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Friday, October 15, 2004

Movie line of the week answer - [9:22 AM]

Apparently folks in Australia liked the movie yesterday's line originated from as much as I did. We had two international guesses, both Aussies, one domestic. That's the first time that's ever happened.

Anywho, congratulations to Sean Malloy who correctly guessed...

If you've never seen it I'd say go out and rent it tonight, it's a great flick.
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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Desktop searching? - [9:52 AM]

Scripting News: "I would like it to index my object databases, that's where all my content is." - If I'm not mistaken you could do what you're talking about by implementing the IFilter interface for your object database. That of course uses Microsoft Indexing Service. I'm not 100% positive that's the right answer but it might be worth a look.
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Movie line of the week - [9:36 AM]

Hollywood!This morning while making coffee for Kim and myself I was thinking about how much I'd like to spend some time in Europe. We've been talking about Italy and I'm open to England(London of course) and Ireland(Dublin). It would be so nice to spend a few years over there, wouldn't it? If you want to hire a yank, I'm available.Smile, life is good!

So what in the world does that have to do with this weeks movie line? Well... On my first trip to Europe I watched the movie this weeks movie line comes from, wonderful must see film.

Here it is!

Actor #1 : Tom, are you the richest man in England?
Actor #2 : Oh, no. We're... like, seventh.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Impossible? - [1:43 PM]

Wired: "A Hawaiian company specializing in streaming video claims to have developed a $50 software emulator that allows a Windows PC to run Apple Computer's Mac OS X." - In this day and age I'd be very surprised if this actually works. Call me skeptical. If this guy really pulled this off in four months he has to be labeled one of the greatest hackers of all time.
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Interesting quote - [10:44 AM]

When in Seattle, remember your umbrella!Mini-Microsoft: "What rarely rarely works is #3: people and product. That company succeeded because of their unique development environment and personalities. Now that environment is gone and they are forced to develop the Microsoft Way. They've been blue bagded. And slowly the greatness that was their product has the life drained out of it and it becomes less and less relevant (e.g., Great Plains). These acquisitions are where we should have been spending money to have great partnerships and not blow a bunch of cash and fritter away a product just to feel we have a market segment covered." - Talk about crushing the nail on the head! This is, IMHO, what happened to the Visio team. Visio the product was built in a culture COUNTER to the Microsoft way, Visio the company believed in people and we flourished. It was a culture of love, for lack of a better analogy. Microsoft is brutal and motivates with fear. I think whoever is running Mini-Microsoft has the measure of Microsoft in its' present state. He's a bit harsh on his ideas to fix them however.

What about using some of the war chest for Angel investment? I know, Microsoft is not there to help people, they're there to make money. But there are folks with good ideas and no way to move forward on them, hint, hint.
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