Halloween Circuitry

I managed to steal a bit of time in the past few weeks to build some circuitry for Halloween. I’d hoped to do something with pneumatics, but that didn’t happen, so we had to settle for a few smaller things. I’m also using this as an opportunity to teach Sam how to solder. We started…

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Corporate blogging and PR…

I came across an interesting discussion on Corporate blogging and PR departments (via Scoble), and as so often happens, my short reply turned into a long one, and I thought I’d post it here. BTW, I agree with what Clarke said. The question is whether a PR department should be involved with blogging. Elizabeth Albrycht posted a…

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Flu

There’s a new flu going around Microsoft. So far, it’s only been caught by a few people, but I think that in the next two weeks, it’s going to reach epidemic proportions. Apparently, if you’ve got it, you can’t even get out of your chair for hours, and there’s no vaccine that works on it….

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More on group blogs

I got an email today from Gary Cornell (Apress publisher), who told me that they had decided to split their blogs out into individual blogs, based partly on my comments about group blogs. That triggered another thought about group blogs, something I didn’t realize I’m doing. When I first start reading a blog, I put…

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NASA World Wind (Warning: Don’t read this post)

You had to go and read it, didn’t you. Today I got a link to an application I had been hoping to write, someday. Take various sources of imagery of the earth (landsat, topo maps, USGS aerial, etc.) Add in elevation data from the Shuttle synthetic aperture radar mapping mission. Serve it all up in an…

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Donate to your local phone company

I was looking at my Cingular bill tonight, at the various fees. For our most recent bill, we paid $4.75 in “other fees and charges”. The details are: Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee = $2.50Federal Universal Services Charge = $1.88State B and O Surcharge = $0.37 Oh, the government is hitting me with fees and charges….

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Edit and Continue in Whidbey…

Soma has just announced that C# will support Edit and Continue in Whidbey. Waaay back when we first planned Whidbey, one of the questions we asked was “is refactoring or edit and continue more important”? We knew that our users wanted both, but we didn’t have schedule time to do them. The answers we got back…

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LCD Monitors and ClearType

XP does a nice job of enabling ClearType automatically if you have a laptop, but it doesn’t know if you have an LCD display, so many people don’t benefit from it. Here’s a page that helps you turn it on and tune it.

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And a recommendation for you…

Waaaaay back in about 1988, my wife and I wandered over to a Medieval arts fair in Kent, WA. I’ve had friends that were in SCA, but I was never really into it myself, so we didn’t really have a purpose to be there. While we we wandering, we came across a stage with a…

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Music Recommendations – Thanks…

Wow. Thanks for all the ideas. It’s a pretty big list, and while there were a few groups I already listen to (it was nice to see “Toto” make the list – I listened to Hydra last week.  Given when I went to school, I’ve certainly heard “The sun is the same in a relative way,…

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