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  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Copy-Modify-Merge for VSS

    Rich explains how to allow multiple checkouts on a per project basis in Visual SourceSafe. When you set Multiple_Checkouts to Yes in your SRCSAFE.INI or SS.INI file, you enable the Copy-Modify-Merge collaboration model that is often associated with CVS...
  • Bill O'Brien's WebLog

    Finally - Bill gets blogging

    I'm an Architect Evangelist in Dublin. I'm planning on using my blog to talk about the interesting things I get to see as part of my job with an architectural theme. I'm regularly asked for advice on some area of technology or system design. I typically...
  • Mark M's WebLog

    You REALLY Think You're So Smart?

    Assuming you equate smarts with IQ, Green's comment castigating me for insinuating that successfully reading my last post out loud has a positive correlation to intelligence is apropos. As penitence for my transgression a couple of links to REALLY...
  • Chris Pratley's Office Labs and OneNote Blog

    Word Myths and Feedback

    Well, that was a lot of feedback. I was actually pleased to see so much of it articulate and thoughtful. And of course no problem at all if people want to disagree with me. I just ask that you keep things factual and respectful. It was interesting...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Where Was I For 3 Months?

    Two people have asked me why I wasn't posting for the last three months. A lot of it was FY05 planning. Or, in other words, in meetings. Plus I went on a round-the-world trip to visit customers -- Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kassel (Germany), Paris...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Ed's Famous

    I always love to see folks on my team quoted in the press. Recently, Ed worked with CNet to explain XAML vs. XUL.
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Brown Sugar or Muscavado Sugar

    Last weekend, I made some chocolate-topped toffee bars. It was late at night. I'd had a glass or two of wine. I wanted toffee bars. I was out of dark brown sugar. I did have some Muscavado sugar. I substituted. I'd put this in the category of “interesting...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Chris's Tables

    A while ago, I was chatting with Chris Anderson . He came into my office and noticed an oak table in my office. He immediately picked it up and turned it over, then asked, “Did you build this yourself?” Now, I can't say that table was a work...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Star Wars day is coming... and interesting Survey on CodeProject...

    Star Wars day is coming... more on this next week, also WinHEC is running in Seattle next week - hopefully see you there... I'm signed up to CodeProject who recently passed the 1 Million signed up users...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Seamless Shelves

    My wife has an art studio downtown and she wanted some shelves. She wanted them to appear just to hang off the wall, to be very, very long, and to support about 40 pounds per lineal foot. Of course, the first thing I had to do was to buy a new table saw...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Let's talk about Word, per Chris Pratley

    These are some great articles, written by Chris Pratley, a group program manager at Microsoft, ( Blog , Bio ) about the history of MS Word. These articles are too good for me to pass up. Very interesting history and perspective. Let’s...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Don't Harsh My Mellow

    I picked my wife up from the hospital yesterday after some work on some ruptured disks in her neck. Evidently, they gave her a sedative. Nearly her first words to me were, “Goooood drugs.” It reminded me of this cartoon I saw on bbspot.
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