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There's been a lot of moving around in the Microsoft blogging world, and in the last couple of days the dust has finally settled, and the new default home for what was once http://blogs.gotdotnet.com is now http://blogs.msdn.com. Lots of people worked really hard to make http://blogs.msdn.com a reality and I'm waving a big Thank You to all of them! ......

Yesterday I saw a link for http://kbalertz.com on http://www.asp.net; I had heard of kbalertz before but had never visited. Last night I went to the site and was very pleasantly surprised at the functionality of the site, including the total ease with which I could sign up for alerts by email on some of my favorite MS technologies like Infopath and ......

Tommy took some great photos of the snow today.  Look at all of them, if you have time... they are all great, but the photos are Maya are Wonderful!



Once I started using Newsgator, I was pretty much hooked. When I only had my one blog on GDN, my blogging life was easy -- I installed the BlogX plugin, and posted away. Once I moved this work-ish blog to GeeksWithBlogs (thanks Jeff!) and created another blog for more personal stuff (it's still a really fuzzy line though), I couldn't post as easily ......

Weird. Tonight I went to the store to buy the requisite 6 pounds of M&Ms (it's a Microsoft tradition to treat your team to a pound per year on your anniversary*) and all they had was black and white. Apparently there is some sort of promotion going on - Oh Hey, check this out: 1. Throughout the country are six black and white bags of M&M'S® ......

Today there was a major storm in the Puget Sound area -- lots of snow, on top of ice that's formed over the last few days. I, along with quite a few of my co-workers, worked from home today. There was lots of angst, as you can probably imagine, as everyone who didn't go in tried to RAS in or use OWA. Me, I just left email open, and let mail update when ......

I can't believe how cold it is -- I like this accuweather forecast .  Don't think I've ever seen the word frigid in a weather forecast! Brrrrrrrr



Luckily I'm not a conspiracy theorist, otherwise I would think that this is actually the southern California desert ......

... that I'm working in the right place. It's Jan 1, Thursday night, and I've been off work since the 19th. I'm going back to work on the 5th, so a few more days off still. As my MSDN pals pop up on IM Messenger (and more and more of them have today), I have to hold myself back from bugging them (sometimes I can't, but they're very understanding). I'm ......

Last Sunday we went to see The Sound of Music, with a twist. It was billed as a "sing-a-long". The movie is one of M's favorites, so I took a chance and got tickets for the three of us to go as one of her Christmas gifts. It wasn't until Sunday morning that I dug in detail to find out what it was about... and was surprised to read that this particular ......

Catching up on my reading, and saw that Steve Makofsky, of furrygoat.com fame, has been working on visualization techniques. I found the image in this post pretty interesting. I can see that one of the feeds is Chris Sells, but my eyes gave out trying to see the rest. It's very cool the amount of information you can represent with color, size and quantity. ......

There are a bunch of folks at MSDN who read a wide range of blogs (and quite a few of us who have blogs, as well). Sometimes we run across someone who is having trouble with some aspect of MSDN, which they've written about in their blog (for example, Steve Malofsky's library problem and solution). Whenever I read something like this, I always follow ......

This is the second test post.  Should go to Celebration of Fluff and my new/current workish blog.



Woo Hoo, Kent has written a Newsgator plug-in in response to my lazy web request. It allows me to post to any or all of my various blogs (as long as they're different plugins). This is a bonus, since all I was hoping for was to be able to switch between the posting plugins, but lucky you, now I can cross-post ......

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