Steve Rowe's Blog

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

August, 2006

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    Management Styles

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    Joel Spolsky, of Joel On Software, has a series on management styles. He details three styles of management: Command and Control , Econ 101 , and Identity . Command and Control is where management dictates everything that happens. Econ 101 is where management...
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    Cool Live.com Search Feature

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    I was watching an internal presentation about Live Search today and ran across this really cool feature. Live and Google have supported searching within a particular domain for quite some time. However, it has always required remembering the correct syntax...
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    Interview with Clayton Christensen

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    The Innovator's Dilemma is an eye-opening book that everyone in the technology industry should read and understand. I recently ran across an audio interview with the author, Clayton Christensen. In it he gives a brief explanation of the main thesis of...
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    LSharp Discussion Group

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    I've been playing a little with Lisp lately. Unlike many other single-sourced languages these days (Python, Ruby, to a large extent C# and Java), Lisp comes in a myriad of flavors and implementations. Even with the Ansi Common Lisp standard, each one...
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    Back From Vacation

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    I spent the past few weeks on my Grandparents' farm in upstate New York. When I think of New York I always think of the city and suburbia. After spending 2 weeks in the upper part of the state, I'm amazed how wrong that view is. There are hundreds of...
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    HD-DVD Looks Better Than BluRay

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    I was in Circuit City the other day and they had a beautiful Sony SXRD television set up playing some BluRay content. I thought I was going to be blown away. I wasn't. The disc playing was a demo disc featuring snippets of lots of movies. Each one was...
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    HD-DVD Podcast

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    Our Vice President, Amir Majidimehr, gave an interview to XBox Live's Major Nelson . He and one of the program managers for HD-DVD talk about the market, the discs themselves, scripting, interactivity, codecs, and what makes HD-DVD better than BluRay...
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