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Tech Telecommuters - What's Your "Third Place"?
Adventures in Telecommuting At Microsoft, I'm classified as a "mobile" employee. That's code for "work where you can be productive". Much of the time, that means home, and sometimes our Waltham, MA office where we have shared space you can grab as needed. Many times...
24 Jun 2008
Tips from My Technical Presentations
My role involves spending a good deal of time with technical audiences. Recently, I've been getting reactions like this - "I enjoyed your presentation! I have an odd question - how did you zoom in like that?" or "How did you set those colors in Visual Studio?" So, I'm posting some tips so I can direct...
27 May 2008
SkyDrive Doubles to 1GB Free Space
If you read my blog, you've seen that I've recently been trying the beta of Windows Live SkyDrive internet-based storage service for hosting my session materials. Cool news - the 500MB free space has now doubled to 1GB. They've also added some other nice features such as RSS updates to watch for file...
12 Oct 2007
Whitepaper on Website A/B Testing
Dare blogged about an interesting whitepaper from the Microsoft Experimentation Team about the concept of A/B testing and applications for websites. "Practical Guide to Controlled Experiments on the Web: Listen to your Customers not to the HiPPO" Note that HiPPO = Highest Paid Person's Opinion . A/B...
13 Jun 2007
Cool Technology at Live Labs
If you haven't been to Microsoft Live Labs site before, take some time to review their latest technologies. PhotoSynth PhotoSynth is a very cool bit of technology. Here's their description: Photosynth is an amazing new technology from Microsoft Live Labs that will change forever the way you think about...
19 Apr 2007
I recently received a small package from Wiley. I opened it to find a copy of my book ( Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System .) Only this copy seemed... different. Why is Anaya Multimedia also listed on the cover? Why is "Professional" spelled "Profesional"? It turns out our friends at Anaya in...
18 Jan 2007
My Turn for the 5 Things Tagging Meme
Okay, I'm the last of Andy Beaulieu's group of 5 tagees to blog five things that people probably didn't know about me. So, to curtail any further guilt (and to replace it with shame?), here we go: I'm a very big fan of craft beer. I love checking out the latest offerings from Dogfish Head, Avery...
12 Jan 2007
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