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    Ultimate Ears: The best earphones in the world

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    I splashed out a little a couple of weeks ago and ordered some Ultimate Ears UE-5c 's. They arrived on Friday and they are nothing short of brilliant. Imagine sitting in a sound booth with really good sound isolation and really nice dual-driver speakers...
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    Conceptual Thinking Around Services: Which representation is the 'right' one?

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    I have been doing a lot of work with Indigo and Service Orientation recently. I've been keeping quiet partly because Indigo was just about to have its big party , but mostly just because I've been busy. Like any programming language or development...
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    WS-Eventing for Dummies

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    I was looking for a simple explanation of WS-Eventing, and it doesn't come much simpler than Bruce Williams's WS-Eventing for Dummies post. It provides a step-by-step breakdown of the elements in a WS-Eventing message. And part 2 and part 3 provide information...
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    Bill Gates at CES 2005

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    I was watching the keynote talk from Bill Gates at CES 2005 last night. There are so many cool innovations coming out. The state of the art in software and hardware is now enabling anything you can imagine. Weather report on a wristwatch? Check. DVD quality...
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    Bob Muglia on WinFS: Just after Longhorn, or not until Blackcomb?

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    On Friday, I read coverage on News.com about an interview with Bob Muglia. In it he talks publicly about some of the options they are looking at for the WinFS file system timeline . This morning, ARSTechnica and TechSpot had coverage of the same announcement...
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    Steve Ernst on serialization to XML

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    You my have heard about how everyone at Microsoft has an office. Well... that is true of Redmond, but in Fargo they have chosen to bring us closer together, to foster a tight knit community spirit, and to create the kind of team environment that only...
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    My blog got mangled...

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    None of my old posts seem to be showing up. I'll get them back up shortly. I haven't posted in a long time. Partially because I've been keeping myself very busy, partially because I'm working on things I often can't talk about, and partially because...
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    Ward Cunningham on Patterns and XP

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    Ward Cunningham recently did a great interview with TSS.Net . In the interview he talks at length on some great topics including XP, patterns, team development, communication, simplicity, testing, and feedback. If you haven't seen it already, it is definitely...
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    Geek humour: The search dog

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    Rory is the co-host of the DotNetRocks online talk show and a Microsoft MSDN presenter. His blog is quite funny most of the time, and occasionally it is completely hilarious. I just saw a post he pointed to last week. Check this out .
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    Scott Guthrie explains the Whidbey release timing

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    After seeing a post about the timing of the Whidbey release on Benjamin's blog , I emailed Scott Guthrie to get some questions answered directly. Just like at the PDC, he was really responsive to direct questions and was nice enough to let me post his...
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    Safer C# Constructor-based Dependency Injection with readonly

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    Most people would have used the const keyword while doing C# development, but I had never heard of the readonly keyword before. Well, this weekend I had a friend point out this keyword and the first usage that came to mind was constructor-based dependency...
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    Fun with Generics: BindingList and ReadOnlyCollection

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    Mitch Denny's post about List events and Bill McCarthy's subsequent answer pointing him to BindingList had me looking at some Generics Design Guidelines and there were two generic collection types that I really glad I found out about. Mitch's question...
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    My New Obsession: The Humble Weather Report

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    Ever since I got to Fargo I have been fascinated by the weather. I have never lived in a place where I had anything more than an overnight frost, even in the dead of winter. I find it funny that even though it has snowed a couple of times already, everyone...
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    Extreme Programming Explained: 2nd edition

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    Recently I noticed that Kent Beck had released the 2nd edition of one of my favourite IT books (along with PEAA ). I wasn't sure how much of it was new or if the changes would be worthy of the purchase. My good friend, and agile guru, Steve Hayes is excited...
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    And I'm back...

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    After a number of technical difficulties and a little apathy in getting them fixed, my blog is back up. Now I just need to start writing again...
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    MBF Changes: It's all about Microsoft Dynamics

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    A couple of people saw the recent news about the Microsoft Business Framework (MBF) and emailed me to check how it affected the team and how it affected me. The news about the team has been mostly covered in the couple of press articles on Microsoft Watch...
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    OJB.Net and Generics

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    OJB.Net and Generics The released versions of the .Net framework don’t support Generics. However, I am using the Visual Studio Community Technology Preview and have been attempting to use Generics with OJB.Net. In this post/article I’ll...
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    Jon Eaves: Infotainment

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    I love geek humor, and Jon Eaves spits it out on a daily basis. Check out his latest contribution to world of patterns; Bulimic Domain Model .
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    A Big Change: I’m Joining Microsoft

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    I don’t have a firm start date or travel plan yet (I have my final visa interview on Friday), but I have accepted a position with Microsoft Business Solutions in Fargo, North Dakota to be a Program Manager (PM) in the Microsoft Business Framework (MBF...
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    Can Dynamics AX 2012 work with Office 365?

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    Office 365 provides secure anywhere access to Microsoft Office capabilities including document collaboration. Users can create, store, and edit Office documents online in Office 365. SharePoint Online can be thought of as the storage mechanism for Office...
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    PDC 2005: Will you be there?

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    It is almost the end of another year. It has been a VERY eventful 12 months with changes in jobs and countries among other things. It was just over a year ago that I attended PDC 2003 [Edited] in LA, and it was quite a defining time for me. It'll be fun...
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    Ouch: MBF delayed till Longhorn wave

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    Tim Brookins , an architect on the MBF team, has reported that MBF is no longer in the Whidbey wave and instead will be in the Longhorn wave. This is an exciting area of technology for Microsoft since it touches so many 'hot' areas: Microsoft's business...
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    ObjectSpaces and MBF both delayed till Longhorn

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    First we learned that MBF has been delayed till Longhorn (from Tim Brookins ) and now ObjectSpaces is adopting the same schedule . The official announcement is here . I wonder if ObjectSpaces was delayed and that caused the MBF re-schedule, since MBF...
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    Fargo, North Dakota: I have arrived!

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    I left Melbourne on the 10th and spent a week in Chicago and New York before arriving in Fargo on the 17th. The time in Chicago and New York was great. The buildings in Chicago were much bigger than I had anticipated and the subway in New York (I had...
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    Dependency Injection: World changing concept or nothing special?

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    That was the question that I got asked about a month ago. My response was "something in the middle". I like Dependency Injection . It facilitates testing, it facilitates change, and it facilitates clean design. I have been thinking about container assisted...
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