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Making the invisible visible since 1987

June, 2006

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    My New Toy

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    My birthday present to myself this year was a Trikke : Trikkes (that's a long "I" and just one syllable - "trike", not "trik-eee") are three-wheeled cambering vehicles, which is fancy speak for "lean side-to-side and turn the handlebars and they...
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    Semantic Dream Analysis

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    They say that when you start thinking and dreaming in that foreign language you are trying to learn you are finally starting to internalize all that book learning with which you've been stuffing your brain. I wonder if that carries over to other skills...
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    Learn This!

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    I have always been curious about all sorts of things. How Stuff Works is a treasure trove for me - I didn't get much done the week I discovered it! I don't try to be an expert at everything I do, but there are a lot of subjects I want to learn (more)...
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    Tablet Gaming

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    I've been thinking about gaming on Tablets. Card games, Whack A Mole-like pound games, and board games benefit from the direct interaction you get from the tablet stylus. But what would a Tablet-specific game that takes advantage of the unique features...
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    One Little, Two Little, Three Little Versions

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    A reader asks: Can you shed some light on how to plan out versioning in test? I am on a project where historically no versioning has been done. The functional tests are just re-written and modified to suit the updated feature. I would like to introduce...
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    Tiny Tablets Trikkeing

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    I was out Trikkeing this weekend. Two hours flew by in no time at all - that is one sweet ride! Although I didn't ride that entire time: anything steeper than a medium-sized hill still kicks my butt. Plus Trikkes are rare in these parts so I drew a goodly...
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    If I Ran The Zoo

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    Probably you heard last week's big news that Scoble is leaving Microsoft . Pundits immediately started sounding the death knell for transparency and customer involvement at Microsoft. Far from it! Our illustrious leader Soma went on record way back in...
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    Purple Dragons Designing

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    I want to give a shout out to my wife Kaylyn. Kaylyn is a fabulous artist, and she is now selling her handmade cards and invitations online. Get thyself to Purple Dragon Designs forthwith, take a gander at her beautimous work, and mayhap have her custom...
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    What's The Big Deal?

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    World Cup mania has taken over, well, the world. Several of the cafeterias here at Microsoft have the games playing on giant screens. Much of my team watched one game at someone's house because he has a big-screen high-definition TV. I know companies...
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