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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands

May, 2003

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    So I'm here, now what?

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    I thought I had better write my first TechEd related post, now that I've joined techedbloggers.net, and especially since I've arrived in Dallas. Nothing much to report except a minor complaint; the Hyatt Regency doesn't have high-speed Internet......
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    MSDN Security Developer Center is up!

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    Yet another Developer Center has been launched, this one is all about Security and is being run by one of my colleagues; Brian Johnson... check it out at http://msdn.microsoft.com/security Welcome to the Security Developer Center As a leader in...
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    .NET Show and VBTV are on the MSDN DVDs!

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    This might be common knowledge, but when Darren was in town he mentioned that downloading our multi-media presentations like VBTV and the .NET Show was too expensive from Australia due to the price of bandwidth... I had hoped to burn some to disc while...
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    Response to low MSDN pricing

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    DonXML was discussing the various prices he has seen on the web for MSDN subscriptions , and being from MSDN I was a little curious. I asked around, and it turns out we have a canned response to this question that you might find helpful (or not). The...
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    Creating a new account on blogger.com

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    In an earlier post , I mentioned wanting to create a blog for my wife... and based on a variety of great feedback through email and comments I decided to create an account on blogger.com , but I can't get it to work! I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong...
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    High-Powered MSFT Blog!

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    I thought it was shocking enough when my grand-boss started blogging, but now the Senior Vice President of Microsoft's Developer Platform and Evangelism Group, Eric Rudder has a blog... I've already learned that he codes at night and I'm sure there will...
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    Wow, leave Kent in front of his computer for a few hours...

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    and look at the stuff he produces . Pretty cool, although I'm still planning to add the GUID and other attributes to the source doc... otherwise we will be creating new GUIDs on every trip (is that a big deal? it isn't like we are going to run out of...
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    Nice plug from Sean Alexander...

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    Sean mentions my last article, which was all about the new WMP 9 "blogging" plug-in. To answer the question asked in his comments , yes... grabbing the dll and regsvr32'ing it will allow it to work on Windows Server 2003... or even on Longhorn if you...
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    Need blogging solution for spouse

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    My wife read my blog for the first time yesterday, and she has decided that she wants to try it for herself... but where to blog? dotnetweblogs is great, but this isn't going to be a tech-focused blog (is there a mommyblogs.com?). I have my own site,...
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    Six Stitches

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    That was what my 2-yr old son received last night... ouch. We were at a birthday party for a friend of ours and there were lots of kids running around... oops, Connor fell and slammed his forehead right into the corner of a wall. Cut right to the bone...
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    Interest Trivia about Duncan...

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    My wife just did a count, and my upcoming move into a house will be my 15th or 16th move between residences (although some of those were within the same city). Hmm... I'm averaging less than 2 yrs per location... I suspect this next move will be for quite...
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    Words I didn't know existed...

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    After going to the movie this morning (movies in the morning just aren't natural, by the way) with Kent , I was reading some reviews of Matrix 2 (follow the link at your own risk... they are full of spoilers...) and I came upon a word that had me visiting...
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    Releasing binaries for my samples

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    Since starting my column , I've received quite a few requests for "just the install" from people who read the article, liked the app I built, but don't have any interest in the code... they just want to run the app! I never really considered that possibility...
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    Sure it is about Zip Compression, but it is also about a whole lot more...

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    This recent MSDN magazine article is pretty cool. Although the title suggests it is all about Zip Compression, the real power of this article is that it points out that the J# libraries are available from any .NET language , providing your C#/VB.NET apps...
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    Pre-Mother's Day Sneaking Around

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    Ok, so the Oprah tickets didn't pan out... but I'm hoping some flowers and breakfast will see me through! [Listening to: Flashback [Instrumental] - Jan Hammer - Miami Vice (03:20)]
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    Word Automation from C# vs. VB.NET

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    I recently received a question about doing some Word automation using .NET, and I saw an interesting little difference between the C# and VB.NET calling into the Interop Assembly for certain properties/methods... If I take VBA or VB6 code that works,...
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    Very confusing discussions...

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    Some folks have been discussing the idea of paying for technical work ... well, they are actually talking about paying for technical work done over email... but what is the difference? I need some work done, whether that is easy or hard for the person...
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    Idiocy in the name of love...

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    At the end of May, Oprah is coming to Seattle to do an all day workshop... and I really wanted to get my wife (and a friend) tickets. Well, when the day of ordering came I was swamped and it totally slipped my mind until the evening... at which point...
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    MSDN TV

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    I'm signed up to do two spots on MSDN TV on Monday... thoughts on topics you'd like to hear me talk about?
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    Wil discusses the emotions invoked by being a father… and he mentions tea!

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    A recent post by Wil Wheaton manages to show his flair for descriptive writing, his complete geekness (surrender to it folks, it is the only way), and the joy a father feels when he is admired by his step son. And it does all of this while including tea...
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    My Column Is Up!

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    My new column ( Want to know what I am listening to ) is up on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dncodefun/html/code4fun04252003.asp I cover different ways to use the new WMP Blogging Plug-In from your .NET code (and VB6 actually!)...
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    Leaving Las Vegas

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    Tomorrow is my last day here in Vegas, the N+I conference is wrapping up and I'm going to be heading home to Redmond. Overall it was an interesting experience, I've never attended a non-developer focused conference before and it was quite a different...
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