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  • Blog Post: XBox Live Video Market place

    "To celebrate its first birthday on November 22, Xbox 360™ becomes the first and only gaming console to provide HD and standard-definition TV shows and movies direct to you." http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/moviestv/default.htm Renting movies from Blockbuster was nice. Renting movies...
  • Blog Post: .Net Framework 3.0 has Shipped!

    The first product I worked on here at Microsoft has shipped. http://www.netfx3.com/blogs/news_and_announcements/archive/2006/11/06/.NET-Framework-3.0-has-been-released_2100_.aspx It's a great feeling.
  • Blog Post: Bluetooth on your wrist

    I've been waiting a long time for someone to come out with something like this .
  • Blog Post: How SharePoint works

    This  is an amazing article on the difference between WSS (Windows SharePoint Services ) and (SPS) SharePoint Portal Server and how it all works. I've always been a huge fan of SharePoint but I have had a love hate relationship of sorts. I love the fact that there is so much in SharePoint that can...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath SP1

    Chris Anderson led me to this: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/feb04/02-23EnhancedInfoPathPR.asp I haven't got a chance to play with this yet but I recall talking with Eric just this past weekend about InfoPath We talked about some of the features I felt were missing from it. Looks like...
  • Blog Post: Getting Dumped

    Craig just dumped Dot . He did it publicly too. It's sad but the letter does have decent comic value, it made me laugh. The question now is does anyone know why GDN workspaces have such bad perf?
  • Blog Post: XML Schema Constraints

    It's been a while since I looked at the XML Schema spec but some work I was doing last week caused me to go brush up on it. While going over it I was reminded of how bad my last encounter with it went. It turns out that if you read the XML Schema spec you should also read the errata . There are some...
  • Blog Post: Roaming at Home

    My MPx200 Smarphone has been on the fritz for a while now. it misses more calls than it used to and it refuses to sync over USB. This morning my replacement phone (a refurbished one) came in the mail. I popped my SIM card in the phone and turned it on. It synced beautifuly. About 30 munites later I noticed...
  • Blog Post: Theory of Relativity

    A few Weeks ago my roomate Nick and I had a minor disagreement over the fact that I recently purchased Jim Miller's new book ( The Common Language Infrastructure Annotated Standard ) which I was reading in my spare time. This disagreement gained notoriety through a weblog post he made . Since then an...
  • Blog Post: Social Networks

    Chris Anderson voiced a concern I've had with social networks for some time. The bring more SPAM. Apps like Friendster , tribe.net , Tickle by Emode and Orkut worry me because they tend to increase the amount of friendly spam I get once I join. I still want to join as many of them as possible because...
  • Blog Post: This is more Like it!

    With a tool like BlogJet I'm more likely to post to my blog when I have something to say...
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