Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Spotted in the speaker room in Barcelona:
That's right, donuts entirely coated in decent chocolate. Mmmmmmm.
For those keeping track, the MVP shoes are in this speaker room also. They follow me around
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Here I am at my second Tech Ed in three weeks and ready for a great time. The RDs already had a great dinner Monday night, and Tuesday is Girl Geek night. I've picked up an extra session, too, a panel discussion Wednesday afternoon:
DEVPD01 .NET Rocks! Talks Agile Development!
Carl Franklin , Richard Campbell , Stephen Forte , Roy Osherove , Kate Gregory
Wed Nov 8 15:15 - 16:30 Room 116
Enjoy a live audience recording of .NET Rocks as Carl and Richard bring together a group of serious thinkers on agile development for a no-holds barred debate on what works and what doesn’t in the world of agile. Bring yourselves and your questions to the panel and help create a future episode of .NET Rocks!
Monday, November 6, 2006
Tim Sneath has a neat trick: how to launch something "Run As Administrator" without right-clicking it and selecting from the context menu. And no, I don't mean use the ContextMenu key on your extended keyboard.
"Simply press Ctrl+Shift+Enter from the search bar on the start menu with a selected application, and that triggers elevation."
This is part of a series of useful tips you should probably read.
Sunday, November 5, 2006
How much story can you pack into six words? Apparently Hemingway wrote "For sale, baby shoes. Never used." Aaaawww, so sad. But for true pathos, how about the sad laments of cast-off programming languages? Who says "They’ll come crawling back. You’ll see!" or "I was it once! What happened?" Let me try my own for C++ right now:
Unmanaged APIs everywhere. It Just Works.
What do you think?
Saturday, November 4, 2006
Every Tuesday in November, at noon Eastern, you can tune in and learn about Windows Live while it's still in beta. Search, Virtual Earth, Gadgets, and Messenger Bots are the four topics. This is a presentation of MSDN Canada.
Sign up and watch!
Friday, November 3, 2006
I've been using Windows since the beginning. And I use the system icon in the upper left quite a lot, mostly to close things, and especially when the window is off the screen a bit so the X isn't available. In Vista, it looks like that icon/button is gone, but it isn't. Just click where it should be:
Double-click to close the window, or do any of the things you would otherwise do on that menu. Isn't that cool?
Thursday, November 2, 2006
Lots of C++ content in this talk with Soma on Channel 9. I spoke to Charles about this interview and he told me he really didn't know where it was going to go when it started, and it didn't need any editing, which is unusual for a VP. Soma also blogged it.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Spotted in the speaker room in South Africa:
Those feet belong to Karen Young, MVP Regional Manager for EMEA:
Alas, the shoes aren't swag. Karen had them done at a street stall in China that was painting roses and anime characters onto shoes. They're one of a kind!
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