The New Startup

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A friend of mine, with whom I once shared an office at a Seattle dot-com, is still in Seattle and working for a recently constituted startup. This company is based on a reasonable idea, which is interesting in and of itself, but the thing that really got my attention was the prolific use of distributed […]

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Some Book Reviews

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It has been at least a month since I blogged about the books I am reading. Therefore, here is post to catch up on the books that I have read lately. Non-Fiction and Technical Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug Otherwise known as The Web User Experience Bible, this book is easily read in […]

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Verizon Air Card Rocks

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I am just north of Pendleton, Oregon, sitting in the passenger seat of our car while my wife drives. We are heading to Seattle for Christmas with my wife’s family. I am online and VPN’ed in! Not only am I online, but I just committed a code change to VSTS despite having four screaming children […]

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dasBlog 1.9 on Vista

I appreciate every keystroke of work that has gone into the development of this blog engine. I also appreciate that moving forward with Windows is a fact of life. I am not going to complain for a moment about the fact that a new OS caused an error event. I will, however, use it as […]

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ReSharper 2.5

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ReSharper 2.5 just shipped! I am sure that there are dozens of blog-worthy features, but here is my favorite. It installs and runs on Vista!  That’s all I wanted, baby! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Brian of Jet Brains (the guy who answers my emails). I am installing right now and I cannot wait […]

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MSBuild Items Run Time Evaluation Behavior

A very common problem to solve with an MSBuild script is deleting unwanted files from your build directory.  Common files that you may not wish to distribute with your application include XML files, Unit Test DLLs or mock libraries that were in your solution, and PDB debugging files. For several days, my build script did this flawlessly; every […]

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ReSharper Misery

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JetBrains ReSharper 2.0.2 is the current version of the VS 2005 add-in that makes coding livable within Visual Studio.  I am simply not as efficient in the IDE without this add-in from the good people in Eastern Europe. I am now running Vista on my laptop, along with VS2005.  Alas, I cannot install ReSharper as […]

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