Steve Rowe's Blog

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

December, 2007

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    What Is Test Automation?

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    I talk about it a lot, but I don't know that I've ever defined it. A reader recently wrote in and asked what exactly this was. I suppose that means I should give a better explanation of it. Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, testers were computer-savvy...
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    Encapsulate What Varies

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    It took a lot longer than I expected but this is first installment of my Design Principles To Live By series:  Encapsulate Variation.  This is a quick tour through the principles behind the design patterns.  Following these allows will...
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    On the Edge

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    I started On the Edge:  The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore this summer but had to put it on hold as I went back to class.  Now that class is done, I have a few weeks to read what I want and finishing this was my first order of business...
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    Just a Geek

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    I just finished reading Wil Wheaton's "Just a Geek."  It recounts his struggles after leaving Star Trek.  Today Wil Wheaton is a prominent Geek.  He has 3 books, a popular blog, and was the keynote speaker at PAX 2007.  However...
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    Vista SP1 Release Candidate Available to the Public

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    Vista SP1 RC1 has just been released for public consumption. If you want to try it out, you can do so here . I'm running this on most of my machines without incident. This includes my Media Center at home. So, from my few data points, it seems quite stable...
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    Let It Snow!

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    Here's my white Christmas:
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    Dynamic Range and Color Spaces

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    Bill Crow, best known for his work on HDPhoto/JPEG-XR, has a great post about dynamic range and color spaces. If you are into photography or video, understanding this is important. As we try to aggregate video from more and more sources onto varying display...
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    Welcome Matthew van Eerde to the Blogosphere

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    One of my team members, Matthew van Eerde, just joined the blog world. Check out his inaugural post .
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    Merry Christmas To All!

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    Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you are all able to spend some good time with family and friends. I'm off to see what Santa brought me. [2 hours later] We finished opening presents and it started to snow! Not a little snow, but a lot of snow. Large...
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    First EMI, Then Universal, Now Warner...

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    Apparently Warner Music just announced that they were releasing all of their tracks DRM-free. That makes 3 of the big four giving the heave-ho to DRM. Sony is now the lone holdout against the future. How long until they give in to the inevitable? Next...
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