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I've found it highly entertaining seeing the catch all random snippets of Microsoft blogs on the main page of this site (although I'm sure Microsoft might rethink this public experiment -- one post that week featured a joke with the punchline "two sluts and a fag", whereas another went on an anti-intellectual property tirade, proclaiming the RIAA as all that is evil. How humorous for an employee of Microsoft, or any software company for that matter, to deride IP).

Anyhoo, I just browsed there and caught this post -

2001 called, and they want their fear mongering back.

Dennis Forbes
Saturday, July 24, 2004

Yes, I found all the "Your Job is Going to India" stuff quite amusing - I remember the time not too many years ago when a company I worked for gave Wipro a *ton* of money to write code for them, almost all of which had to be re-written. Cost the VP of Engineering his job. *chuckle*

Michael Ealem
Saturday, July 24, 2004

I've been tuned in to msdn blogs very recently.

Inappropriate jokes and fear mongering aside, the majority of blogs I have surfed to provided me with valuable insight and thoughts of the people in charge of making the products I deal with on a daily basis.

I hope they stay around, though if hosted on ms servers there will no doubt be restrictions made- especially along the lines of the India comment (see "Microsoft has a long term commitment to India" :

I hate to hijack a thread, but very much on topic... does anyone else read the msdn blogs, and if so which ones provide the best technical content?

Saturday, July 24, 2004

A good technique bloggers use is to write a firebrand entry, then let commenters write interesting replies.

Yesterday I read up on Moleskine notebooks, those somewhat pretentious notebooks I like to buy that are significantly costlier than most. They don't seem to be worried about the proliferation of cheap paper. What normally happens when markets are entered by strong, cheap suppliers? (Problem left to the reader.)

Tayssir John Gabbour
Sunday, July 25, 2004

Are all of the Microsoft blogs on now?

I thought I had seen some on the domain but I can't find those now.

Modern Cowboy
Sunday, July 25, 2004

that's an excellent no BS blog...thanks dennis.

Prakash S
Sunday, July 25, 2004 is what you're looking for.  There used to be a lot of MS bloggers on GotDotNet, but they were moved to 

Sunday, July 25, 2004 is great.

John Rusk
Monday, July 26, 2004

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