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    HyperURL.com - making long URLs manageable

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    Yeah, there are a few options out there already, but http://hyperurl.com also gives the user a choice to choose the "shortcut" they want to use. Plus it's free. I set up http://hyperurl.com?tfl because I always forget the full URL for London's Underground...
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    RSS feed for live Seattle 911 Fire / Medical incidents

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    I created an RSS feed for live Seattle 911 fire and medical calls. I'm in the process of expanding it to include a subscription service, mapping of incidents onto MSN's Virtual Earth, etc. (Right now it links to Google Earth.) The RSS feed is http...
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    XBox 2, Managed Solutions and other thoughts

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    There's a report from Forbes today that XBox 2 is forecast to ship about 3 million units in the December quarter. Gulp. That's all hitting our SAP system, time to be paying extra attention! It's always really exciting when there's a big launch of something...
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    Does IT Matter?

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    I had a chance Friday to hear Nicholas Carr speak on the subject of "Does IT Matter?". His basic premise (assuming I understood him right) is that IT is a commodity and no longer provides companies a strategic advantage. Dr. Carr gained fame a few years...
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    Microsoft's SAP R/3 System In Production on Beta 2!

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    Microsoft's SAP R/3 System In Production on Beta 2! Microsoft is running our mission critical SAP system on SQL Server 2005 Beta 2! The SAP R/3 system, which handles Microsoft’s worldwide Sales, worldwide Finances, worldwide HR and American Payroll, was...
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    Microsoft's SAP implementation live on Yukon Beta 2

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    We went live this weekend in Production on Yukon Beta 2. Microsoft runs SAP internally to support the core business functions of the company. We have one instance worldwide of SAP R/3 Enterprise (4.7) and are running the Sales/Distribution, Finance, Material...
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    Seattle traffic and commerical development of receivers

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    Okay, I know that there are many options for getting traffic reports - the WSDOT website, a Smartphone, PocketPC, and many more. But I dare say that none is as cool as the “trafficgauge.” This device is pager size (about 2” x 4”...
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    Web version of MSN Messenger

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    This is great.. kudos to the MSN Messenger team. There's now a web-based version of this, which might not seem like a big deal until I remember all my friends who work at places that block the Messenger client. You can check this out at http://webmessenger...
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    "You are visiting a site outside of Hotmail. To return to Hotmail, close this browser window."

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    How many times do you email a Hotmail recipient with a link & when they click on the link, the new page opens with a frame at the top? A lot. Sometime's it's just annoying & other times the functionality on the destination page is affected. ...
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    Random thoughts and BUY MY HOUSE!

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    That's right - you can own your very own townhouse in beautiful downtown Redmond, WA! (Side note - who knew that Redmond calls itself the “Bicycle Capital of the Northwest” ?) Troy (my SSDP according to Microsoft lingo) and I are moving to...
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