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    ASP.NET 1.1 on XP

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    The other day I decided it was time to rebuild my laptop.  It must have been something about the way the disk defragger bluescreened my system everytime I ran it.  I like rebuilding my machines every once in a while.  I feel like it's a kind of rebirth...
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    HOWTO: Make Outlook Web Access Your Default Mail Agent

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    Here's a little off-topic post for you all. HOWTO: Make OWA your default mailer. 1. Add the following to a .reg file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\OWA] @="Outlook Web Access" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
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    What would you say to Bill?

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    There are two responses that I see frequently when MS people run into Bill at work. There’s the “oh my god, it’s Bill Gates!” reaction and the antithesis “he’s just a guy” reaction. The first I think is natural...
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    Looking for .NET Forum Control

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    I think thinking about incorporating forums into my pickup sports sites - InfiniteHoops.com and InfiniteSoccer.com - and although I am tempted to write my own forum code, the fact is I have so little time and this is something I think there are several...
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    Impressions on Orkut

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    I decided to pass on Scoble's offer to send an invitation to Orkut to anyone who wants one and wait to see how long it would be before I got one through my usual channels. The invite came on Thursday or Friday through one of my geeky friends in the bay...
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    Office Space Wars

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    Here is a parody of Office Space set in the Star Wars universe so you know, Darth Vader as Lumbergh and Jar-Jar as Milton. Funny stuff. http://www.public.asu.edu/~tiantang/share/OfficeSpaceWars.wmv
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    FormsAuthenticationTicket and Persistence

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    I have been playing around with putting forms based authentication on a site I am building.  I would like to store a piece of information in the authentication ticket and persist that cookie on the client between sessions.  So naturally, I searched around...
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    How I came to Microsoft

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    I have asked Microsoft bloggers to tell the story of how they came to work at Microsoft, what attracted them to the company and what was the series of events that led them here.  Here is my story. In 1996, I was a physics major about to graduate. ...
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    Moving a VB6 dude to .NET

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    All right all you VB guys, I am looking for advice on how to move a friend of mine off of VB 6 to VB.NET.  His biggest complaint is no edit and continue functionality.  Without this he says he might as well learn C# or worse just stay on 6.  I would appreciate...
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    Outlook Web Access Administration Tool Released

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    I am happy to point to the download point for the new Outlook Web Access Administration Tool that our team has built. The tool is an installable web site which allows one to tune OWA registry settings. To quote the install point: It provides a list...
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    Seeking CSS Opinions

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    Not quite sure what the "correct" behavior should be in the HTML below. What cursor would you expect to get when you mouse over the TD and why? <html> <style> TABLE.tbl1 TD { cursor:hand; } TD.td1 { cursor:move; } </style> <body>...
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    Testing Scoble's Link Power

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    Rob Scoble claims to raise sites from obscurity to a Google rank of 4 with a simple link from his blog. Let's try it out. I have a site (InfiniteSoccer.com) that has been up one month and currently has a rank of 0. Let's see if it works. I'll report back...
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    MSDN Gripe

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    In my perfect MSDN world, clicking a link to a reference article like this findText method would not result in a redirection and wait as the MSDN table of contents tree loads on the left. Why can't I go directly to an article without the toc? Why doesn...
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    tosh.style.display == "none";

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    How sad.  I am not included in this .
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    Commercialization of Your Youth

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    Beth is complaining about Lincoln using a Peter Gabriel song to sell SUVs and recalls her frustration at hearing the Smiths' How soon is now? being used to sell Mazdas. All I can say is that I feel the pain. Try HP using The Cure's Pictures of You to...
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    Portable Media Center Players

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    All the gadget sites are talking about Amazon accepting pre-orders for these portable media center (PMC) devices . These are little hard drive based players that you can view recorded tv on (as well as pictures and listen to music). Both players offered...
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    Drag and Drop Attachments in Outlook Web Access

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    Here's an Outlook Web Access (OWA) feature that's in some ways little known. Although if you search for it, you can find articles talking about it. It's the ability to drag and drop attachments on to a message. What makes this possible is our S/MIME control...
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    Update on Scoble's Link Power

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    Earlier I asked Robert Scoble to link to a site I run to see if his link power could raise my Google rank from zero. Two weeks have past and the site is still a zero. Perhaps Google has not recalc'd the rankings in the past two weeks. I don't know.
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    Wiring the House

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    So, tonight I started working on running Ethernet throughout the house.  I wanted a cable hard-wired to the XBOX as my 2.4 GHz cordless phone disrupts my wireless network.  I have to admit that working with power tools and crawling around under the house...
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    Reasons Why You Should Not Introduce Your Parents to IM

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    They will ask you every time you change your display name. -- “What does ‘t-money’ mean?” They will talk to you every time you sign into your computer. They likely only have you and one or two others on their contact list so a toast saying you just signed...
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    Offended by a Robot

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    One of the sites I run on my home web server is my baby photoblog for my friends and relatives. I built it during the fantastic paternal leave Microsoft gives its employees (one month off at full pay!), and I am still actually really into it. I recently...
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    Outlook Web Access Calendar View Query-String Parameters

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    Monday I received an e-mail from James Buchanan asking what is the query-string parameter to bring up a monthly calendar view in Outlook Web Access. Actually, I am starting to get a lot of emails from people asking about this or that, which is great and...
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    Announcing InfiniteSoccer.com

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    Today I announce InfiniteSoccer.com , a site for finding and scheduling pick-up soccer games based on the impressive technology that powers InfiniteHoops.com . Very exciting to think that a new franchise is the simple act of creating a new CSS, changing...
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    Exchange Team Blog, Dave Winer and a pubDate

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    Well, this morning the Exchange team blog was announced on KC's feed , which is fantastic. Hopefully, I can send a few OWA tips that way. I guess we will have to wait and see. This afternoon I attended a talk by Dave Winer at MS. It was my first time...
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    "What's on Your USB Keychain?"

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    In the spirit of Apple's old "What's on your PowerBook?" ads or even Gizmodo's "What's in your Gadget Bag?, I ask you what's on your USB drive keychain. Having just popped mine in after some months, I am surprised to find: a C# source file to screen scrape...
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