Alex Barnett's blog

The blog of Alex Barnett

Moving on.

Alex Barnett here...a quick one: This will be my last post on blogs.msdn.com as I'm leaving...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/27/2007

Moving my blog

OK, so I moved my new Alex Barnett blog to here for a number of reasons, explained here at my, er,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/02/2006

Sir Tim: Calm Down 2.0

This is what The Register said Sir TBL said about Web 2.0: "You should thank Tim Berners-Lee. Not...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/31/2006

I've not met Frank, but I know about his shirt.

I've not met Frank Arrigo in person, but I know about his shirt. In the latest episode of the 'Frank...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/30/2006

Windows Live QnA service - public beta

Congrats to Betsy and the team: the Windows Live QnA service is now in public beta. I've been on the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/29/2006

I still love the smell of comment spam in the morning.

I love the smell of comment spam in the morning. I did then, I do now.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/27/2006

YouTube video - How to - using Windows Movie Maker

A video on how to make a YouTube video using Windows Movie Maker, on YouTube, made using Windows...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/26/2006

Top 10 Ways to Light Up Your Windows Vista Apps

Somasega introduces the 'Top 10 Ways to Light Up Your Windows Vista Apps' 1. Follow the Windows...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/26/2006

RSS feeds, OPMLs and Grazr

Kevin Briody of the Windows Live team has published the RSS feeds he subscribes to as OPML files for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/26/2006

Private equity buyouts and crack

Mitch Ratcliffe spotted a column published ealier this month on the FT. The article, written...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/26/2006

Windows Live WiFi - beta testers wanted!

Laura John (who I used to work with while we were both at MSDN / TechNet), has blogged about...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/25/2006

oh yeah, I'm back...

From Yellowstone that is. Land of volcanos, bears, tents, and scary sounds at night. I nearly killed...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/25/2006

IE7 - RCs, Changes and CSS

As you probably know by now, Dean Hachamovitch announced this morning that Internet Explorer 7...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/24/2006

150 cool Windows XP downloads

150 cool Windows XP downloads. via JoshBlog

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/19/2006

1 line in XAML

Tim Sneath asks: "What's the most impressive WPF demo you can construct in a single line of XAML?...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/18/2006

On CodePlex, Open Source and Microsoft

Korby on CodePlex: "My take, from the trenches, is that CodePlex is Microsoft doing what it has...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/18/2006

Meet Erik Meijer on Channel 9 (and why he keeps a penguin in a box)

Meet Erik. Erik Meijer is an Architect in Microsoft's Data Programmability team. As you can see from...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/17/2006

I'm not here

....on a little vacation, so comments are on moderation - will be approved when I get back in a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/17/2006

Instant IM Translation and other winners

The Made In Express Contest is reaching its conclusion - there are a total of 10 finalists' projects...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/17/2006

0% off!

0% off. Yay!

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/16/2006

What is not RSS?

What is not RSS? In case you were wondering.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/16/2006

The ADO.NET vNext Community Technology Preview ('CTP') went live today...Hopefully I can convince...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/15/2006

Tag, Tags, Tagging, Categorization, Classification and Laziness

Clearly a classic post on the topic of tagging, but I've not seen it before: A cognitive analysis of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/14/2006

Taglocity 1.0 for Outlook

I blogged about a tagging tool for Outlook 2003, Taglocity, when it went to beta earlier this year....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/14/2006

Plugins and Atom for Windows Live Writer

A few more links for you... 'Hirlpoo West' points out one of the two plugins Tim Heuer has already...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/14/2006

Windows Live Writer (my first post)

This is my first post on my MSDN blog using the new Windows Live Writer released today by J.J....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/13/2006

Tubular 404

Tubes not found. via Digg.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/12/2006

Drive-by blogging

Although Judge Edward Fadeley didn't use the term, his warning is clear: 'Drive-by blogging' is out...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/10/2006

Pac-man on Xbox Live Arcade - today!

Oh goodie! Pac-man released on Xbox Live Arcade today. As much as I love all those mutli-million...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/09/2006

Gates calls reporter's bluff

Bill's favorite pastime is to play Bridge. Via Todd Bishop, here's a pic of him playing last week. I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/09/2006

Mathew Gifford points out that Steve Gillmor has a new blog. And like Mathew, I'm not pointing to it...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/09/2006

Zero 7, Gonzalez and Seattle

<off topic - Music this time...> Ok, so I've got my tickets to Bumbershoot, so it's safe to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/09/2006

Good luck Niall :-(

Well, I just read Niall's post explaining that he is leaving Microsoft. Niall was recruited in April...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/08/2006

Wonderful, Wonderful Web (www) - 15 years young

1991, August 6: "Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the "World Wide Web." Here...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/06/2006

Parking @ Microsoft

From what I've seen over at Joshua's blog, it's no wonder we have parking problems.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/06/2006

LINQ to Amazon

Yes, you read that right. LINQ to Amazon. "This example introduces Linq to Amazon, which allows...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/04/2006

Tim O'Reilly's series of posts on book sales are giving up lots of interesting data and trends from...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/03/2006

10 Common ASP.NET Pitfalls

Classic Diggbait: Keep Sites Running Smoothly By Avoiding These 10 Common ASP.NET Pitfalls: "Here...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/03/2006

What is Web 2.0?

Assaf @ Supr.c.ilio.us has the answers.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/03/2006

If you like microformats and RSS you will love this.

If you like microformats and / or RSS you'll love it. If you don't know about microformats and / or...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/02/2006

Syndicated search engines broken - Part II

A few days ago I grumbled at the poor state of the search engines specializing in syndicated (RSS'd...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/02/2006

OOF

I've been OOF since the beginning of last week, back in tomorrow. Adam was also OOF last week and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/01/2006

Data Visualization, using Oreos.

Data Visualization tools are great. Especially when using Oreos.

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2006

Mouse party.

Not this kind of mouse party... but this kind of mouse party... "Dude, tell me that hand isn't for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2006

Starbucks Interactive Cup Brewer (iCup) @ Microsoft

The real Microsoft news today is not that Microsoft (and Google) want to dominate the web, nor is it...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2006

Microsoft teaser campaign for Zune. not.

Cesar sayz: "folks on the web are saying that it's a Microsoft teaser campaign for Zune. It's not."

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/31/2006

Syndicated content search - still broken

For a few months now, Randy Charles Morin has been tracking and grading the performance of search...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/30/2006

Wormholes and photo collections

Remember the Seadragon Software acquisition in February? Well, some of that technology and talent...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/29/2006

Quick thyroid update

Just a quick update to let you know that my surgery went very well on Tuesday and am recovering...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/27/2006

Long Life

Raymond was kind enough to think of me when he received a carton of 'Long Life' cigarettes from...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/25/2006

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