Humor Found in a Serious Subject

Despite the heavy and serious subject of what should be done about North Korea and the potential of violent escalation that might occur in the current instability, I found this cartoon to be rather funny:

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Updating Team Foundation Server Warehouse, An Update

It appears that this topic that I had previously covered has gained attention by both Eric Lee and Rob Caron. It serves as a good example of just some of the extensibility possible on this new platform.

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Potential Phishing Scam

I believe there is a new (at least to me) Phishing scam out there that is not using IM or Email, but rather making contact via phone. Here is the complaint with all the details of what happened recently to me that I filed with the FBI (not sure who to report this kind of activity to, if not the FBI):

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Two Great Resources

I just learned of two great resources that are not really related at all but I am posting them together for the sole reason that I learned about them at the same time.

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Software as a Service (SaaS)

I ran across a couple of articles recently that introduced the concept of Software as a Service (SaaS) as a new software delivery model. It seems very much like a maturity of the old ASP model of the late nineties of hosted applications. Now, instead of highly customized and developed applications for specific customers, you have applications that are hosted that the client will customize for themselves and their user base with little to no involvement on the part of the SaaS provider.

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State Management in WCF

Nicholas Allen blogs about the layered architecture of WCF and specifically about how services can be configured to start just-in-time to process the first message.

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Eric Sink On Negotiation

Eric Sink, one of my favorite persons to read, has just opined on what he deems to be a very simple skill to master -- negotiation. I agree with much of his sentiment, however, I think he is over simplying what can be considered both an art and a science.

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For the Community, By the Community: Samples and More

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Code Analysis, Overflow Danger, & Bitwise Operations

Recently, I had turned on Code Analysis for a project of mine and started working through the things it had found. I came upon a situation where I had coded the following snippet many months ago and had never reviewed it:

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Writing a Book

I have long been a fan of following blogs of luminaries such as Charles Petzold, Chris Sells, and Brad Abrams, to just mention a few. I have been impressed by there writing both in their blogs as well as the printed pages of their books.

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