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John Mollman's Dispatches from Badger Hall and Redmond

cleaning up older .net beta framework installations

I’ve been working with Visual Studio 2010 betas for a while now (it’s really great) and have gone...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 11/03/2009

Managing Internal Connection Strings in SQL CLR code during testing

One thing that’s somewhat painful about testing/debugging SqlClr application code is managing the...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 03/23/2007

Making Friends in the CLR

My boss and I were lamenting the lack of the "friend" declaration in the CLR languages like C# this...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 10/13/2006

Doc Watson: Nicest Man in Show Business?

Went with the family to see Doc Watson play at the Woodland Park Zoo last night. The zoo hosts...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 07/20/2006

Microsoft to Supply ECUs for Formula One (Sort Of)

I'm on my annual F1-oriented vacation and travelled to Indianapolis for the USGP again. I'm a big...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 07/06/2006

WSJ on Craigslist

File under "Goliath interviews David, Remains Incredulous." Saturday's Wall Street Journal has an...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 06/19/2006

MTPS ContentServices and MSDNMan

Craig Andera has been working with my team on a set of web services exposing MSDN2 content hosted by...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 06/13/2006

MSDN Aggregation System Article

An article I wrote for MSDN Magazine covering the metadata aggregation system my team developed has...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 06/12/2006

Jeff Tweedy at the Moore

It's been a Wilco-oriented week. Followed up Monday's Nels Cline show with a Jeff Tweedy solo show...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 02/03/2006

VSLive Talk Resources

I promised to post links to some of the resources I mentioned in my talk at VSLive this week. Here...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 02/02/2006

Back from VSLive

I've been pretty lax about posting of late (new baby, you see), but I just returned from giving a...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 02/02/2006

Honeynet Project Paper on Phishing Techniques

Another interesting paper from the Honeynet Project. This one relates their discoveries about the...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 05/24/2005

Gridswarms

"Imagine a large group of small unmanned autonomous aerial vehicles that can fly with the agility of...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 05/17/2005

vier vrijheid

5 May is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from German occupation. The Dutch...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 05/04/2005

Changes to VS Mapping of CLR Objects to Yukon Data Types under Whidbey Beta2

I'm working on a project that makes extensive use of Yukon's CLR integration. This makes things that...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 04/19/2005

Task Switcher on Steroids

Steve Butler turned me on to this nifty utility that replaces the stock Task Switcher functionality....

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 04/18/2005

MSDN Forums Beta Launch

The MSCOM Community Team has launched a spiffy new way for the developer community to find answers...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 04/08/2005

Jeff Tweedy & Lawrence Lessig on File Sharing

From WilcoWorld: "Jeff Tweedy and Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig will discuss their...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 03/30/2005

The Last Slobberbone Show and Legitimate Music Trading

Slobberbone is (was) a terrific band from Denton, Texas. Sort of alt.country (whatever that is) I...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 03/25/2005

Charlie Parker

Charlie "Yardbird" Parker died 50 years ago this week. I was first turned on to bebop and to Bird in...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 03/15/2005

Honeynet Project Paper on Botnets

A great overview on Botnets: how they work, how they are used, and how to observe them using...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 03/15/2005

Jeff Prosise on ASP.net 2.0

Videos for several talks on ASP.net 2.0 given by Jeff Prosise have been posted to MSDN. He's a great...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 03/07/2005

Attagirl!

100 or so of us saw Bettie Serveert play the Crocodile in support of their new album "Attagirl"...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 02/24/2005

Manually Editing XML Schemas in BizTalk 2004

I'm evaluating the use of BizTalk 2004 as the underpinnings for v.next of a project, and as I ramp...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 02/22/2005

PureText: a Handy Clipboard De-formatting Utility

I seem to spend a lot of time cutting text from web pages or Visual Studio and pasting it into email...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 12/09/2004

The Really Important November Release

Have you ever felt like you were seriously out of touch? Like what was important to you wasn't...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 11/18/2004

Tuning ClearType (Underappreciated Technologies Series)

I recently got a new laptop, and in the process of setting it up discovered a great utility for...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 11/18/2004

Windows Installer: Installing for Everyone in a Silent Install

[updated: cleaned up links] I got bitten last week by a subtlety in the way Windows Installer...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 09/07/2004

STL.net

Great news for fans of std::sort(list.begin(), list.end()) who write managed code: Visual C++ 2005...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 08/17/2004

Upgrading Qwest DSL Line to DMT

I upgraded Badger Hall's DSL line last week from CAP to DMT. Painless? No (this is Qwest, after...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 08/16/2004

NDoc and dotnetfx sp1 TP

[updated: cleaned up links] Ran into a bug in the shadow copy cache code in the technical preview of...

Author: John Mollman [MSFT] Date: 08/16/2004