Noah Coad

A Microsoft Program Manager on Visual Studio Platform (and an underground coder, lifehacker, hockey player)

July, 2006

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    Funny: Computer Tech Support Calls

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    These “silly tech support calls” have been around in e-mails and online since the dawn of tech support. They are always fun to read. Here’s a list my sister sent me that I hadn’t seen yet. Blogging e-mail funnies may be a bit out...
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    My 13yr old Sister Hannah is Blogging! + Counts Binary on Her Fingers

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    Family came in from Idaho this weekend and last night we set up my 13yr old sister Hannah Joy with her own e-mail address and her own blog. It’s great to see you blogging sis! Dancer Hannah Joy http://dancerhannahjoy.blogspot.com/ When she...
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    Local: Sushi Etiquette + My Favorite Sushi Opens in Redmond

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    I like sushi! Very much. In fact, I enjoy eating raw fish more than cooked fish. Event most all my friends that “don’t like sushi” have ended up enjoying it when my wife and I take them out because there’s just so much to eat that...
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    News: Microsoft Acquires Winternals (Sysinternals)

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    Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software: Company appoints operating systems kernel expert Mark Russinovich as technical fellow. . Wow. Sysinternals freeware tools are very popular among the teams here at MS and I use them on an almost daily basis. Winternals...
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    Virtual PC 2004 is Free!

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    Download details: Virtual PC 2004 SP1 Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 is now free! I’m sure many of you are well aware of this, but I just found out that it was free to the public. WAY COOL! I use this app almost every day here at MS. It is great to...
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    CoadNet VS Project Templates, Quick Code + Console App for C# in VS05

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    Here are two project templates that I created and use on an almost daily basis that I packaged up to share. About a year ago I posted one of my project templates for VS03.NET, “ Creating Quick Tests in C# ”, that became the top VS add-in download...
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    Driving Directions Syntax (Coad Style)

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    Let’s face it, giving or using driving directions is an essential part life, but as much as we do it, its still a lot of writing and can be confusing. I like thinking of ways to improve, create a process around, and enhance everyday tasks. To this end...
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    Blog Crawler - Blog Backup Tool

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    I’ve been looking for awhile for a way to back up my blog by capturing each post in a nice, MHTML archived HTML format. My collegue Rob Caron pointed me in the direction of a tool, Blog Crawler , created by Calvin Hsia . I tried out the tool...
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    VSWindowManager PowerToy - VS Plugin for Tool Windows Management

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    I was checking out an MSDN Magazine post on “ Visual Studio Add-Ins Every Developer Should Download Now ” and came across this great VS Plug-in for managing window layouts, VSWindowManager PowerToy . I use a laptop for development, and while...
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    XPathmania - XPath in VS

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    This is a cool little plug-in from DonXML for VS that lets you run XPath statements against the currently opened XML document. I’ve been waiting for something like this!! I write a lot of XPath and this sure makes testing the expressions sooooo...
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    Seattle Downtown Tour - Revised

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    I’ve made some significant updates, including adding a lot of photos, to my tour of downtown Seattle. Seattle Downtown Tour, Coad Style http://blogs.msdn.com/noahc/archive/2006/06/23/644885.aspx These updates came about sooner than later thanks...
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    Wow, Just when I thought no one reads my blog

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    I’ve got to admit, there are times I really don’t think people actually read some of my blog posts. Then once in a while someone will leave a comment that just totally surprises me. Here’s one such comment… On my blog...
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    Tip: Beautifully Formatted .NET C# Code in Blog Post

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    I’ve been searching for a way to nicely display code on my blog for a long time!! These old posts prove it Well Formatted Blog, Can't Directly Copy from MS Word and Moving Away from Word Based Blogs . I think I’ve on to something now! Here’s...
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    Automating iTunes with C# in .NET

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    When you install Apple iTunes , it includes a COM automation library (see link for SDK docs). It is very easy to use! Thanks to Dan Crevier’s blog post for pointing me in the right direction to the SDK. I needed to remove all the tracks in iTunes that...
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    Freedom Quote

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    It’s the time of the season, for a quote on Freedom… “Freemdom is not the right to do what you want , but the liberty to do what is right .” (reposted on the actual 4th of July)
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    Noah's Ark Discovered in Iran?

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    When I was born my grandmother started a Noah’s Ark collection for me. I’ve grown up with literally hundreds of Noah’s Arks ranging from large enough for a 12yr-old child to fit into, to the size of a small bean with ivory animals you’d...
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    My Wife, Dawn

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    My wife, Dawn Melody Coad , and I have been married for just over a year now! Wow, what a year! We’ve been through a lot, and come through everything closer together than ever. Being married is just amazing… always someone there to support...
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