Noah Coad

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

November, 2006

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    VSTS Book: Professional Team Foundation Server

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    Congratulations to my friends Jean-Luc David, Mickey Gousset, and Erik Gunvaldson on thier recent book! This is the definitive book on TFS out. It is a great companion to Jean-Luc, Erik and my last book Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System . Jean...
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    Rapid Pickup Process

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    Dawn says I'm good at attacking a mess in the house (papers, trinkets, living room, clothing, a messy desk, etc) and very quickly making it look picked up.  Suppose its one of those obsessive compulsive tendencies.  Well I was reading David...
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    Logitech Harmony Remote - The Ultimate Universal Remote

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    The Logitech Harmony Remote Controls have got to be some of the coolest, best TV/VCR/DVD/Audio/MMPC/X-10/XBox/etc remote control ever. They use a USB connection to the PC for programming, can learn from other remotes, support practically every device...
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    Vista: Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows Explorer

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    When navigating files in Windows Vista, either in Windows Explorer or a File Dialog (like "Open File"), I just discovered there some new keyboard shortcuts. Here they are: New Vista Commands ALT + Up Arrow Move up a folder (to the parent folder) ALT ...
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    I'm Upgrading to Windows Vista and Office 2007

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    My only work computer (laptop w/ XP Pro) died this morning. Since we just RTMed Windows Vista, I figured it was about time to upgrade! Unfortunately our internal support won’t have Windows Vista RTM ready for network install for another four days, but...
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    Getting a Small Virtual PC Image - WinXP Pro in 550MB

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    I find Virtual PC ( now free !) incredibly useful! VPCs are just so great for testing software, control development environments, trying shareware, training courses, etc. My main system is a laptop with limited HDD space so getting to as small as a VPC...
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    Insert Formatted Clipboard plugin for Window Live Writer

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    Download: Insert Formatted Clipboard for WLW Setup WLW Beta2 Update: WLW Beta2 now support pasting formatted clipboard contents so I was going to pull this tool. But for some reason this tool still produces better results (as far as I can tell). So if...
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    The Multi-Tasking Myth

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    Jeff Atwood has a great post on the cost of context-switching between projects . The results are amazing. There is a huge productivity loss by juggling more than one thing at a time. I can personally identify with the quality loss when trying to "do homework...
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    MS Word Tip: Automatic Bold on Bulleted Lists

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    I was just typing along just now and stumbled on this handy feature of MS Word. As a PM, I practically live in Word, so it is exiting to find a new, quite unexpected, feature that I can use on an almost daily basis. Say you want to create a bulleted list...
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    Funny! White and Nerdy

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    Weird Al does it again with a new geeky music video... White & Nerdy is just hilarious! Warning, you must be a major geek to fully appreciate this fine work of art. Of course there's also the classic It's All About the Pentiums
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    Chris and Sharon Wed at Ren Faire

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    Dawn and I just visited the Texas Renaissance Festival where friends of ours, Chris Aquino & Sharon O'Brian, got married! Dawn and Sharon have been best of friends since they were young. It was truly a renaissance wedding and absolutely beautiful...
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