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Back in business…

Well, I’ll have a new laptop today and should be back in business again.  I’ve accepted the $18,000 loss we suffered and have moved on.  I just hope we are treated fairly by the insurance company.  Anyway, I’m back in business!

Later
C

 

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2005 in Musings

 

I feel so VIOLATED!!!

My wife and I had the day off today as she had to go for her anual preventative ultra sound at the hospital.  We left home at 10h30 and returned around 16h00 this afternoon just to find that some sone of a gun kicked our front door in, randsacked the house and stole a bunch of our stuff!
 
I FEEL SO VIOLATED!
 
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Posted by on August 26, 2005 in Outbursts

 

OK, blame the idiot programmer!

In my last post talked about what I thought could be a bug in the Thread Issolation Model of SharePoint’s Event Sinks.  Well… just blame the idiot programmer… ME!!!
It turns out that I declared the wrong function as static… go figure!
 
Later
C
 
 
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Posted by on August 26, 2005 in SharePoint

 

I’m so disappointed…

I think I’ve discovered a pretty big bug in Windows SharePoint Services’ Event Sink Threading Model.  I’m putting my test case together to submit to Microsoft, but one thing is for sure… the moment I get the DF4 bits for SharePoint v3 I’m going to test this case to ensure it is fixed in the next release!
 
I guess I’m not really disappointed, but excited about discovering this potential bug…  
 
Later
C
 
 
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Posted by on August 17, 2005 in SharePoint

 

Excellent Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) Overview/Demo!

Microsoft made available an EXCELLENT flash demo of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS).  This is a very good "first step" for rookie WSS users in your company to get people familiar with WSS.  Check it our for yourself.
 
 
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C
 
 
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Posted by on August 17, 2005 in SharePoint

 

A friendly cab driver?

Something unexpected happened to me on Friday.  I had completed my tour at the Office 12 TAP Technology Preview event and was heading back to the airport to catch my plane for home.
My driver, a guys called Daniel, driving Yellow Cab #115, was without question THE MOST FRIENDLY cab driver I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
If you’re ever in Seattle and need a cab, don’t hesitate to look Daniel up!

Later
C

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2005 in Musings

 

Haven’t blogged in a while…

Well, I haven’t blogged in a while… OK, so it’s only been a couple of days, but I really wanted to put out an update after the Office 12 TAP Technology Preview event from last week.
 
The event went very well.  My highest commendation to Microsoft for organizing a very well planned and executed event.  We had busses and shuttles to go everywhere and there was great breakfast and lunches provided daily.  Meeting with the product teams on Friday was a great opportunity to get connected with the teams.  Most attendees didn’t take advantage of this opportunity and it’s a shame really.  Of course, it did mean we had about 20 product team members and about 10 of us in a room at one point.  What a great time we had discussing O12!
 
Anyway, so my plan only landed in Indianapolis, my home town, around 22h30.  By the time we got home and I got to spend some time with Oscar and Maggie, it was past midnight already.  At that point I was just too tired to blog.  So I figured I’d do it on Saturday.
 
I woke up on Saturday and started preparing for Day 3 of our Barn Building Experience.  We tore down our previous postage stamp of a barn (8’x8′) about two months ago.  Since then the lawn tractor and garden tools have been sleeping under a tarp.  I decided to get a bigger barn measuring 12’x12′.  I have a friend who has built a couple before who said he’d be happy to help me build mine.  I took him up on the offer and off we went. 
 
Day 1 of BBE we managed to set the concrete blocks for the foundation, build the floor framework and set the deck boards.  So by the end of Day 1, we had a deck… essentially…  I stained the deck black Walnut and finding a non rainy Saturday about 4 weeks later, we started Day 2 of BBE.
At the end of Day 2, we had the back wall and the two side walls up and the barn was starting to look good.  Of course then it rained for days and all the walls got wet.  I had to wait for the walls to dry out at least a little bit before staining them too.  That took another 4 weeks or so.
Finally, we got another day scheduled, this past Saturday.  Rob came over and we got started around 11h00.  We hauled a boat load of stuff from Lowes to complete the barn.  By the end of Day 3 we had the rafters for the roof up, but no roof yet.  We knew we needed to get the roof up or a rainstorm could cause some serious damage.  We took the plunge and decided to work on it again on Sunday.  By BBE Day 3 we had a floor, three walls and rafters for the roof.  Rob, Diana, Amy and I all went to dinner on Saturday.  We had a great time and just hung out.  By the time we got back home it was past midnight… so I didn’t blog on Saturday either…
I woke up on Sunday and we got started with BBE Day 4 around 09h00.  It was a scorcher of a day.  Of course the heat wasn’t the biggest problem, the humidity was what just killed me!  We managed to get the roof up, get the tar paper covering the particle board and set the drip covers on the edges.  Now we actually have a barn that looks like, and is usable as a barn.  Of course it still needs quite a bit of work such as:
  1. Shingle the roof… a project for the evenings.
  2. Stain the remaining parts that isn’t stained yet.
  3. Complete the roof storage platform.
  4. Install the door.
  5. Paint with final weather protector.

Needless to say, I was wiped out by the time BBE Day 4 was done… so I didn’t blog on Sunday either…

Now that you know how my weekend was, and I’m all caught up on blogging, I can spend some time processing all the info I got from the O12 TAP!

Later
C

 

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2005 in Musings