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Richard Berg's look at source control and life

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  • Blog Post: DST 2007 issues in SourceSafe

    The rules for U.S. daylight savings time are changing in 2007 . SourceSafe cares about time zones, so you should too. Complete details are in KB article 931804 . To quote one section heading, " If you do not update the servers and client computers, you may lose check-in information ". There, do I have...
  • Blog Post: Tidbits: life under a Limited User Account (LUA)

    I'm about to wipe my main work machine and install Vista RTM x64. Wish me luck. Sure, people @ MS wipe their boxen all the time, but I'm not one of them: this install of Win2k3 has lasted me since 6/29/2005. (For reference, I was hired in April '05 and received this machine in early June. So other than...
  • Blog Post: When your feature hits the blogosphere: SCM and the Windows Shutdown crapfest

    Moishe Lettvin has a great blog entry , an inside look at how a Vista feature ate thousands of man-hours on its way to the lowest common denominator. I don't mind the UI myself (and certainly won't justify Joel's histrionics with a link) but it does illustrate several common pitfalls in large-scale software...
  • Blog Post: An introduction, 1350 posts later

    On the Microsoft forums , that is...no, I didn't suddenly eclipse Raymond . As you probably haven't noticed, this blog has lain dormant for 18 months. (if blog with no readers falls by the wayside, does it make a sound?) Meanwhile, the last 11 months have seen a wild experiment in direct customer interaction...
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