Lazy Mail

Have you ever sent out an email saying:”Hey, check out the new Britney Spears video <hypothetical link/>! It’s HOT HOT HOT!” Only instead of sending the mail to your buddy Alan, you sent it to the “All Employees” alias? Then you frantically send out a “Recall” mail, which simply attracts more attention to your original blunder…

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Bungie.net website revamped for Halo 2

With all the excitement surrounding Halo 2’s release, it seems that the new features added to Bungie.net’s website have been overlooked. A co-worker told me about it, and I am now in awe. Once you finish a game over XBox live, all your stats are uploaded to the servers. Sure, you get all the standard stuff…

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Super Tuesday

Sure, electing the leader of the free world may seem important, but I think this is the day that the “Youth Vote” has been waiting for. (Good idea having the election BEFORE Halo 2’s launch date, rather than ON launch day!) Yes, my friends, it’s time for representatives from the Red and Blue states to…

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I think I’m blogging Japanese…

I’m trying out the new MSN blogging service at http://spaces.msn.com. It’s only in Japanese, though you can look at the spatterings of English in there and wonder what exactly I’m talking about. (Those of you that do speak Japanese, feel free to correct mine!) BTW, most of the comments are: 1) People correcting my Japanese…

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Security Report on Vulnerability Scanners

Hey, my buddy Joe wrote Security Innovations’ Security Report this month. It has all sorts of information about vulnerability scanners, how hackers use them, and how you can help keep your network secured. Could be useful for those of you with a home wireless network!

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Status Reports in InfoPath (Part II)

Due to the overwhelming number of requests (3+) for screenshots and code for the Status Report described in a previous post , I’ve decided to make them publicly available. My only request is that you let me know how I can improve the form. Here is the “Individual View”: It uses a Master-Detail control for viewing multiple Status…

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Status Reports in InfoPath

When I transitioned from the InfoPath team to the CLR team, I wanted to take some of my knowledge of InfoPath and put it to good use here. After browsing the intranet sites, I noticed that there had been several different attempts at designing a status reports system. While InfoPath isn’t the right tool for…

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Wasabi: It’s not just for sushi anymore

Sushi Condiment Wasabi Doesn’t Clear Noses: http://content.health.msn.com/content/article/94/102703.htm However, it apparently prevents tooth decay: http://content.health.msn.com/content/article/36/1728_66834.htm I’m ready for my wasabi-flavored Listerene, are you?

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.NET vs. J2EE WebSphere Study

I just found this on the web today: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1645550,00.asp Apparently .NET did pretty well against WebSphere. Disclaimer: Now, I’m as skeptical as the next guy when it comes to studies, but and I have virtually no knowlege of WebSphere, so I can’t validate nor discount the study. Anyway, I just thought it was interesting. You…

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Passing First Grade shouldn’t be this hard!

I’m currently studying for the Japanese Langauge Proficiency Test, Level 1.. There are 4 levels, 1 being the most difficult. The test is only offered once a year (in December), and this year I’ll be able to take the test in Seattle. Here’s a brief overview of the test: First grade (1kyuu):Total score: 400 points–passing…

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