The SuperSonic Subtext Build Server

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Real quickly, check out our brand spanking new build server. Notice anything different? No? Good! Hopefully everything is working just fine, but faster.

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GMail-like Loading Indicator with ASP.NET Ajax

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Simone Chiaretta, a member of the Subtext development team (among other open source projects), has been quite busy lately. I recently mentioned the Vista Sidebar Gadget for CruiseControl.NET he published. He also was recently in a video interview by MindBlog. Go Simo!

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Sabotage Due To Pain. Developers, Take Ergonomics Seriously!

At the end of an average eight-hour workday, the fingers have walked 16 miles over the keys and have expended energy equal to the lifting of 1 1/4 tons. - DataHand

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Is Fighting Open Source With Patents A Smart Move By Microsoft?

Fortune Magazine published an article in which they describe how Microsoft claims that free software, such as Linux, violates 235 of its patents.

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Tagging In Subtext

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With the announcement of the 1.9.5 release of Subtext, I thought I should talk about the new tagging and tag cloud feature. You can see it in action in the sidebar of my site.

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Subtext 1.9.5 Release

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Subtext Submarine
Logo It is with great pleasure and relief that I announce the release of Subtext 1.9.5. Between you and me, I’m just happy to get this release out before the kid is born.

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My Last Day Before Starting A New Career

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Today is my last day of work as a VelocIT employee, a company I helped start and had (and still have) high hopes for as employee #1.

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Edit Keywords Page Patch

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If you downloaded Subtext last night and try to edit keywords in the admin section, you might run into a syntax error. I fixed the download so if the file you download is named

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Create Your Own Motivator Poster

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This tool is really cool. It’s a tool used to make those cheesy Motivator posters. Or, go to this tool and make a Demotivator poster.

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Productive Unit Testing with Specialized Assertion Classes in MbUnit

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If you’ve worked with unit test frameworks like NUnit or MbUnit for a while, you are probably all too familiar with the set of assertion methods that come built into these frameworks. For example:

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Comedy Of Errors Bringing A Server Back From The Dead

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Not too long ago I mentioned that a power surge bricked the Subtext Build Server. What followed was a comedy of errors on my part in trying to get this sucker back to life. Let my sleep deprived misadventures be a cautionary tale for you.

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Help a Brother Out And Fight Diabetes

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My friend Scott Hanselman is on a mission to raise $50,000 and then some for the American Diabetes Association to help fund the search for a cure.

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Installing Ubuntu on Virtual PC for Windows Lovers

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I am a total noob when it comes to working with Linux. The only experience I have with Unix is in college when I used to pipe the manual of trn via the write command to unsuspecting classmates. If I remember correctly, this is how you do it.

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Setting PropertyBehavior On All Properties With Rhino Mocks

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Although I am a big fan of Rhino Mocks, I typically favor State-Based over Interaction-Based unit testing, though I am not totally against Interaction Based testing.

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MIX07 Pics From Mix

Thought I’d post a few pics from mix with some notes.

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Mix07 And The Italian Jersey

Just a couple of notes while I have a break during the conference. I’ll try to find some time to write about my impressions of the technologies when I’ve had time to reflect.

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Mix07 I Am Terrible At Being Interviewed

Yesterday, while hanging out in the so called “BlogZone”, Tim Heuer pulled me aside for a audio short interview on the topic of Subtext and Open Source, two things I love to talk about and good luck getting me to shut up once you get me started. ;)

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Arrived at Mix 07

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Well Jon and I arrived safely, driving into Vegas around 4 PM last evening. Upon arriving, we met up with Miguel De Icaza, the founder of the Mono project, and headed over to the Mashup Lounge where we ran into John Osborne, a senior editor with O’ Reilly.

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Building a Continuous Integration Process In An Hour On DNRTV

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If you’ve read my blog at all, you know I’m a big proponent of Continuous Integration (CI). For the Subtext project, we use CruiseControl.NET. I’ve written about our build process in the past.

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Prose Is Dead. Long Live Prose

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Charlez Petzold makes the following lament in response to Jeff Atwood’s review of two WPF books, one being Petzold’s.

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