A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

August, 2004

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    On HVLP and Longhorn

    Last week was an impressive example of Microsoft in action. After the RTM of XPSP2, Brian Valentine, Jim Allchin, and David Treadwell (among others) spent a tremendous amount of time looking hard at Longhorn and what it would take to ship. The result...
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    Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris and Plumbing

    I just polished off a bottle of Raptor Ridge 2003 Yamhill Counte Pinot Gris. Yum. Nice fruits, a little sweet, a little tart. Just the thing to finish up a long day of plumbing. Ah yes. The plumbing. I've decided that plumbing is not my strong suit. So...
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    Moderation in All Things

    Sometimes, I'm an idiot. (There are those who would argue that it's more often than sometimes.) It turns out that the MSDN blogs are moderated. Here I was thinking that nobody was replying to my blogs, and there was a backlog of comments I was supposed...
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    Another Eight Wines

    It's been a slow week and not a particularly good one for wine, at least for me. At the start of the week, I clearly had whatever the wine equivalent of a black thumb is. To start, I opened a bottle of the Wooldridge Creek 1998 Applegate Valley Cabernet...
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