Steve Rowe's Blog

Ruminations on Computing - Programming, Test Development, Management and More

April, 2006

Posts
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    HD-DVD Launches

    • 4 Comments
    The first of the next-generation formats officially launched today. As of now, you can walk into a store like Best Buy and pick up an HD-DVD player and some discs. I know at least one person who already has one. I'm hoping to see what it looks like shortly...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Test Harness Basics

    • 4 Comments
    A short while back one of my readers asked what a test harness was. I will answer that in a pair of posts. This first post will describe the basics of a test harness. The second post will talk about more advanced features that a test harness might have...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Software Engineering - A Valid Aspiration?

    • 1 Comments
    I was listening to an interview with Alistair Cockburn tonight on my way home and thought he had some interesting insights into the subject of whether we should aspire to the concept of "Software Engineering." He had three basic points which I'll relate...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Why I'm Not Buying an HDTV Yet

    • 12 Comments
    Working with video all the time, I should be an obvious owner of an HDTV set. Alas, I'm not. I've many times considered purchasing one but I just haven't been able to bring myself to pull the trigger yet. Why not? Let me explain why I'm not jumping in...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    HDCP Primer

    • 1 Comments
    HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. It is the encryption and handshaking protocol used by DVI and HDMI connections to allow transmission of high definition video content between devices. In the future, this is the protocol that...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Dangers of Test Automation Revisited

    • 3 Comments
    Here is a comment I received via e-mail in reference to my post on the Dangers of Test Automation . I found it insightful. The point is the oversights are easy and automation won't catch them. Despite a few claims that this is just a deficiency in the...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Pranks at Microsoft

    • 0 Comments
    Microsoft, like many technology companies, has been the site for many pranks over the years. In this video , Larry Osterman and Dave Norris relate many of the pranks that have been seen on the Microsoft campus during their tenure. On his blog , Larry...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Monthly Podcast Update

    • 6 Comments
    It's nearing the end of the month so I thought I'd update you on what podcasts are filling my Zen Nano these days. Here are the ones I'm listening to regularly. Major Nelson - Covers the world of the XBox360. News, reviews, interviews with insiders...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Apple Stories

    • 1 Comments
    I've long been fascinated with the history of computing. I've read many books and watched what few movies/tv shows exist on the subject. It is for this reason that I found this week's "This Week In Tech" so interesting. In honor of the 30th anniversary...
Page 1 of 1 (9 items)