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October, 2004

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    I'm old

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    I was put on hold by the fine folks at Qwest, as I try to get off the service-from-hell known as Vonage. While I was on hold, the song playing was the elevator/musak version of Peter Gabirel's "Solsbuty Hill". I cried. Time for my Geritol hits...
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    Oh... My... God...

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    Who's going to help me convince the powers to have TechEd and/or the PDC in Tampa Bay this year so we can ride this thing? I mean hey - ther site's using asp.net, right??? http://www.buschgardens.com/buschgardens/fla/sheikra.aspx This spring, Busch Gardens...
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    Job Listing - Content Strategy lead for TechNet

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    As you can probably tell from a bunch of the recent posts, the MSDN team at Microsoft is expanding. Here’s an opening I’m anxious to fill… If you know anyone who may be interested, have them give me a shout… The MSDN & TechNet...
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    Casting Wider Nets

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    So the other half of our team is hiring – the Site Management side. These are the folks who make the site run, get to play in the code, etc. If you’re interested, let me know… We’re looking for a tenacious Site Manager interested...
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    Please register your bone gunk

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    Folks – For those of us who have lost a loved one due to Leukemia, bone marrow is gold - bone marrow transplants are the most common way to fight leukemia right now. Unfortunately, bone marrow cannot be harvested and kept for any significant length...
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    GMail Drive shell extension

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    OK, this just completely rocks… A free 1000MB drive…B-) http://www.viksoe.dk/code/gmail.htm Getting things done frequently translates into the ability to access certain files, regardless of your physical location. Because IE is required...
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    Applied XML DevCon

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    What a refreshing experience. Don’t get me wrong – I love TechEd . I love the PDC . There are enormous amounts of information presented at these large-style conferences. …and the information is pretty much delivered in a monologue....
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    MindManager 5.2 released

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    For those using MindManager, there’s an update… Mindjet has released MindManager 5.2 , an update to their mind mapping software that offers improved integration with Microsoft Word, import of tab-delimited text, an enhanced user interface...
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    Superman is dead, world mourns

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    Crap. Superman’s dead. http://entertainment.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=170270&GT1=5472 Truly a great man who was dealt a massive blow and took it with stride. I'm inspired not to complain about my own chronic illness when faced with Christopher...
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    Home Storage

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    This could certainly be interesting... Charlie and I used to work together on OLE technologies in the olden days. Now he's over in BobMu's Storage group, exploring some of the issues I'm running into. Namely, how to keep your hands around hundreds of...
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    WS-BlowStuffUp

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    This will prob be the most talked about session at the devcon. Whit Kemmey, from the DOD, is explaining how missile targeting systems are using XML. Really cool pictures of submarines. Whit designs the attack software (fire control management). Stuff...
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    XML-apalooza, con't

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    Quote of the day - “You won’t find reality in any specification.” – Sam Ruby. Keep handin’ out those red pills, Sam
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