while I was at TechEd. The DJ at the party I was at last night kept urging people to absorb more "liquid courage" so they could get up and sing some intensely bad heavy metal karaoke. :P While I applaud...
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