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  • The Galactic Patrol

    I am a HiFi philistine

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    I will be the first to admit that I have one of the least discriminating musical ears in existence.  Really; CD, radio, TV, MP3 – they all sound pretty much the same to me.  You can probably tell that I don’t buy the expensive...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    What else is going on in Iraq?

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    It seems like all I ever hear about Iraq these days is new attacks, new people killed.  It is all negative news.  I’m interested in that, but I’m also interested in the positive, rebuilding, actions taking place in the country...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    Los Alamos whistle-blower gets $$$

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    I’m actually really happy to read about this .  I’d read an earlier article that described how this guy was sent to Los Alamos, and his * job * was to look for problems and misconduct – and when he found and reported it, they...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    We've built a five-year-old! Now, about the potty-training...

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    I read an article on Gizmodo recently, how some Japanese researchers want their government to fund a long-term program to develop a robot with the capabilities of a five-year-old. Now, as a techophile, I’m all for this.  I completely...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    ASML - a modeling tool for testing

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     John Tobler talks a bit about Abstract State Machine Language (ASML) on his blog.  This is actually a really cool technology – one my test team has been looking at for a little while now, and one that I personally have been struggling to...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Learn something new every night

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    OK, I should have looked, but I didn't. I happened to click on the Options tab up there ^ for the first time with the new UI. Wow. Did you see 'keywords'? It auto-magically replaces text in your postings with some text and/or an URL. Cool, now I'll...
  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    PDC forced me to do this

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    PDC forced me to do this...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    Bumbershoot and Don Box

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    Yesterday I was able to party at bumbershoot - an amazing Seattle experience I must say.  Wilco and REM headlined that evening and both put on amazing shows.  If you have not heard Wilco before, you should definitely check them out. ...
  • Robert A. Wlodarczyk's Blog (MSFT)

    A view from the [dark] side...

    Scoble points out a recent interview with Jonathan Swartz of Sun Microsystems. It's interesting to see how the other side sees Microsoft and Microsoft technologies. Especially coming from a company that is losing out more severely to Linux than is Microsoft...
  • Brad Abrams

    API Review Process and Enums

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    One of my many jobs is to ensure the platform managed APIs grow in a seamless and consistent way. In many ways we are victims of our own success. We have TONS of folks new to managed code (and OO design) building new APIs for the platform (the .NET...
  • Brad Abrams

    Do group blogs work?

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    We have several successful bloggers out of the CLR team… Alan Shi Adam Nathan Brad Abrams Chris Brumme Greg Fee Ivan Medvedev Suzanne Cook We are now starting to think about the next level of the team blogging. Many folks on the CLR team have...
  • Brad Abrams

    Why we don't have unsigned types in the CLS

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    One of the highlights of my career here at Microsoft was working on version 1 of the CLS – Common Language Specification . It started as just one meeting between a few of the compiler and framework folks to list off the framework design features that...
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