Web Cam Time Lapse

I’ve done a couple time lapse videos recently, and I think I’m becoming a bit of a time lapse fan. This latest app combines time lapse photography with the skiing web cams that I watch every day (via my Vista gadget!) The app watches a list of web cams which you provide and saves a…

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Macro Defined Custom Outlook Search Folders

I use the built-in Outlook "Sent Directly To Me" search folder as my hot items in Outlook. If my name is on the To or CC line for an email, it’s probably something I want to look at fairly quickly. The problem is that I’m starting to get a lot of noise. We have a…

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MSDN Tester Center

The Tester Center team has been hard at work since launch day coming up with new content and adding features to the site. If you head over to the site now, you’ll see an RSS feed containing all the content from the site. New content should appear in the next few days. The team is…

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Living in Seattle (a.k.a. Win Free Stuff)

I moved 2800 miles to take the job with Microsoft. To some that might fall in the "cons" side of the yellow legal pad, but for me it was a huge plus. The Pacific Northwest is an unbelievable place to live and play. The city is vibrant and full of life, and if the outdoors…

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Future of Modeling

The Connected Systems Division was featured in Information Week today and they vaguely mentioned my project. "In the past a very select group of users has used modeling. Microsoft is going to make modeling mainstream for the average developer," said Martin. The details of the new capabilities will be provided in an opening keynote by…

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More Windows Shortcuts

The last post I made with command line tricks was well-received so I thought I’d post another little Windows shortcut. Items in your quick launch toolbar are accessible by pressing the Windows key followed by the number corresponding to the icon’s position in the toolbar. For example, if IE is the first icon on your…

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Extracurriculars Count!

I finished my undergrad about five years ago (Go Purdue!). As I look back at my education and try to pinpoint the key decisions, a couple things stick out: Get involved in extracurricular clubs. I was a member of StudentDev (a Microsoft student club associated with devhood.com) and it has helped me in very unexpected…

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Two Command Line Tricks

Watching a co-worker type can be a good tool for learning new tricks. I always ask "How did you just do that?" when I see something fly by a bit too quickly. I just learned two of them in the last half hour. If there is a command in your history but you don’t want…

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GraphWise

The beta version of GraphWise is now available to the public. A 10,000 foot view of the app is that they are a search engine for numerical data. In fact, their home page currently states that they have created over 150 million data tables. Now that they have colleted all this data, you can piece…

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VS: Modules Window

I’ve worked in various version of Visual Studio just about every day for the past 4 years. Today I learned a new feature: the Modules debug window. I’m trying to create test the debugging scenario when a specific set of symbols is not loaded. But no matter what I tried, it was still finding the…

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