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Ahh, you too can act like a program manager and have your own subservient programmer.

Tell him to write on the whiteboard. Drink a coke. Or spin in his chair. Someone has too much time on their hands.

On the other hand, Josh Bancroft has attracted a troll from possibly inside his own company (Intel) who says that Josh should be forced to stop blogging for Intel and use his time for more “productive” purposes. Sigh. I guess some people would get rid of any human contact inside companies. No more speaking at conferences. No more answering the mail or the phones. No more going on sales calls. After all, there’s more productive things to do, right? Heh!

Ever want to get RSS Feeds into Outlook Express (like how I read feeds in NewsGator in Outlook)? Inclue lets you do just that.

If the subservient programmer makes you ill, then maybe you’d like something a little more sophisticated? How about a WineCamp in California’s Calaveras County. It’s taking place May 26-28 (wish I could be there, but alas, got other plans already). It’ll be a bunch of geeks, do-gooders, and lots of wine.

Me? We’re having XboxCamp at our house this summer. How do you get in? Gotta make friends with Patrick. Heheh. Speaking of Xbox, there’s a lengthy article on the engineering in the Xbox over on Electronic Business Online. Even better, give your Xbox a voice with 360voice.com (it compiles information from your gamerfeed and delivers it as a blog).

Off to go play on my new screen.

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Robert Scoble is the founder of the Scobleizer blog. He works as PodTech.net’s Vice President of Media Development.

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