Franci Penov

Notes from the Microsoft campus

December, 2003

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    Airport security

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    My wife and I spent the holidays in L.A. Turns out after three years, the place we lived is exactly the same. It's like we left yesterday... Anyway, the post is not about this. It's about the airport security. You know, all the lines and the endless...
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    Rory's visit to MS

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    Rory 's account of his visit to MS campus : Immediately upon my arrival, I was stripped naked, cavity-searched, and interrogated. My blood was replaced with a synthetic compound that would blow me sky-high if I attempted to leave the premises without...
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    Visualizing blogs

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    Ever wondered what a blog looks like? Steve Makofsky has implemented small tool to visualize blogs . It would be interesting to add the feature to show a map of the links between the posts in the various blogs. Let's see if I can find the time and...
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    Authentication and authorization

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    [Disclaimer: I am not a security expert. 'Nuf said...] Ivan Medvedev (test lead on CLR security team) has a great article about the security and psychology . Its main topic - people as the weakest link in any security system. In the article Ivan...
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    When did the software grow up so much?

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    [Disclaimer: If your kids are smarter than the average installer, I didn't know that, so no offense, huh?] The latest software strongly reminds me of kids. It's cunning, intelligent and will use every possible trick to make you do what it wants you...
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    Florin Lazar in the house

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    Hm, it looks like Florin Lazar - one of the guys responsible for the transactions testing at our team, is in the blogging house... I have to subscribe once I am back from LA.
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    Three reasons to keep pushing a bug...

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    Often when filing a new bug based on convoluted scenario, I get the same answers again and again from the PM and devs. Here are the reasons I have to keep pushing: 1. If you can think of it, your customers will think of it. The usual first answer...
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    The future of the software testing

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    Harry Robinson predictions about the future of the software testing - http://www.stickyminds.com/sitewide.asp?Function=WEEKLYCOLUMN&ObjectId=6887 The model-based testing is picking up speed here at Microsoft. There is increased participations of...
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    Introduction

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    I was trying to start new blog for about few months now. Unfortunately, my website host offers very limited environment, so no blog engine works. Thus, I finally gave up and joined the hordes of other Microsoft employees on ASP.Net weblogs. Here's...
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