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July, 2004

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    Not exhaling Firefox

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    So, I tried Firefox - I just didn't exhale...B-) Great browser, and it's *really* tough to make it the default browser inside Microsoft. Not because the Men in Black Suits will come sweeping into your office if they see you spewing the Firefox user agent...
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    Business Idea - Someone do this, please

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    I'd love to see a subscription-based service that allows me to dump a bunch of images, via a kiosk, to an Internet site, where I can download them when I get home. Starbuck's or McDonald's should do this. A quick pit stop that would allow me to save some...
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    Van Gogh and the .NET Framework

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    While in Amsterdam for TechEd, I decided to take a morning off and visit the Van Gogh museum. I think I've been thinking about technology *way* too much lately - I kept thinking how the painting techniques in Van Gogh's Saint-Remy period, around 1890...
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    What To Do

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    I had a thought yesterday, while frantically trying to figure out how to recall an e-mail. The current menu'ing system for most Windows apps, and Mac apps for that matter, don't scale worth a poop. Microsoft Office is trying something interesting with...
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    Free Tablet - go see Carl!

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    What was that crazy guy in SoCal who used to have the wild ads for his car dealership? Wasn't that Carl someone? Anyway - another crazy Carl (Franklin) and obviously crazy Rory are giving away a tablet pc. It's the same one I use, and I love this little...
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    Back to the Future

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    When I was in college, I had a part-time job as a sys-admin for our college's IBM 4361 mainframe . Man, did I love that box. We ran IBM's VM operating system on the thing, and it was connected to the ARPANET. IBM's VM was wonderful - you could bring up...
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    What would you ask Steve McConnell?

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    I have the pleasure of meeting with Steve McConnell in the next couple weeks, to discuss the release of his updated Code Complete . If you had a few minutes of his time, what would you ask him? Let me know, and I'll see what I can get in to our coversation...
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    The Presentation Dashboard

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    If you ever have to a PowerPoint presentation, you should subscribe to this feed . This one is seriously high on the signal/noise chart… Would you be willing to let go of the steering wheel of your PowerPoint vehicle for a minute, if it meant you...
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    One of those posts I need to share

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    It’s totally unrelated to technology, and this is one of those posts I think needs as much exposure as it can get.
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    The Power of Myth and Software Engineering

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    I was watching a fascinating interview last night between Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell, called The Power of Myth . The two were discussing how often the story of the journey of the “hero” repeats itself throughout history. The hero has...
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    Microsoft Interview Questions for Testers

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    Chris continues to out Microsoft’s treasure trove of interview questions. For those of you who have seen Marathon Man w/ Dustin Hoffman, yes, my favorite question at the end of a loooong day of interviewing is still, “ Is it safe?” My...
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    "I'm not dead yet..."

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    No, the IE team is * NOT * dead. Dave Massey and Co. are blogging now… Chime in – let them know what you think… The IE Team has put up a Weblog and people are commenting on it like crazy. Go at it! Related... [ Bill Evjen's Blog ]
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    Pat makes me cry

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    One of the highlights of my visit to Amsterdam to attend TechEd Europe was Pat Helland's post-preso piece, captured here . Rock On, Pat... Great job...B-)
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    Immutable Laws, PDF version

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    Kewl… I've been getting lots of requests for a printer-friendly version of my series on The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, so I'm making it available as a PDF . Related... [ Eric.Weblog() ]
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    BlogWizard - Interesting blogging client

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    "Henrich" just posted a comment on my blog about what seems to be a relatively new blogging tool, BlogWizard . I've pretty much hookek myself on BlogJet, and I'm always game for a new toy, so I'll be giving this one a try. Hmmm - I may have to try some...
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