Garrett Serack: Open Source Development at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: VBScript: Betcha never thought of this one

    I mentioned in a previous post that I had to solve a little issue with the wonderful WMCMD.VBS script that Alex Zambelli maintains. Because of some occasional nastyness, when the script is done--successful or not-- it tries to kill it's own process, in case any of the WM Encoder objects gets hung up...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a few good outriders: PHP Developers

    Hey y'all. I've got some work goin' on that I sure could use a few hands that were real PHP savvy. I'm looking for some short-term and some mid-term consultants to do some experimental work with PHP applications on Windows. I have need for some local (Redmond) and some can work from remote. ...
  • Blog Post: How to move the herd--one open source project at a time

    Folks have been asking me, how can we believe that Microsoft is changing to see open source in a positive light. Microsoft has been hiring a lot of people over the last several years--Since YE2002 we've went from ~50,000 employees to ~78,000 employees. That means the over 1/3 of the company has been...
  • Blog Post: SvnBridge -- Use Tortoise SVN with Team Foundation Server

    I just got ping'd by the very fine Jonathan Wanagel, about a very cool, and very early build of SvnBridge : Project Description SvnBridge allows you to use TortoiseSVN and other Subversion clients with Team Foundation Server. It converts the calls made by your Subversion client to the API supported by...
  • Blog Post: There can be only one MVP program

    I got to my office this morning, and found that gettin' off the horse too quickly often means steppin' in a cow pie. Ah well, like my cousin Teddy used to say : “ Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back.” ... and he'd know... poor old Teddy got thirty some stiches from...
  • Blog Post: Open Source at Microsoft -- Herdin' cats or Cow Chips?

    Howdy! I've recently moved from the Federated Identity group into the Open Source Software Labs at Microsoft. I've been rather busy of late, finishing up things for the Identity folks, and getting things started over here in the OSSL, so I apologize for the silence. Many folks have been askin' what this...
  • Blog Post: I hacked RSA!

    I successfully hacked RSA, check out the details on my blog: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/02/i-hacked-rsa.html g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporation blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts
  • Blog Post: What is the “Master Key” that is used to create the key-pair and PPID?

    I talk a bit about the Master Key created when you create a personal card in my post at http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/02/what-is-master-key-that-is-used-to.html g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporation blog: http://blogs.msdn.com...
  • Blog Post: What happens when my laptop gets stolen

    I explain how CardSpace is protected when your laptop gets swiped: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/01/what-happens-when-my-laptop-gets-stolen.html g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporation blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts
  • Blog Post: Me and my PPID: Can I rely on it?

    Be sure to check out my post on my blog: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/01/me-and-my-ppid-can-i-rely-on-it.html g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporation blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts
  • Blog Post: What the heck is "Fear The Cowboy"?

    In my new blog, I explain Fear the Cowboy: Ok, I give: What the heck is "Fear the Cowboy" g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporation blog: http://fearthecowboy.com
  • Blog Post: One of the benefits of working at Microsoft

    Check out my post at Fear the Cowboy: One of the benefits for working at Microsoft . g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporation blog: http://fearthecowboy.com
  • Blog Post: Fear The Cowboy

    I've started a new blog, that is more encompassing of everything I do, not just my CardSpace duties. You can find it at http://fearthecowboy.com g Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporation blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts
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