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  • Blog Post: Whats up with facebook this morning?

    So, a bunch of us here at work are on facebook. I logged in this morning, and it logged in fine. Then I got an email from a Microsoft employee I dont know and she said facebook seems to be logging her in as me! Next thing I know, I was logged out, facebook has someone else's email id in the login field...
  • Blog Post: Doing a webcast, and doing it right

    I had my first Live WebCast today on Intro to WF Rules. I did a tech-check with Julie and we checked the sound, the slides, discussed the protocol we would follow to reach each other during the Webcast, how to mute everyone else except me etc...We had good turnout, with 38 people out of the 65 registered...
  • Blog Post: Another day, another storm

    Well, Western Washington seems to have made this a habit. We got snow again yesterday, and where I live, we have 9 inches of snow! Driving on the local roads is risky and I for now, cant even get out of my house in the car since there are cars just stranded and abandoned from last night on the last part...
  • Blog Post: Spanish post on the forum

    My main work for the next two weeks is to take care of WCF servicing. This means responding to forum questions, taking care of any customer issues that arrive in these two weeks etc. As part of that, I was going through old forum questions that have not been answered, and I ran into this post: http...
  • Blog Post: Finally...

    On Friday, Day 8, we got power. Felt great to be back home!
  • Blog Post: Day 7 - no power

    Another day gone, another day without power. It's just getting unbelievable. So, I found out that there are 24 houses in my community without power. There's more than 2000 houses in all, and I guess I am seeing what being in a minority implies. PSE was not sure if the crews were even working in our area...
  • Blog Post: Day 6 - No power, still counting

    What are the odds of living in a community where 99% of homes have power but ours doesn't? The person across the street has power too. Still counting and hoping we'll get power today.
  • Blog Post: Power outage

    In the windstorm that hit the pacific northwest on Thursday night, a lot of homes lost power. We, still do not have power - 5 days later. They're saying it could be through the weekend before we get power. Funny enough, most of my community got power on Sunday night, but just a few homes, including yours...
  • Blog Post: Our team on Channel 9

    Last week the Channel 9 team came over to our building. They initially wanted to do an interview with Doug , our Group Program Manager. But Doug loves to put a nice spin to things, so he called other folks from the team over to his office and it ended up being a nice team interview. Sadly I missed it...
  • Blog Post: Rain, gosh I've never seen so much of it!

    I am actually in DC this week at the Business Rules Forum conference, but someone sent me a couple of photos - it's been raining near Seattle like crazy. Yes, even though most people feel that's not news for Seattle, let me tell you, it's usually just a constant drizzle and not flooding rains like this...
  • Blog Post: Restore the Show desktop icon

    I was rearranging my taskbar and lost the show desktop icon and was searching how to do this. I “googled” “show desktop windows” and popped out in the first few links.... http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/windowstips/story/0,24330,3549002,00.html google is great, and so...
  • Blog Post: Running as normal user

    Florin brings up an important point...something we normally forget to do, making our machines more vulnerable to hackers. You dont really need to be logged in as an administrator all the time while developing software. Read Florin's post here .
  • Blog Post: RSS feed for the web services page on MSDN

    I just figured out that I can configure my reader to point to msdn and check for updates when I read my other blogs. May be you all already you knew that, but here it is for those of us who didnt know about this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/rss.xml
  • Blog Post: Outlook wish

    Meetings at Microsoft are an inevitable thing. Scheduling rooms for meetings is also an inevitable thing...I think it takes longer to schedule a meeting and finding a room than it should... Today, the Find Printer dialog can autofill my location correctly depending on which building I am in. Wouldnt...
  • Blog Post: Outlook 11 tip - the follow up flag

    I have been using this for a while, ever since I installed outlook 11 . I find it very useful for remembering things I need to do. When you get a mail, just single click on the follow up flag to mark it with a “red” follow up tag. I often use the different colors to mark things with different...
  • Blog Post: Seattle snow and INS

    The northwest has been having some real cold spells...of all days, I had a fingerprinting appointment with the INS today here in the Burien office. Now, they do not have a phone number listed anywhere. The appointment letter says if you do not show up without notice, your application for permanent residence...
  • Blog Post: Water bottle!

    I ended up buying myself one of these . I was surprised to see how popular these bottles are. After all, its just a water bottle! If I was back in India and I told someone I spent 8$ on a water bottle, and mind you, it doesnt have a thermos or anything, they would really think I am crazy....If you just...
  • Blog Post: Tree maps

    Steve Makofsky , a co-tester in Indigo has a good write up about it in his blog recently. It also helped him find a bug yesterday! Pretty interesting stuff, I am going to play with it this week. Ofcourse I havent been keeping up with my blog reading because I just realised that Sharpreader , the tool...
  • Blog Post: Peace....

    I was at work last week before christmas and this week too...oh it is so quiet that you can get lots of work done - no emails, meetings, or major distractions...its great! I managed to finish up 80% of my TDS work and if I finish up the rest today/tomorrow, I can start to code some real tests. TDS...
  • Blog Post: Project Gutenberg

    http://www.gutenberg.net/index.shtml Tons of free online literature, created and maintained by some volunteers. I stumbled across this today when I was looking for cricket scores on http://www.msn.co.in/ . Most other indian web sites were dead around the time the 2nd cricket test b/w India and...
  • Blog Post: Largest prime number discovered!

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science/12/11/prime.number.ap/index.html Apparently my PM here, Mike , had his computer participating in the great Mersenne prime search at some point too! Fun stuff.
  • Blog Post: First blog!

    I am tester on the Indigo team at Microsoft. Having seen so many folks blog useful information out there, I decided to create my own blog. My product just got announced at the PDC @ LA in 2003. Hopefully I can share some useful information with the community out there. My interests include test automation...
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