Sriram Krishnan

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    Lisp is sin

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    Confluence Over the last few days, there has been one thought running in my head - 'All roads lead to Lisp'. I've tried to get it out of my head but like a tune from the radio, it has firmly lodged itself into my head and refuses to let go. Why this...
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    Functional Programming in C# - Currying

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    Everytime I make a post about C# or any other statically typed language, I get hit by a ton of comments from dynamic and functional language programmers who look down upon me for using a statically typed language( *cough* , *cough* ;-) ). And being a...
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    Finally at Redmond

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    3 long flights and an equal number of adventures later, I'm finally at Redmond at Microsoft campus. If anyone wants to meet up, shoot me a mail at sriramk@youknowwhere.com . Right now, I'm working out of this place Some observations about Seattle ...
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    It's raining tennis balls

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    Microsoft has weird people. When you stroll through the corridors here, you’ll find people’s offices decked up in the weirdest of ways – posters, weird little gadgets,etc. You’ll also find lots of sports equipment – cricket bats, tennis balls and smelly...
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    Ship-It!

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    I finally picked up my Ship-It plaque for VS 2005 today (it had been languishing in my mail for sometime). You have to be a Microsoft employee to know how awesome it feels. :-)
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    Life at Microsoft - 1

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    I've been a bad blogger after moving over here to blogs.msdn.com and I plan to make up for it. Life here at Microsoft has been quite fun. I've met some incredibly smart people and learnt a lot even in the short time I've been here. Since I'm feeling lazy...
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    Python on the Smartphone

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    Before you get all worked up thanks to the sensationalistic title, Jim Hugunin and Guido have nothing to do with this. After a conversation with Partha , I got all excited about the idea of porting my college project to the Smartphone with VS 2005's new...
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    Virtual Earth goes live

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    I just saw on Steve Rubel's blog that Virtual Earth has gone live . I've been playing around with the internal release of Virtual Earth for some time - so I know how killer it is. I don't know what Channel 9 video Scoble keeps alluding to but my bet is...
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    Digging into Spec# - 1

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    A lunch conversation with Roshan lead me to download and play with Spec# from MSR. To quote the website The Spec# programming system is a new attempt at a more cost effective way to develop and maintain high-quality software. Spec# is pronounced "Spec...
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    Hello World

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    Hello everyone. I took the red pill recently and joined Microsoft as a PM on Visual Studio for Devices a couple of weeks back. We're the folks who let you build apps for the Smartphone,PocketPC,etc. This also means I'll get to play with some of the...
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    Best repro steps. Ever

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    The worst thing for a dev to get is a bug with no easy repro steps. Invariably, what happens is the devs and tests exchange quite a few strongly-worded mails till the dev knows how exactly the tester hit the bug. The issue gets more complicated with LadyBug...
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    The Boring Blogger

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    Over the years, I've been called a lot of names. I've been called a nut, an ' evil diabolical honeypot ' and though I don't remember the exact name at this moment, Richard Stallman has called me some pretty uncomplimentary stuff as well. But nothing has...
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    Random Things

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    Hacked together a prototype for my Orcas feature over a weekend. Not bad for a PM,eh? :-). Sorry, I can't tell you what it is...yet. Spent a week at MEDC India at Bangalore and had an absolute blast. I did a data demo as part of the keynote which went...
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    Object test bench rocks!

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    You ever get that feeling when you stumble across something truly mind-blowing and you want to blog about it instantly? You feel that you need to just tell someone how cool something is? Well, I've just had such an experience and the cause is a new Visual...
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    Sheer beauty - how do you poll?

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    From time to time, you see an algorithm or a technique that makes you marvel at the sheer beauty of it. Barry Bond(who is our in-house emulation God, architect and chief troublemaker all rolled into one :-)) posted about the improvements that...
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    Linq underneath the covers

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    I had known about the LINQ project for some time now but I hadn't really realized the true power that LINQ brings to .Net until I watched the PDC keynote where Anders and Don and the rest took a lap around LINQ and all the other cool new shiny stuff....
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    [Non-techie] Aamir Khan starts blogging?

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    I saw this on Swaroop 's blog first and was stunned - it seems like Aamir Khan , one of India's leading movie stars has started blogging on MSN Spaces (note that I say 'seems' since I haven't got any confirmation that it really is him). If you're totally...
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    Code4Bill

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    Just a little something I've been involved with for some time now :-) www.code4bill.com http://blogs.msdn.com/code4bill
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    A Haskell programmer becomes a fan of...Visual Basic

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    Even though I'm a hardcore VB fan, I never thought I'd see the day when I'd see this happen. Go, Erik, go! Confessions of a used programming language salesman (PDF Link) Who's going to be the first Lisper to move to VB? :-)
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    Done with my talk

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    I'm finally done with my MEDC talk. It went really well though it was the last talk of the day. I'll probably blog about it in detail later MEDC Attendees Only - If you came to this blog after watching my session to find the code, you'll have to wait...
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    The MySpace generation

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    I really have to blame Russell Beattie for all this. First he posted this entry called "Why MySpace scares the cr*p out of me" where he says "Why? Because I just don’t get it. I wish I did, but I don’t. Those crazy kids today, and all that. I mean...
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    RTM baby!

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    The man has spoken - VS 2005 is now live! Two years ago, I was back in college watching wide-eyed as Whidbey was previewed at the PDC. I could not even have dreamed back then that I would be a part of shipping it and attend the ship party 2 years down...
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    Chains of affection: The structure of adolescent romantic and sexual networks

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    That is the title of this paper studying high-school dating. There are not too many academic papers that talk about spanning trees while having paragraphs like " ...Consider four individuals, Bob, Carol, Ted, and Alice. Imagine that Bob and Carol were...
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    Functional programming in C# - Reloaded!

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    My avid readers (all 3 of them) may remember my old post on functional programming in C#. Well, with all the coolness in Linq, functional programming in C# just got a lot easier. Here's my old code public static Function<K,K1> Curry<K...
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    [VSD] Get your biscuits and emulators here!

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    After some considerable nudging from your truly (well - more like annoying the life out of him everyday), Abhi Khune has finally resumed his assumed-to-be-dead blog. Abhi is the devlead on CoreCon, the emulator and the debugger on VSD.So while I fritter...
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