VBScript: Betcha never thought of this one

I mentioned in a previous post that I had to solve a little issue with the wonderful WMCMD.VBS script that Alex Zambelli maintains.  Because of some occasional nastyness, when the script is done–successful or not– it tries to kill it’s own process, in case any of the WM Encoder objects gets hung up. The original…


Looking for a few good outriders: PHP Developers

Hey y’all. I’ve got some work goin’ on that I sure could use a few hands that were real PHP savvy. I’m looking for some short-term and some mid-term consultants to do some experimental work with PHP applications on Windows. I have need for some local (Redmond) and some can work from remote. If you…


How to move the herd–one open source project at a time

Folks have been asking me, how can we believe that Microsoft is changing to see open source in a positive light. Microsoft has been hiring a lot of people over the last several years–Since YE2002 we’ve went from ~50,000 employees to ~78,000 employees. That means the over 1/3 of the company has been with the…

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SvnBridge — Use Tortoise SVN with Team Foundation Server

I just got ping’d by the very fine Jonathan Wanagel, about a very cool, and very early build of SvnBridge: Project DescriptionSvnBridge allows you to use TortoiseSVN and other Subversion clients with Team Foundation Server. It converts the calls made by your Subversion client to the API supported by TFS. SvnBridge works by running an…

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There can be only one MVP program

I got to my office this morning, and found that gettin’ off the horse too quickly often means steppin’ in a cow pie. Ah well, like my cousin Teddy used to say : “Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back.”  … and he’d know… poor old Teddy…

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Open Source at Microsoft — Herdin’ cats or Cow Chips?

Howdy! I’ve recently moved from the Federated Identity group into the Open Source Software Labs at Microsoft.  I’ve been rather busy of late, finishing up things for the Identity folks, and getting things started over here in the OSSL, so I apologize for the silence. Many folks have been askin’ what this is all about,…

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I hacked RSA!

I successfully hacked RSA, check out the details on my blog: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/02/i-hacked-rsa.html g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts


What is the “Master Key” that is used to create the key-pair and PPID?

I talk a bit about the Master Key created when you create a personal card in my post at http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/02/what-is-master-key-that-is-used-to.html g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts


What happens when my laptop gets stolen

I explain how CardSpace is protected when your laptop gets swiped: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/01/what-happens-when-my-laptop-gets-stolen.html   g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts


Me and my PPID: Can I rely on it?

Be sure to check out my post on my blog: http://www.fearthecowboy.com/2007/01/me-and-my-ppid-can-i-rely-on-it.html   g   Garrett Serack | Program Manager |Federated Identity Team | Microsoft Corporationblog:http://blogs.msdn.com/garretts