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  • Blog Post: SDL here, there and everywhere

    I've read quite a bit re: the SDL as of late in the universe. First, we put out this doc which talks about what the SDL is, and how it works. Then, RHensing tells us what his new gig is, and how it involves the SDL. And I've since seen a few mentions of it on the blogs.msdn.com and blogs.technet.com...
  • Blog Post: The ribbon

    I know different people feel differently about the ribbon (for those not familiar, check out Office 2007) but I must admit I’m a fan. I have liked it since the first minute I used it. I definitely feel like my productivity is up as a result. I used to have funky issues in Outlook 2003 where it did...
  • Blog Post: Dell shipping with an AMD chip?

    Who knows, but Slashdot mentioned that it just might happen, according to this article on The Inquirer, who quoted this article on ComputerWorld.com . I’m often asked about x64, and whether I recommend Intel vs. AMD chips in the space. The reality is, I don’t have enough knowledge to recommend one over...
  • Blog Post: I've realized how much I don't know about Exchange

    Lately I’ve been working on some Exchange 2003 related issues here in the EEC (mostly in the performance tuning area). It’s really taught me how much I don’t know about Exchange. I pretend to know a little something about ESE. The reality is, I probably know more than the average teddy bear, but I hardly...
  • Blog Post: A variety of things.....

    So much going on..... Had a week and a half of vacation which was nice. It was nice to get back to see the family, go to a friend's wedding, and just generally relax. I'm very much on board with this change to the CLR (I guess it's touching a lot of VS). While I'm still new to managed code, this is something...
  • Blog Post: Sometimes all it takes is an hour in the airport to rethink things

    On Friday I traveled from Seattle to the other coast for my brother’s college graduation. While in another aiport along the way (stupid layovers ;)) I heard a conversation that made the whole stop worthwhile. Our flight was late, and it was one of those little puddle jumpers. Most of the travelers were...
  • Blog Post: Flight Simulator 2004 rocks (part 1)

    I suspect I’ll post on FS 2004 multiple times, hence the "part 1" in the title. It really deserves attention, this thing is cool. And that’s coming from a guy who owned zero video games a couple of days ago (I have played them in the past, but haven’t purchased one in quite some time). I spent a few...
  • Blog Post: Gotta love when that book you've been waiting for arrives

    I just got my very own copy of Introduction To Parallel Algorithms and Architectures: Arrays, Trees and Hypercubes (F. Thomson Leighton). I don’t know what everyone else around here is in to, but I’ve been waiting several weeks for this one. It took some looking around, but I finally found a copy to...
  • Blog Post: Start.com released

    Looks like it's out there. http://www.start.com The start.com team blogged about this earlier today .
  • Blog Post: Eek, I'm late!

    Interested in an AD/MIIS/ADFS talk? There's an exec chat about to start (SO sorry for the late notice, I meant to post this earlier, but Sunday turned to Tuesday MUCH faster than I thought it would). I have a funny story about how I got this info I'll post in a little bit, just have to write it up. A...
  • Blog Post: Just when I got my Xbox the next one is announced

    That’s right, I just ordered an Xbox the other day. I’ve not had one to date, and can say I’ve probably played about a dozen times total. I actually ordered it for the media center extender stuff. I’m not against Xbox, I just don’t play video games. Just not my thing I guess you could say. Now as...
  • Blog Post: ArrayList and Synchronized()...the misleading method

    I recently found myself wondering about synchronization when using an ArrayList in managed code. I was building up an ArrayList and iterating through it. Both insertion into and iteration over the list are being done by many threads simultaneously. Naturally, I wanted to ensure my code was thread safe...
  • Blog Post: Nope, sorry, not today.....

    Today Dell commented on the rumors around shipping with an AMD chip. In a word, no . Not shocking, but good to hear the yea/nea from the horses mouth rather than the rumor mill. Me? I still don’t mind either way. I like Intel and AMD chips, or anyone that is fast really. I love 64bit, no matter who delivers...
  • Blog Post: Random thoughts on a Friday

    Random thoughts on a Friday. Last night I ordered a new computer on which I will be running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 . I’ve never owned any sort of personal digital video recorder, so I’m pretty excited. And I’m ready to play MS Flight Simulator 2004 on it too. :) (I heard the update to...