June, 2004

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    OMG! 4pple iz TEH HUGE! + (P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-PowerBooks!!)

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    I just had a disturbing realization while talking to Mikey. I was trying to convince him to buy me one of the new apple 30inch monitors, and he fine with that idea as long as I bought him one in return. During the conversation about how sexy these things...
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    Practice what you preach.

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    We've been hearing a lot of reports from customers that they're having trouble installing the express skus under pretty normal system setups. The setup team is working very hard to fix these issues and to get updated setups to help alleviate these issues...
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    Well duh!

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    I just had a profound “well duh” moment a minute ago. I started watching Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon because: I love the movie I wanted to have something on in the background while i made dinner for myself Of course, what i didn...
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    PLAF!!!

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    Yes, it's both a sounds made when hurting villains in Batman, and it's also an acronym. In this case “Platform Look And Feel.” I bring this up because Java announced a new LAF at their convention called “ Ocean .” It currently...
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    Everybody's kicking ass this week!

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    It's been an amazing week so far from everywhere in the software industry. Each day keeps making it better and better. I was a little dissapointed with the bravado that apple presented, but I'm hoping that their final release will shape up to be a better...
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    What's better than watching a beautiful sunset?

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    Well, i would have to say watching the beautiful sunrise that happens outside my apt every morning. I just finished watching it while listining to the entire rendition of Rachmaninov's Concerto no. 2 played by the unequaled Van Cliburn My best...
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    Go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!

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    Some silly person (with a silly name) had the audacity to make the following claim yesterday in the feedback section of my C# express post: "the vb and webdev express tools would be neat for our devs to try out. yes, smear vb all you want, it's still...
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    Feed me Seymour!

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    Ok, so my gym apperantly closes after 2ish or something lame like that. So i'm back doing push-ups and crunches instead. As I rest I thought I'd talk to you about an interesting conversation I was having with Jay today. We were discussing some of the...
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    It's official!

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    The best seats in the house at the Seattle Cinerama are without question 6 rows back and dead center. (I know this; because Tyler knows this). It was there, with an unblocked view, and perfect positioning of the screen that I viewed the crap that was...
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    It's alive! IT'S ALIVE!!

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    C# Express ; born this day At 1 am PST. Although one of a set of fraternal quintuplets, it is clearly the most beautiful and the one with the brightest future in front of it. I hope the this is something everyone here can download it and try out. Another...
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    WTF@WWDC

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    WWDC is not being livecast this year. Guh!! Nothing like having decicated, devoted, fans, and then smacking them in the face. Glove slap, i don't take crap! Oh well. Guess I'll be hammering Ars and then i'll watch if it's put online afterwards.
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    Sometimes it just pays to be a woman.

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    Claims “Steve Riley” in his amazing presentation at TechEd called “SEC285 - Defending Against Layer 8: How to Recognize and Combat Social Engineering ” I can't express to you how much you want to watch this presentation. ...
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    What direction do you point?

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    Fu-zu showed me a pretty cool site called PoliticalCompass.org . It came as no surprise to any of my friends that here's where I sit: I'm going to put this up on my door so that if anyone wants someone to argue with, or someone to agree with...
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    Two important milestones made toward Visual Studio 2005 in the same week!!

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    A very important milestone was met last week. It was not only an important goal for our team, but for our group, our devision, our organization, nay... even our company. I speak of course of Kevin now being able to view all his issues on just one screen...
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    Imperial Starfleet Deployed to the City in the Little Fluffly Cloudscape Above

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    iTunes, how i love thee. Did a search for “clouds” and instantaneously got back: Cloudscape - Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds - John Williams /London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: The Empire...
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    In what distant deeps or skies; Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

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    Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? (William Blake: 1757-1827) Two days until Tiger gets previewed. I'm excited. It does mean that I'll have to get up ridiculously...
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    Another reason to have multiple-monitors

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    The TechEd slides and video are now up!! There are literally hundreds of sessions you can watch (the exact same ones that you would have been sitting through if you'd been there), and the powerpoint slides are available to download. The slides look great...
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    Yet another reason I hate C++

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    for ( long i = 0; parameters.GetCount(); i++) { What could be wrong with that?? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh. Curse you C++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't that at least be a warning?
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    Hope you can make it Tech·Ed Europe

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    Oh who the heck am I kidding. I wish I could make it to Tech · Ed (note the use of a middle dot, not a dash!)Europe. It's in frigging Amsterdam!! The week I spent there after I gradumacated was easily one of the best of my entire life. Anyone who...
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    Carrying around the weight of the past

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    I've been having an incredibly interesting email conversation with Michail Arkhipov (a Dev lead on the Web.Net) team and I'm pretty torn on how I feel about it. A little background might be a little helpful to give some context to the discussion. There...
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    What do a great emperor, a horrible country singer, and an IMAP server have in common?

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    That's right, they're all named Cyrus. I knew about the first one because I was named for him. The second I unfortunately had to learn about when I was in HS. Oh that was a fun time. My nickname was both “The Virus” and “Billy Ray.”...
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    Opening your source

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    Ok, one of the things I've enjoyed the most about blogging so far is the ability to learn about different ways people go about designing APIs and solving problems. It's opened my mind to totally new and interesting ways to do things. However, it's been...
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    Damn slacking developers

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    It's amazing how little the developers work around here. All i see around me are people making excuses in order to get out of a little work. Take Shon for example. Never gets anything done. What's his excuse this time? “I have a baby.”...
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    I hate my DNA

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    It's all like twisty and stuff, and has far too much cytosine and not enough adenine. It holds me back and it's been driving my nuts recently. Oh wait... no, I love my DNA. It's a marvel of engineering and I'm constantly having to fight off the biomed...
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    Baby steps

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    I'm in the middle of a massive refactoring and its going quite painfully. It's ending up as a massive change that hits a large number of files in our code base. The issue is that for a while we were passing around raw BYTE*'s around and I'm trying to...
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