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  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Wicked problems, righteous solutions

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    It is very good to read how people using agile methods are helping with otherwise bad problems: Big IT, Doomed Comes to mind the excellent lecture by Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.: "The Design of Design" Turing Award address at SIGGRAPH '00, (July 2000...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    The Professor Edsger Wybe Dijkstra school of thought

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    I have been reading some manuscripts of Edsger Wybe Dijkstra. He said several years ago that the nature of the programming task implies a sound background on mathematics and applied logic in order to programmers do a really good job. Take note,...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    If you write RFPs to get work...

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    Then, first let me say you have my pity, and then let me direct you to this nice piece by my old business partner (we started our first consulting business together out of our house)... Responding to RFP's Many of you who are also consultants know that...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    More playing with ASP.NET

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    As with my earlier messing around with a poll, I took a concept from the www.asp.net site today and made my own "CheckDotNet.aspx" page. The one on www.asp.net only checks for the .NET Framework 1.0 or better, so I modified the logic to detect 1.1 and...
  • load of tosh

    Washington State Ferries Get Wi-Fi

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    The Seattle PI is running a story about how Washington ferries are now equipped with wi-fi (free throughout the summer). Sweet, now I can sync my aggregator on the way to go salmon fishin' with grandpa.
  • .NET Banana

    Personal

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    Swindon Film Festival Tamir Orbach's Diary
  • load of tosh

    Setting Outlook Web Access Views on the QueryString

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    The other day I received an e-mail from a guy who read an entry of mine on the Exchange team blog who wanted to know if was possible to specify the view of one's Inbox on the querystring. Surprised that people (one anyway) find my inane prattle useful...
  • load of tosh

    Welcome Home 5.8 GHz Cordless

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    All right, I couldn't take losing my wireless network each time someone talked on our old 2.4 GHz cordless phone so I broke down and ordered this . I swear not a single person had called our place since I plugged it in days ago. Oh well, I suppose eventually...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    QuickTime support in windows without the player

    • 8 Comments
    Want to use Windows Media Player to watch QuickTime movies without the Apple player (which I find has a poor user interface, and non standard windows controls)? http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm The best part is that...
  • Pascal Belaud [MSFT]

    OlyMars object model has been updated

    • 4 Comments
    Six new properties have been added to both the Table and Column objects. Column object: IsPrimaryOnlyKey : Returns True if the column is a primary key and not also a foreign key IsForeignOnlyKey : Returns True if the column is a foreign key...
  • Andy Pennell's Blog

    Roku HD1000 Review

    • 4 Comments
    Here is the place to discuss anything about my review of the Roku HD1000 HDTV media player.
  • Jay's WebLog

    .Net CF Newbie on Smartphone!

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    As some of you may know, I’m in the process of writing an RSS reader for my Microsoft Smartphone 2003. It will be running on Net CF. Since it is an offline RSS reader, I wanted to have the ability to download RSS files for offline reading. So I...
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