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February 2008 Entries

Last day with Project

Well, today is my last day with the Project Server team before I move on to my new role with the UIFx team (the ASP.NET team but they're not called that apparently :-)). Last days are kinda weird, I've been going round saying goodbye to the people I've worked with most closely; even though I'm only moving to a building about 1/2 mile away! So anyway I learned a lot about how to be a Program Manager in the last year and a bit, but it's time to follow my passion and head back to a more technical position.

posted @ Friday, February 29, 2008 12:47 PM | Feedback (0) |

Why I love working at Microsoft

I was speaking to a friend back home this morning and one of our usual discussion points came up - 'why do I like working for Microsoft so much' may not seem like I do sometimes (I'm a moaner) but I really do. I tried to explain all the usual stuff, cool things to play with, responsibility which you rarely get anywhere else, great place to work etc...but in the end what it really comes down to is the people who work here.Now I'm not going to get into a Mini-MSFT type discussion, its not perfect but it's pretty damn...

posted @ Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:14 PM | Feedback (0) |

Voodoo coding

I've been playing around with the new .NET 3.5 features including the as yet unreleased MVC framework (well, the version I'm playing with...). As I've said before I never really had the chance to use this stuff much when it first came out...but it's phenomenal! The code below provides paging of blog entries straight from my blog DB. I am still blown away by how simple this is to do now and just how little code I needed to write. Interesting times (and not in the nasty 'chinese proverb' sense of the word :-)) lay ahead for me! public...

posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:31 PM | Feedback (0) |

Yik yak

So, anyone remember my ASP.NET forums password? Umm...actually it's been so long since I've used it I think it expired (the password reminder page gets my hopes up). Anyway just signed up for a new account and answered a couple of questions.  Really can't wait to get started in my new job! Anyway, hope to see some of my faithful reader on the ASP.NET forum in future and expect to see a few posts with me making a fool of myself when getting up to speed on all the new hotness my future team is working on. I have some...

posted @ Monday, February 25, 2008 11:34 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET ]

I'm joining the ASP.NET Team!

This is just the most exciting thing which has happened to me for years; in less than a week I'll be the newest Program Manager on the UIFx team (the team responsible for Silverlight, Winforms, ASP.NET, MVC, AJAX etc...). It is a bit surreal, when I started this blog 5 years ago I was a developer living and working in Edinburgh (for the best company pre-Microsoft that I ever worked for, StormId) using and loving I get a chance to help design the future of the product. Over the past couple of weeks I've been getting caught up on...

posted @ Monday, February 25, 2008 9:01 PM | Feedback (0) |

The Pacific Northwest...

According to Jeff Foxworthy, so true....linked (stolen shamelessly) from here   You know the state flower (Mildew). You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash. Use the statement 'sun break' and know what it means. You know more than 10 ways to order coffee. You know more people who own boats than air conditioners. You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant. You stand on a...

posted @ Monday, February 18, 2008 11:20 AM | Feedback (0) |

Loose lips sink ships...

Pah, so I have great news but I can't tell you yet until someone else tells a bunch of other people (I know, I'm posting to tell you that I can't post...weird). Umm...what I can say is that I have a renewed interest in Phil's blog...oh and it's the fulfillment of something I wanted to do about 9 years ago!

posted @ Monday, February 18, 2008 10:32 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET Random ]

Another bubble

I don't usually like this stuff but this one is pretty good...and painfully true as someone who worked through the last bubble. found here...

posted @ Monday, February 11, 2008 8:28 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ YouTube Videos ]

This time the revolution will be computerized...

Well, I admit it I've been ignoring you...I'm sorry. Lots going on workwise, hopefully I'll have some big news this week and one of the many results will be lots more posts on this ere blog. Oh, and as for the's a lyric from one of the greatest songs ever: Zeros and Ones by Jesus Jones. You do have to remember that I'm pretty old; 35 as of yesterday!. When I was first learning to code I had this on loop literally for hours on end...on an Aiwa really tiny portable cassette player. Oddly now I'm pretty deaf...weird!I REALLY...

posted @ Saturday, February 09, 2008 10:08 PM | Feedback (0) |

Obsessive Coding, optimal string Reverse...

I love this type of thing, a whole post on optimal string reverse algorithms. I always love this sort of thing, learning huge amounts of detail about fundamental operations (sort of, umm when do you ever reverse strings?). Actually looking at Justin Rogers' blog he has lots of great performance posts...

posted @ Monday, February 04, 2008 9:00 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ .NET Performance ]

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