Moving to Microsoft

Joining the RanksWell I’ve taken the red pill, gone blue card, lost my MVP status, been assimilated into the collective, and joined Microsoft! I am now a Program Manager on Visual Studio Team System. On to WashingtonOn Friday (July 7th) my girlfriend, Dawn, and I flew up to Seattle Washington First Class (Delta) curtesy of Microsoft! The same day we looked around the gorgeous Microsoft campus and met up with my team for a quick visit. Saturday we settled into temporary corporate housing in beautiful Bellevue Washington. Today (Tuesday) will be my New Employee Orientation (NEO) and my first official … Continue reading Moving to Microsoft

Official Forum Flame Form

<lol> This is hilarious! 🙂 Here is a simple check off list for flaming forums. I’m not a flamer, but I’ve got to try using this sometime when it would be appropriate. The checks are from its original post. Official Forum Flame ============================================== Dear: [ ] Clueless Newbie [X] Loser [ ] Spammer [ ] Nerd [ ] Vet [X] Other: Troll You Are Being Flamed Because [ ] You bumped a thread from the last page. [ ] You started an off-topic thread. [ ] You posted a “YOU ALL SUCK” message. [ ] You don’t know which forum … Continue reading Official Forum Flame Form

.Text Upgrade on MVP Site

Susan Bradley just updated (6/11/04) msmvps.com to .Text v0.95.2004.102. We’re still working out the kinks, but it is coming along! So if your agregate news reader shows double post entries (like my RSS Bandit), you know why. If you’re using RSS Bandit, just follow these steps to restore normality. Close RSS Bandit Edit “C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data\RssBandit\feedlist.xml” Search for “msmvps.com/coad” Delete all elements inside of the “stories-recently-viewed” element. Delete the Cache\msmvps.com* (or Cache\www.msmvps.com*) files. Load RSS Bandit, it will automatically download and recache the posts.

Ultra-Portable Laptop

OverviewI have received many inquiries in airports, conferences, classes, meetings, etc when I pull out my laptop and it is smaller than even the thinnest paper notebooks on the table. I’ve seen too many people not carry or use their portable computer because it was inconvenient, this defeats the purpose of a laptop. Even with my last Sony VAIO V505, which was only 4 lbs, I still found that I would leave it behind because it just wasn’t easy enough. Not so with this little system, it goes everywhere with me. This has been one of my most enjoyable, useful, … Continue reading Ultra-Portable Laptop

Favorite Bloggers

News/Blog ReadingRSS Bandit is a great aggregate news reader. It is writting entirely in C#, is easy to use, works like a charm, and is even open source so you can see how various components have been implemented. To add feeds, just right-click in IE on an XML or RSS icon in the blog (or the RSS links below) and choose “Subscribe in default aggregator”. Favorite Bloggars (To Date) Here is a list of the blogs I am currently subscribed to. As my list is modified over time I’ll repost this list of active bloggers. These are really great posters! … Continue reading Favorite Bloggers

More TechEd Photos

Here are a few more photos that came out of TechEd 2004. Dang we had a good time! See you all next year! Look for me in a dark blue shirt… 🙂 Cathi Gero (C# MVP) and Ted Neward (MVP, Author, .NET Rocks!) Mark Dunn (MVP, MCT, Previous .NET Rocks! Co-Host), Party on dude! Dan Fox and Jon Box (.NET MVP), the Authoring Duo! Listen to Fox & Box on .NET Rocks! Dr. Salih Yurttas (Professor in the Texas A&M – CS Department)Thankfully he passed me in school so I could go work for Microsoft. Thanks Dr. Yurttas!

Increase Internet Explorer’s Simultaneous Connections Limit

Internet Explorer limits the number of simultaneous downloads to two downloads, plus one queued download. This is an out of the box browser setting. To increase the number of simultaneous connections that are allowed, follow these steps: Start the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Internet Settings Select “New” > “DWORD Value” from the “Edit” menu Name the new value “MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server” Right-click the “MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server” value and choose “Modify” Under “Base”, click the radio button next to “Decimal” In the “Value Data” box enter the number of simultaneous connections you want to … Continue reading Increase Internet Explorer’s Simultaneous Connections Limit