April, 2006

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About David L's Blog

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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    How to use scrimages to migrate your apps!

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    No, seriously. Well, look at it from this point of view; companies go out and hire a really hot developer, they put them to work, and they are expected to perform at the highest level. Only, they never train them. And I don’t mean that once a year...
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    Towelie is working at Microsoft!

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    Was waiting at Dimension Data’s reception in Sydney yesterday (btw, their offices are some of the coolest I’ve come across; it’s this awesome old warehouse that’s been retrofitted with new bits) and I saw this in their Vendor trophy...
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    Pedals and Pizza! The devils goad!

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    I’ve been a bit allusive these past few days, and although I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been busy, the truth is far more sad… The weekend just passed saw me get myself into some mischief, that resulted in a sore...
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    Commercial versus Open Source Software! Cheese and Chives!

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    I’ve been preparing these past few weeks for my Sun Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform exam ; and something occurred to me, but before I get into that, a little background. When I was about 17 years young, I went to a family party, and...
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    Inside Frankie's Den o' Fun!

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    I’m in Sydney for a few days, and apart from some catch-up meetings and 11pm coding sessions (I’m going to do a quick post on my .NET threading adventures today too), I’m hanging out in Franky's office. Now, I’m not sure how many...
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    Blanket.NET and Spongy Interfaces!

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    Had lunch today with Joel P and Franky at the best Yum Cha restaurant this side of The Great Wall, and we got onto the topic of concurrent .NET. This opened up the discussion around an idea myself and Nigel Watson cooked up one day while talking pie,...
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    First Snow!

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    I rarely post anything of a personal nature on my blog (well, that couldn’t be loosely related somehow to work), but if you knew how much I’ve been hanging for this, you would forgive me. http://www.ski.com.au/scripts/admin/news/vnews...
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    l33t sP33k Franky!! iT 41n't s0 7rIckY!!

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    More Sydney foong shwee, and I have to ask, anyone received an email from our Boss lately? I did, and check out the sig: So, translated it reads, Fear my elite skills…but the coder in me couldn’t help but pick up some corrections…...
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    Clarry Sighted!

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    Frank sent me an email to let me know he had sighted Clarry . I always knew he would make it to the big office one day!
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    BizTalk for Developers Session tomorrow!

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    Hey ya’ll, I’m going to be holding a BizTalk 2006 for Developers session tomorrow at the CITC in Melbourne @ 12:30pm, the registration link is: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=120468372&Culture=en-AU ...
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    Performance Teams!

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    I was lucky enough to score an invite last Friday to the Melbourne Grand Prix , and part of the experience was getting a tour of the paddock area, and seeing inside of the BMW Sauber F1 racing team’s garage. It was a truly amazing experience, watching...
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    .NET Multi-threading Developer Clinic in Melbourne!

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    For those based in Melbourne, Australia, Earth, I’m running a 2–hour developer clinic at the Microsoft offices in South Yarra on the 28th of April from 9am to 11am on how to design and develop concurrent applications using .NET 2.0. The...
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    The What, When, How Long and Who I do stuff with!

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    I was thinking today that it would be great if I had a way to track how much time I spend on stuff. For me, most of the stuff I do is done on one of two of my devices, my PDA or my notebook. So then I got’s to thinking, what if there was a program...
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