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    Snow in Redmond

    We woke up to snow on the ground this morning. I usually have to throw on a bunch of clothes to go out and take pictures when this happens. Today, I stayed inside and shot these pictures through the living room window. They turned out pretty well. :)
  • Ian's Software for Mere Mortals

    A small problem in DotNetFile Adapter in BizTalk SDK

    There is a small problem in DotNetFile Adapter in BizTalk Server 2004 SDK. You could find it when you change any receive handler property of the adapter by BizTalk Administration tool. After the modification of the value, you would encounter an error...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    CES - The lengths some people will go to to win a prize...

    There were some give aways on the Micrsoft booth, these included SPOT watches and a Portable Media Center (PMC), all you needed to “win” was wear “SPOT Me” badges (for the SPOT watch) or “Windows Mobile” sticker –...
  • Bit-cycling

    UI is hard

    It's always nice to see someone who understands. Via Scoble , I read this post by Damien Katz about re-writing the Formula Engine in Lotus Notes. A fascinating story, but the part that made me smile was this: UI stuff is hard, but not many people actually...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Silicon Valley in a box

    What Mini-Microsoft doesn't seem to get is that Microsoft is in an industry driven by growth and innovation. Yes, we have our share of Black Hole projects that sop up resources and never ship. But in the outside world there are whole companies like that...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Off topic?

    My last post is not intended to be typical of this blog. I pride myself on technical knowledge and programming skill, not business acumen, but I have worked at a bunch of different companies and am interested in the industry. Recently I've been working...
  • Tales from the Smart Client


    Mini-Microsoft is always an interesting read, for the pure uniqueness of its iconoclasm, and the odd thrill of wondering who might be the author. So it is with some reluctance that I have come to realize: Mini-Microsoft is just plain wrong. Yes, Microsoft...
  • Josh Lee's Financial Services Blog

    Financial Management and Workflow

    Well, my first blog of the new year. I'll tell you something, the holiday season brings with it so much family time and other frenzied activity that I have been remiss in posting. But that will change as the new year brings some exciting developments...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Thoughts from CES.

    Day three of CES turned out to be somewhat quieter than the first two days, I talked to a number of attendees this morning about what they had seen at the event that was especially interesting – most noted that there wasn’t any obvious innovation...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Microsoft wikis just keep multiplying...

    When Channel 9 started last spring I had the slightly crazy idea of getting direct feedback about Microsoft products by letting anyone add their gripes, workarounds, and wishlists to its wiki pages. The first big hit was the Internet Explorer feedback...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Managing Yourself

    This month’s (Jan 2005) edition of the Harvard Business Review is all about how to either get yourself through the day at the office, work your way up the corporate ladder, and other articles that make for a pretty good read for those of us working in...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    My Digital Cockpit Panel

    Ok... Everybody's interested in what I am doing for my airplane. As a lot of you know (or might have heard ) I am doing some interesting stuff for my RV8A Cockpit. Yep... I'm going to be running Windows in my plane. A lot of people are going to immediatly...
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