December 2003 - Posts

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Personal expression and professional affiliation by Tim Marman

ClaueR says that his blog is not an [MS] blog . I agree with him on principle - certainly a weblog is a form of self-expression, and not that of your employer. I think understanding someone's background is important to understand where they are coming...
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Off topic posts by Tim Marman

Now that we have the ability to post things that won't be included in the aggregated site, I expect to post a lot more. I'll try to be good and make sure only appropriate posts make the aggregated feed. But that means if you actually want to listen to...
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RSS Bandit, now with Search Folders by Tim Marman

There are three major things that I love about Outlook 2003, as anyone who is a regular reader of my weblog will probably know since I won't shut up about them: search folders, colored follow-up flags, and smart date grouping. In many ways, I consider...
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And while we're on the topic of MP3s... by Tim Marman

I was going to post this on Friday, but since I haven't seen anyone else post about it I thought I'd mention it. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals reverses the trial court decision, and Verizon doesn't have to give away the identity of its users to the...
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WalMart's new music download service by Tim Marman

Apparently WalMart has launched a music download service in the vein of iTunes & Co. Lessig tells us what's wrong with it .
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A Meat Hangover by Tim Marman

I went to Churrascaria Plataforma with a bunch of friends from work last night. It's this great Brazilian BBQ place in NYC. It's basically an all-you-can-eat feast (and relatively cheap at that, especially considering how expensive beef is these days...
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XSLT Rekindled by Tim Marman

I used to consider myself a bit of an XSLT guru, but it's been a long while since I've done anything with it. This is just a stream of consciousness as I'm working on this issue. If anyone has any thoughts, let me know. Otherwise, I'll update it when...
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NYC .NET Developer's Group Meeting (Thursday, 12/18) by Tim Marman

There's another NYC .NET Developer's Group meeting coming up this week. As of now, I'm probably going to be attending. I haven't made one in awhile with my classes. If anyone else in the NYC area is planning on going (Sam, Don, etc) let me know. We should...
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RSS Bandit - clarification on my previous post by Tim Marman

Dare, in the comments on my previous post (which was initially a reaction to this post ), said Which is more valuable to Microsoft, that developers and users have access to well-written and innovative applications targetting the .NET Framework or that...
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RSS Bandit and SourceForge by Tim Marman

Dare gives the top 10 reasons that RSS Bandit moved to SourceForge . My only question is, if you work for Microsoft, wouldn't it be more beneficial for the entire community to work with the GDN team and have these things fixed? I'm sure it won't help...
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