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  • Blog Post: Check surroundings for safety

    And now for something completely different…  My wife took this picture recently, and every time I see it I can’t decide whether I want to laugh or run away screaming “NOT SAFE!  NOT SAFE!” I’ll leave figuring out the context of the picture as an exercise for the reader. - Danny
  • Blog Post: Lots of EF Fun at TechEd Next Week

    I’m off to TechEd North America in LA next week where I’ll be presenting a 400-level session titled “Applied Entity Framework”.  The session will mostly be focused on helping folks be more successful using EF3.5sp1 but also with some info about features coming in EF4 and how to prepare for them...
  • Blog Post: The Sights and Colors of Summer in Seattle

    We had some family come in from out of state for a visit this week, so we decided to see how much of the sights in and around the Seattle area we could cram into a few days. My wife, her mom and her cousin together took over 1100 pictures in 3 days as we visited some pretty amazing places. As I was consolidating...
  • Blog Post: Software Development Meme

    Julie Lerman called me out to participate in this set of questions about how folks got started programming, and it is fun to hear about those kinds of things. So here are my answers and at the bottom a few more people I’ll add to the process. How old were you when you first started programming? I...
  • Blog Post: I'll be at DevConnections in Orlando in a couple of weeks

    I had so much fun talking with folks at DevConnections in Las Vegas last fall that I really wanted to attend a conference again this spring so I could share more about what we're doing with the Entity Framework and meet more great people who are interested in or even using the EF or LINQ to SQL. As it...
  • Blog Post: When deserialize(serialize(x)) != x

    So here’s another random little piece of information that might help someone else out (or me 6 months from now)… As I’ve been rumbling about, lately I’ve been playing quite a bit with webservices and serialization—especially DataContract serialization—and in one of my recent projects I was really fighting...
  • Blog Post: December 1 and Winter Has Arrived in Redmond

    While there are places nearby that do get a lot of snow, normally weather is pretty mild around here. This year, though, December brought with it snow for real (not to mention power outages and other adventures)... Of course now that the power outages have past so that I can actually get this post...
  • Blog Post: Off to Dev Connections in the morning

    In case any of you are attending Dev Connections in Las Vegas this week, I'm planning on being there and would love to meet with you. Since I signed up too late to do an actual session, the powers that be have been kind enough to give me lots of time manning the Data Programmability booth. I was able...
  • Blog Post: See you at DevConnections in Las Vegas

    I just got through signing up to attend DevConnections in Las Vegas in early November. Because of some things going on in my family situation, I normally do almost everything I can to avoid travel, but I've really been wanting the opportunity to get to meet with more of the folks who are working with...
  • Blog Post: 10 Years at the "Evil Empire", Still Hotfooting Nitrous

    Today marks my 10 th anniversary at Microsoft, and it has been a crazy but exciting time that I wouldn’t trade for any job in the world. I’ll not bore you with a retrospective of all the projects I’ve worked on (how did I end up working on so many different things anyway?), but one of the most important...
  • Blog Post: Rich vs. Reach

    In spite of my enthusiastic passion for the Internet and my history (before coming to Microsoft I worked on “Campus Wide Information Systems” at Idaho State University during the birth of the web, then I ran the second ISP ever in Idaho, etc.), I’ve always been a huge fan of rich clients. Web applications...
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