Monthly Archives: September 2006

On the road to time

while I'm waiting for the huge Orcas images to download, I thought I'd catch up on some blog reading and see if anyone else is talking about it yet.  Surprisingly no-one is *yet*, but give it a few more hours … Continue reading

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Orcas September CTP virtual PC images available !!

You can now download virtual PC images of Orcas September CTP  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=82243606-d16d-445c-8949-9ee8c10cda2e&DisplayLang=en[:D]

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Different perspectives

I listened to Nick Randolph’s first podcast the other day and having just read Dave Lem’s “review” of it, just seems to highlight to me the very different perspectives.  I think I was listening to it with an open mind … Continue reading

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Early start to the fire season

Just another diary entry so as I can look back at the weather.    This year sure is shaping up as a warm and dangerously dry year.  I had fruit trees blooming at the start of August ( a record for … Continue reading

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Outlook junk mail rules and Microsoft Expression Web Beta 1

If you install Microsoft Expression Web Beta 1 on a system with Microsoft Outlook 2003, you may find that the junk mail is not being moved  to the junk mail folder.  This is a known problem.    To fix:   … Continue reading

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new Cider bits available:

  Get the .NET 3.0 Visual Studio bits (aka Cider and WF).  Don’t get confused about the Orcas naming, it’s not really Orcas as it doesn’t include LINQ, it is  .NET 3.0 tools for Visual Studio 2005 in my speak … Continue reading

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DateTime and TimeZones: a new type is needed

Kathy Kam asks if we should modify DateTime or create a new type to store time zone information.  I say give us a new type. My reasons are:   Size matters DateTime in .NET is a pretty high precision (100 … Continue reading

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Calibri font – more than just the new default.

about two months ago there was a little news story about Calibri becoming the new default font for Word 2007.  No doubt most people gave it little thought, nor did I till today.   Today I noticed blog post after … Continue reading

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