RightSideUp v1.1 now available

I just fixed up a few minor bugs in RightSideUp that had been reported by a few users over time (mostly avoiding some unhandled exceptions in some corner cases and a few cosmetic things). Not a huge update overall but still probably worth the quick download if you use it somewhat often. If you have…

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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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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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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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I’m behind…

The last few weeks have been the definition of busy for me.  Getting beta 1 out the door hasn’t exactly been a relaxed process and there’s a bunch of other stuff going on at the same time.  But the beta is finally out.  Express SKUs are finally out.  The MSDN feedback site is finally out…

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Mgmt Training at Mt. Si

I’ve been shacked up at the Rainbow Lodge Retreat with about twenty-something other MS managers this week attending one of the many management development courses available to us.  It’s been very interesting so far and have definitely picked up a few insights along the way that may help in the future.  It’s also been fun and competitive…

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Santosh has a first post…

Another member of the C# compiler QA team has started blogging recently.  Santosh is a very interesting guy.  He’s the only one on our team with an autographed artificial leg resting on his bookshelf that he brought with him from his previous work where he did research on artificial limbs at the University of Washington.  He has a…

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Power-save and me just don’t get along

I’ve got a Samsung Syncmaster 213T flat panel display at home.  I love it except for how power save seems to have a mind of its own.  At times and definitely on the rare side, a quick mouse click or key press will immediately “wake” the display.  Most of the time though, I find myself…

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