January, 2006

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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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    Patterns and Practices Summit!

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    Nils van Boxsel (MS Architect Evangelist, Canberra) sent me a reminder that the Patterns and Practices Summit is on during February in Sydney, and that registrations are open now. This looks like a good summit, with the keynote being delivered by Richard...
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    Code Camp and Blog Dung!

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    Code Camp is happening this year again in Wagga Wagga , and as part of the road trip spirit, me and some of the team have scored ourselves some outstanding accommodation: http://www.macleaystreetapartments.com/naveena.htm But Chuck wanted to...
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    Breaker Breaker...this is Party Pooper!

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    Yil brought home a Family Guy special episode the other night, and I couldn't but help watch my favorite Stewie sections for like the 50th time tonight, and I picked up on this funny scene when Stewie and Brian are about to take Quagmires Winnebago to...
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    Brian K on XNA!

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    Great post from Brian on his new role with the XNA team, and just what the hell is XNA. I’m buzzed, because as I look at Microsoft’s role in the development tools space, it’s getting really cohesive. Not long ago, we developed and...
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    Security Interchange!

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    The Australian Security Interchange kicks off in February, but Chucky has opened the gates early, and is taking registrations now! Check out the link to his blog to find out more, and make sure you get along, as we have some of our best security experts...
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    Dev'garten Launch in Melbourne!

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    Hi ya’ll, please join me at the CITC in Melbourne on the 30th of January for the launch of the Dev’garten. http://msevents-as.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=120466605&Culture=en-AU I’ll have some goodies to giveaway, and will...
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    What's better than being an MVP?..Part II!

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    So the response over my post about my views on the MVP programme have raised some great debate, which I think, has been long overdue. But rather than just leave it “unresolved”, I felt I needed to follow up on my original post . My feeling...
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    Tim and I work on our flow!

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    Tim Wragg (Sharepoint hellcat and secret WWF fetishist) and I will be performing this Tuesday the 24th at the VDNUG meeting. I’ll be playing the castanets, Tim will be singing and on lead triangle. We decided instead of doing the usual presentation on...
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    What's better than being an MVP?.. An MVP Nominator!

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    I received a really nice surprise this morning in my pigeon hole, a certificate of recognition for nominating MVP’s! Now, I was an MVP (as I always tell people, it was only for a couple of days, but they were special) so I know how important the...
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    My heritage is looking pretty sketchy!

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    On the back of Franky ’s post , I thought I must find the answer to my roots at MyHeritage.com ! Jeez, I should have known better! At 56%, it’s me and Double ‘ya: And then at 50%, it’s Mr. Kung Fu himself: Yikes...
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    Treat your mother right!

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    My bro’ just pointed me to this for all those mothers out there: http://www.starterupsteve.com/video/MrTMothersDay.html Mr. T’s love is smoother than buttermilk! Go T! I love the last frame of the clip, “Be somebody”...
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    Dev'garten and Hosted Team Foundation Server!

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    Over the past few months, I’ve been working with a local Microsoft Gold Partner called WDG , on plans for a new hosted service around Team Foundation Server ! In addition to this, I’ve been working with Intel and Shuttle on the Dev’garten...
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    Something to Drools over!

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    My good friend and Java froth-mouth, George Papas, shot me a link to a new Java framework yesterday called Drools. Drools , and it’s .NET red-headed cousin, Drools.Net , are a rules engine built upon the Rete algorithm developed by Dr. Charles L. Forgy...
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