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  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Two weeks off during Christmas

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    I mentioned earlier that Sun has a policy of compulsory vacations. Turns out Amgen has something similar - the whole company takes time off during Christmas. I'm told that being a bio tech company that competes aggressively with Genentech, they try to...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Japanese Visa - third degree price discrimination

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    Usually whenever I travel abroad I need to get a visa and often friends / colleagues from other countries don't need one. I remember once even not being able to make a trip since I was transiting through Canada and didn't have a Canadian visa When...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    Code Query Language

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    Patrick Smacchia just released an alpha of an interesting application (NDepend) that can be used to analyze manage code binaries. It’s similar to FxCop . One really nice difference is that you can extend the tool using scripts written in CQL (code query...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Traffic Congestion - a taxing solution

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    Gary Becker, Nobel Prize winning economist has suggested a tax levied differently based on time of day. Read more in his blog post - http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/archives/2006/02/the_solution_to.html There are positive incentives like we have...
  • benwu's WebLog

    Managed Spy -- A new way to look at Windows Forms applications

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    I just wrote an article for msdn magazine, " Managed Spy : Deliver The Power Of Spy++ To Windows Forms With Our New Tool " This tool is a combination of an application (exe) and library (dll). The application gives you a spy++ view of all managed processes...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Land of the rising Sun

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    Next week I head off to Japan for a couple of days to run a Marketing pilot. I'm pretty excited - it's my first trip to Japan and after having read and heard so much about it am keen to see what it really is like. Just checked the weather - it's equally...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    More names

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    So I was thinking about naming a bit more and thought about the clever naming schema developed by Motorola in which they knock off a vowel but the word retains its meaning eg Rokr, Razr, Pebl. Clever because it catches the eye, is distinctive, can...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Jack of all, master of none

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    I was at this interesting training program a couple of weeks ago called 'Developing Value Propositions for New Offerings' when Professor Dipak Jain, Dean of Kellogg said something quite insightful. He said that the reason that 2 in 1's or different...
  • Life as a Developer

    Impromptu presentation

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    Hmmm, looks like a post disappeared earlier this month. Sorry! This week I've worked on the search page for the tool, which went pretty fast, as well as a lot of cleanup (such detection and resolution suggestions if ActiveX controls are not loaded...
  • Dave Massy's Blog

    Going to Mix06

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    It looks like I will be at Mix06 in Las Vegas at the end of March. www.mix06.com I'll be helping out in the IE7 compatibility lab where you can work with members of the IE team to ensure compatibility with the new version of IE. This should be a fun...
  • XPS Team Blog - XML Paper Specification and the Open Packaging Conventions

    XPS Digital Signature Policy - 0.85 Change

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    We've heard feedback that the XPS Digital Signature Policy is unnessarily vague. We've made changes to this policy to be very clear about what must or may be signed. Feedback , as always, is welcome. Change is as follows: An XPS Document MUST be...
  • jfo's coding

    Ben talks about writing Managed Spy++

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    Ben has written a great article for the April issue of MSDN magazine. You can see it online here . Basically the idea was to write a tool that would allow you to inspect properties and events while your form is running. This tool can be quite handy for...
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