Hirlpoo West

Notes (technical and not so technical) from the Microsoft Field.

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I won't be updating this blog any longer. My new site should be live - http://www.hirlpoo.com. It...

Author: ddysart Date: 12/15/2006

Leaving Microsoft

After three and a half years of supporting production developers, I’ve come to realize how much I...

Author: ddysart Date: 12/12/2006

On leave

I'm currently on infant care leave and may or may not be posting stuff over the next month or so. At...

Author: ddysart Date: 10/20/2006

Doughnut to Sphere

I can't remember who turned me on to Ze Frank, but it is a welcome break once in a while. Today's...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/22/2006

Develop Without Borders Contest

Having spent the past few weeks assiting a customer on some Word Addin issues, I've come to like the...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/17/2006

Playing with Writer

Though hardly breaking news at this point, I'll point folks to the new Windows Live Writer blog...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/14/2006

Time Zones in Outlook 2007

I've been using Office 2007 since sometime between Beta1 TR and Beta 2. (I'm currently on a post...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/14/2006

Comment Spam

I just got my first rash of comment spam - now I feel like a real blogger.

Author: ddysart Date: 08/13/2006

Floating Bed

I saw a lead photo for this article. A Dutch designer created a floating bed based on magnetic...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/08/2006

On being "super excited"

Dare posted on this last week, but I got my second email today where someone was "super excited" to...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/08/2006

Code Access Security and User Controls

About a week ago I helped troubleshoot an issue where a customer wrote a WinForms User Control and...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/08/2006

Windows Command Line Auto Completion

Having explained this to a number of people in as many days, I thought I'd share this tip for...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/03/2006

Cal Roach Signs on

Cal Roach knows a ton about all kinds of music. Along with his girlfriend, Jennifer, they have...

Author: ddysart Date: 07/18/2006

The Evolution of Dance

This is quite funny

Author: ddysart Date: 07/11/2006

Cool Notepad Trick

This neat trick came across on an internal alias. I hadn't seen this before, but I'm guessing it...

Author: ddysart Date: 07/06/2006

Sweet looking car

I realized I'd left my phone in my car, so I took a quick jaunt out there to go grab it, and this...

Author: ddysart Date: 07/06/2006

Meeting the legend

I'm traveling to Redmond next week with a customer for a briefing. One of the evenings we are...

Author: ddysart Date: 07/06/2006

New Windows Local Live Features - Milwaukee Traffic

I was looking at some of the new features of WLL and saw that there were a few collections of...

Author: ddysart Date: 05/30/2006

On being your family's tech support

Though I can't say I've been through anything quite this rough, everyone I know has been through...

Author: ddysart Date: 04/14/2006

Not exactly loving hotel internet services.

I had a spare moment and was going to go through some unread stuff NewsGator pulled down for me, and...

Author: ddysart Date: 03/31/2006

Gmail recipes

I have a gmail account that I rarely use, but will from time to time to test out various email stuff...

Author: ddysart Date: 03/21/2006

"Invalid Parameter" when receiving from a remote queue

I'm backing up a colleague who is out on vacation this week and got an interesting issue from one of...

Author: ddysart Date: 03/17/2006

KEXP video

Even though I don't live in Seattle I love KEXP (almost as much as WMSE, but then again having spent...

Author: ddysart Date: 03/14/2006

Stale

Pretty stale posts here, if I don't say so myself. Can't say I've really been inspired by anything...

Author: ddysart Date: 10/24/2005

HOWTO: Not have an unpublished number and still pay for it

I start this post off by saying I've been a TDS Metrocom customer for almost five years now. When we...

Author: ddysart Date: 09/07/2005

Mmmm Coffee

Though it has been open since April, I’ve only just discovered the new Dunn Bros. Coffee shop on...

Author: ddysart Date: 08/15/2005

BlogJet Test

Someone steered me toward BlogJet as a posting client, and this is the obligatory test post (at...

Author: ddysart Date: 06/03/2005

Google sightseeing

I'm late to the game on this, but I'll give a shout out to Google Sightseeing as one of the better...

Author: ddysart Date: 05/18/2005

New customer

I just got assigned a new customer yesterday, which is pretty cool. My account load has been less...

Author: ddysart Date: 05/06/2005

Now on MSN...

I took the plunge and set up a "space" on MSN. I've always felt a little reluctant to post...

Author: ddysart Date: 04/11/2005

The lengths spammers go to

I got an ad from Time Warner Cable in my road runner account asking me to switch to their phone...

Author: ddysart Date: 04/07/2005

Changes to authentication in XPSP2

One of my customers ran into an interesting issue when upgrading their developer workstations to...

Author: ddysart Date: 02/16/2005

Alton Brown in Milwaukee tonight!

According to his web site, Alton Brown of Good Eats fame (the nerd's chef) is going to be in the...

Author: ddysart Date: 01/21/2005

What happened to the dual categories in Money 2005?

Another one on the MS Money front - the default for Money 2005 is one categories field that has sub...

Author: ddysart Date: 01/21/2005

Cool MS Money 2005 trick

I was an avid Quicken devotee going all the way back to the old DOS version, but in an effort to be...

Author: ddysart Date: 01/13/2005

Dang

I feel a little like Jim Anchower in saying this, but really haven't written anything here in a...

Author: ddysart Date: 12/09/2004

Disabling the animated CallerID on the Audiovox SMT5600

As I've mentioned earlier, I've traded my Samsung SPH-i600 Smartphone for the hot new Audiovox...

Author: ddysart Date: 11/02/2004

Its going to be a long night

Waiting up following election returns is going to pale in comparison to the late night next...

Author: ddysart Date: 11/02/2004

Bose SoundDock review

What I find interesting in this Engaget review (or is it really a review of a review – I...

Author: ddysart Date: 10/21/2004

Yet another phone

I've been going through phones like nobody's business lately, but finally landed with one that I...

Author: ddysart Date: 10/21/2004

Whoops

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0929043limeade1.html

Author: ddysart Date: 10/01/2004

Hold music

Color me easily amused - I was on the phone today handing off one of our customers to the support...

Author: ddysart Date: 09/30/2004

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