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January, 2004

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    Lock a Workstation in One-click

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    Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ideas… Thanks Meryl. Here's a faster way to lock a workstation without going through the CTRL+ALT+DEL route. On the desktop (Window+M), right-click an empty area and select New > Shortcut. Copy and paste...
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    Getting Started with Your Own Software Company

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    Eric’s insights are always interesting to read. This time he’s produced a real jewel… My latest Business of Software column is now available on the MSDN website. Related... [ Eric.Weblog() ]
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    New .NET Show - Longhorn Overview

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    The latest .NET Show is available on the MSDN site now… A new .NET Show on Longhorn is live: http://msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/Episode039/default.asp In this episode of the .NET Show, we provide a general overview of the larger technology "pillars...
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    Another Randy McNasty - MyDoom derivative

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    Another Randy McNasty is rearing its head… Please, please, please practice safe hex… PSS Security Response Team Alert - New Worm: W32/Mydoom@MM SEVERITY: MODERATE DATE: January 26, 2004 PRODUCTS AFFECTED: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook...
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    Not DRM, but DPM

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    HUGE DISCLAIMER: The following is my personal opinion, and in no way reflects the beliefs of my employer. DRM is a misnomer. There are no "rights" to manage. There are vendor-applied "policies" to manage. ...and this is where things get broken. Come on...
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    W32/Mydoom@MM seems to be a nasty one

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    Just received a request to post this… For those of you not practicing safe hex, please put on a DSL or cable-modem condom now… Microsoft Consumer Virus Alert : Why We Are Issuing This Alert W32/Mydoom@MM spreads through e-mail. This worm...
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    Data Access and Storage Developer Center

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    The latest addition to the MSDN Developer Centers is live and kicking… Make sure you tell us what you want to see on the site. A new developer center has been launched; http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/ covering both Data Access (ADO, ADO.NET, OLEDB...
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    Screamingly funny lists of 5

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    I almost needed a keyboard replacement after reading parts of this list. Mainly blogging this as a personal bookmark… Merlin Mann continues to post to his list of fives. I've blogged this before, but it keeps on getting funnier. It took me ten...
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    Road Trip to Wharton

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    This is exciting - I'm headed to UPenn next Tues and Wed to do MBA interviews at Wharton . Two days to spend talking to our future - this is going to be great fun. Anyone out there in the Philly area? I have no idea what my schedule's going to be like...
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    New MSDN TV: Whidbey Chronicles - MSBuild

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    From Erica… I’m just about to watch this one. MSBuild seems to be a hot topic, and so this could be interesting… A new MSDN TV has posted. We will be doing a series called “Whidbey Chronicles” that outline different topics...
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    Making the least of a good thing

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    Boy, do I feel safer already. I really hope then can get a crisp, clear zoom shot of my left hand right now, showing them the Hawaiian sign for “Good Luck”. There ya go. Have a nice day. Does anyone really feel more secure right now? I can’t...
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    Oh hey, a new MSDN blogger

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    The new Data Access and Storage Developer Center is coming online soon, and Christa joined our team to drive it. …and she’s blogging. Cool thing. Yes, datagrids will get lots of coverage… Christa Carpentiere , our new SQL/Data Access...
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    Introducing Microsoft WinFX by Brent Rector

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    Cool news from CSells. If you’ve been eagerly awaiting everything after chapter 4 to be published on MSDN, here’s a chance to get ahead of our publishing schedule. This is a great read on Longhorn… Brent Rector's PDC book on Longhorn...
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    Telling a drum to change voices

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    Waaaaaay off topic, and it does involve a compooder, so I’ll ask away…. I have a Yamaha DD-50 electric drum – fun for practicing chops in my office late at night, etc. It’s a royal pain-in-the-arse to change all seven pads’...
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    More on Blogjet

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    I too am liking BlogJet from the limited use I’ve put it through so far. Dev’s are filling the need of those of us who need an offline and online blog authoring solution. I really like that I can switch back and forth between different blog...
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    Writing for MSDN

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    I've had some interesting discussions around content over the last couple days with a few folks, and the questions that always comes up is, "How do I write for MSDN?". For some reason, folks think there's some horrendous barrier between themselves and...
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    Ottmar Liebert's blog

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    It is so cool to see some of the folks popping up in the blogsphere. Ever imagine being able to have a conversation with Ottmar Liebert? Here ya go… Popular guitarist Ottmar Liebert has started a comments-enabled blog . Among other hings he uses...
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    Penguin bashing!

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    484 ft so far… This is easier than blue-screening Win98! …and more fun too… This is funny! Here's a " Smack the Penguin " game getting the rounds inside Microsoft. What's your best score? Related... [ The Scobleizer -- Geek Aggregator...
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    Tom Jones on .NET Rocks

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    Er, I meant Rory Blyth , all-around goofball, shares his insights with Carl and Mark. Poor Carl. Poor Mark…B-)
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    Pretty cool new Webcast series coming for VB.NET

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    This looks like a great series. For those wondering about the “.NET World”, this should be a great introduction. …and it’s a webcast – dial in, sit back, and enjoy… A series of 15 webcasts & lab exercises for...
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    Episode 21 Release

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    Come and get it….B-)) Motion to Adjourn is now available for download. The demand for Season 2 episodes has been so high that we... Related... [ Red vs Blue ]
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    Read the I Have a Dream speech

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    It’s Dr. Martin Luther King Day here in the States. Take a few minutes and read the speech. It gets me every time… I like to memorize things. Poems, song lyrics, movie dialogues, famous speeches. Speaking as a writer, a public speaker, a...
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    Vice President and his Supreme Court Justice Buddy

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    I’d be pretty pissed if I just spent all that money trying to buy a Supreme Court justice, just to find out in the public media that it didn’t work. Hey look! It’s a political post – bring on the flames! It's blatantly improper...
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    RSS Online Conference This Week

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    This could be interesting… It’s a webcast, so no travel necessary… I'll be participating in a virtual event on RSS and its implications. It's called RSS Winterfest . Related... [ Dan Gillmor's eJournal ]
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    The Banker and his Wife

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    I don’t know why, and I just think this picture is wonderful. By the way, Rory fixed his Louvre feed if you were waiting to subscribe. Quentin Metsys 1465/6-1530 The Banker and his Wife 1514 Wood H 0.705 m; W 0.670 m INV 1444 Derived most probably...
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