A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

April, 2004

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    Brown Sugar or Muscavado Sugar

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    Last weekend, I made some chocolate-topped toffee bars. It was late at night. I'd had a glass or two of wine. I wanted toffee bars. I was out of dark brown sugar. I did have some Muscavado sugar. I substituted. I'd put this in the category of “interesting...
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    Seamless Shelves

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    My wife has an art studio downtown and she wanted some shelves. She wanted them to appear just to hang off the wall, to be very, very long, and to support about 40 pounds per lineal foot. Of course, the first thing I had to do was to buy a new table saw...
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    Michael Howard: Funny, Good Guy

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    Yesterday, Michael Howard (the security guy ) presented to my team on a kind of “fact vs. fiction” about what security is, how well Microsoft does vs. the industry, and so on. I won't get into details, but I walked away thinking a) Microsoft...
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    Don't Harsh My Mellow

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    I picked my wife up from the hospital yesterday after some work on some ruptured disks in her neck. Evidently, they gave her a sedative. Nearly her first words to me were, “Goooood drugs.” It reminded me of this cartoon I saw on bbspot.
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    Will This Change the Point System?

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    Will a pedestrian in a crosswalk now be 5 points instead of 2?
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    Where Was I For 3 Months?

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    Two people have asked me why I wasn't posting for the last three months. A lot of it was FY05 planning. Or, in other words, in meetings. Plus I went on a round-the-world trip to visit customers -- Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kassel (Germany), Paris...
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    Chris's Tables

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    A while ago, I was chatting with Chris Anderson . He came into my office and noticed an oak table in my office. He immediately picked it up and turned it over, then asked, “Did you build this yourself?” Now, I can't say that table was a work...
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    Ed's Famous

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    I always love to see folks on my team quoted in the press. Recently, Ed worked with CNet to explain XAML vs. XUL.
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    Is Ed Trying to Tell Me Something

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    A long time ago, a member of my team decided I was grumpy. He created a team alias for me called Grumpy. Now Ed is thinking about The Apprentice and what it would be like if he ran it. Is he trying to tell me something?
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