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  • Cyrus' Blather

    I stink

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    That's generally true of me in the morning, especially after a late night of fun and drinking (including a shot of 'Chartreuse' which was described as "150 proof liquid oregano". The most disgusting shot in the world named after my favorite color)....
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    DirecTV - Pushy Bastages

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    Watching a movie tonight (First Daughter, a benign movie that allows you to "watch" a move of your wife's choosing without emasculation), and DirecTV had the cajones to start advertising for the *next* movie while watching the movie we bought. Lemme ...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Rick LaPlante on VSTS Pricing

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    This is a great discussion of Visual Studio Team System licensing, and the poor job we've done in communicating it so far: Rick LaPlante on Team System Pricing and Licensing Download [0:36:25] In this video, Rick addresses the six key questions...
  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    Turn off your TV and get turned on to Avalon

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    Monday marks the beginning of yet another TV-Turnoff Week . Why don't you trade your remote for your keyboard and write some XAML. Add some style to my simple TreeView . Turn Nathan's 3D Button into a 3D ListBox. Play around with text . Add a feature...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Gay rights (part 2)

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    I was out with several of my friends last night and this was a very heated topic. Many of the same points that readers have already brought up were discussed in depth, however in the end my position came down to this: Imagine you were livign through the...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Japanese Visio blog

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    Makoto writes a great Visio blog in Japanese. He knows a ton about Visio. I don't read Japanese but I drop by occasionally to check out the screenshots. It's interesting to see the diagrams in the Japanese market. http://blogs.msdn.com/visioj
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Visio shortcuts mousepad

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    Dan Brown has put together a neat little Visio accessory -- a Visio reference mousepad with the keyboard shortcuts, some of which I blogged about last year, and other useful reference info. Check it out! http://www.cafepress.com/greenonions.20098068...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    MSDN Forums What's Update for 4/24

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    Today I posted the 2nd "what's update" to the announcement forum over at the MSDN Forums Beta site. You can find it here . This update is the first to thank some of the top contributors in an unscientific way so far on the forum system. I'd like to...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

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    So while i was waiting at the bus stop this morning i happened to read a sign on another bus that said: One out of three kids who smoke will die prematurely. Now, after that bus left my mind started churning away on that statement. What's...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    What does FBA taste like?

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    First Boot Agent (FBA) is Embedded's version of XP setup. It performs runtime tasks like PNP enumeration, DLL/COM registration on the target system. FBA is a collection of tasks that are run at specified phase during the setup. These tasks are stored...
  • Direct Reports

    Wowee Zowee

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    Reporting Services Service Pack 2 requires a reboot. Here's why. When we started building the setup for SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services back in mid 2003, we started with a copy of the SQL Server 2005 (then called Yukon) setup code. While this seemed...
  • Scott Beaudreau's Weblog

    London Trip

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    U.K. Trip I am currently flying back home after 6 days in the U.K. I'm on a plane for 10 hours, so this is an ideal time for a blog entry. I was there to collaborate with some of our internal team members and partners on an interesting project involving...
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