A View from Elsewhere

John Montgomery's Weblog

June, 2007

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    Not Well Met

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    I can't imagine what it's like to come back to Microsoft, write up something you thought was confidential , and have it make Slashdot and Mary Jo Foley. I wondered what was happening when I was forwarded the email (complete with names). Not good form...
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    PM-Dev Ratios

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    Last Saturday, Dare posted an entry about PM/Dev ratios that I commented on twice. It's unusual for me to comment on someone else's blog, but ever since a Slashdot article on Popfly's PM/Dev ratio I've been thinking about why people are giving us grief...
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    Making Public Information Useful

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    Ever since Jon Udell blogged about Amazon and the local library back in 2002 and ChicagoCrime.org began to show public information could be made more useful, I've been thinking about how we enable a non-programmer to do things like this. Sites like this...
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    Windows Live Writer Updated

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    Nice improvements to Windows Live Writer with version 12.0.1183.516 : new menus, improved performance, inline spell checking, better category support, paste special, the ability to set publish dates, better previewing tools. This is a must-have. Technorati...
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    And Now a Word from Gartner

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    Everyone loves the iPhone, so of course Gartner had to go and spoil it for us . Technorati Tags: iphone , gartner
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    Popfly Updated

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    We've pushed the latest update to Popfly.com. The team blog lists the top features, including, evidently, "More cowbell." Gee, I wonder who wrote that...
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    An Evening of Bujold and Trivia

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    Last night at the University Bookstore in Seattle, Lois McMaster Bujold was in town talking not about her latest book , but about other random questions, like the cover art on her books and whether she'd write another book in the Barrayar series. She...
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