April 2009 - Posts

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She Ought To Be In Pictures by Bil Simser

Shel Silverstein wrote he wanted to be famous by getting his picture on the cover of The Rolling Stone. How about getting a photo spread in Fortune Magazine before you’re two years old? This months Fortune Magazine is running a 12 page photo article called...
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Follow-up: The Girl Next Door (aka Laptop for Nat) by Bil Simser

Okay, second non-tech follow-up as I get caught up here in Real World 1.0 stuff. Last month I wrote a post called The Girl Next Door , about a 7 year old girl named Natalie. She was diagnosed with brain Cancer and the last year has been an uphill struggle...
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Follow-up: Small Person, Big Life by Bil Simser

A couple of weeks ago I posted about Madeline Spohr and her awesome, happy, life. We rallied around and others were picking up the torch to carry on Maddies name in support of the March of Dimes. I did the same with a small token of my appreciation for...
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Using The Loopback Adapter and SharePoint by Bil Simser

Just a little tip as I've recieved a lot of emails and questions about SharePoint development recently. Most SharePoint development is going to take place in a virtual machine (unless you're running Server 2008 as your desktop, which isn't hard. Check...
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2010 The Year We Make Contact (or the next name of SharePoint) by Bil Simser

It's official now, the next version of SharePoint that we've been babbling about (well, not that much babbling since we're not allowed to babble, but you get the idea) is now officially called "SharePoint Server 2010". Sounds like the title of the next...
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Small Person, Big Life by Bil Simser

Having a kid is hard.  Not the changing diapers, walking around at 2am trying to get them back to sleep, convincing them broccoli is good for them part of it.  When you have a kid your perspective changes.  And when you hear about things...
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Alone in the Dark with Microsoft Desktop Virtualization by Bil Simser

I don’t often get too bitchy with the mother ship, but I have to say that I’m highly disappointed with Microsoft and it’s desktop virtualization strategy. In fact, they really have forced us SharePoint developers to go down very few paths, and most roads...
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How do you know she’s a witch? by Bil Simser

She looks like one! So begins one of my favourite skits in movie history, the witch scene from Monty Python and Holy Grail. The gist of it is: If she weighs the same as a duck then she’s made of wood and therefore… A witch! And what do we do with witches...
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BlackBerry App Store, $200 do not pass go, do not upload application. by Bil Simser

I work on a BlackBerry app called DopeWars . It’s a silly little app and isn’t going to make me a world of money (it’s free and open source) but it’s fun and my diversion into the BlackBerry/Java world (as painful as the development environment is there...
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MVP Award and the April Fool by Bil Simser

Here We Go Again Well, it’s that time again. For some MVPs (including myself) we’re on the April 1st cycle (also known as the fools cycle). It’s where every year on April 1st we anxiously await to see if Santa Gates will put us on the naughty list for...
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