Andy Ihnatko’s Gift…

IBM sent Andy Ihnatko a gift as a promo for their upcoming laptop. Check out the actual laptop he uses in the picture to give us a sense of size. [Andy Ihnatko’s YellowText]

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Hungarian Notation

My dad always used to say, “Call me anything you want. Just don’t call me late for dinner.” If variables and functions in computer programs were sentient beings, I wonder if they’d say the same thing. As religious wars go among computer programmers, wars over naming conventions rank right up there with wars over favorite…

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Ed Fries

Ed Fries is retiring from Microsoft, and last night we held a little shindig to send him off Ed Fries is retiring from Microsoft, and last night we held a little shindig to send him off. Ed’s accomplishments as head of the games business unit are pretty well known and impressive.  During his eight-year tenure,…

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My Comment Policy

Ground Rules Having had some time to browse a few of the other blogs on msdn.com, I think it only appropriate to be clear and up-front about a few things. The first is that this weblog is mine. If you click on the "Home" link in the upper left-hand corner of this web page and…

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Carbon vs. Cocoa

Yesterday I posted a link to Todd Bishop’s More on Mac BU. Among the comments to Todd’s article is a question I’ve seen and heard before: When is Microsoft going to port Office to Cocoa? The question, the frequency with which it gets asked in various venues and the common tone that suggests Carbon is…

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More on Microsoft Mac BU

Todd Bishop has a nice follow-up to the Seattle Post Intelligencer’s article on Microsoft’s Mac BU.  No mention of the Mad Mac Maven, though. Rick There were a number of interesting tidbits that didn’t fit into the story we published this morning on Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit. Here are a few of the things I…

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A Brief Bio

Since I’m a n00b in the bloggosphere, I suppose a brief introduction is appropriate. So… Somewhere around 1845, my ancestors set out from their small village west of Koblenz and south of Ahrweiler in the Rhineland area of Prussia, to settle in the town of Scott just east of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Oh. Wait a…

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