Rich Ersek's Blog

random bits from Rich Ersek, Customer and Community Lead Program Manager for Microsoft's Web Platform & Tools team

May 2004 - Posts

If you're at TechEd and see this in the next 2 hours....
Stop by the ASP.NET Birds-of-a-Feather session in Room 15A.  I'll be there, along with Rob Howard and maybe Scott Guthrie, if he's in this evening.
Chris Adams' Blog

Chris Adams just started a new blog!  IIS fans may know Chris from the Webcast series he does for us on TechNet.  These are a great way to learn about IIS - Chris works directly with the product team on customer and supportability issues and knows what questions to ask.  He usually brings someone from the product team along for the presentation or else works with the product team to make sure the content has the depth and accuracy he and his audience expect.

More on Atari BASIC

Tim Heron points out that Atari BASIC wasn't Microsoft.  My recollection was that MS BASIC was on the majority of machines but this link points out why Atari didn't use Microsoft in the end.  It was interesting to read that MS BASIC was based on DEC BASIC while Atari BASIC was built to emulate the Data General version.  I grew up on the DEC-style 'cause that's what we used on the machines in school. 

I'm happy to cede the 92 sites back to Atari - may it live on!


Atari web server

Apparently, this has been around for a few years.  I just noticed it when SecuritySpace reported that 92 websites migrated from a Microsoft OS to the Atari web server.  Of course, someone should tell them that Microsoft BASIC still counts as a Microsoft OS.

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