Sara Ford's Weblog

My adventures embracing open source on CodePlex and at Microsoft

October, 2006

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    Karate Tournament Results

    View Photos – I hope to have the video of our team kata and my individual kata posted this weekend. We took 1st place in the Women’s Team Kata .  It was really close, as the second place team did a fantastic job of Jion perfectly synch’ed. ...
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    FSKA VIII World Karate Tournament this weekend!

    I’m competing in the FSKA World Karate Tournament in Las Vegas this weekend in Individual Kata and Team Kata.  We (the team) have been training every Saturday morning at 7am since March 25th.  I am so excited that this date has finally come...
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    Pop Quiz: How good are you at technical support?

    I enjoy telling this story of these unfortunate events as a technical support quiz.  Makes me feel a little better about myself. The game is you have to guess what happened or what set of questions you would ask to narrow down the problem space. ...
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    My Team's Recruiting Video

    It isn’t 1350 pounds of sand (ask Josh sometime about his beach front office – yes, we did), but it’ll work.
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    VS Extensibility, VS SDK, and Shared Source

    James Lau is a Program Manager for the VS SDK.  He describes the near future of community projects and activities for the VS SDK , including Shared Source and Power Toys (my new 4 favorite words). Check out his post and leave him some feedback. ...
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    New Comment Policy

    I’ve implemented a new comment policy that comments won’t be allowed on posts older than 2 months.  I hate doing this, but last night i deleted 200 spam comments (since i have comment moderation turned on, you didn’t see them), only to get another...
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    5 years = 5 dozen pastries

    On 17 September, 2006, I made my 5 year anniversary at Microsoft. 5 years ago, i attended NEO (new employee orientation), listening to all of the nightmares of cancelled flights, people getting stranded out-of-country, and so forth.  And every 20...
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    My Interview with James Howison, speaker from OSCON

    MichaelF from the Port 25 team had a great idea to have me do a follow-up podcast with James Howison, the speaker from OSCON 06 that i learned a tremendous amount from about OSS Communities, and apparently, how to build cathedrals, since that’s what my...
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