Per strong recommendation from my colleagues, I've ported this blog to http://www.ningzhang.org, a self host WordPress blog. This blog (http://blog.ningzhang.org, hosted by Blogger) will remain, but probably will not be updated. I will make new postings to the new blog site, so please bookmark http://www.ningzhang.org instead. I also re-mapped my feedburner feed http://feeds.ningzhang.org/ningzhangsblog to point to the new site, so existing subscribers don't have to change anything. Hopefully this all woks out smoothly.
I have been busy working on our MIX09 release, so blogging may be light till after MIX in March.
I am surprised to see (from Google Analytics and Feed Stats) that there have been consistent high page views and some subscribers to this blog site for the past several months, so I will cross post here as a backup to my new blog site (http://www.ningzhang.org). Please note that all new postings are first published to my new blog site and optimized for that view, so they may not look as good here.