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    Best Pen for Moleskines

    In answer to Steve's question about the best pen for a Moleskine, I was going to mention these great pigment pens that I used to get in the scrapbooking section of the hobby stores. (The idea being that pigment will last forever, where the dye in inks...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    New "Iron Man" Microsoft Blogger

    I haven't mentioned it before, but one of my must-read blogs is Michael Kaplan's. His blog ( here ) has been consistantly fascinating reading. Michael's the lead on the globalization team here in Windows, he's the wizard when it comes to internationalization...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    MSN Search Beta getting more attention today...

    Some buzz out there today about MSN Live Beta Search... Search Engine Watch is convinced and blogged it , their forums are buzzing ... Threadwatch is going bananas, this guy has theory , John thinks it's official , and Jon isn't sure ...but these guys...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Bug triage: 1/20/2005

    Our team continues to triage bugs as we look to get into a good state for Whidbey's Beta2 release. Today we ran into 2 customer issues that I thought I would highlight. Both were Ladybug (our internal name for the Product Feedback site http://lab.msdn...
  • SourceSafe Team's WebLog

    Globally changing "Store Only Latest Version" option

    User JS asks: How can I globally change the file property to retain history when a given file is checked into the source safe database ? Running VSS 6.0d. Currently all files are set to not retain old version on checkin (for some wierd reason). You can...
  • Randy Miller's Blog

    A New Agile Software Development Process

    For those of you who haven't heard, Microsoft is creating a new agile software development process called MSF Agile. MSF Agile is part of the next generation of the Microsoft Solutions Framework version 4.0. This framework is in the process of being revised...
  • Jen's WebLog

    Linguistics and the web.

    So, I'm a linguist at heart. Give me a sentence and I'll give you a syntactic and/or sematic breakdown for your viewing pleasure. So, Fil sent around this article today and now I'm excited about linguistic search engines and corpora and everything. I...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    "How can I learn ASP.NET?"

    Bill Evjen has a great list of resources to help developers get up to speed on ASP.NET. Even worth it for veterans as well, as there is bound to be something on there that will make you say, "Wow, I didn't know about that." Well worth bookmarking as he...
  • One Louder

    What to do about Counter-offers

    I've spoken with some other recruiters here about the issue of counter-offers; a major pain in the you-know-what for recruiters trying to fill roles. I know you are imagining a number of attractive, sophisticated recruiters discussing this issue over...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Office and XML- why we all care

    So, yesterday I spent time at one of our internal conference events: Envision. It's a yearly event, and it is well attended by Microsoft employees or close partners from all over the world. I presented a session on XML support in Excel and Word (if you...
  • Michaeljon Miller

    One of those irritating technical things

    I was watching my local educational access channel this morning while walking on my treadmill. I thump pretty hard when I walk so I turned the TV up. That’s when I really started thinking about the volume control feedback. Why the hell does the volume...
  • [MSFT]

    Two down - one to go

    Somehow I managed to get 840 points in my (70-320) Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework exam. Again they asked bunch of questions from ADO.NET, which I feel should be in it's own test...
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