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    Microsoft at the Tipover Point

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    The Inquirer has this article on “the IT industry is moving away from Microsoft” (by way of Slashdot ). While it contains a lot of typically vague and vehement Inquirer/Slashdot statements, it IS worth a read, especially by MSFT folks. I do...
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    why modding an Xbox hurts everyone

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    Scott writes : “It's not the consumers fault that MS is losing money on each XBox sold. That kind of argument doesn't fly with consumers.(awwww, poor multi-billion dollar Microsoft is lost money on this XBox it took me 4 months of saving my allowance...
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    Firebird vs IE

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    “Maybe you can pass those sentiments onto the IE team. Theyre still about 4 years behind the game. Just look at the work being pumped into Firebird, and it becomes terribly obvious how rudimentary IE is these days.” my 1337 nephew Deke says...
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    fun things to do with BizTalk - #1

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    #1. streamline the processing of paper forms you can't totally eradicate yet The paperless office. Remember that? We're still working on it. And sometimes there are paper forms that you can't get rid of just yet. For a variety of reasons. Some legal....
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    the one about the music blog idea

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    Over the last few days I've been thinking (in my spare time) about possible models for viral marketing of new music. I've come up with one idea I'd like to throw out there and see what people think. What if there was some way for people to publish...
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    Slashdotters cheer for MyDoom

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    This says a lot about the intelligence of some of the folks on Slashdot. Are they having a joke? Perhaps. But cheering on a virus is kind of like cheering on a terrorist. Via ExtremeTech .
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    Xbox Media Center

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    hey, even a dummy like me can understand this : “Xbox Media Center will allow the Xbox to become the center of your digital home with features including MP3/WMA playback, Movie playback (AVI/MPG etc), net connection to music services (Napster) and...
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    I've been robbed

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    Literally. My house got burgled yesterday while we were all out. First time for me. The thief didn't take much. $500 cash. $5000 worth of DVDs and CDs. But the thing that busts me up is that when they took my miniDV video camera, they took with the case...
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    Do kids blog?

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    Mitch Denny asks : I wonder what would happen if we encouraged school students to keep an open log of their thoughts about their studies that was accessible to teachers and parents where they could ask questions. Parents and teachers could then read the...
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    I don't believe Saddam was truly captured

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    I mean... c'mon... they DNA tested him.... riiight... I'm going to believe what I see on CNN, don't you? Here's my take on events... 1. Dubya's popularity numbers are lower than a “spider hole” 2. Rumsfeld calls up Saddam who's been...
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    my awesome customer support experience with Taskline

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    I was very impressed recently with the customer service I received from ResultsWare, the vendor of Taskline, and I want to share the story. A week or so ago, I was reading some blog, I can't remember which, but someone mentioned an application called...
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    where do OneNote notes go?

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    Yesterday I wrote a blog entry while sitting in LAX waiting for my connecting flight to NYC. As I didn't have net access (the Starbucks in LAX apparently don't have the t-mobile hotspots), I wrote the entry in Microsoft OneNote for posting later. So,...
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    what is a Solution Specialist at Microsoft?

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    As anyone who reads my blog can probably tell, I’m not a developer. Neither am I a technical evangelist. I don’t write books. I don’t write code. I don’t speak at many events. I’m not a MCSE , MCP or MVP. I’m what Microsoft internally calls a “solution...
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    MyIE2 vs. Firebird

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    Any comments as to the relative merits of MyIE2 vs. Firebird ? I've been playing with the former for a couple of days now and it seems pretty much equal to Firebird in any way a mere user like myself can tell. Lots of plug-ins available. Does tabs. Fast...
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    Firebird stops me from blogging

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    maybe that's a deliberate feature.. ;-) seriously, when I try to write a new post from inside Firebird, the formatting buttons that pop up in IE don't appear. Is there a setting/plug-in I can use to fix this?
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    Barcode yourself

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    I've been trying for a couple of years to figure out what kind of tattoo I should get. My sister got a bluebird on her foot a year ago. I realize I am going to have this for the rest of my life and so I want to choose carefully. Recently I've been thinking...
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    more thoughts on being robbed and RFID

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    Wouldn't it be interesting if all of the items that were stolen from my house had been RFID'ed? And the pawn stores were required by law to check the RFID tags on any items brought in for sale. If they could check the ID details on the RFID tag and somehow...
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    The Grey Album, Copyrights and the Law

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    There’s been a lot of hoo-hah going on over the last month about DJ Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album , a remix of Jay Z's Black Album with the Beatles' White Album. It’s obviously illegal , but what is most interesting to me is the amount...
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    The Twelve Steps of Blogaholics Anonymous

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    What would the 12 steps look like for a recovering blogaholic? (with apologies to BillW). The Twelve Steps of Blogaholics Anonymous 01 We admitted we were powerless over blogging - that our lives had become unmanageable. 02 Came to believe that only pulling...
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    Making web forms easy with InfoPath and "InfoView"

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    InfoPath makes developing XML forms much easier than ever before. But how do you quickly make those forms available to people external to your organisation who may not be running InfoPath on their desktop yet? Enter InfoView . A partner of ours in...
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    Australian firearm deaths down 50 pc

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    To all my friends who love to tell me how “guns don't kill people“... A new report quoted in The Australian shows that in the last ten years, deaths from firearms have dropped in Australia by 50%. That's amazing. This stat particularly jumped...
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    Wolfram's NKS now 100% online for free

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    I'm a big fan of Wolfram's work in "A New Kind Of Science". Of course, I don't pretend to understand anything he's saying, but I do love the pretty pictures... Anyways... he's released the entire contents of the book online . Not only is the book up there...
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    Qantas Club, Telstra and WiFi

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    Here I am sitting in the Qantas Club lounge at Melbourne International Airport, on my way to NY. It's good to see Qantas Clubs have finally put in some sort of a WiFi solution! But I'm not overly impressed with Telstra's pricing. $14 for 60 minutes of...
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    Calorie restriction diets

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    WARNING! WARNING! Not technology related!! ......... okay. so for those of you still tuned in... I just read this MSNBC story on calorie restriction diets and thought it was worth blogging. I've had so many people come up to me over the...
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    the Firebird review

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    well I am now one week into my trial of Firebird and I will confess I have changed my mind about it. Although I've had some issues with it , the overall experience has been positive. I have, however, reverted back to using IE as my default, mainly because...
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