I’m Back…

After a long and very much needed hiatus, I have regained control of this blog and returned to blogging. For the curious reader, you can read about some of the happenings here. But, I am not one for dwelling on the past (except to learn and improve upon); I look forward to the future. And…

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Water Day 2006

Annually, the IIS team gathers at Emily’s house on the shores of lake Sammamish to enjoy a day of fun under under the sun. We call it “water day”, and it has been a team tradition for at least as long as I have been on the IIS team. Its organization, activities, and participants constantly alter,…

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Hunting for Real Estate

Lately, I have not been making frequent blog posts. There are good reasons, of course… and I will get to disclosing them in the near future. Recently, I have been spending a lot of time house-hunting. Yeah, I have decided that it is about time for me to move from my condo into a stand-alone house….

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What is wrong with Free?

Ok, maybe this is something you business/marketing types understand intrinsically… but it is something that I do not understand, so please bear with me. Why do people complain about getting something for free that used to require money? I thought people like getting something for nothing. For example, Microsoft recently announced that Virtual PC 2004…

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TS Gateway on Vista Server Rocks!

Back in this blog entry, I mused about the nice Audio over RDP feature. It is pretty sweet to have secure, remote access to one’s audio collection. Well, I recently started playing with RDP over the new TS Gateway on Vista Server, and I have to say that it just keeps getting better. In the…

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Laptop Business 2006

Ok, I know that I just purchased an IBM X41 Tablet last fall, but I am in the market for a new laptop again. No, nothing wrong with my computers… I am just going to be giving the X41 to my younger sister so that she can use it during Law School the next few…

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Six Years…

Gosh, how quickly time flies by. It seems like yesterday when I was just getting started on this blog and typing out the entry for my 5-year anniversary at Microsoft. At that time, I had just finished doubling my number of blog entries, was in the midst of converting from purely newsgroup posts to blogging,…

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Much Ado About…

Nothing! Maybe it is just the summer-time lull, but I have not been terribly motivated to write anything lately. Alas, the IIS newsgroup has not been spawning anything interesting nor new in terms of issues either, and my private blog comments are starting to degenerate into “can you help me figure out how application X…

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Thoughts on Debugging IIS7

Hmm… it seems that ever since I made the blog entry about how to install PHP on IIS7, I seem to have become the default tech-support for PHP/IIS7 issues. That’ll teach me to ever post beta guidance again – I just get more “help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” questions, especially the sort…

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Blog Spam, Part 2

Three months ago, I ranted in this blog entry about blog comment spam. Well, it appears that the arms race of allowing anonymous blog comments (which I deem highly important) has been steadily escalating, and the latest crop of blog comment spam are pretty clever to the point that I think that anonymous blog comments cannot be…

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