Christmas Camera Shopping Technique and Recommendation

I’ve been thinking about good point and click cameras lately, and I’m a big fan of the Ricoh Caplio R4.  I’ve played with it myself, and enjoyed some great pictures of flowers from it.  But I was recently looking at a report of the most popular cameras on flickr, and noticed that you could see pictures…

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Windows boot screens though time

Long Zheng shows off the progression in the screen that is both the first thing we see and the last thing we want to spend time looking at. … 

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Windows Vista Keyboard Shortcuts

Just came across this good listing of keyboard shortcuts in Windows Vista and thought I’d share them around.  Some people refuse to use the keyboard for much besides email, but I’m a huge fan of keyboard shortcuts (and love the ubiquitous search features in Vista)

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Agile teams at Microsoft?

Well, I was just reading ex-MSFT guy Moishe Lettvin’s entry about how the start menu put together.  In brief, there was a lot of wasted time in meetings (my interpretation), waiting for code to arrive, thrashing due to dependencies, and not a lot of writing actual code.  It sounds like the feature ended up missing the…

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Locating the file that a function (not on the stack) was written in

This question came up in one of the internal aliases a couple days ago.  While debugging, how do I find the source for a particular function that is not on the stack?  There are a couple caveats to consider first: You must have symbols that include source information (public symbols have this information stripped out…

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Screencast: Video of a few Guided Help Topics running.

So Andrew, went through and put together a screencast of a few of the Guided Help topics in action.  If you look carefully you can even see a few stupid ACW tricks – maybe I’ll do a stupid ACW tricks screencast at some point.  Anyway, I’ve included the soapbox version, but I’ll probably try to also put up the…

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Photosynth is LIVE!

I talked about this cool service a little while ago – it’s really cool.  From the videos, it’s really exciting.  But even more exciting is that it’s now live!  Photosynth is a great way to do internet tourism, as well as … well, it’s hard to explain exactly, but one picture can put you back…

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Google emails a worm

Hey, Apple gets to ship worms, it’s only fitting that Google emails them.  I only wish Microsoft hadn’t done a similar thing a long time ago (but at least it was a long time ago).  How often does this happen?!?

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SysInternals TechCenter Launched

I’ve been curious to see what would happen with all the sysinternals stuff since coming to Microsoft – after only a brief stint in limbo the sysinternals techcenter has been launched.  There are 3 sites and some updated (and one new) tools that are part of the offering, and some content from an internal email…

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Washington flood waters

There has been a lot of rain here lately.  I gave a coworker a ride home tonight and found myself driving through a river on the road (more than 6 inches – it had waves), right about here (see map).  There’s a river nearby, so I imagine that it’s going to be a rough next…

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