Windows Developer Tools Day

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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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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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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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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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Year of the Golden Pig

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Not too long ago I announced that my wife and I are expecting a baby this year as part of our world domination plans. Adding fuel to our plans is the discovery that this year is a special year according to the Chinese Zodiac.

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Five Things You Didn't Want To Know About Me

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K. Scott Allen, Jayson Knight, and Keyvan Nayyeri all tagged me, so despite my general antipathy towards these viral questionnaire memes (they remind me of that silly slambook fad in grade school), this one is interesting enough for me to respond.

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Merry Christmas!

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Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays. For Christmas, I received a defective video card as a warranty replacement for my defective video card. Thanks Dell! The replacement card was more defective than the one I returned.

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Soccer Camp

No, this was definitely not a good sight for me. With my team pressing the attack, an unfortunate turnover left our defense out of position to help as the opposing team quickly capitalized.Ezra and
Me (Click on any pic for a larger view).

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.NET Developer Charity Auction

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VillagersClean drinking water piped to my house is something I take for granted (yes, even in Los Angeles). When I stop to think about it a bit, I can’t imagine how tough it must be to not have clean drinking water.

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Played Soccer Against The Juggernaut

Today my team had a friendly preseason game against Hollywood United. They fielded a mixture of a few players from their 40 and over team, but most of the players were from their main team.

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Did A Solar Flare Hose My Drive?

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Indulging My OCD Using TestDriven.NET With NCoverExplorer

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I don’t suffer from classic OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), but I do sometimes have OCD tendencies. Just ask my poor wife when we’re having dinner while my mind is still trying to resolve a thorny programming problem. Earth to Phil. Are you on this planet?

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[Tip Jar] Unit Test Events With Anonymous Delegates

Here we are already looking ahead to learn about the language features of C# 3.0 and I am still finding new ways to make my code better with good “old fashioned” C# 2.0.

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Subtext 1.9.3 Released

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Steve Harman just announced the release of Subtext 1.9.3. This is primarily a bug fix release, though there are a couple of small improvements.

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Using WebServer.WebDev For Unit Tests

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Y'All Coming To My Neck Of The Woods?

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PDC 2007 Developer
Powered According to Brad Abrams, it looks like we’re going to have us another PDC in 2007. For those of you not in the know, PDC stands for Professional Developer Conference. These are conferences in which Microsoft shows off upcoming technologies that us developers will be using.

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CodeClimber

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Subtext has a pretty sweet Continuous Integration setup using CruiseControl.NET running inside a virtual server inside a real computer in my home office. The man responsible for this setup is Simone Chiaretta, who just unveiled his new English language blog, CodeClimber.

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Look Both Ways Before You Lock

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http://www.sxc.hu/photo/669003Google Code Search is truly the search engine for the uber geek, and potentially a great source of sublime code and sublime comments.  K. Scott Allen, aka Mr. OdeToCode, posted a few choice samples of prose he found while searching through code (Scott, exactly what were you searching for?).

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