November, 2003

  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Developer Perspective: Newsgroups or forums?

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    Yesterday I was talking with Betsy and Tina about Newsgroups vs. Forums, and whether developers prefer one over the other. For me, it's kind of a mixed bag.  In general, I like the rich client experience that I see in forums, but I also like...
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    Fabulous concert, and venue!

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    What an amazing concert.  First of all, the new auditorium is beautiful, and very sound-a-licious.  The way they've arranged the seating is really wonderful -- the boxes look like they're floating in air (like at Benaroya).  Our seats...
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    Pictures from PDC

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    The pictures on my moblog are all categorized now, so if you want to see only the pictures from PDC, here they are .
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    XML is so picky!

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    The reason my blogroll wasn't hot is because I forgot that XML is so picky.  Here's what happened.  I have been using Newsgator, and since it exports in OPML I decided to export, do a little massaging, and then use it in BlogX.  Cut and...
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    Sharepoint love

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    Tonight I updated our MSDN Intranet and I was reminded, once again, how much I love Sharepoint/WSS.  Oh, don't get me wrong, there are things that I would absolutely change if I could... like not being able to switch an events list/calendar...
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    Nuisance barking

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    We have a nuisance barker.  Zara. She drives us Crazy.  In our frustration, we had considered those shock collars, but they seem so inhumane. A couple weekends ago, a woman at the local pet store recommended a collar that sprayed...
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    Mutant HDL

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    Intravenous doses of a synthetic component of good cholesterol reduced artery disease in just six weeks in a small study with startlingly big implications for treating the nation's No. 1 killer. ( MSNBC ) I heard about this story on NPR...
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    Oops, my blogroll isn't hot

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    Somehow I managed to make my lovely new blogroll useless since none of the items are linked. And I don't have access to the files on the server right now. Dang. Worse, though, is that I spelled Shawn Morrissey's name wrong. Wanna know how I know? Because...
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    My traveling favorites

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    For a while now, I've been using a Blogger page as a traveling favorites and personal knowledge management system -- it's very handy.  I keep it as my browser homepage on my home and work computers, and on someone else's computer, it's only a...
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    Music on the laptop

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    I got an iPod early this year, and spent a bunch of time ripping most of our CD's, but since then, all of my music has been on my home desktop machine.  At work I just plug my iPod into some rockin' portable speakers.  Since I've been at ...
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    Women on Top at Medical School

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    After a 6-year decline, the number of applicants to US medical schools is on the rise. The main reason for the increase was an almost 7% rise in the number of women applicants over last year. Women made up the majority of medical school applicants...
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    Songwriters tonight

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    Tonight we're going to the new McCaw Hall at Seattle Center to see what's being billed as the Songwriter's tour .  It's an acoustic evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin and Dar Williams, together on stage.  I heard...
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    Chris Anderson on MSDN!

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    Hey, according to Chris Anderson, he's going to be co-writing a column on MSDN! In addition to this exciting news, his post cracked me up for two reasons.  First because it's titled "Working on work" but categorized "Personal Life" and second...
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    Something missing, can't Go

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    For reasons that escape me, the error message "Something missing, can't Go" popped into my mind this evening. Probably something about nostalgia and old age. In any case, though, let's see just how small the world really is... there's a prize...
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    FoodMovers: Building Distributed Applications using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

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    Because I subscribe to the MSDN Just Published RSS feed , I noticed that we've released a 6 part technical article/project by Brian Travis. "Through this project of six sections, you will learn how Microsoft Visual...
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    Eric Sink: The Business of Software -- MSDN

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    There’s also a new column in the Visual Studio Dev Center called The Business of Software .   It’s by Eric Sink, and it looks like it’s going to be a good column.   I like his writing style, and got a big kick out...
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    MSDN Developer Centers

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    You know we have Dev Centers , right?   Places where our Content Strategists ( Kent , Duncan , Brian , Matt , Steve, Chris , Frank and Shawn ) pick out the best resources for your technology, including technical articles, downloads, community...
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    "Beautiful, Fresh, Exciting, Spastic, Cool, Noisy, Nutty, Brilliant, Loud, Insightful, Big!"

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    H ey, check this out, Tom Peters, in a free web seminar .  Who knew? I find stuff like this and think to myself "My company is doing some pretty cool things." Cool things in addition, of course, to Whidbey, and Longhorn, and Indigo...
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    Mt. Rainier -- still time to comment

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    Mt. Rainier currently has one service guiding folks up the mountain on summit attempts.  The NPS is currently in the process of soliciting comments on their new Commercial Services Plan.  I think that the "preferred alternative" number...
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    Warning: Rory Blyth has spewage potential

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    Heh.  Don Box linked to some really funny posts of Rory Blyth's.  I'd never read Rory, but when I read the posts that Don linked to, I just had to subscribe to his feed.  It was late, so I didn't explore his site further.  Then...
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    Updated categories = updated feed

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    My apologies to anyone who is subscribed to the RSS feed for my moblog... I went through and categorized pics today, and it marked them all as new and included them in the feed again. 
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    A blogger with a quality frame of mind

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    Tonight, when I was cruising my new friend Jeff Julian's site , I ran across this blog by Siva. It's all about Software Quality -- a topic that I haven't seen many folks blogging about (although it could the that I just surf in the wrong circles ;-) so...
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    Susan Warren is blogging!

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    I was so happy to see on Julia's weblog that Susan Warren has a blog now.  I really enjoyed talking with Susan at PDC, and look forward to reading her as she blogs.
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    Restore default Treo 600 ringtones

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    In this thread in a TreoCentral forum, Llynx says: Yikes! I tried hot-syncing my old midi ringtones from my Treo 300 to my 600 and when I went to check I had NO ringtones! Zero!! So I went to the "delete" function and then had...
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    Google Debuts Desktop Search

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    "On Thursday, the Mountain View, Calif.-based search company debuted the Google Deskbar. The downloadable software for users of Microsoft's Windows operating system puts a Google search box in the desktop taskbar. Using the free tool, people can search...
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