Chris Rathjen

Warning: May be "Jab myself in the eye with a pencil" geeky.

July, 2004

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About Chris Rathjen

I'm an "SDET" (usually Software Design Engineer In Test) for Microsoft. I work on Team Foundation - the server component to Visual Studio Team System. I am a geek.

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    Shelving!

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    Korby just promoted (to 'public') a discussion we've had going internally for awhile now - what to call shelve and shelveset. Read up on the feature overview, if you don't know about it yet. I'm the tester 'at the plate' for shelve/unshelve/shelveset...
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    "Laugh it up, fuzzball..."

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    So, James admitted yesterday that he's only seen Empire Strikes Back once. ONCE! His geek credentials are being reviewed for any other lapses. He probably doesn't even know the serial numbers on the torpedoes Luke shot into the first Death Star...
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    Another naming "RFC"

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    James Manning is the developer working on the View command - a way to (guess what) view a specified version of a file in the repository. You can view it with the registered viewer for that extension, view it as standard output, or even write it to a file...
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    I was a hard sell, but...

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    ... I finally came to see the light about this whole “ClearType” thing. I had tried turning it on when I first started using an XP machine regularly, and it seemed to make things blurry, rather than more readable. So, back off it went. ...
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    Migrating from VSS to Hatteras

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    Buck posted the preliminary plan on VSS->Hatteras migration, be sure to check it out if you currently use VSS and might be looking to make the change. The comments are mainly focused on the drawbacks - you lose VSS sharing and pinning. ...
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    Worth repeating...

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    This question has come up a lot lately when people hear about or look at Hatteras for the first time. We need an FAQ or something, in which something like the following would be one of the top 5 questions: Q: Does Hatteras use the Visual...
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