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  • Windows Live Writer -- Day Two

    All I can say is wow, Windows Live Writer has made blogging fun again (not that it wasn't in the first place, but it's even more so now). It's also great that it's written in .Net...but what's even cooler is that it's written in .Net, and is very fast and responsive. Granted it's a small tiny application (I doubt Office would perform at even a fraction of the speed it does now if it was completely rewritten in .Net), but it's the first promising desktop application...
  • Dammit Landis Part Deux

    I’m sure everyone has seen this : “PARIS (AP) -- The Tour de France no longer calls him champion. His cycling team cut him loose. About the only chance Floyd Landis has of keeping his prized yellow jersey will now likely be decided by an appeals process that could drag on for months. Landis was discredited and disowned in short order Saturday when elevated levels of testosterone showed up in his "B" or second doping sample -- as it did in the initial "A" sample released last week. The...
  • Dammit Landis

    From Sports Illustrated ( full article here ): Floyd Landis says he didn't do it -- didn't inject testosterone, didn't apply a testosterone patch to any part of his body. Floyd Landis just returned my call, and I asked him straight up: "Did you do it, bro?" He said, "No, c'mon man," in what would turn out to be the first of several denials. I want very badly to believe him. So do I…so do I. Great to see another ‘merican win The Tour though. I guess we’ll see what happens with the...
  • I'm Thinking About Buying An Electric Scooter

    Gas prices are soaring (and yes, before any European readers comment I do realize that gas in Europe is 3x as much as it is here in The Colonies), insurance is ridiculous given how rarely I used to drive, and I usually don’t venture more than 5–10 miles from my house anyways. The one I’m looking at is this one . Anyone out there on the Scooter bandwagon? It really would be a good solution IMO. My next car will more than likely be a hybrid (I’m over trying to look “cool”...
  • .Net Framework 3.0 -- Microsoft's Versioning Scheme Baffles Me

    What with the announcement of WinFX being renamed to .Net 3.0 , there has been some confusion as to exactly what .Net 3.0 really is. Kirk does a great job of explaining it here (a bit dated, I’m way behind on my news), but I’m still confused as to why this will be a major release and not a point release. I do realize that the BCL/CLR is completely separate from the languages that leverage it, but we’ve gone from DLL hell to versioning number hell. And now apparently the BCL/CLR...
  • I Wonder How Long...

    Before MySpace offers to buy YouTube . It was just something that popped in my head earlier today, seems like a perfect fit (even though I hate MySpace and absolutely love YouTube). I predict an offer will be made before the end of the year, though I certainly don’t want YouTube to actually accept…
  • I Think I'm Going To Ditch Trillian

    I’ve been using Trillian for years. For anyone not familiar with Trillian, it’s an “all in one” instant messaging solution that allows you to communicate with your AOL/ICQ/Yahoo/MSN contacts in one unified interface. It also supports 3rd party plugins, such as stock monitoring, an RSS feed reader, local weather…and it supports skinning (and there are a TON of skins out there for it). The problem is that A) there haven’t been any major updates to it for quite a...
  • CodePlex -- Not Impressed

    The buzz around CodePlex is starting to make me nauseous. I first read about it yesterday and was actually somewhat excited about it (and was even in the middle of hammering out a post saying “great idea”…then I started poking around the site and promptly deleted the draft). I’m not the only who thinks this won’t work , and I’m sure I won’t be the last person to say that. First off, I don’t have Visual Studio Team System (though I do remember reading...
  • The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming

    Jeff Atwood recently posted about the Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming . For brevity’s sake I’ll repost them here: Understand and accept that you will make mistakes. The point is to find them early, before they make it into production. Fortunately, except for the few of us developing rocket guidance software at JPL, mistakes are rarely fatal in our industry, so we can, and should, learn, laugh, and move on. You are not your code. Remember that the entire point of a review is to find problems...
  • First Week With My New Host

    Well, the migration to ASPNix is complete…the “fix” (if you can call it that) was to recompile my site under asp.net 1.1. It’s worth mentioning that it was not and ASPNix issue; like most other hosting companies they run their asp.net 2.0 sites under medium trust, and Telligent dropped the ball a bit when it comes to Community Server running under medium trust (i.e. there’s a bit that wasn’t coded around medium trust), plus I have quite a few extra assemblies...

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