Sara Ford's Weblog

My adventures embracing open source on CodePlex and at Microsoft

June, 2004

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    Testing Category Created

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    Welcome to my new Testing category. In this category, I plan to discuss what it means to test software, automation versus manual testing, different testing methodologies, black box testing, white box testing, code coverage, and all that jazz.
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    How I emailed Bill Gates and How I got a response from him!

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    With four people in my office chanting “Do it! Do it!” I pressed the send button. Last Friday afternoon, I forwarded the Business Week article to Bill Gates. I highlighted the first sentence of the article that mentioned my name and my blog, and, most...
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    IAccessible Implementation Sample for a Custom Push Button Published!

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    Fiona, one of the devs on my team VSCore, has put together a really nice sample on how to implement IAccessible for a Custom Push Button . If you’re using standard Windows controls, you get MSAA implemented for free. However, if you’re using custom drawn...
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    BusinessWeek Article Featuring My Blog

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    The June 28 th edition of BusinessWeek has an article called Blogging with the Boss’s Blessing which features me and my blog. BusinessWeek interviewed me last week to discuss why I mix personal information (how I want an autographed photo of Richard Dean...
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    Accessibility and Blogging CSUN Session / If there's only one thing bloggers remember about Accessibility...

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    While I was giving my CSUN presentation, one of my fellow Microsoft employees attended the Blogging and Accessibility session. He told me that the Blogging and Accessibility session visited my blog and said Hello . For the next couple of days, I was proud...
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    Favorite Computer Jokes...

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    I heard this one the other day and wanted to share…. Two strings walk into a bar.  The first one says, “Bartender! Bartender! I want a drink!” The second one says, “Bartender! Bartender! I want a drink too! blaaaaaaaaah Eeeeeeeek yaaaaaaak oooooooh...
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    The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah comes out today!

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    I can’t wait to go to the local bookstore after work to get a copy of the Song of Susannah . Sunday night I was driving through the Redmond Town Center when I saw a poster in Borders announcing the 6 th book of this 20+ year old series. I had to stop...
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    My Dojo’s Youth Karate Tournament

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    My dojo hosted an annual youth karate tournament at a local high school gym a couple of weeks ago. I volunteered to work the concession stand. I figured my superior Walt Disney World Popcorn Vendor cash handling skills weren’t all that rusted. Anyways...
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    Don't give money. Give Food!

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    As my husband and I walk out of the Crossroads Barnes and Nobles, this guy standing in the front of the store says, “I’m hungry. Can you give me some money?” We both reply, “No, we’re sorry.” And I add, “I don’t...
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    3 Days in the Life of a SDET

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    Zoe’s post Are you a good enough developer to be a Microsoft SDET got me thinking about what I do during a typical day. However, a 3 day period gives a much better impression of an average day in a SDET’s life than just some random day… Wednesday, May...
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