Dashes Vs Underscores In URLs

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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 choice.

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Year of the Starving Pig?

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In January, I wrote that according to the Chinese Zodiac, this is the Year of the Golden Pig. According to foklore, this is a special event that occurs once every 600 years and brings great fortune to babies born during the year.

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Improve Your Blog's Reach With These 20 Essential Web Utilities

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?

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Who Tests The Tests?

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Leon Bambrick (aka SecretGeek) has started a series on Agile methodologies and Test Driven Development (TDD) in which he brings up his own various hidden objections to TDD in order to see if his prejudices can be overcome.

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Custom Configuration Sections in 3 Easy Steps

Are you tired of seeing your configuration settings as an endless list of key value pairs?

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Exonerates Wrongly Accused

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Curb your enthusiasm season 1
dvdJuan 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.

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Requirements and Specs Are Always Ambiguous

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.

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Burning My Feeds

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UPDATE: You can now subscribe to my feed via email. This is a service offering from Feedburner. Sweet!

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Why Can't Spec Writers Write...Specs?

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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.

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Start++ Is All That And Then Some

Update: I have an even better startlet for stopping and starting services in my comments.

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Trying Out A New Site Design

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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.

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Replacing Recursion With a Stack

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Stack of
PaperIn Jeff Atwood’s infamous FizzBuzz post, he quotes Dan Kegel who mentions.

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A Comparison of TFS vs Subversion for Open Source Projects

We’ve been having an internal debate within the Subtext mailing 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).

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How's This For Tech Support?

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Micah Dylan (CEO of VelocIT) writes about a tech support call he had with Comcast, the local cable company.

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Why Can't Programmers... Read?

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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 Specs.

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Geek Slap Fight - Get Rid of WWW

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Forget flame wars. They’re so USENET. The new way of geek fighting is much more subtle.

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Seeing Bill Gate's House During Seattle Vacation

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I finally got around to uploading pics of our short Seattle vacation 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.

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ASP.NET Tip - Use The Label Control Correctly

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Scott Watermasysk has a great set of Quick Tips for ASP.NET on his blog. And this is only part one! I’m Looking forward to seeing the subsequent posts of this series.

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Catch Me On Univision

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Logo In Decemember I wrote about a great soccer camp I attended. Well one of the other attendees is a Sports Anchor at Univision and had a camera man in tow taking footage during the camp.

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XSD Schema Files For VS.NET

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I’m posting this more as a reminder for myself. Where exactly are you supposed to place XSD files to give you intellisense for XML files in Visual Studio.NET?

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