Brian Goldfarb's Blog

Drinking from the firehose

September, 2003

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    Origin of the word “dibs”

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    In a late night conversation I was asked:   “Where did the word dibs come from?”   I had no idea, so I consulted my oracle of knowledge ( google ) and found a very interesting answer – check it out here...
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    Chris shows respect

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    Always glad to see the dev side of the house realizing that us marketing folks don't have life as easy as some people think!
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    The "system tray" debate

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    This  is a great conversation about the taskbar, system tray, etc.  I love it!  I guess I've had it all along too. In the comments, there is a small debate about where people put their taskbar.  I put it on top.  Maybe...
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    My moment of silence

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    Maybe not relevant for my blog, but it should be said. Everyday is a busy day, but today I must stop what I'm doing because I'll never forget the tragedy of September 11, 2001.  This is my moment of silence.   Read Scoble...
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    Meyers-Briggs

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    Lots of folks have been talking about Meyers-Briggs -- I remember taking this in high school and it's amazing how little things change -- i'm still an ENTJ -- according to this test, I'm VERY E and moderately NTJ  -- same as how I was back then...
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    ASPConnections

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    Booked my tickets to ASP Connections  ... giving a talk on Building Web Applications with Visual Studio...  Oh La Quinta, now all I need is a tee time!  Anyone out there going?
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    maintaining scroll position on an aspx page

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    ScottGu always shows this off in his ASP.NET blackbelt webforms talk.  He has some code up on his site that is useful.  ScottW takes it a bit farther, with a page you can inherit from that handles it all. While I'm at it, another one...
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    What is a Blog?

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    I've had a few friends ask me this question: "what the hell is a blog?"  -- so I thought I'd find a good answer but didn't have one myself, so google showed me how Dave Winer helped me out here . Thanks to Dan for prompting me to post...
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    reuse your code.. please

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    Steve Maine puts this about as well as I have heard anyone -- top notch feature request -- people, don't copy and paste code -- make functions.. it is healthy and easy... I promise we are going to make it even easier moving forward.  So start...
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    the interview process

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    It's funny, I was thinking about interviewing yesterday and Scoble blogged about it last night.  <rant> The experience that he describes is one that happens all too often.  I have been through way to many interviews for anyones...
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    Funny interview

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    I was reminded of a very funny interview scenario that was told to me by Emma Raisel, a professor at Duke University  during my Global Capital Markets  course. The story goes like this (I apolgize for my bad memory): I was interviewing...
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    i cannot enter your alien land

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    My technophobe friend had these kind words to say the other day:     "i don't like your blog because i don't understand a word of what it means you are a weirdo techie person that has learned a language...
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    Welcome Jason

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    A big hearty welcome to Jason Warren to the blogging world, hopefully this 'startup' will be better then the last ;) For starters, get an RSS feed ;) -- welcome aboard.
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    When disaster strikes

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    Here is a great article about how one small ISP recovered from disaster -- weather disaster.  It is important that every business that is dependent on technology have proper DR plans in place -- this is just evidence and some best practices as...
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    Bumbershoot and Don Box

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    Yesterday I was able to party at bumbershoot - an amazing Seattle experience I must say.  Wilco and REM headlined that evening and both put on amazing shows.  If you have not heard Wilco before, you should definitely check them out. ...
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    It's the real deal

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    blog  made the grade and was added to OED -- you know you're bigtime when that happens.
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    Powerpoint

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    Interesting aritcle in Wired  about the evils of powerpoint. Shawn's intersting and accurate  response <begin rant> I've undergone my share of powerpoint lectures where all the presenter does is read the slides...
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