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August, 2003

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    PowerPoint is NOT Evil

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    I really hope the goal of Edward Tufte’s article in the latest Wired was to whack a beehive, since he certainly succeeded there.  The same mentality is behind the recent lawsuits blaming McDonald’s for obesity.  I’m waiting for next month’s guest commentary...
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    Fry's Electronics in Renton - Now Open For Business

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    Wahoo!  Good supply and crappy customer service!  There’s no In ‘n Out, and there is Fatburger and Dick’s…  On the way to work this morning, I stopped in at the Renton Fry's, which opened last night.   It's huge.   It's clean.   It has a sandwich shop...
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    Targeting the wireless

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    Wow – I guess the Redmond area would be considered rather “feature rich” for this kind of crap…  From a friend who wants to remain anonymous: A friend in Belmont (MA) was among a group of neighbors whose laptops were stolen from their homes. It seems...
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    <%YourDiety%>'s gift to Multimon

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    I just upgraded to a Compaq Evo N800c.  I likey!  Like Kent and Duncan , while at my desk, I’m running it in dual monitor mode.  Duncan just sent me a link that anyone who’s running dual monitors (or more) should be using – UltraMon , by Realtime Software...
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    RSS. Comments. Please discuss.

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    A bunch of people sent me mail, basically asking, “WTF?!”  So, what do I want?  I want an RSS feeder to also check if an engine has implemented the comments API, and if it has, grab those comments and associate them visually with the original post.  It...
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    Jim McGee. A shift from managing knowledge to coaching knowledge workers. ...

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    I know have something meaty to ponder while riding my riding mower this weekend.  Coolio.  Jim McGee .  A shift from managing knowledge to coaching knowledge workers.  Excellent. The fatal flaw in thinking in terms of knowledge management is in adopting...
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    New Managed Code .NET Show is live

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    Oh, you know this is going to be good…     A new episode featuring Brad Abrams, Anders Hejlsberg, Nick Hodapp, and Chris Sells is live: http://msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/   Managed Code Perhaps one of the most important aspects of developing an application...
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    Effects of the blackout

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    Kent found a really cool pic of “The Blackout”…   http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16273
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    RSS. Comments. Please discuss.

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    No wonder we don’t listen any better that we currently do.  We get to be lazy and listen to one voice at a time, rather that a cacophony of voices.   I was thinking about which I like better for following RSS feeds – NewsGator or FeedDemon .  I like that...
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    Mobility Embedded Developer Center

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    For those with mobile devices, check this out – we finally render nicely on WAP devices… http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobiledefault.aspx MSDN just posted a new Developer Center . Visit the new one-stop shop for all mobile and embedded information, including...
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    New "Coding 4 Fun" article is up...

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    The first column Duncan wrote in pieces on his blog is now up on msdn.  As always, good stuff.  Make sure you follow the link the Henry’s site – Henry’s so cool, it’s scary…B-)   Should be up and live already so here is the URL: http://msdn.microsoft...
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    How much is your brain worth?

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    I lost my hard drive a couple weeks ago now.  I just received an estimate from OnTrack , the folks who do our * serious * data recovery – a little north of $2K.  Is it worth it?  I don’t know – I’m going to go for a run with some folks from my team, and...
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    Buffering .NET Console Output

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    I am *SO* happy to have Chris working for the good guys…B-) The one where I can't believe that .NET Console output isn't buffered by default, then come to appreciate why they did it that way and finally figure out how to turn buffering back on at will...
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    Posting to your Weblog from NewsGator

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    If you weren’t aware of this feature, it rocks.    NewsGator includes the capability to post directly to most weblog systems right from Outlook. To do this, you will need to download a plug-in from the NewsGator plug-ins directory . Numerous plug-ins...
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    Wedding Bride from Hell

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    Dear <%wedding_attendee%>, Thank you for attending our wedding.  Rather than send gifts, I am asking folks to send money (for bail)… This story reminds me of my wedding night... NOT. If Adrienne Samen ever forgets the details of her wedding reception...
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    Career Calculus

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    The .NET Redneck just friggin’ rocks.  Thanks Eric.  A couple weeks ago there was a flurry of blogging over the price of Microsoft's upcoming Professional Developers Conference ( PDC ).  In the midst of this controversy, Doug Reilly chimed in with a post...
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    PDC Birds of a Feather Sessions

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    If Brad’s posting about the BOFs, you know we’re in for some good stuff…B-)  I thought I’d put my own plug in for PDC BOF sessions .  The PDC planning group here is very excited about having a community lead time at the event.  We are looking forward...
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    BOF Sessions at the PDC

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    Woo-Hoo!  Ya’ll own the BOF sessions this year.  If you have an idea for a good BOF session, click here .
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    Welcome Back

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    A huge thanks to Scott and Kent for making my return to weblogs.asp.net so easy. Hey - where did the dotnotweblogs address go? Now, where was I? Oh yeah, what the heck is a backup, and how do you make one? B-)
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