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Getting started at Microsoft

So, I'm super excited to be on-boarded and efforting the realization of end-user recommends and asks! (Translation: I’ve been a Microsoft employee for three weeks now!) A month ago, Scott Hanselman announced that I was joining his team: We work for the...
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Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) Install - Easter Egg?

Exactly one week ago, I was testing something that required me to install the old Visual Studio 2008 (Beta 2) on a virtual machine. I got part way through the install when a bizarre set of circumstances led to my accidentally sitting on the keyboard....
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The Man Who Knew Too Much?

I've been thinking about the odd problem, and what can be done about it. I've found that more active participation in a group can lead to more information, but that new information can actually stifle further participation . Here are some of the problems...
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Three posts a week - my new year's resolution

I'll pass my 5 year blogging anniversary this year. I've written over 520 posts. But, I'd like to be more consistent. So this year, I'm resolving to post three times a week. I'll give myself an exemption when I'm on vacation, which explains why I'm posting...
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Thanksgiving as a lifestyle

Disclaimers: I'm really getting out of character here, as I tend to keep focused on the code on my blog, but Rob's post inspired me... If code's what you're after, these aren't the droids you're looking for. You can move along. You're still here? Well...
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I'll be at DevConnections & OpenForce November 5-8

I'm a panelist on a discussion on Open Source Architectural Models at DotNetNuke OpenForce . Hope to see you there! Thursday, Nov 8 - 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Lagoon F DOS102: Panel Discussion: .NET Open Source Architectural Models Joe Brinkman , Phil Haack...
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Speaking at the Silicon Valley Code Camp on 10/27

I'm presenting two sessions at the Silicon Valley Code Camp on 10/27. So, drop everything, sign up for my sessions, and get to Silicon Valley this weekend! But first, some quick Q & A time!!! Question : Why did you wait until Thursday night to blog...

I'm an ASP.NET MVP

I'm very happy to announce I was selected as an ASP.NET MVP. Most software developers I've told about this, after congratulating me, confess that they don't really know what an MVP is. I wasn't 100% sure myself. Here's what the MVP site says: Thank you...
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Our ASP.NET book is out. Read some chapters for free!

If you don't know, now you know I'm told that there are still a few people who don't read CodingHorror.com and Haacked.com . These people call themselves the Amish . Well, there may be a few more folks out there with live internet connections who for...
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New Job at Vertigo Software

I just finished my second week as Vertigo Software 's newest employee. You might know Vertigo from their work on cool projects like Family.Show , or you may have seen or heard Vertigo's CEO Scott Stanfield , or you may have noticed that funny upside down...
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