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May, 2005

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    Avalon and Indigo Beta1 RC is now available

    Avalon and Indigo Beta 1 RC is now available here . Both teams have been solidifying the programming models and have made a lot of improvements. I've been using both of these technologies daily and really love them. I plan to blog more about using...
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    Analyze your netflix rental statistics

    There is a Netflix rental analysis tool available here . It has instructions on how to get your rental history emailed to you. You then save it to a text file and submit it in a form. It shows you a bunch of interesting statistics. It's interesting (but...
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    Wow, I got slashdotted on my patent post. I'm not entirely happy with how I handled comments in that thread, but I am not at all interested in arguing about the patent. It looks like there are a lot of people that want to argue about it on slashdot, so...
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    MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search has been released

    Why does Microsoft always choose big long names for everything? Anyway, the MSN Search Toolbar, blah blah blah has been updated and is available here . I really love this software and it saves me time every day. They've made lots of improvements, especially...
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    The difference in wildcard expansion between Windows and unix/Macintosh

    This one took a little getting used to when switching from the Macintosh to Windows. On unix (including Mac OS X shells) wildcard expansion is done by the shell, and then the expanded list of files is passed on to the program being run. On Windows, the...
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    Ouch, my Tivo died

    The hard drive on my Tivo was making some bad sounds. Finally I saw this: Ouch! I have one of the first generation Tivos, so it's almost 5 years old. It's not too suprising that the hard drive would die after all that time. I was able to easily...
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