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Evangelism - Developer and Platform Evangelism

June, 2003

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    "Comical Ali" Captured?

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    [Note: Any political commentary, pro or con, has been removed] The Mirror is reporting that " Comical Ali " has been captured .  He's become quite the internet icon, on par with AllYourBase , Mahir , and even the HampterDance . The...
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    Ed Kaim's Engaged

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    Our very own Ed Kaim  got engaged Friday in a rather unique way, it's a cute story and, in reading it, I noticed that Ed really captured the stress and preparation that goes into an  EricR review .  Congrats to Ed and Lan!! 
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    Googlism

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    While in a co-worker's office discussing the merits (or lack therof) of the word "blog", Googlism came up in conversation. Googlism searches Google and based on the results, creates a meta-description for who you are, when something took place, or what...
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    PSA - EricGu's blog is up

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    Eric Gunnerson , Program Manager for C#, has jumped into the blogosphere. Welcome Eric!  I'm adding his RSS feed as I write this :)
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    Code Samples on GotDotNet

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    The code samples I demoed during my TechEd Middle-Tier apps with C# session have finally been uploaded onto GotDotNet.  Each sample has a readme.txt file which should give you more information for how to setup and run the samples.  Demo...
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    Cut the BS with Bullfighter

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    My favorite new piece of software is Bullfighter from Deloite Touche Consulting . It's a Microsoft Word add-in (2000 or XP) which searches your documents for terms like "synergy", "value proposition", and "paradigm" that managers and consultants use...
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    C# SDR

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    We are holding our C# SDR meetings this week in Redmond with some of our best customers who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. The discussion is great and the feedback we're getting will help us build better products that help solve real-world...
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    Webby Awards announced

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    The 2003 Webby Awards were announced recently.  Let's recap my picks for Reader's Choice: Technical Achievement - I said Google, Winner: Google Services - NetFlix , Winner eBay Film - Metacritic , Winner: RottenTomatoes Net...
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    Meeting with EricR

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    After two months on the job, today I had my first meeting with our Senior Vice President (and blogger ) Eric Rudder [Note: Chris Sells also blogged about his first Eric Rudder meeting] . We reviewed what the developer experience will be with...
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    Halo, H4x0rs, and the life of a Blogosphere story

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    Semi-random stream of consciousness... Halo EricGu turned me onto Red vs. Blue while we were at the speaker lounge at TechEd and I started having uncontrollable fits of laughter in what was a quiet room.  They're making 22 episodes...
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    PSA - VS.NET 2003 Posters are available for download

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    The Visual Studio.NET 2003 posters that ship with the packaged product are now available for download as PDF documents.  Now all you need is a color plotter :)
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    TechEd Monday - Thursday

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    Confessional: Please forgive me, it's been about a week since my last blog, but I haven't had any free time. Dallas was exhausting, but all the locals were great and really made the trip worth it. I met so many great people in such a short amount...
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    TechEd Recap - Sunday

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    After 3 hours of sleep (re - broken demos) I woke up to hit the Convention Center in Dallas.  I finally met Juval in person while checking in at registration, and I think there are about 5 cardboard cutouts of Juval around all of TechEd. ...
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