My Third Blog

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Soccer
Game Way back when I announced the first Roadmap for Subtext, I stated that Subtext would remove the multiple blogs feature and only support a single blog.  Fortunately I was persuaded by many commenters to abandon that change and continue to support multiple blogs.  Instead, I set out to simplify the process of configuring multiple blogs.

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Another Marginally Useful Tool - BatchConcat

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UPDATE: In one comment, szeryf points out something I didn’t know and invalidates the need for the tool I wrote. This is why I post this stuff, so someone can tell me about a better way! Thanks szeryf! I’ve updated the post to point out the better technique.

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The Mix Conferences Will End With 09

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Mix06
Hand I am going to pull a Nostradamus here and predict that the Mix series of conferences (did I ever tell you how much I loved Mix06?) will end with Mix09 if they even reach that point.  Why do I make this prediction?  Because Microsoft has Mix07.com, Mix08.com, and Mix09.com registered, but not Mix10.com (although mix010.com is available at the moment).  ;)

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The Medicis, The Music Industry, And Open Source Software

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Batch SVN Rename

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Jon Galloway is my batch file hero.  He’s the one who introduced me to the FOR %%A in ... syntax.

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Batch Encode Text Files

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I hesitate to blog this because this tool is really really really really rough, quick, and dirty.  As in it needs a big ol’ box of Tide.  

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Share In My Stupidity

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Dumb and
Dumber In general I like to regale my readers with stories of my brave accomplishments, ideally embellished to make me look like a hero. 

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Please Vote On This Atlas Javascript Bug

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UPDATE: Looks like this will get fixed in the next release according to a comment on Steve’s blog.

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Playa Creature

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Atlas Comment Spam Heuristics

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Remember my recent post in which I suggested that we need more heuristic approaches to the comment spam problem?

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Think I'm Just Too White And Nerdy

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UPDATE: Via Dare I learned that the video was leaked to YouTube prior to its world premier and has been taken down. You can find the song on Weird Al’s MySpace page. I’ve updated my link.

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My Sandwich Compartment Forehead

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bingramos/ For whatever reasons, I happen to be somewhat well endowed in the forehead region.  My wife (bless her heart) likes to refer my forehead as my Sandwich Compartment.

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Hotel Minibar Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines

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Thermometer Interesting post on how easy it is to open up a Diebold voting machine.  Security is not realized by trusting the words of some CEO.  Security is obtained via peer review and testing.

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Should Microsoft Financially Support Open Source Projects?

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UPDATE: I remember that Scott Hanselman proposed that Microsoft put together an organization like INETA for Open Source Software in an editorial aside a while back while discussing NDoc.

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A Few Questions For Subtext Users

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Subtext
Logo If you are using Subtext, or are using .TEXT and plan to use Subtext I need to ask you a few questions.  Please answer as your answers may determine whether or not some features are removed for the sake of simplification.

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Yay! More Gratuitous Special Effects For My Blog - Reflections!

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From the 37 Signals blog I find out that reflections are the new dropshadows.  Unfortunately I didn’t get the memo, but at least there is a nice simple javascript library to add reflections to images.

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Proposed Extensions To The XFN Microformat

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http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/movie/friends/20.jpg If you’ve read my blog you know I have a bit of a thing for Microformats.  I once wrote a little special effect script to highlight links to your friends when marked up using the XFN (XHTML Friends Network) Microformat used to denote relationships to people you link to.

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My New Personal Blog

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I found out recently that many of my family members and friends who used to read my blog stopped doing so because most of my blog posts were pure gibberish to them.  Apparently not everyone is fascinated by topics such as how many CPU cycles it takes to make a method call in a dynamic language?  Neither are they enthralled by matching HTML with Regular Expressions.  Go figure.

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Premature Optimization Considered Healthy

Some computer scientist by the name of Donald Knuth once said,

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I'd Like To Be In Joel's Shoes

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Of course that assumes that Joel wears a size 9 and a half.

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