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    Craigslist's Creator's Weblog

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    The guy who created Craigslist , Craig Newmark, has a weblog . Craigslist a site for finding things (people, places, items, jobs, whatever) is becoming one of my favorites. It's helping me find people to meet up and play hoops and soccer .
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    Update on Scoble's Link Power

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    Earlier I asked Robert Scoble to link to a site I run to see if his link power could raise my Google rank from zero. Two weeks have past and the site is still a zero. Perhaps Google has not recalc'd the rankings in the past two weeks. I don't know.
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    Why is RSS/Atom adoption so low?

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    Scoble asks the question “Why is RSS/Atom adoption so low?“ among Microsoft geeks. Citing a number of 15% of blog readers who read them in aggregation tools (as opposed to on the web). He sites: This result, in my view, blows apart the...
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    DARPA Robot Challenge Ends with No Winner

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    Seems the LA-Vegas autonomous robot race ended today with no one claiming the $1 million prize. Only two of the entries were able to make it to the seven mile mark of the roughly one hundred and fifty mile course. The favored CMU “Red team”...
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    DARPA Grand Challenge Robot Race

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    Bruce's post reminds me that the start of the DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous robot race from LA to Vegas is today. Wired had an article this month on the race and the various buggies and cycles that will attempt the challenge. I am also pleased to see...
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    Intl. Safe URLs to Outlook Web Access Modules

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    KC posted an OWA tip from me on loc-independent URLs to OWA views on the Exchange blog. Have to blog one's self, geesh.
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    Testing Scoble's Link Power

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    Rob Scoble claims to raise sites from obscurity to a Google rank of 4 with a simple link from his blog. Let's try it out. I have a site (InfiniteSoccer.com) that has been up one month and currently has a rank of 0. Let's see if it works. I'll report back...
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    What would you say to Bill?

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    There are two responses that I see frequently when MS people run into Bill at work. There’s the “oh my god, it’s Bill Gates!” reaction and the antithesis “he’s just a guy” reaction. The first I think is natural...
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    Ex-Intern about to Enter the Job Market

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    One of my old interns, Albert Mungin, is about to graduate UW equipped with a degree in EE and is looking for a job . Albert starting working at MS as a high school intern back before I joined in '96 and has come back most summers to a variety of test...
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    Commercialization of Your Youth

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    Beth is complaining about Lincoln using a Peter Gabriel song to sell SUVs and recalls her frustration at hearing the Smiths' How soon is now? being used to sell Mazdas. All I can say is that I feel the pain. Try HP using The Cure's Pictures of You to...
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    Strongly Typed Resources in Whidbey

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    This is pretty handy. Can't wait. Kit George has some vb demo code as well.
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    MSDN Gripe

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    In my perfect MSDN world, clicking a link to a reference article like this findText method would not result in a redirection and wait as the MSDN table of contents tree loads on the left. Why can't I go directly to an article without the toc? Why doesn...
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    Sharing One's Blogroll

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    Today I had this idea of a public site to upload one's blogroll so that you can find out who the people you read read - kind of an Amazon “people who bought this book also bought these...“ feature for weblogs. My buddy Dave Levin thought he...
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    Exchange Team Blog, Dave Winer and a pubDate

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    Well, this morning the Exchange team blog was announced on KC's feed , which is fantastic. Hopefully, I can send a few OWA tips that way. I guess we will have to wait and see. This afternoon I attended a talk by Dave Winer at MS. It was my first time...
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    Social Software

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    So Esther Dyson was on campus today, I didn't have a chance to go over and watch in person, but I watched the feed on the intranet. She talked a bit about the buzz of "social software" amongst other things. The term "social software" brings to mind sites...
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    Announcing InfiniteSoccer.com

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    Today I announce InfiniteSoccer.com , a site for finding and scheduling pick-up soccer games based on the impressive technology that powers InfiniteHoops.com . Very exciting to think that a new franchise is the simple act of creating a new CSS, changing...
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    New "Business of Software" Column Up on MSDN

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    Eric Sink has a new Business of Software column up on MSDN entitled Getting Started with Your Own Software Company . He echoes his themes from previous columns such as a market with no competition is not a market and small ISVs should stick to niche markets...
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    Embedding Scripts as Resources in Whidbey

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    Whidbey has a method of embedding scripts, images, css, htc, etc. as resources in your code-behind assembly. Nice solution to the problem of versioning script files. Also, makes deployment easier. If you're curious, here's an article about it. http...
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    Drag and Drop Attachments in Outlook Web Access

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    Here's an Outlook Web Access (OWA) feature that's in some ways little known. Although if you search for it, you can find articles talking about it. It's the ability to drag and drop attachments on to a message. What makes this possible is our S/MIME control...
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    Outlook Web Access Addressing Shortcut: Avoiding Ambiguous Name Resolution

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    Here is a handy little shortcut for you Outlook Web Access users out there, one that I use all the time. Frequently I will type in the full alias of someone in the address book and expect it to resolve directly to the person I want. Let's say for example...
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    HOWTO: Make Outlook Web Access Your Default Mail Agent

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    Here's a little off-topic post for you all. HOWTO: Make OWA your default mailer. 1. Add the following to a .reg file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\OWA] @="Outlook Web Access" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
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    InfiniteHoops.com Milestone 100

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    My little .NET project InfiniteHoops.com for finding and scheduling basketball games reached 100 registered players on Saturday, I am pleased to say. Development in recent weeks has been mostly in the area of UI and ease of use improvements. I have also...
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    Make More Mistakes

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    Eric Sink has a new Business of Software article out on MSDN columns, entitled Make More Mistakes . This one is exactly what I would hope he would write about. He talks about the history of SourceGear and mistakes ranging from bad technology choices to...
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    Popups for fun and profit

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    I just came across the ruling that allows a company, D Squared, to resume sending pop-ups to people's computers via the Messenger service in Windows (not to be confused with Windows Messenger). The company has not decided whether to resume the ads or...
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    Rolling Stone Interview of Steve Jobs

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    Here's a link to the Rolling Stone interview with Steve Jobs talking about iPod, iTunes and the future of the recording industry. http://www.rollingstone.com/features/featuregen.asp?pid=2529 “It is corrosive to one's character to steal.”...
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