Marcelo's WebLog

Improving the world one entity at a time (now tweeting on @mlrdev)
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    Geek Fuel

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    Yes, I'll admit it - my work is so fun, I will work until I drop unless I have some commitment I absolutely need to attend to. And so most cleaning up around the house is left for the weekend, and here I am, about to throw away a Starbucks 'Make It Your...
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    Microsoft Solutions Framework Fun

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    I remember reading all the MSF content around 98-99, and thinking "this is super-cool stuff - it's amazing they're giving this away for free." At about the same time, the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) were also...
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    Channel 9 - An hour with the Avalon Team

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    Check it out over here . Get to know some of our program managers, and what's on their minds. For a fun drinking game, take a tequila shot every time they slip a reference to something internal, like the name of our internal bug tracking tool. This...
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    More about font niftiness in Avalon

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    Filipe has some posts about contextual alternates , ligatures , and another one putting it together with even more cool stuff . Very much worth reading, and if you're too busy for that, it's still good eye candy.
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    Beyond Bullet Points - a review

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    I'd like to think I'm an objective reviewer, but I pay homage to the Transparency deities, so here I go. I work for Microsoft , and Beyond Bullet Points is published by Microsoft Press . So there. The book If your work depends on others' and involves...
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    Forums - better together

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    Two things that I find very satisfying are the following: to help out someone who needs help, and to receive help when I'm running out of ideas. Helping out others feels good; receiving help when I'm growing desperate certainly feels good as well! ...
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    Avalon typography helps you impress your users

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    We spend a lot of time in front of computers. So do our users. Something that makes that time more pleasurable for me is the readability on my Tablet PC. The text is crisp, clear, and I can read on and on with this device. Of course, the device itself...
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    New looks, new content a-coming

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    Nifty, nifty new look on the website. I'm unsure about the link colors, but I suppose I'll spend some time playing with them over the weekend. By the way, before I post a bit more on data transfer, I have a nifty Avalon typography sample coming down...
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