September, 2005

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My name is David Lemphers, and I'm a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Azure team, based in Redmond, WA, United States. I'm originally from Australia, so make sure you drop me a line and say g'day mate!

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    I'm burning! And it's all Chucks fault!

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    I used to like Chuck , a lot! But now, I just downright hate the man (he’s not the only one, Coatesy , you’re on my list, and if my spidey sense serves me correctly, Dave G will be on my list too!) Check this out: http://blogs.msdn.com...
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    My CSS Stayleee!

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    Mario D (where’s your posts man!?) keeps prodding me to put up my Marvin3 CSS overrides. So here it is Maz, now leave me alone!! ;) ********************* CSS Overrides ************************* body { font-size : 9pt; font-family...
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    Way out west!

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    I’m very excited at the moment, as I’m off to Perth for a couple of days next week to catch-up with the developer community. It’s exciting for me because I reckon Western Australia has huge community potential, and I’m keen to...
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    Ole' Skool! The way it 'twas!

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    I found this awesome site tonight (between my previous rant and playing HL-2). http://thebox.free.fr/oldschool.html It’s got all these great audio and video tracks. My favorite, the GMF and Fab 5 Freddy clip with GMF scratching in the kitchen...
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    Community belongs to you! Not me!

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    So being the “new” guy on Frank’s team, I’ve been pretty lucky for the first 6 months of my Microsoft life, being able to bounce from pillar to post (not sure what that saying means, but I heard some dude use it today at the Sushi...
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    Dystopia Demo is now available for download!

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    The Dystopia team have announced the demo release of their eponymous (I just learned this new word :)) Half-life 2 mod. Surf over to their site , scroll down to the latest news, and download the demo client. Also, the team have put the call out...
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    Whoops! I really need to RTFM!

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    I’m a real gumby when it comes to software, I should so RTFM! I was adding a new category into my blog today, so I can capture people’s feedback on the sessions I give (I think it’s easier if people can just click the rating thingy...
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    The lady is a BUG!

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    Some time ago, I shared a room with Greg Low on a tropical island in Malaysia , and he shared with me the site known as Ladybug (among other things ;))! For those who don’t know what or who Ladybug is, it’s Microsoft’s public site...
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    Roll your own RSS Reader...WinPF style!

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    There is a very cool Screencast on C9 by Tim Sneath on “Data Binding in WinPF”. Tim shows you how to build your own RSS Reader in like 14 lines of code! http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=110378 Check check check it ooouuut...
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    Windows Presentation Foundation...arghhh, it rocks!

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    I’m cruising along with Windows Presentation Foundation (I’m calling it win-pee-ef, and no, it’s not in Wikipedia…yet!!) ahead of my demo this Thursday (here is the rego link BTW), and I’m realising, this stuff rocks! ...
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    Demo text...Lorem Ipsum!

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    LOL, check this site out: http://www.lipsum.com/ It’s got all that sample text you see at demos etc., turns out it’s dummy text used by the printing and typesetting industry since back in the day! Love it!
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    WinFS! Coolies!

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    I’m preparing for a demo in Melbourne of the latest public bits of Windows Presentation Foundation and WinFX, and I stumbled across the WinFS site. The site reckons the Beta 1 has been released to MSDN subscribers! Tre cool! As my machine is...
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    Tech.Ed Presentation is now up on Crunk Code!

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    I’ve just zipped up the code from my Tech.Ed presentation, and uploaded it to Crunk Code . This is purely “sandpit” code, DO NOT USE IT FOR PRODUCTION PURPOSES, or more importantly, DO NOT TRY TO HOLD ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF RESPONSIBLE...
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    Billy Jay Bob and Half-Life 2

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    Tech.Ed is over in Oz, and it’s back to BAU. So first things, I must introduce Billy Jay Bob, he is Clarry’s distant cousin from the wheat belt of Melbourne. He was actually found by Chris V , hiding out in his daughter’s toy box...
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    Want to code games? Visual C++ 2005 is the way to go!

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    I’ve been holding off coding games until now… http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/aug05/08-31ValveCPlusPlusPR.mspx Yeah, like it wasn’t my serious lack of C++ talent and basic mathematics and physics skills that may...
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