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February 2007 - Posts

22 February 2007
Where I Used To Work -- MS Charlotte
TLC forwarded this article about Microsoft Charlotte to me earlier today...it's an interesting read, and I think a lot of folks don't realize that A) Charlotte has an MS hub, B) the MS hub here is huge, and C) is very instrumental to MS's enterprise support offerings. Of course when I worked there, I... Read More...
22 February 2007
Hang Up The Phone And Drive
I saw the funniest thing driving home today. I pulled up behind a soccer-mom-mobile (and SUV for anyone who has no idea what that means) which had a fairly large bumper sticker with the following text: "Drive now, talk later." The driver was, of course, yakking away on the phone the entire time I was... Read More...
20 February 2007
First Week At The New Job -- Lovin' It
So I've been at the new gig for a week now, and so far everything is going beautifully. Even though the company is headquartered here in Charlotte (500+ employees worldwide), the office here is small...maybe 30 or so folks, evenly split between Financial/HR and geeks (infrastructure, coders, and analysts... Read More...
14 February 2007
Using Anonymous Methods For Control.Invoke/Control.BeginInvoke
One commonality shared by most Windows Forms applications is the need for a responsive UI; this means implementing some sort of threading scheme so that processes can run on background threads so as to not interrupt the user's workflow while using the various controls placed on the UI itself. The caveat... Read More...
12 February 2007
Recent Band Discovery -- The Cinematics
It's hard to sift through the crapola that is the music industry as of late...95% of the stuff that's out now is pure junk IMO. And who has time to go to the music store these days? Sometimes I wish I was a DJ so I could get paid to listen to music. Regardless, I've been trying to branch out some lately;... Read More...
11 February 2007
Obligatory Grammy Post -- Chili Peppers!
I don't care about award season. I care even less about the Grammys, eschewing Maynard Keenan's opinion of the ceremony: How about the Grammy? You received one, but didn't attend the ceremony.... MAYNARD : I think the Grammys are nothing more than some gigantic promotional machine for the music industry... Read More...
09 February 2007
New Community Server Licensing Document Released
[update] The community is jumping in over here and the reaction is about what I expected. The MVPs are weighing in with their opinions on a seperate thread as well...it is very much worth mentioning that Rob Howard and Co are actively listening , so feel free to chime in if you have an opinion/suggestion... Read More...
09 February 2007
ScottGu Has A Power Packed Outline Of Orcas Up
Scott Guthrie continues to show us why he's the man with the plan over at Microsoft with a huge post on some features new to Orcas : One of the highlights of my recent trip to Europe was getting the chance to publicly show off some of the new features in our next release of Visual Studio and the .NET... Read More...
08 February 2007
Linked To By Wiki -- Note To Self, Write Better Articles
I recently noticed a reasonable spike in traffic around here a few days ago; turns out an entry of mine got linked to by a Wiki article (no, I didn't make the link from Wiki myself ;-)). The point of this entry isn't to garner kudos or pat myself on the back (of course the ego points do make me feel... Read More...
06 February 2007
New Year, New Job, New Beginnings
While I've known about this for a couple of weeks now, the proverbial ink dried on the contract earlier today so I'm able to officially say that I have scored an amazing position with a local marketing firm: Hawkeye | Cohesion . I will, of course, be doing mainly .Net development...what's icing on the... Read More...
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