Hoop Somuah

Distributed Systems and other Random Thoughts
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    How to restore the native Zip file integration in Windows

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    I got a copy of WinZip last week for my x64 box because I needed to unzip a gzip file. I later realized that since I'm running a 64-bit version of vista, the handy WinZip context menu shell extenstions won't work (unless I run a 32-instance of explorer...
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    svcutil /reference and /excludeType

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    I get a lot of internal feedback that the svcutil options are confusing. svcutil.exe originally started out as a fairly simple tool and over the years working towards shipping it's evolved into a Swiss army knife. I figure even though I don't work on...
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    How SharePoint works

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    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...
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    UseSynchronizationContext=false

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    I ran into an issue this summer while helping some interns port Terrarium to use .Net 3.0 and since I haven't seen many posts about it I thought I'd write one in hopes of helping anyone else who runs into this. I'll also nudge Michael Marucheck to write...
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    Getting Dumped

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    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?
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    InfoPath SP1

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    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...
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    Theory of Relativity

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    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 e-mail thread on the subject produced this diagram and the following explanation of it....
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    Making svcutil.exe and VisualBasic.Net play nice

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    Ali Pasha has an interesting post about some issues you can run into when you use Visual Basic and svcutil.exe and I thought I'd write a post to shed some more light on the issue. DataContract types are uniquely identified using a namespace qualified...
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    Bluetooth on your wrist

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    I've been waiting a long time for someone to come out with something like this .
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    Back in the game

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    After almost a year and a half of not posting to my web log, I'm going try and start up again. To start things out, I'll talk a bit about what I've been doing lately....
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    PLinq

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    More LINQ goodness here . I love it!
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    A New Job

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    I have some news I probably should have blogged about earlier. I am no longer on the Connected Framework team here at Microsoft. I switched teams a little over a month ago. I'm now working on the Zune team. I probably won't be blogging much about Zune...
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    .Net Framework 3.0 has Shipped!

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    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.
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    XBox Live Video Market place

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    "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...
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    Social Networks

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    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...
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    XML Schema Constraints

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    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...
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    Test Post

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    Testing a custom moniker link in community server 2.0
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    How long will this last...

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    I wonder how long I will keep blogging now that I've started? This blog phenomenon is really interesting but I don't know how much I have to say that hasn't been already said. Unlike one of my roomates I'm not opinionated. I'm also not much of a writer...
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    Justin's got one

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    Justin Ng has started an MSDN blog . Justin and I work together on the Zune Services team.
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    This is more Like it!

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

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    Three and a half months ago I switched teams. I'm now part of the "Oslo" Modeling Languages team. If you want to know more, check out these 2 new blogs that we launched: Intellipad Team Blog MLanguage Team blog
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