The Galactic Patrol

Saving the Universe from Boskone and Bugs

Interested in Indigo?

I've been posting some comments about Indigo on my other blog - feel free to subscribe if you're...

Author: bwill Date: 03/22/2005

new blog feed at http://galactic-patrol.blogspot.com/atom.xml

To answer a question from my comments, the subscription feed for my moved blog is:...

Author: bwill Date: 11/19/2004

this blog is moving to http://galactic-patrol.blogspot.com

I find that (a) I don’t tend to write very many technical entries on this blog (which offends...

Author: bwill Date: 11/07/2004

Our hearts are with you, Pat

Pat Helland just posted some terrible (and terribly personal) news on his blog – my heart goes...

Author: bwill Date: 10/29/2004

Microsoft Garage Band

Reason #193 why I like working for Microsoft: I’m leaving work today, and as usual I take the...

Author: bwill Date: 10/14/2004

kudos to Home Depot as well

It seems like the week for good customer service on the blogs I read – here we see an example...

Author: bwill Date: 10/01/2004

Cool GUI for editing parameters in visual studio - vote for it!

Mitch Denny proposes a very cool idea for popping up in-place GUI when you need to edit a formatted...

Author: bwill Date: 08/17/2004

Microsoft and Indian Academia: Progress, Problems, and Opportunities

A friend of mine recently posted about the Microsoft presence in Indian schools. He points out the...

Author: bwill Date: 07/30/2004

treasured blogger comes to Microsoft

I read here that Rory is coming to work at Microsoft. Outstanding! I have to admit that when I do my...

Author: bwill Date: 07/29/2004

avoid dialog boxes while refactoring

I was reading a post about Visual Studio refactoring support in the next version, and I noticed that...

Author: bwill Date: 07/26/2004

Its like playing 'Quake', but in the real world

Despite my skepticism about head-mounted displays, I remain enthusiastic about the possibilities of...

Author: bwill Date: 07/23/2004

Think the product feedback rating system is wrong? go vote!

If you think the MSDN Product Feedback Center rating equation isn’t right, go vote for this...

Author: bwill Date: 07/17/2004

fetching you a bottle of water does not motivate me

This is the story of an inspirational speech that, well – wasn’t. I went to a divisional...

Author: bwill Date: 06/24/2004

How well do you know your Microsoft acronyms?

I made the following challenge over on Channel 9 – anyone care to take up the gauntlet?...

Author: bwill Date: 06/22/2004

obfuscated C code, for fun and profit (ok, just for fun)

If you’ve ever coded in C, you owe it to yourself to check out the (fully functional) programs...

Author: bwill Date: 06/22/2004

amazing new antenna technology

Apparently a professor (and ham radio enthusiast) from the University of Rhode Island has invented a...

Author: bwill Date: 06/17/2004

managed COM+ objects that don't derive from ServicedComponent?

I notice Sam Gentile references a tool for registering managed objects in the COM+ catalog even if...

Author: bwill Date: 05/11/2004

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I’m joining the current blog meme… “But worship was not on the docket that night,...

Author: bwill Date: 04/30/2004

The Bugatti Veyron - an incredible 250 MPH roadster

Wow, this car is incredible. Its price tag is a few orders of magnitude out of my league, but a man...

Author: bwill Date: 04/29/2004

WS-Eventing and WS-Addressing

Hank Wallace posted a question recently about the <NotifyTo> element in a WS-Eventing...

Author: bwill Date: 04/23/2004

The real reason to get a tablet PC - TextTwist!

My wife recently needed a new laptop, so we splurged and got her a TabletPC. At first, I have to...

Author: bwill Date: 04/14/2004

Do you reload while you are brushing your teeth?

Just out of curiosity, how many people actually reload the toothbrush with toothpaste between doing...

Author: bwill Date: 03/30/2004

I know why moths fly toward light...

You see, back in the age of the mighty civilization of the dinosaurs, they had begun experimenting...

Author: bwill Date: 03/30/2004

high school robots need your help

I just ran across this interesting solicitation: a San Francisco high school competing in a robotic...

Author: bwill Date: 03/17/2004

video sunglasses should be wireless

I just ran across this article describing a pair of sunglasses with a video display built into it....

Author: bwill Date: 03/17/2004

What is an 'anonymous' sender?

A bit of terminology discussion here… In a recent article, Yasser introduced this following...

Author: bwill Date: 03/15/2004

Pat Helland blogging

Wow, Pat Helland is blogging – that’s too cool. Update: for those who don't know of Pat...

Author: bwill Date: 03/12/2004

DARPA Robot Racing - Who's Watching?

I notice that the QID (the qualifying round) for the DARPA “Grand Challenge” robot race...

Author: bwill Date: 03/08/2004

Rich Turner's Indigo Blog

I’ve noticed that Rich Turner has been posting some excellent Indigo posts recently on his...

Author: bwill Date: 03/08/2004

"The Right Society" censorship?

At home I am pretty steeped in a Democratic culture; my wife is a staunch Democrat, as are her...

Author: bwill Date: 03/08/2004

Tivo-like 'thumbs-up' for my aggregator?

I build my blogroll while reading blogs – that is, when I follow a link to an interesting blog...

Author: bwill Date: 03/01/2004

Home Theater - wow!

I just ran across this magnificent home theater setup. (Found via Furrygoat.)

Author: bwill Date: 02/27/2004

Atom RSS?

As a sideline follower of the development of the Atom syndication format and API, I was at first...

Author: bwill Date: 02/27/2004

Errata for WS-Eventing posts

A co-worker of mine kindly pointed out an error in my WS-Eventing messages; the <NotifyTo>...

Author: bwill Date: 02/17/2004

WS-Eventing Part III: The Notification Message

Ok, now pay close attention; this part gets real complicated. The required elements of a...

Author: bwill Date: 02/17/2004

Hot Water, Cold Air

AConrad posts the following: “When the temperature is lower then -15 below zero, very hot...

Author: bwill Date: 02/13/2004

WS-Eventing Part II: The Subscription Response

Before I talk about the optional elements on a WS-Eventing subscription, I’d like to quickly...

Author: bwill Date: 02/12/2004

WS-Eventing: A Note on Namespaces

In part I of my discussion of WS-Eventing, I deliberately left the namespaces off the elements of...

Author: bwill Date: 02/12/2004

Attribute-based Programming in Italian?

(Warning: slightly off-color) Dino has an interesting take on “Attribute-Based...

Author: bwill Date: 02/12/2004

personalized painkillers

There was an interesting bit on NPR this morning about how the DEA is cracking down on some doctors...

Author: bwill Date: 02/12/2004

3D animated movies are better than 2D?

Wes makes an interesting conjecture about why 3D animated movies tend to be better than their 2D...

Author: bwill Date: 02/11/2004

Lots of little blog entries, or The Big List?

James Avery recently had a discussion about the format of his blog entries. He tends to post once a...

Author: bwill Date: 02/11/2004

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