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  • One Louder

    The 17 Dumbest Things in Recruiting

    Here are the 17 "dumbest things in recruiting" according to Dr. John Sullivan in his recent ERE article. I've seen some strong reactions to this article from recruiters, so before you read it, decide to keep an open mind. First of all, Dr. John likes...

    Early Christmas Present

    My platinum box from Valve showed up today with a new Half-Life cap, the soundtrack CD, a bumper sticker, three posters, and a (sorely needed) strategy guide. Good stuff. My daughter has dibs on the Alyx poster. [Listening to: Dark Piano Short...
  • David Kline

    The old days...

    Ben " Virtual PC Guy " Armstrong's recent post sent me back to my early days at Microsoft. Back then (early 1990s) I was a member of the MS-DOS product support team. His link to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article was one I remember fondly. Many times...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    "You unlock this door with the key of imagination"

    I got an early present today. I drove down to Fife (a indistinguishable suburb of Tacoma, and picked up a new pinball machine. Well, not a new machine, as there are no new machines, what with the demise of Williams in October of 1999, but thoroughly-reconditioned...
  • SPal's WebLog

    SQL Script for Typed XML used in MSDN Webcast on Dec 7, 2004

    Hello! This posting contains T-SQL script for working with typed (i.e. XML schema bound) XML. I used it during the MSDN webcast on Tue, Dec 7, 2004, on “Introducing XML in SQL Server 2005”. Yesterday’s posting (
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    New Features For "Full-Grown" OO Languages?

    After seeing it on, I checked out the X-develop product website. X-develop is a new multi-language cross-platform IDE that supports both .NET languages like VB.NET, C# and J# as well as Java. It includes support for all the .NET 2.0 features like...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Test Case Best Practice: It’s better to LogPass than to LogFailure

    In our test case world, we assume a test case fails, unless we log pass. We changed our way of thinking a while ago, where we used to assume a test case passes, unless we log a failure. I wish I could give an example of a bug I’ve caught because of the...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Revised: Ripping DVDs for Media Center

    It seems that the legality of my original article was in question, so I've decided to play it safe and replace it with this text. Although I thought the issues of fair use and the court cases surrounding 321 Studios DVD copying software had been resolved...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Back to the New Orleans French Quarter and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    This Thanksgiving, I went home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the first time in three years (since joining Microsoft). Of course, I had to stay a couple of nights in New Orleans to begin the trip. Being back in the Quarter made me think of this list...
  • The ShiSh List

    NOAA WebService #1

    Over the last few weeks, I've been using my spare time (I call lunch break my spare time) to write an application against the NOAA WebService. Earlier this year, NOAA made the data available in XML as a test, called the National Digital Forecast Database...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Dave Remy, Introducing myself

    Hi everyone, My name is Dave Remy (call me Rem or Remy), I am a new Program Manager for the Microsoft XML team working with Soumitra and others that will be posting on this blog. I wrote up a too long version of my bio on my nascent blog . Here is the...
  • Antimail

    Who hogs down my CPU?

    I always wanted to find a simple way to figure out the answer for this puzzling question. Usually I ended up opening Task Manager to find out what process eats all my CPU resources. But this doesn't work in most of the cases. For example, what about the...
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