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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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    Eric's CounterPunch!

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    Eric Lee , Program Manager and Senior Product Manager for Visual Studio Team System is leaving Microsoft to pursue opportunities in the consulting realm through his own company, CounterPunch Software . I've had the pleasure of spending time with Eric...
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    MrDotBoto [Day 6.11.2006] - Chassis Swap Over!

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    It was a trying day for me on Thursday , after completely assembling MDB (I can't be stuffed typing MrDotBoto anymore) only to find that there was no way to turn him! Why? Because I was suffering a problem known as maneuver drag! WTF is that? If you have...
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    MrDotBoto [Day 2.11.2006] - Build Complete!

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    I've been quiet the last few weeks getting a few urgent things out the way, one of which was getting MrDotBoto complete from a build point of view... Well, I'm pleased to report that MrDotBoto had its first run today! Now, there are a few things to note...
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    Chem'zilla! I Don't Have The Flu!!

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    I'm genetically impaired like most people on the earth, and suffer chronic hayfever. In fact, around this time of the year, I start to sound like the love child of Mr Snuffleupagus and Mushmouth ! So this morning, I decided to drop by my local pharmacy...
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    MrDotBoto [Day 17.10.2006] - When you get the power! Then you get the Bots!

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    OK, it's been a bit quiet on the boto front, but today I checked off yet another item on my list...power! To power your bot, you're going to need something relatively light, solid voltage (between 7-9 volts) and with a decent capacity (3000-5000 mah)...
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    Does this Podcast Make Me Sound Fat?

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    PHAT baby! Last week I was fortunate enough to chat with Nick for his weekly podcast, The Microsoft Developers Show , where he gave me the chance to espouse my beliefs on a range of topics . It was great fun, and the only thing that kind of freaked me...
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    DailyDevelopers...1 Week Old!

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    OK, so DailyDevelopers has been moving along nicely for it's first week (well, it's actually a few days + a week), so I wanted to put some stats down to track the growth of the little fella ;) Total Pages: 9 Last Update: Wednesday, 11 October...
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    Tiny Dancer!!!

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    LOL, had to post this one as it had me in tears... Update: More "Little Superstar"... http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=little+superstar
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    Shame Australian Idol! Shame!

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    Now, firstly let me say to those reading this post...focus on the point, not the fact that I watch Australian Idol !!! Focus!!! So I'm not sure how many people suffer the painful affliction that Yil and I do, but we are glued to watching Australian Idol...
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    Mr.T, ... Business Consultant!

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    Franky sent me a link to Mr. T's new reality show, I Pity the Fool, knowing I'm a huge T fan (Pete from DiData even sent me a Mr.T In Your Pocket the other day!!). So I'm sitting at my desk at 11am Monday morning, watching Mr. T, while people walk by...
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    Franky and the 'Fro!

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    Check out Franky in all his wonder... This was taken from a video clip that aired as part of the show, Cybershack , from interviews done by Fuzz at the Tech.Ed party in August 2006! And Franky is even wearing his Dev'Garten t-shirt! Good work Franky....
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    Daily Developers is getting Screwed...!

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    Well, ScrewTurn 'd! As is the life of this little project, just when I think it's going to tank, the cosmic universe sends forth a sign (well, that's what Yil reckons it is, after I picked Mutto as being the next to leave Aus Idol by simply closing...
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    Brad's Bloggin'! And not being stingy too ;)

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    Brad dropped me a line to let me know about his new blog, and to remind me of my very first post ! As I always say, if your post has an impact on only one person, then it was a post worth writing! So to all those sitting on the sidelines, get amongst...
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    Commercialunity! Gotta Keep them Separated!

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    I'm a blogger of habit, and tend to post on things that are topical for me at a point in time, and one thing that has popped up recently has been the curious compulsion for people to mix commercial and community activities into the one blob. Now, there...
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    Damo Rocks Da' 'Rat!

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    I've been flat out hanging with Coatesy today, that I haven't had a chance to blog about my adventure on Thursday with Damo in Ballarat! Well, my adventure started out at Southern Cross Station , where I boarded the VLine train to Ballarat . Now, I've...
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    Frank Records A Blog! What tha?

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    I received my Global Corporate Challenge e-Newsletter today, and had a bit of a look through, when low and behold...there's Franky ! And what's more, he had "recorded a blog" about his day with his pedometer. Now, I wish to draw your attention to some...
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    Debugging your Consultants!

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    I caught up with Daz and Mitch yesterday for a quick coffee and chin wag while both Readifians were illin' in Melbourne, and we got onto the topic of training and getting the best out of people. We started chatting about the concept of chunking ( we all...
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    Office Development Lifecycle!

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    I'm listening to the latest installment of the Microsoft Developer Show on TPN , and this week Nick spoke with Coatesy and Paul Stubbs about developing applications that integrate with Office. What's really interesting about the conversation the guys...
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    MrDotBoto [Day 25.09.2006] - Big Wheels Keep On Turning!

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    I arrived into the office today to find a pleasant surprise! My motors and wheels for MrDotBoto had arrived! Now this was not only a welcome distraction from having to do my expenses, but also a big part of the project, which is getting MrDotBoto mobile...
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    Moi, Robot!

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    I had the pleasure of presenting my first public session on Robotics to the very switched on class at UWA (thanks for the hookup Sarah ). Now, it's pretty much based on my own personal experience, so while it may not be a great reference or citation in...
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    The SaaS Bus! Get on Board! Stopping All Cash Pots!

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    First time I saw a presentation on SaaS (or to the uninitiated, Software As A Service) I thought, this sounds really familiar. In fact, it wasn't until I saw a few different SaaS presentations (like Nigel Watson's unreal TechEd SaaS presentation) that...
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    Better Code through Chunking!

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    I'm on a plane en route to Perth, and have just finished reading an article in Scientific American called "The Expert Mind". Essentially it discusses a theory employed by chess masters called Chunking, where instead of seeing a board as being made up...
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    I Already Know the Problems! Where's the Solutions!?

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    I got an email later today from Franky , telling me that the Microsoft Developer Show was back on TPN , and that their re-entry show was titled, User Groups R Us! . Now lately I've been working with a couple of new public technical communities , and some...
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    TechEd Nxt...It's the Hive!

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    I've been thinking about next years TechEd, and I've had an idea rattling around about how I would love to see TechEd Nxt look! So my idea starts with a slightly different taxonomy than the standard "track" system. It actually involves a more comprehensive...
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    OzTFS.com! Go Grant!

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    I'm up a little past my bedtime, working on my Technorati Ego App (uses the Technorati web API to grab a bunch of stats on peoples blogs I rate my own against, and stack ranks them to see where I sit). Anyhoo, I got this email from Grant pointing me to...
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