A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

July, 2004

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  • A View from Elsewhere

    What do we call ClickOnce?

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    Right now, ClickOnce is a code name. We need a real name. What should it be?
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    Missed Google Name Opportunities

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    Google got it right with Froogle (the site for searching for the least expensive products), but missed the opportunity with news, creating news.google.com instead of noogle. Here is my list of proposed names for sites Google could run: Google: the...
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    Developer Security Certification

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    What would happen if Microsoft created a security training and certification program kind of like the MCSD program? Security is clearly something we're focusing on right now and Rick Samona on my team is going to devote a huge amount of time for the next...
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    Off to Hotlanta

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    Every year Microsoft has its sales and technical conference (called MGB for Microsoft Global Briefing, I think) for Microsoft employees. It lasts around 10 days all told (both the sales/marketing and technical parts put together) and, in theory at least...
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    What am I missing?

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    I'm working on a document that is supposed to capture the wonder of the .NET Framework 2.0 in a page (or so). I'm having problems getting the list down to one page, but at this point, I'm soliciting input and help. Feel free to comment on your favorite...
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    Zin Tax

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    Last night, we tasted ten more wines -- eight Zinfandels, a Pinot Noir, and a Riesling icewine. Based on this tasting, I'd have to say that Zinfandel is not a varietal that I can really say I like. Of the eight Zins we tasted, only two stepped forward...
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    MSN Goes to .NET!!

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    It turns out that MSN just acquired Lookout . And Lookout is written in managed code. MSN is now using the .NET Framework!
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    International Pinot Noir Celebration Results

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    Yesterday I went to McMinnville, Oregon with Chuck Humble for the International Pinot Noir Celebration. We tasted nearly every wine there (totallying something like 75), had some great food (who knew buffalo could be so tender), and generally enjoyed...
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    Questions I've Been Asked About Wine

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    Since yesterday's post, I've gotten a bunch of questions about wine and why I bother tasting it. Here are some highlights. Q: Do you really know anything about wine? A: A little. Not as much as some of my coworkers and friends like Nick Abbott...
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    The benefits of the humble coffee bean

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    http://www.danieldrezner.com/archives/001440.html#more So my obsession with coffee can be justified on health grounds. I'll be sure to tell my trainer. If I can work pizza and beer into this equation, I've covered about 90% of what I eat.
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    Must Drink Pinot

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    Every year since 1987, a group of wine enthusiasts and vendors has gathered in Oregon for a chance to indulge in their closet alcoholism while appearing erudite. It used to be called the International Pinot Noir Convention , but I gather it's more like...
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