scooblog by josh ledgard

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January, 2005

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    Learning Visual Studio Book Recommendations

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    In the comments to my last post Steven asked "Is there a "Dao of VS.NET and its IDE " book you'd recommend to hobbyist-programmers who're coming to VS.NET from Emacs, notepad, etc.?" I've personally never read any of them, but I floated this request around...
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    Visual Studio Hacks Book

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    Today James Avery announced that his book , Visual Studio Hacks, will be published by O'Reilly and available in February or March. "I can finally announce the book I have been working on for so long. The book is called Visual Studio Hacks and is being...
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    The Death of Usenet

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    Ok, it is probably a little early to make this proclamation based on the growth of the usenet community around Microsoft.public groups, but the news of AOL no longer offering Usenet Access is a sign of things to come. The best post I've seen about this...
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    IOD: SmartShuffle: Refreshing Your Music Without Wires

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    My Smartphone has 512mb of storage for multimedia content. I dislike managing that content manually to keep it fresh. I LOVE the apple concept that you shouldn't have to . However, I also hate having to tether my phone for the pre-requisite amount of...
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    IOD: Truly Public .Net Chat Calendar

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    I've previously posted some ideas on how we could improve Microsoft hosted chats . Today Mark asked me to promote his upcoming chat on my blog. Of course this wouldn't really be nescesary if the webcasts/chats page had an RSS feed, but it got me thinking...
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    Updated my "How to pimp your blog" entry

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    I had a couple of questions about color choosing and adjusting the location of the title text after adding a background picture. I had left that stuff out apparently. Well, I've updated the entry. http://blogs.msdn.com/jledgard/archive/2005/01/19/356978...
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    Pimped My Blog: Feedback Welcome

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    I don't run my own server and I don't have behind the scenes access at blogs.msdn.com so its a little more challenging to spice up my blog when I get bored of the way it looks. This post describes what I ended up doing and how I did it. I'll also toss...
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    Best Testing Posts

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    Good Tests for Bad Parameters Making Software Testable Scooblog on Corporate Transparency Slashdotted for Open Source Comments Starting to Test Connected Applications Talents and Testing Talking to Customers Testing and Customers Complete Testing Catagory
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    Scooby Snax: What has Josh Been Up To?

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    The Funny: This morning I had a good laugh provided by this cartoon on converting your windows machine to Linux . Blog #1: I've been trying to post daily updates to the Channel9 Devdiv site. We've learned that Scoble can't be in ten places at once so...
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    IOD: A New Type of Rule for E-mail or RSS Readers

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    I've joined a lot of busy discussion lists. It turns out that 1 of every 10 (rough estimate) of the conversations are useful to me and I could care less about the rest. Typically I see people create folders for these discussion lists to remove the noise...
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    Are Categories Useful? Please Excuse the Construction

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    I'm bored with the look of my blog again. I'm going to be mucking around a bit over the weekend so don't be alarmed if things look a little off or it doesn't render correctly in firefox for a bit. Yes, I will test it when I'm done. :-) I also wanted to...
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    If You See Me With a Video Camera... Run!

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    Some shameless self promotion... A while ago I agreed to barge into Visual Studio team member offices with Scoble . Well, we did it and the results are live on channel9. Personally, as I suggest in the video, Robert likes barging into offices unannounced...
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    IOD: Maybe Bill Shouldn't Blog

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    http://www.microsoftmonitor.com/archives/005952.html Over the last week I've also been reading the billg interview on gizmodo. Its great because it reads like more of a discussion with Bill than any other interview I've read with him over the last year...
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    Hearing Voices

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    http://weblogs.asp.net/scottdockendorf/archive/2005/01/11/350765.aspx "See, our voices are heard throughout the Microsoft community (and product teams) Through the MSDN Product Feedback Center, Bob Willer requested debugging support in Unit Tests in Whidbey...
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    Successfully Predicting the Future

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    Some people seemed to think I was crazy for wanting a "smarter" cassette adapter . I was even told to "Just buy a BMW." Well, check this out . "...There are plenty of car stereo cassette adapters out there, but Griffin Technology’s SmartDeck plugs into...
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    Sun Post Scooby Snack: Developers Don't Buy Things, They Join Things

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    http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/jonathan/20050105#developers_don_t_buy_things Yeah, it comes from Sun, but the primary supposition is targeted at the general developer audience. I tend to agree with the whole "engage in the conversation anywhere" mantra...
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    IOD: Making a VS CTP Wiki Work

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    It was encouraging to see Jonathan's post sunday about the success of various Channel9 wikis . Some of them are dedicated to customer feedback and others are geared toward information/tip sharing about the product in question. I don't think, however,...
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    Adding to, but not Perverting the Beta Process

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    Today someone forwarded me a post entitled " Beta Perversion " written by Rick Strahl, one of our MVPs. I'm going to have to disagree with some of the assertions he made in this post about our abilities to react to broad customer bug feedback, but at...
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    Scooblog on Corporate Transparency

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    Last week I took the time to write up my thoughts on Corporate Transparency while no one was looking. There is no part 5, but I needed a post where I linked to all four entries and provided an abstract for my own reference that I could point people to...
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