It’s been a while…

but I am actually still around. There are definite signs of life on my personal blog (which has recently moved from jixal.com to MSN Spaces) but it’s definitely been slow on the work blog. Still piling up a bunch of topics that I should get around to posting someday. Hopefully soon. For now though, if…

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Another C# chat coming up (11/18 at 1pm PST)

We’re having another chat in a couple of days. I’m definitely going to try to be there as will others on the team. See Scott’s post for links to more details.

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Global conditional symbols in C#

Recently, I got slightly different questions from folks who weren’t aware of the /define command-line compiler option in C#. The thinking was they needed to define a conditional-symbol (in specspeak) defined for their entire project and, to do so, they had to add the following to each of their source files to make sure it…

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Obsoletion feedback

To the two readers I have that don’t already read Brad’s blog, be sure you check out his entry on obsoletion in the framework. We’re trying to get some feedback to get a good idea of where people stand…

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Personal blog

Finally got around to setting up a separate personal blog. Head on over to http://jixal.com if you’re interested in what will probably be much more frequent ramblings from yours truly.

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Gmail and another boring update…

Just got my Gmail account. It’s pretty nice overall. I like the labeling system and how threads work in general. I also found the Gmail Notifier application which makes using gmail even better. It doesn’t seem to be listed on Google’s main labs page or tools page, so I figured I’d point to it as…

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Wanna join the C# team?

We’ve got a few positions open on the Visual C# QA team and we’re looking far and wide to find the right folks to fill them. If you’re interested and feel you have the passion and skills we’re looking for then I really hope we’ll be hearing from you soon. You can read more about the openings…

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Eric moves on…

Eric has decided to try something new after what I believe has been close to 10 years of compiler land (C++ and then C#).  Eric was my first manager at MS when C# was about to go from SafeC to COOL.  I’ve really enjoyed working with him over time and it’s certainly going to be a…

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I can now type freely…ahhh.

I installed XP SP2 RC2 a little over a week or so ago.  The greatest thing happened as a result though I just realized it was possible.  I can now type without any worries in the Address bar in IE that it will not interrupt or move my caret around if my home page loads…

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Folklore.org

Somehow I came across the Folklore site which has a bunch of interesting early-Apple stories straight from some of the original Macintosh guys like Andy Hertzfeld.  Tons of interesting stuff if you enjoy that kind of reading.  I sure do. 

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