Curt Shilling - The Robert Scoble of Baseball?

 You know, the person that everyone listens to, makes outlandish statements that may offend people on occasion, and then has to issue statements like this… Everyone has days and events in life they’d love to push the rewind button on, yesterday was one of those days. Regardless of my opinions, thoughts and beliefs on anything…

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Car 1 : Carbon Bike 0 : Josh OK

I posted my experience being hit and run by a car yesterday on my personal blog.  I’m posting the link here as a cautionary tale for other softies I know bike to work regularly. I saw a red car out of the corner of my eye quickly cut in-front of me and attempt to turn…

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I started a personal blog

Blogs.msdn.com just doesn’t seem like the place to post about cooking, the Red Sox, my kidmanals, and all the other non-Microsoft related banter that crosses my mind.  So Gretchen and I started www.ledgards.com.  The site probably has a different audience than this one, but I wanted to let folks here have the opportunity to know…

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A Reason Blogs Shouldn't Ship as Part of the MSDN Library

I’m not sure that the humor found here would translate well.  Nevermind, I’d love to see what would happen to this on the translation wiki.   I’ve been a bad blog reader of late. I actually found this because before I started a presentation yesterday someone said “Hey, it’s Josh Hartnett!”  I was a little…

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Crazy Blogging

I can’t keep up with Gretchen’s blogs anymore.  She has the www.jobsyntax.com company and blog.  She is also blogging and marketing for www.jobburner.com.  Then, this week, we decided we wanted a site for personal blogs.  I really don’t want to bore you people with my thoughts on wine, cooking, and pictures of our dogs and…

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Spam killed MyblogLog

I removed the “My Blog Log” list of recent readers from the side of my page.  That group, now at Yahoo, has some work to do in order to deal with the SPAM.  For the last couple of days my recent reader list has included ads for “free online pharmacies” and “Free ipods”.  I love…

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One Day in Shanghai

I know these posts haven’t been very technical or work related, but trust that we’re actually doing business here.  In fact, meeting with the community support team went very well. Ok, here are some interesting pictures from the last couple of days.  Every day started for me in the dark when I’d shoot up, wide…

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This city is crazy big... you want Gucci?

You can’t capture the enormity of Shanghai in a picture. There really isn’t a location that lets you see the “skyline” because the skyline is all around you and extends so far that you can’t see the edges of the skyscrapers.  The picture here is really just one small part of the skyline.  We drove…

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So Much for Hotel Food

Today we went out for lunch with a few of the team members and leads here.  It was actually more than a lunch as it was three team member Birthdays.  I made sure to get the bottled soda, but amidst the bowls of food put in front of us ended up eating pig intestines, blood tofu,…

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The Daily Show is on CNN?

What would Jon Stewart say? I stumbled upon “The Daily Show” in regular rotation on CNN Global while I was trying to fall asleep last night. A great surprise for this traveler, but I found it strangely ironic when he started bashing the “24 hour news networks”.  And of course they where hyping that Bill…

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