KC Lemson

By KC Lemson [MS]

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  • Blog Post: Now *that's* a user scenario...

    Try this. Open up word, make sure automatic spellchecking is on, and type in the names of some star wars characters:       I love it. They're in the dictionary... except, for some reason, for Leia. For the ones it does know, it even capitalizes the first letter for you if you type it lower...
  • Blog Post: Geeky vanity license plates

    Rick Schaut blogged about vanity plates recently, which reminded me of a few fun ones I've seen: A friend from college had HTTP 80. He is actually the reason that David and I work at Microsoft and is currently a development manager in the Exchange team. I think he has it hanging up in his office...
  • Blog Post: If you're addicted to silly flash games...

    You might enjoy this one: http://nikon.bungie.org/misc/warthog_launch/ Level 28 is where the rate of return for me dipped :-)
  • Blog Post: SNL actually got it right

    Several years ago, there was an episode of SNL that had one of the segments of “Nick Burns, your company's computer guy” with Jimmy Fallon as Nick, an annoying IT guy who would never let his users get a word in edgewise while he fixed their computer problems and insulted them for having problems...
  • Blog Post: Don't you just hate getting phone calls for the person who had your number before you...

    Normally, it's pretty annoying. But what if that person is Chris Rock ?
  • Blog Post: The math of Futurama

    This is wonderful . It also references one of my all-time favorite Futurama lines: Announcer: And it's a dead heat. They're checking the electron microscope and the winner is... number three, in a quantum finish. The Professor: No fair! You changed the outcome by measuring it! [Update 6/4...
  • Blog Post: Quotes pages

    When I was in college, my circle of friends and I all kept quotes pages. I was browsing through mine recently and ran across the following tech-related quotes which made me smile, so I wanted to share them: "If people receive executables in the mail, they should not run them," Nachenberg said....
  • Blog Post: What is a plog?

    Defective Yeti explains : Hello! It looks like I am receiving a host of new visitors, thanks to a link on Amazon's new Plog page. A Plog, as near as I can tell, is a "personalized log," and is like a "blog" except you can't personalize it. Also, instead of you writing it and other people reading...
  • Blog Post: Futurama sounds

    I am what some might call a Futurama fanatic. I adore the show. I watch each episode over and over. I own the DVDs. I quote the lines whenever I can. Thus, I was quite pleased to find this site with MP3s of some of the great quotes: Robot Judge: "Thank you, prosecutor. I will now consider the evidence...
  • Blog Post: Attention Dr Gooey...

    I took an MIS course in college where the purpose of the course was (or seemed to be) to teach MS Access to business majors. We had this wonderful book, I wish I still had it around... in addition to a full page dedicated to how to use a mouse (including pictures), it had this lovely gem in it: ...
  • Blog Post: The newest addictive game from pop cap games

    Insaniquarium
  • Blog Post: Halo 2 skin for Windows Media Player

    I'm not a huge fan of skins myself, but I have to admit that this one that Sean Alexander pointed at is pretty cute: Sean also points at the first song of the Halo 2 soundtrack .
  • Blog Post: Even geeks can have gangs

    This picture of Sam showing off the XML gang sign cracked me up. Can't wait to use it. ; -)
  • Blog Post: It's not true unless it's in a document

    Raymond recently blogged about having to repeat himself multiple times in the same thread, answering the same question asked in different ways by the same person. It reminded me of one of my favorite old Exchange team stories: On an internal technical DL about Exchange (I think in the e2k3 development...
  • Blog Post: Buy a sheet of bills...

    A friend pointed this out to me. The cost is more than the price of the bills alone, but having a framed uncut sheet of $2 bills would be pretty neat. Not $85 neat, but neat nonetheless.
  • Blog Post: If you'd ever considered Physics over CS...

    You might want to think again . (Side note: at one point, the team of people who were in charge of monitoring Microsoft's Exchange servers and investigating any issues found all had advanced degrees such as Ph.Ds in nuclear physics and the like. Yes, that's right - real rocket scientists.)
  • Blog Post: MSFT Dining reminds us not to cross the streams

    With the new 'green' effort with our kitchen supplies, they posted signs in every kitchen:
  • Blog Post: What a great use of technology

    Check this out . How great is that? And to think, when the folks who created SMS were dreaming it up, they probably had much simpler ideas in mind... [ via Patrick ]
  • Blog Post: Choosing your children's names is not a simple task

    Reading Matt's post about his son reminded me of the process we went through last year when choosing our son's name (actually, multiply this by two, since we didn't know the gender[6]). It must have been a lot easier to choose the names of your children a hundred years ago. You just go back up the family...
  • Blog Post: On security in web applications

    I learned this lesson the hard way. I used to manage the interoperability lab for the Outlook team, which is a lab with a bunch of different email and LDAP servers used for testing the POP/IMAP/SMTP/LDAP support in Outlook. In an effort to minimize the grunt work in this role as well as teach myself...
  • Blog Post: "I saw it on the web, it must be true!"

    In college, I wrote an article for an April Fools edition of our ACM newsletter about how the Illiac was to become the newest mail server for students. The best part of the article (in my humble opinion) was the image that was “enhanced using Adobe Photoshop software “: I pasted in a picture...
  • Blog Post: Harry Potter III trailer & photos

    Watch a trailer for the Prisoner of Azkaban , and see some excellent high-res photos from the new film. I particularly enjoyed this one and that one , for their artistic merit. [Source: censored ]
  • Blog Post: Geek homophones

    I was in a meeting a while back where an architect was relaying an experience he'd had with a problem with phishing, where he had two databases and needed to synchronize data between the two, and whether or not we should use a surrogate key. Everyone in the room nodded along until he got to the end of...
  • Blog Post: "checkout -d belly burgers fries cola"

    This post from Matthew Baldwin is classic .
  • Blog Post: Someone at Amazon has a sense of humor

    Check out the feature list for this cool Beaker doll : Features: The Beaker 18-inch Plush doll is a must for any fan of The Muppets. Perfect for the collector and a great gift to brighten one's day. 'Meep! Meep! Meep!'