Hirlpoo West

Notes (technical and not so technical) from the Microsoft Field.

July, 2006

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    Cal Roach Signs on

    Cal Roach knows a ton about all kinds of music. Along with his girlfriend, Jennifer, they have exposed me to tons of great music over the past year or so - either by outright saying, "Here, check this out!" or slipping me a copy of the latest International...
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    The Evolution of Dance

    This is quite funny
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    Vintage Replacements Video

    By way of Kevin Cole's email list, there is some awesome footage of the Replacements playing at the First Avenue's 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis: As a regular listener to my show you know I’m a big Replacements fan. I was doing some Replacements...
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    Cool Notepad Trick

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    This neat trick came across on an internal alias. I hadn't seen this before, but I'm guessing it isn't new. Pretty handy for notetaking (if you're a plain text sort of guy/gal). Open a blank Notepad file Write .LOG (in uppercase) in the first...
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    Sweet looking car

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    I realized I'd left my phone in my car, so I took a quick jaunt out there to go grab it, and this was parked in the lot (no its not mine): I'd only seen one of these on some high concept Ford commercial (as in, "look we have wicked looking cars...
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    Meeting the legend

    I'm traveling to Redmond next week with a customer for a briefing. One of the evenings we are scheduled to have dinner with the legend, Robert Scoble himself. Even with all the hatin' he's been getting in the Mini comments lately (which I agree, have...
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