July, 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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    Identity vs. Feature Value!

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    Something has been stewing in me for a while, and as my blog is my instrument of therapy, I feel the need to bleed. I’ve realised lately that I’m happy to start selecting products based on how closely they align with my identity versus...
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    It's beginning to look a lot like TechEd...!

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    Were into the last stretch for TechEd, and things are getting exciting. Today I made three critical manoeuvres towards my TechEd home straight. Numero A: My Out of the Office note, a TechEd Haiku: Numero 2: The white board after Kurt and I finished...
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    What's Mudhounding?

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    Geoffa has been doing it on TTB , at some point we all do it, but essentially the rules of Mudhounding are simple and easy to follow (not a complete list, just my $0.02 worth): Make sure you don’t give up the chop. It’s Mudhounding,...
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    Take a leather shield to your next meeting!

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    I came across this while reading through one of my text books today and thought, “I miss the good ole’ days”. Before “civilised rule”, if you had a grievance with someone, you had the right under common law to a Trial...
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    Internal Technical Communities! I[Tee][Cees]!

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    Do you code? Do you tinker? Do you work with other like minded geeks? Do you want to get involved with Technical Communities, but aren’t into User Groups? Do you want to look like this !? Well, I think I can help (well, except with the last point...
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    Frank does his best "Nortie"!

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    Check out Frank’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/frankarr/archive/2006/07/20/672281.aspx He’s doing a “Norty”!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Norton
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    Oh Stewie...you'll be the death of me!

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    From Tim , an absolute asset to anyones meeting arsenal: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/stewie-familyguy.html My personal favourite: “Oh blast you and your estregenical treachery!”
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    Team Foundation Server and Impact Modelling!

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    I had an idea last night while I was trying to convince my active brain that Big Brother was actually a new episode of Family Guy. It had to do with software change models and simulations, and it all kinda wrapped up as a set of TFS tools…wouldn’t...
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    What's your "dream" business card?

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    Nige (tardy blogger he is, claims to not have “enough” time…) and I were having a larf around how we would introduce ourselves at a party where no one knew who you really were. You know those functions (mainly work related), where everyone...
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    Meego, Yougo!

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    And the Meego fun don’t stop, not only was Timmah just schooling me on the emoticon integration of my Meego with Live Messenger , I also got creative with some of the team’s Meegos using Windows Movie Maker (which by the way is a very addictive and fun...
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    Team Foundation Server...it's more platform than product!

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    So ( there’s that word again! ) most of us are pretty convinced that Team Foundation Server is a pretty solid SDLC product, but I thought I would list some of the elements that appeals to non-devs. Integration: To me, integration has the ability...
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    OMG! Bill you're like animal!

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    G$ sent me this article about the DoS attack on the IT Screen Goddess calendar website, and I couldn’t help but look through the feedback , which had some really good points. One of them linked to a post on Monkey Methods (the post takes a while...
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    Enough of So!!!

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    OK, I can’t take it anymore, if someone starts their next sentence to me with, “So…”, I’m going to spontaneously combust! Who’s with me? Who has noticed the latest language fad of starting a response to someone's question...
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    Get some Torque, on your fork!

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    I caught up with Martin and Phil from ECU on Friday, and they gave me a quick demo of their new game built using the Torque Game Engine from GarageGames . This is very cool stuff, and what’s impressive is the engine and script support for developing...
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    Hi Breeze, the is the fish...!

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    Yil found this on ThatVideoSite on the weekend, and I just had to post it… Reason why this is sooo funny is that if you’ve ever dealt with any overseas call centre (or just dealt with anyone over a poor comms line) you’ll know that...
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    More MeeGo! I can't stop myself!

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    What can I say, it’s much fun. So, in response to Franky’s MeeGo , I have created my own Frank’eego. This in addition to Yil’s MeeGo, and my yet to be determined, Weird’go (could me MJ , could be Emo Dave?) There’s...
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    My Ears Are Burning! As Are My Pants!

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    Geoffa emailed me to let me know that I’m live on TechTalkBlogs ! http://techtalkblogs.com/blog/archive/2006/07/13/283.aspx Yeeha! Also, I saw on Berno’s blog about the Tech.Ed 2006 Meego’lator ! Unreal! Where’s you’re...
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    Sisters Are Doing IT for Themselves!

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    Following on from my post about the IT Screen Goddesses Calendar (thanks everyone for the PASSIONATE feedback), I received some great links from Bec that I thought I should post: WIT: Women in Technology, Queensland FITT: Females in Information...
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    Dev'Garten Phase 2!

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    Have you ever seen that latest piece of software or dev tool and thought, “I would love to run that up and play with it, but alas, I have no more beans for hardware.” Or, have you had that problem you needed to solve in the lab, but alas,...
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    Arigato Mr. Roboto!

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    Check this out! Microsoft Robotics Studio ! Great thing is, the runtime is written for CLR 2.0! Some other worthwhile links: The Robotics Team’s Blog The Robotics Runtime Getting Started Guide RoboticsConnection – ...
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    Letter to the Internet...Can you build me something?

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    Dear Internet, I have an idea for an app, and I’m hoping you can build it for me? Essentially, I’d like something that could crawl through all the comments on my blog (I’m sure Community Server must have some capability in the...
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    Web Dev and Royalty-Free Images!

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    Whenever I’m building a website for a demo or proof of concept, I like to use nice images, but certainly don’t have the budget to get custom photography or graphic work done. So my saviour is always royalty-free images. I’ve always used...
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    Bank Fraud Quality Slipping! What would Idris Yahaya Esq. say!?

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    Now, I’m a stickler for quality, I expect it from everyone and everything, so it really disappointed me when I received this today: I mean, c’mon people! You don’t even bother masking the dodgy URLs anymore! I used to really enjoy...
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    Why Team Foundation Server should have been SaaS'ier!

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    I read the first of a part series on SaaS this morning, called Architecture Strategies for Catching the Long Tail , and something occurred to me. Back in November, 2004 , I got stuck into Team Foundation Server (it was the November CTP). As I was using...
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    My idea for my mini-ITX board!

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    Don Kerr (our Embedded guru) sent me a mini-ITX board today, and I have an idea for it. I’m going to put it in my car, and attach it to a GPS reader, my web cam and an external microphone mounted in my car (I might try and get it working with...
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