With all the advances in software development in the past few years, I
would have to point to Google and Google
Groups as the two tools that
provide the biggest productivity enhancements for me as a software
developer. This fact is probably nothing new to any of you.
When you see the following in your CSS
I used to think the choice of using dashes vs underscores to separate
words in an URL was simply a matter of personal preference. Nothing more
than a religious
In January, I wrote that according to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the
Year of the Golden
According to foklore, this is a special event that occurs once every 600
years and brings great fortune to babies born during the year.
You’ve spent hours setting up your blog on your favorite blog platform
just right. Good for you! So how do you maintain your blog so that it
remains at the top of its game?
Are you tired of seeing your configuration settings as an endless list of key value pairs?
Catalan must be feeling “Pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty,
good.” His poor luck seemed to exceed Larry Davidian proportions when he
was accused of murder. But his luck took a turn for the better after
over five months in Jail.
UPDATE: As an aside, it would probably be more accurate to say the
FizzBuzz question is a Requirement. So where you read the term
Spec, you can replace it with Requirement. Either way, the same
thing applies. The only thing not ambiguous is the code. As they say,
the code is the spec.
UPDATE: You can now subscribe to my feed via
This is a service offering from Feedburner. Sweet!
I know, I know, you’d like to see the FizzBuzz discussion die a quick death, but trust me, this is an interesting point, or at least mildly amusing.
Update: I have an even better startlet for stopping and starting
services in my comments.
Thought I should take advantage of my latest bout of insomnia and do a
slight redesign of my website. My goal was to clean it up a bit so it
looks less crowded and cluttered.
We’ve been having an internal debate within the
list over the merits of
SourceForge vs Google Code
Project Hosting vs
Codeplex. Much of the discussion
hinges around the benefits of Subversion for Open Source projects when
compared to Team Foundation System (TFS).
UPDATE: This post was meant to be mostly tongue in cheek. I love
programmers. Some of my best friends are programmers. Also, to be fair
to the FizzBuzzers, the spec for this question is flawed, as are all
specs as I point out in Why Can’t Spec Writers Write
Forget flame wars. They’re so USENET. The new way of geek fighting is
much more subtle.
I finally got around to uploading pics of our short Seattle
to Flickr. Our first full day there, Saturday, benefitted from beautiful
weather. We took a nice boat ride on Lake Washington and skipped by
BillG᾿s immense house.