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  • A View from Elsewhere

    What? No Captain Underpants?!

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    Evidently book banning is still in style. I thought that went out with goose-stepping and invading Poland.
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Brilliant Serenity

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    After admitting to Bill Dunlap, the C++ product manager, that I was a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, he turned me on to Firefly , a series by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy. Firefly was killed midseason, but I couldn't figure out why. It was well-written...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    The Myth of the Once-Readable DVD

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    I'm getting kind of a kick out of reading Ed Bott's stories documenting how he's trying to clarify some comments taken out of context. I worked for Ed for about three years at PC/Computing and can assure that a) he's a real person b) his name really is...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    DUAScriptGen User's Guide

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    I was talking to my friend and former manager Andy this evening and he asked me where he could find the "official" location for the DUAScriptGen that Mike Hall and I wrote a while back. He had tried to search my blog and most of the old links pointed...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    The PresentationModel pattern

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    I got e-mail from an interested party pointing me to Martin Fowler's description of the PresentationModel pattern. Written up just last year, I hadn't seen it in the literature before. I've got to read it a couple of times and think about the subtleties...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    Visual Studio 2005 Team System with Anthony Borton

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    After my last post about Webcasts i have had a couple more volunteers and Anthony will be doing his Team System presentation next Tuesday 6:00pm via web cast! For what is it worth Anthony has been playing with VSTS before Beta 1 and will probably be...
  • Antimail

    Yahoo launches blogs, news search engine

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    Various Yahoo rumors are coming furiously from several directions. First, a new blog search engine, as noted by Steve Rubel, at the (still non-existent) blog.search.yahoo.com . Apparently, there was a Yahoo blog search engine available for some time...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Dr Neil Roodyn eXtreme .Net Programming - one day course in NZ

    Dr Neil (of viavirtualearth fame - among other things) is coming to New Zealand to lead two one day courses on eXtreme .Net Programming. In this eXtreme Programming (XP) covers how to create high-quality, low-cost code that will build better software...
  • David Wang

    Some Sample Code to illustrate XML manipulation by JScript

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    It seems that some folks just want free code. Question: Hi, I am not sure if it's really that on 18 Mar 2004 wrote in the newsgroups how to do stuff with XML files in WSH. "I do this all the time and have tons of script code that read/manipulate...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Next Generation UI: WYGIWYS

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    In Jakob Nielsen's latest article, RIP: WYSIWYG , the usability guru claims a new paradigm is required for UI design: "Macintosh-style interaction design has reached its limits. A new paradigm, called results-oriented UI, might well be the way...
  • Paddy Srinivasan's WebLog

    $100 Laptop from the MIT lab

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    http://laptop.media.mit.edu/faq.html From the Economist - "The idea is as audacious as it noble: provide a personal laptop computer to every schoolchild—particularly in the poorest parts of the world. The first step to making that happen is whittling...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    The world is upside down...

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    ...or at least is shifted 9 hours back :-) The reason of my long silence lies in the fact that I moved from Microsoft Italy, MCS, to Microsoft Corporation in Redmond! I'm now an AE in the Windows Server Evangelism Group, and I'm not adding anything...
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