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    Fast Chicken

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    Nic Wise (of Fast Chicken fame) has written a nice little introduction to ObjectSpaces .
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    The "a ha" moment.

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    Don Box is looking for an “a ha” moment on why he should use SqlXml. Unfortunately, he probably won't find it while building his new Blog engine. The reason for this is that the real usefulness for SqlXml shows itself in development scenarios...
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    checking out a comet

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    Is there really any doubt what NASA is going to find in that comet ?
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    2004

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    I started working on the outline for a book I am planning to write about ObjectSpaces. My goal was to get it started before 2004, so there you go - well ahead of schedule. Please don't tell Dare though, I am suppose to be finishing up a long over due...
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    anyone got a couple of million?

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    I have always wanted an aircraft carrier . Incidentally, I have updated my links to include Mark Fussell's new Blog. Thanks to the multiple people who made me aware of my post that incorrectly contained his old Blog.
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    Englishman in Redmond

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    Mark Fussell, a semi crazy Englishman I work with here at Microsoft, has co-authored a good introductory book about the what's new with ADO.net and SqlXml in Whidbey. I reviewed the latter content and found it quite detailed and well written. The book...
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    Don Box interview

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    Interesting interview of Don Box by Mary Jo Foley (of Microsoft Watch fame). I think his comments on OO and the SOA world are right on.
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    ObjectSpaces in an SOA world

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    There have been several internal email threads here at Microsoft about how ObjectSpaces will fit into the world of SOA. Below I have included my internal reply to one such post on the subject. Note - my reply is not intended to be a manifesto on the subject...
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    the million dollar question

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    Paul Wilson  has asked me what seems to be by far the most common question about ObjectSpaces: “Will it support other databases besides Sql Server... i.e Oracle, Access, etc?” For V1 of ObjectSpaces, which will ship as part of the Whidbey...
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    Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya...

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    Hello All - since this is my first post on http://weblogs.asp.net since moving from the gotdotnet blogging site, I decided to revive my original “introduction” post. My name is Andrew Conrad, I am a Software Design Engineer with the Sql...
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    My blog is moving

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    Like everyone else on http://www.gotdotnet.com my blog is moving.  Here is the new link .  Hopefully this will be the last move.  
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    Luca's PDC presentation

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    Luca's PDC presentation on ObjectSpaces is now available.  So is the sample code .  
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    Michael Lewis homepage

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    In an item of interest only to myself and a couple of other Michael Lewis apologists I work with.  I found his homepage , which although being mediocre at best, has never the less been given a permanent bookmark in my browser.   ...
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    PDC 2003 samples and mapper utility posted

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    The bits are now available for download via the GotDotNet samples page.  This is the same samples and mapping utility that we distributed at PDC 2003 on the ADO.net samples CD. We are still working on a more permanent home, probably...
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    ObjectSpaces' performance requirements

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      From a comment on my “ObjectSpaces Myths” post:   “ However it's NOT a myth that ObjectSpaces is spec'ed to be 40% slower than DataSets, correct?”   The comparison is actually not that...
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    Michael's book

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    Michael Brundage ’s book on XQuery is now posted on Amazon.   He tells me it is “done”.   I read an early draft, and found it quite interesting and entertaining.   Unfortunately, it won't be ready for the holiday season '03 (it will...
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    ObjectSpaces Myths

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    From the Post-PDC 2003, feedback there seems to be a number of fallacies circulating about ObjectSpaces.   I have attempted to answer of few of those below: ObjectSpaces is a thin layer over ADO.net ObjectSpaces utilizes the...
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    PDC 2003

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    PDC 2003 has come and gone.   Some quick highlights and observations of the conference:   The conference began with a red moon on Sunday night caused by the California forest fires.   Not sure exactly what...
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    100 worst movies of all time

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    I came upon the the IMDB bottom 100 film list while reconciling a lunch time wager pertaining to Cool as Ice .   My opinions of the list   Spice World should not be on this list.   If you have seen it, you will agree...
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    ROX

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    There seems to be a lot of noise lately about "ROX".   R elations, O bjects, and X ML.   Several interesting opinions and thoughts – and even some research .     Working for the Microsoft data access team ...
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    RSS Bandit

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    I am quite impressed with the newest version (1.1.0.36) of RSS Bandit .   I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to organize their blogging experience.   Now, if I could only find an application that does email, blogging (both posting...
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    SqlXml WR3 sp2 ... finally!

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    SqlXml WR3 sp2 RTM has been released.   Actually, it was released late last week - but I have been so busy I haven't had time to post about it.   But that is another story for another time.   In my opinion, this should...
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    I got the SqlXml managed provider blues.

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    I am really tired of writing the following code every time I use the SqlXml managed provider:   try {       XmlReader reader = command.ExecuteXmlReader(); } catch (SqlXmlException...
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    Mr. SqlXml

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    Mr. SqlXml (Bryant Likes) now has his own blog .   He knows more about SqlXml then even the developers who wrote the code, so I am going to be checking his site for updates early and often.   I’m sure we will have some good cross Blog banter...
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    I've decided to become a Oakland A's fan.

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    I just finished " reading " an incredible book – Moneyball: The art of winning an unfair game .  This book is about the Oakland A's , and how it's general manager, Billy Beane, has made the team successful in a market place (major league baseball...
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