Visiting Seattle Next Week

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SeattleThe wife and I are headed up to Seattle for President’s day weekend to visit some friends.

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New Subtext Release and Notes On Subtext 2.0

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Steve Harman just announced the release of Subtext version 1.9.4 Windward Edition. This one comes with a lot of bug fixes, so be sure to upgrade.

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XFN Link Tool For Windows Live Writer

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UPDATE: How could I have overlooked the Plugin Keyvan Nayyeri wrote two months ago. Sorry buddy!

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Sorry For The Apparent Reposts

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My feed looks like several items were reposted. This is due to a bug in Subtext when editing an existing post using Windows Live Writer. In any case, we’ll have a fix available in the next release of Subtext soon.

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Apparently I Can't Confirm My Own Employment

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I received a call from a nice lady asking to speak to someone who could confirm an employment at VelocIT.

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Our CEO Discovers Second Life

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IBM Second Life Offices - From
http://www.sutor.com/newsite/blog-open/?p=1382Micah Dylan, co-founder and CEO of VelocIT (you know, the place I work for my day job), has recently discovered Second Crack Life. He’s been hanging out with some big wig at IBM in charge of open source and open standards. And you know how I loves me that open source.

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Night At The Roxbury With Mr. Subsonic

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Rob
ConeryOn Tuesday night I met Rob Conery, aka Mr. Subsonic, aka Mr. Commerce Starter Kit. The man is shifty and goes by many aliases. He was in town visiting family and was able to pull away for a night to kick it.

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Better Programming By Programming Better

Jeff Atwood writes a great post on how to become a better programmer by not programming. For the most part, I totally agree with his premise that to become a better programmer, you need to…

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Route Around The Default Gateway On The Remote Network

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Steve Harman digs in and solves a longtime mystery for me regarding VPN connections and default gateways on remote networks.

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On Hiring Bloggers and Open Source Developers

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Thumbs
DownIf you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I tend to go on and on about the virtues of blogging and participating in Open Source projects.

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Banned From Slashdot

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This is amusing. I tried to view a post on Slashdot and got the following error page.

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Another Day, Another Trip Around The Sun

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Image of the sun from
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2372.htm Today I turn 32 years old.

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Identicons as Graphical Digital Fingerprints

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Fingerprint via public domain
clipart How do you uniquely identify a person, without divulging the identity of that person?For example, given a set of personal artifacts, how would I arrange the set of artifacts grouped by the person to which they belonged?

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Easy To Deploy Identicon Handler

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Yesterday I mentioned that Jeff Atwood and Jon Galloway wrote an Identicon implementation for .NET. It works beautifully, but they distributed the code as a Web Site Project, which I cannot deploy to my blog as is.

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Windows Developer Tools Day

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Windows Developer Power Tools Cover From
Amazon.com In order to promote the book Windows Developer Power Tools: Turbocharge Windows Development with More Than 140 Free and Open Source Tools, O’Reilly is declaring January 19^th^ (aka today) to be “Windows Developer Tools Day”.

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6 Software Tips For Hardware Makers

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Photo of a
DrillWe often hear that the current state of software development is still dysfunctional. Scott Rosenberg recently wrote a book to that effect called Dreaming In Code. He takes takes a look at the question Why is software so hard? According to Scott, Software developement’s history is marred by poor quality, missed deadlines, and cost overruns, primarily due to a persistent dysfunctional culture.

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This Just In - Beckham To Play For Los Angeles

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David
BeckhamLooks like Beckham is moving to La La Land. Sure, he is no longer on the English national team, nor does he start for Real Madrid, but I bet he’s still got some good playing days in those legs, and will definitely be a huge lift for the level of play in the MLS, or at least for the struggling Galaxy.

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HTTP Debugging Using Reverse Proxies And Port Forwarders

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Image of a RIM Blackberry
emulatorI’m currently working on an interesting project to develop a series of HTTP services used by games running on the RIM Blackberry. These services will enable players to compete against one another (though not in real time) in various games and see high scores, challenge friends, etc…. It brings a social aspect to gaming on your blackberry device.

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Writing Maintainable Code

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A big
wrenche Jeremy Miller believes that among the various beneficial and important qualities a codebase can have, the single most important quality of code is maintainability. I totally agree, having spent many hours maintaining legacy code written years ago as well as code I wrote a week ago.

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Subtext Notes Around The Web

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While I really enjoyed the holidays, one part was really difficult for me. There was some great discussions happening about Subtext in the mailing list and in various blog posts, but I was too busy to really get involved.

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