Be thankful for cool Windows tricks…

First, a simple one: you can drag a file or folder from Explorer to the CMD window. The path to that file/folder will appear as text which you can use in a command. Pretty spiffy. Second, short-cuts to the Run command in the start menu. 1) You can drag-drop the run command straight to your quick-launch…

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One more…Ray seems to like Longhorn

Ray Ozzie has an interesting perspective on Longhorn storage: moving to a common store may have the same benefits of using common protocols on the Internet. I hope so!

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The Beginning of the End of the Internet?

I’m finally caught up with all of the stuff I wanted to blog. On a sad note, an interesting question: Is the Internet Dying?

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The Many Paradoxes of Broadband

A great article about the technology and politics behind broadband. Our friend Professor Lessig just wrote a related article for Wired. Both are good reads.

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Glass in IE6?!?

Those of you lucky enough to attend the PDC keynote this year saw the cool glass effects we’re working on for Longhorn. Well, you don’t have to wait for Longhorn to get glass on your desktop. You can do it with IE right now! http://w3future.com/2003/glass/glass.html The author claims the use of nothing but “HTML, CSS…

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Doing Templates before Whidbey comes out

I like using templates for sites. Sadly, there won’t be support in ASP.NET until the next release. Thankfully Paul Sheriff has a work around: Simulating include Files with ASP.NET Server Controls

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The Distributed Library Project

How many books do you have that you haven’t touched in the last [insert double-digit number] months? Exactly! These clever kids have implemented an idea I was toying with last year: a distributed library. The name for their project: Distributed Library Project [I said they were clever]. There are many sites set up around cities….

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Hey, Don’t knock Iowa

I grew up in Iowa [close to Okoboji]. I’ve done my share of knocking my home state, how I’d never live there, etc. Well it turns out that Fast Company disagrees. It turns out that Des Moines, IA [the state capitol] is the best place to work in the US. I never would have guessed…until…

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The Law of Leaky Abstractions

In one part of his Artima interviews, Anders Hejlsberg discusses the notion of simplexity. I’ve started using this word a lot as I find it applies to a great deal of my work. Amar, my esteemed GPM, pointed me to another article by Joel Spolsky on ‘The Law of Leaky Abstractions’. Very related. Very interesting.

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More with Anders Hejlsberg

Part 5 of the interview I posted earlier. This one talks “about DLL hell and interface contracts, strong names, and the importance of interoperability.” http://www.artima.com/intv/interop.html

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