David Fries' WebLog

Productive Procrastination

Moving to Japan

So, it's been a long time since I've blogged, and I figured it's time for an update. First of all, I...

Author: davfries Date: 11/21/2005

XBox 360 Japan Plan

Here's an interview with Yoshihiro Maruyama and Mike Fischer, some of the big wigs for the XBox in...

Author: davfries Date: 06/02/2005

Microsoft signs 3 Japanese developers for XBox 2 exclusive content

This is probably the most exciting bit of news I've heard about XBox 2 yet. While I love Halo as...

Author: davfries Date: 03/02/2005

NGEN in Whidbey - Overview

Here's Reid Wilkes' post about his article in MSDN magazine on NGEN in Whidbey:...

Author: davfries Date: 02/25/2005

XBox Live: 1.4 million strong

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jan05/01-20XboxLive04BenchmarkPR.asp Some other...

Author: davfries Date: 01/21/2005

XBox Live: On the Road

Over the holidays, I went back home to visit my family. My little sister has an XBox, Halo 2, and...

Author: davfries Date: 01/03/2005

XBox Live traffic quintuples after Halo 2 launch

Here's an graphical look at XBox Live traffic after Halo 2 launched. Source:...

Author: davfries Date: 12/20/2004

Halo 2 stats in Excel

I just saw this in the Seattle PI today. "Microsoft Notebook: Tool connects 'Halo 2' with ......

Author: davfries Date: 12/07/2004

Jason Zander and the CLR Tour on Channel 9

My favorite quote: "Your testers must be amazing developers."...

Author: davfries Date: 11/23/2004

Halo 2 Sales in Japan

For the week of 11/8 - 11/14, Master Chief worked his way into 37,507 Japanese homes, placing Halo 2...

Author: davfries Date: 11/18/2004

Lazy Mail

Have you ever sent out an email saying:"Hey, check out the new Britney Spears video <hypothetical...

Author: davfries Date: 11/17/2004

Bungie.net website revamped for Halo 2

With all the excitement surrounding Halo 2's release, it seems that the new features added to...

Author: davfries Date: 11/10/2004

Super Tuesday

Sure, electing the leader of the free world may seem important, but I think this is the day that the...

Author: davfries Date: 11/09/2004

I think I'm blogging Japanese...

I'm trying out the new MSN blogging service at http://spaces.msn.com. It's only in Japanese, though...

Author: davfries Date: 10/14/2004

Security Report on Vulnerability Scanners

Hey, my buddy Joe wrote Security Innovations' Security Report this month. It has all sorts of...

Author: davfries Date: 10/07/2004

Status Reports in InfoPath (Part II)

Due to the overwhelming number of requests (3+) for screenshots and code for the Status Report...

Author: davfries Date: 10/03/2004

Status Reports in InfoPath

When I transitioned from the InfoPath team to the CLR team, I wanted to take some of my knowledge of...

Author: davfries Date: 09/28/2004

Wasabi: It's not just for sushi anymore

Sushi Condiment Wasabi Doesn't Clear Noses:...

Author: davfries Date: 09/27/2004

.NET vs. J2EE WebSphere Study

I just found this on the web today: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1645550,00.asp Apparently...

Author: davfries Date: 09/23/2004

Passing First Grade shouldn't be this hard!

I'm currently studying for the Japanese Langauge Proficiency Test, Level 1.. There are 4 levels, 1...

Author: davfries Date: 09/22/2004

You want a shake with those fries?

Another interesting thing I've discovered about Japan is the rigidity of their set menus. One day...

Author: davfries Date: 09/15/2004

The Shinkansen Countdown

So, I'm waiting on the platform in Nagoya for my shinkansen (bullet train) to arrive. The reserved...

Author: davfries Date: 09/13/2004

Japanese parking lots

So, just got back from my 4 week vacation to Japan, so I'll probably have a few more Japan themed...

Author: davfries Date: 09/10/2004

InfoPath SP1 SDK released

Get it here...before it gets you!!!...

Author: davfries Date: 08/07/2004

Vacation, all I ever wanted...

I'm off to Japan next monday for 4 weeks, so I most likely won't be blogging much, if at all. I'm...

Author: davfries Date: 08/03/2004

Repeating, Multiply-Cascading, Dropdown Listboxes with Unique Entries in InfoPath

First, a few definitions: Repeating: Inside of a Repeating Section or Repeating Table control...

Author: davfries Date: 07/29/2004

Office 2003 SP1 Released! (Including InfoPath)

Download it here. Instructions for SP1 Preview users here. Random monkeys dancing here.

Author: davfries Date: 07/27/2004

Fun with VBScript in InfoPath

Say you want to pop-up a dialog to the user to get some information. You could use the...

Author: davfries Date: 07/24/2004

Know the bugs in your area

This is a simple one, but easy to overlook. I'm going to make the assumption that you are familiar...

Author: davfries Date: 07/23/2004

Back in my day...

... we didn't get iPods just for being freshman. We were happy with our shaving kits, Pert Plus, and...

Author: davfries Date: 07/21/2004

Debugging Fully Trusted InfoPath Forms with Managed Code Business Logic

That's a mouthful, isn't it? First of all, you know what I mean by managed code business logic in...

Author: davfries Date: 07/13/2004

InfoPath SP1 Security

Note: This post doesn't go over the SP-1 deployment model. If you want to learn about that, read...

Author: davfries Date: 07/08/2004

Halo 2 and XBox Live

With the release of Halo 2 on Nov. 9th, I'm looking forward to breaking out my XBox Live...

Author: davfries Date: 07/07/2004

The Wacky World of Japanese Ice Cream

http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/photospecials/0406/ice-cream04/00.html Mmmm, can't wait to try the Spinach...

Author: davfries Date: 07/01/2004

InfoPath 2003 SP1 and Active Directory

I figured I'd be the only one in the developer division not blogging about Beta 1! When I was on the...

Author: davfries Date: 06/29/2004

Virtual Server 2005 makes software testing more effecient

While that sounds like a press release tagline, it's the honest truth. For those of you not familiar...

Author: davfries Date: 06/23/2004

Pairwise Testing for Dummies

So, imagine that you're a tester, and your job is to test a pogo stick. Yes, a pogo stick. So, you...

Author: davfries Date: 06/17/2004

Even the burglars take off their shoes...

http://mdn.mainichi.co.jp/news/20040615p2a00m0dm005000c.html ...speechless...

Author: davfries Date: 06/15/2004

Hello, World

Hello everyone! I don't really have a very well thought out plan for what exactly I plan to blog...

Author: davfries Date: 06/10/2004