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  • Man vs Code

    Seattle Tea Party

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    This is not a joke.  
  • Santomania

    Gadget Time [OT]

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    Over the weekend I found myself at the J&R in Manhattan, so indulged myself with some new gadgets. The first was a Sony DVD burner. I have had my eye on these suckers for a while, and at 200$ they are starting to settle in a sweet price-performance...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    The Portrait of the Mastermind (INTJ)

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    Here is an interesting personality assessment test; the Myers-Briggs personality assessment, very popular in some circles.  I don’t know how useful it really is, but I do find that it describes my personality fairly well, and it is quick...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    The coolest jacket in the whole world

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    I forgot to post the item that prompted my last post on containers – it is this jacket I recently read about at the Wired web site .  It has 30 pockets.  It has 2312.75 sqare inches of pocket space.  It has useful wiring conduits...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    an odd fascination with... containers

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    “Hello, my name is Bruce Williams, and is has been six days since I last bought a container…”  Does anyone else ever get that feeling?  I don’t know what it is, but I just love those container stores.  Plastic...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    I work on "Indigo"

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    I noticed at this link that folks are starting to hear (and speculate) about Indigo.  That’s cool to see, because that’s my team!  I know, I shouldn’t tease, because I’m not allowed to talk about it yet – but still, it is just cool to start...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    All roads lead to Fry's

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    A Fry’s electronics store opened recently near here – I’ve seen a number of folks mention it on their blogs.  Apparently Fry’s is quite an institution down in CA, so I had to go and see what all the fuss is about. ...
  • The Old New Thing

    It's a lot easier to write a column if you don't care about accuracy

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    Beware of rumor season....
  • The Old New Thing

    An insight into the Windows 95 startup sound

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    So who wrote all the music that came with Windows 95?...
  • Santomania

    Never trust GetEntryAssembly

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    One quick tip- I was using Assembly.GetEntryAssembly().FullName in my logging infrastructure to get the name of the application assembly. It turns out that the call throws an exception when called in any appdomain other than the default - GetEntyAssembly...
  • Santomania

    EIF - continued

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    Given the interest in my previous EIF post, I will definitely be posting an article and a code library. The bad news is that the ETA is roughly two weeks - I have a bad case of  “Real Work ©“ to get through first :)
  • The Galactic Patrol

    Rewriting Microsoft web services

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    Mark Pilgrim converts the new MS.COM web service into a REST format ; it is certainly more compact!  My team works mostly with SOAP, so I have a lot of intellectual investment in that approach; it is interesting and challenging to see other ways...
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