• Josh Holmes

    Solid Error Messages

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    Writing good error messages is an art form. It's important though because the error messages are often the only communication with the user in an already frustrating situation for said user. More about this sensitive topic on my blog at Solid Error Messages...
  • Josh Holmes

    Ranting and Raving or Getting Results?

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      I've been at Microsoft a little over a year and a half. I'm very excited about a number of the new technologies that are here and on the coming roadmap. Microsoft is at a point where it's more open than it's ever been. The level of community involvement...
  • Josh Holmes

    My Daily TED

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      A few weeks back John Hopkins forwarded me a video from TED. Specifically he sent me a talk by Clifford Stoll called "18 minutes with an agile mind" that he thought reminded him of me. Not because of the brilliance that he showed but...
  • Josh Holmes

    Software Development Meme

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    Jeff Blankenburg called me out with his Software Development Meme. It's actually a funny thing that he did because I have a much different background than much of the industry. My undergrad is actually English with a minor in Drama and a minor in Communications...
  • Josh Holmes

    Doing a Demo while Public Speaking

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    As I've started writing about public speaking, I have started getting great questions that lead to more blog posts - keep those coming! I was talking to a fellow speaker (who can identify himself in the comments if he so chooses) and they brought up the...
  • Josh Holmes

    Prepare Yourself To Give a Great Talk

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    In my ongoing series about public speaking, I'm writing about preparing for a presentation. Preparation is key in giving a great presentation. More on my blog at Prepare Yourself To Give a Great Talk .
  • Josh Holmes

    Riapalooza

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      This weekend I have the pleasure to participate in a very unique event called RIAPalooza. More on my blog at Riapalooza .
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    PDC2008 Professional Developers Conference October 27-30, 2008

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    This is a conference that I'm not going to miss this year. At MIX08 , Ray Ozzie laid out early glimpses of what we're going to see the rest of the year leading up to PDC. Not long after, the Live Mesh Community Technical Preview was released. It's the...
  • Josh Holmes

    32 Ways to Keep Your Blog from Sucking by Scott Hanselman Presentation

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    A while back I posted about Scott Hanselman 's 32 Ways to Keep Your Blog from Sucking post. At some point later, I created a slide deck to tell the story. I've shared that deck at 32 Ways to Keep Your Blog from Sucking by Scott Hanselman Presentation
  • Josh Holmes

    Changing RSS Feeds

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    Ok, that's a lie - I already moved my feed a LONG (not quite a year ago) time ago. My new feed is http://rss.joshholmes.com/joshholmes . More on my blog at Changing RSS Feeds
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    Brilliant Explanation of Twitter

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    As stated, I'm addicted to twitter . There are still a ton of my friends and co-workers that don't get it. There's a brilliant video that explains it as clearly as I've heard anyone explain it - more on my blog at Brilliant Explanation of Twitter
  • Josh Holmes

    David Chappell - coming to Southfield, MI

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    Topic: Principles of Software + Services: Design, Development and Deployment More on my blog at David Chappell - coming to Southfield, MI
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    Open Source Project of the week - Witty Twitter

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    Witty is a free, open source Twitter client for Windows Vista and XP powered by the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) . More on my blog at Open Source Project of the week - Witty Twitter
  • Josh Holmes

    Words as Filler when Public Speaking

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    Mel Grubb read my post on Public Speaking and Movement onstage and inspired me to write this post with his comments about filler words on stage. More on my blog at Words as Filler when Public Speaking
  • Josh Holmes

    Public speaking and movement onstage

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    Movement when speaking is very important. For those of you who don't know, I was a theatre major in college. I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how I can apply what I know in that space to my public speaking. More on my blog at Public speaking...
  • Josh Holmes

    Domain Specific Languages (DSL)

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    I've been spending a lot of time recently looking at DSL s. It's come up in a lot of conversations that people don't know what they are so I thought I'd post a little bit of an introduction to them... More on my blog at Domain Specific Languages (DSL...
  • Josh Holmes

    Central Ohio Day of .NET 2008 by Andy Erickson

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      I love it when the community steps up and really shows me something new. This past weekend I attended Central Ohio Day of .NET . Andy Erickson really stepped up and did a fantastic video - more on my blog at Central Ohio Day of .NET 2008 by Andy...
  • Josh Holmes

    Definition of a Mashup

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      Since Larry Clarkin and I wrote the Enterprise Mashups article in the Architecture Journal , I've been getting a ton of questions about mashups and what they are. To that end, I thought I'd put my neck out and lay down a public definition. More...
  • Josh Holmes

    Josh Holmes - Organizing A Conference like Day of .Net

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    John Hopkins (who needs to blog more) wrote a fantastic article on how to run a community based conference. I've got a few additional ideas as well. More on my main blog at Organizing A Conference like Day of .Net ...
  • Josh Holmes

    Josh Holmes - 340lbs Open Source BattleBot Malfunctions Nearly Maiming Microsoft...

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    I have been at MIX and SxSW the last two weeks. Or rather, I used SxSW as an excuse to come down for Whurley and Giavonni 's BarcampAustin . It was amazing - I've never seen a barcamp done that well. Austin, the city,  declared the day BarCamp day...
  • Josh Holmes

    Open Space | MIX08

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    I'm going to MIX! And hope to see you there but it's sold out so if you're not already coming, I'll see you next year. For those of you who are lucky enough to have tickets, we've got a lot of stuff going on and I'm actually involved in helping run what...
  • Josh Holmes

    What's Central Region (my new territory) on Virtual Earth/Live Maps?

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    Dan Hounshell asked me what's my territory in response to my announcement about taking on the RIA Architect Evangelist Roll. I thought about just typing out the response, but then I realized that that would be very un-RIA of me and it would, as many standard...
  • Josh Holmes

    My New Position at the Central Region RIA Architect Evangelist

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      It really couldn't come at a better time with MIX and SxSW coming up so soon. I'm moving into a new role as the Central Region Rich Internet Application Architect Evangelist. More on my blog at My New Position at the Central Region RIA Architect...
  • Josh Holmes

    Technology should not make you more productive

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    Larry Clarkin put up a post called " Technology should not make you more productive ". When I first read this, I was stumped trying to figure out why one of the more progressive technologists that I know would say something that bizarre but...
  • Josh Holmes

    Yahoo!

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      I woke up this morning to a very interesting email from Steve Ballmer conveying the fact that we had made a public bid to buy Yahoo! In addition to that, Yahoo! is into a second beta of their Yahoo! Messenger for Vista. Check it out on my blog...
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