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August, 2005

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I've been at Microsoft since 1995, and have had the opportunity to work with some great people on hard problems. I spent two years doing field tech specialist work on infrastructure products and then moved to issue-based projects. I was the first full-time employee working on Y2K issues, then part of the Security Response Center, and then into a five-year project building up the Shared Source initiative and really focusing on OSS issues. For the past two years I have been focused on interoperability and standards.

Outside of work, my first love is my family. I know that sounds hackneyed, but it is true. Due to work, I don't get enough time with my wife and boys. My one personal indulgence is mountain biking, and I certainly don't do enough of that to be good at it. My most important contribution to science so far is a complete and total validation of the law of gravity. I have proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that it works every time.

As for my blog - it has opened the door for some absolutely great conversations with people I would never have come into contact with any other way. The issues that interest me the most are at the intersection of business, technology, policy, and intellectual property - so that is what I blog about. I am fascinated by the multitude of approaches that exist within the realm of the software community. I don't blog about my family, or what my cats are doing, or what is going on in my home town. This blog is 100% about work and it will stay that way.

Thanks to everyone who reads and comments here.

- Jason

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    ASP.NET 2.0 Providers Toolkit

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    So it has been a long while since I last blogged. I have been buried under a project and am just now lifting my head back above the water. In the interim, the ASP.NET team has just released the first of a set of providers for ASP.NET 2.0 . The first one...
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    OSCON Comments

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    Once again, Tim and company have put on a solid show. I liked the keynotes this year, but they tended more towards the staid and predictable. Both sit-down plenary interviews (Jonathan Schwartz and Mitchell Baker) were candid and enjoyable. In years...
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