To be continued… on my blog

Until further notice, I’m discontinuing cross posting to this blog. As always, all the posts here and future posts are published on my own hosted blog at http://www.shahine.com/omar. If you want to continue getting my content, I’ve provided some easy links to maintain your subscription. RSS Feed Add RSS feed to My MSN Add RSS…

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Treo 650 Review Part 3

I almost forgot that I never finished my Treo Review Series. The device is so integrated into my habits now that I don’t even notice how much I depend on and value the device. It’s been over a month since the last review, and that’s a good thing because I have finally settled on all…

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Good luck Dennis!

Dennis Cheung, someone that I interviewed for his first job out of college, and someone who I managed for a while in MacBU, announced that he is leaving the MacBU for the MSN Desktop Search Team. I seriously dig the hard work and attitude of the Desktop Search Team. They run one of the best dogfood…

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This blog location

For a while now (since January 2004) I have been posting both to my personal blog (http://www.shahine.com/omar/) and another blog located at http://blogs.msdn.com/omars/. At the time there were about 140 Microsoft blogs on blogs.msdn.com. I don’t actually post things twice, rather dasBlog can crosspost both to this blog and any number of other blogs that support…

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Wow I was slashdotted!

I never thought it would happen, but thanks to Dan Crevier’s recent patent, I was slashdotted because I have a blog post that gives some background on Dan (who to this day is still one of the smartest people I’ve had the honour of working with at Microsoft). I haven’t read all the commotion regarding…

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Newsgator + FeedDemon

Interesting indeed. I started using FeedDemon because I grew tired of having my RSS in Outlook (I do not think RSS belongs there for high volume RSS readers). Before using FeedDemon though I was using NewsGator Online, and then added FeedDemon because while I liked the benefits of online I did want a single offline…

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When the work you do is architectural (MSN mobile messaging)

The other day I had an experience with my computer, and MSN’s software that just made me smile. You see, for the past year or so folks on my team have been involved on a feature that took coordination from dozens of internal teams. This was a big feature, one that I have spent countless…

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Yahoo Music

Here is why Yahoo Music is cool. Yes I work for MSN, and sure I wish MSN Music had this same feature, but I’m super excited that Yahoo Music launched their business. Why? THEY ARE BUILT ON OUR PLATFORM! Let me explain. A few months ago I wrote this post about Technology Camps. Let me…

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Vacation over, Maui rocked

Well I returned from a 10 day break from work this past Saturday, and on Monday I hit the ground running. Of course before I left for work I made two big mistakes. I subscribed to these two mailing lists at work and I didn’t want them filling up my inbox so I created some…

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Vacation in progress

If you are trying to reach me over the next week, I will be unavailable. Many have asked me why I’m on vacation so much these past few weeks. Well, my wife has been in Oahu for the past 9 weeks doing a rotation at Kaiser Permanente. One of the things that a lot of…

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