A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

January, 2004

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    Measuring Namespace Complexity

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    One of the nice things about the .NET Framework (particularly vs. Win32) was its discoverability. There were 108 namespaces and about 3,800 types. There were just a few top-level namespaces and really only a few you needed to think about (System.Web,...
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    The Cable Man Cometh

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    Today, I got High-Definition cable. This is after my Christmas present to myself of a 43-inch high-def-capable Samsung DLP projection TV. I just have to say that HD is amazing -- when the cable guy turned on ESPN-D to an NBA game, I was amazed. That...
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    Coffee and Beer is All You Need

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    I was born and brought up in Boston. Consequently, I was born and brought up on Dunkin' Donuts and Dunkin' Donuts coffee. It's hard to express the joy of DD's coffee if you haven't had it. There's just something about it that's really good. Tasty. I mean...
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    Interesting Outlook Plug-Ins in Managed Code

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    I know of two: DateLens and NewsGator . What are the other cool ones?
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    On Phatnoise and Cables

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    For those of you who followed me at my old home (on gotdotnet using Chris Anderson's BlogX software), you'll remember that I purchased a Kenwood Music Keg, which is really an OEMmed version of the Phatnoise Phatbox . In a nutshell: it's an in-car digital...
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    Latest WebMatrix

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    I noticed this morning that the ASP.NET team had posted the latest WebMatrix . I pulled it down. Nice stuff -- the better table editing helped me a lot.
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    Mary Jo Noticed

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    For those of you who remember, a while ago I asked informally what we should call the Longhorn subsystems on my blog. More recently, we ran an informal poll and Mary Jo Foley picked it up . In any event, the net-net of the customer feedback was that we...
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    On Jon Udell, RSS, and RSSBandit

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    Jon Udell mentioned that one of the things he wants is for the RSS community to keep its focus on users. Of course, what user are you trying to keep the focus on is always a question, but I'll leave the question of user profiles and personas for a later...
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    More on the Coffee and Beer Diet

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    Yesterday my father in law and I did some side-by-side taste testing of Dunkin' Donuts coffee: French Roast vs. regular. We're both black coffee guys, so to us it matters. The verdict: we both preferred the regular. Now what do I do with the rest of...
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    Moving from MFC to Managed Code

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    Sitting on my desk is a new book: “Extending MFC Applications with the .NET Framework” by Archer and Sivakumar. It's one of the best books I've seen about Managed C++ and how to get there from your existing MFC applications. Managed C++ is...
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    Welcome To Your New Home

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    With blogs.msdn.com coming online I get to start afresh after a long hiatus (during which I was helping get XP SP2 beta out the door and dealing with a few other issues, including ten days in Hawaii). I also get to experience Scott's .Text application...
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