Ebay Spam

I wonder what E-bay does to try and stop phishers from leaching off of their membership.  Seems like a problem they would want to solve.  Gretchen and I recently used Ebay to sell some stuff and incurred the seller fees.  Maybe we were ignorant. I just assumed that they would deduct form my paypal account…

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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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An easy way to bulk copy sharepoint document libraries

Our team was migrating to a hosted TFS server environment this week so that we don’t have to manage our own server anymore.  One of the challenges I wasn’t looking forward to was migrating our sharepoint document libraries. Thankfully I found this page that gave me an easy way to do this.   Source: Microsoft…

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Brad Abrams : PM Tip #21: Sanity Will Prevail

So, next time a “stupid” decision gets made rather than sulking about it, re-examine your case honestly then if you still believe in the vision tell yourself (and others) that sanity will prevail then go work towards making sure it does. Brad Abrams : PM Tip #21: Sanity Will Prevail. This is a great post…

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What’s that blue post?

I have RSSBandit set to flag any posts that mention my blog in blue. Today there was a blue flag from Joystiq. I didn’t realize they read my blog. Good thing I put up my gamertag the other day… although my gamerscore is sort of embarrassing.  If you like games and you don’t read Joystiq…

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The importance of setting good examples

http://teamsystemrocks.com/blogs/mickey_gousset/archive/2006/01/06/590.aspx Given that, I shot an email off to Soma expressing my appreciation, but I didn’t necessarily expect to hear back right way, if at all. And now comes the part where I say Microsoft is becoming more open.  I received a response back within 5 hours of when I sent it.  Now it wasn’t…

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Does brownie mix have more or less calories when it’s cooked?

Its slow around here this time of year and the subject of this post became the topic of a lunch conversation on our team.  It’s been suggested that Internet search engines can provide an answer to almost any inane question one could come up with.  We proposed that perhaps bars should install “Debate Reconciliation Machines” that…

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Kicking blogging off again with some humor

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but you have to check out the latest Microsoft innovation… WSYP Via Church of the Customer Microsoft’s new masochism initiativeMicrosoft WYSP: We feel your pain. Literally.   I’ve just been waiting for this video to find its way outside of our network so I could…

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Advice on Giving Technical Presentations for Presenters

Just blogging this for my own archives to read again in the future. [Via Fabulous Adventures In Coding] A few months ago an old friend had to give her first talk at a conference. Now, she used to do community theatre back when we were in school together, so she’s no stranger to standing up…

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