Live Comment Preview In Three Easy Steps

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Several people have complimented the live comment preview used in my skin. Try leaving a comment and notice the preview mode underneath. It now even supports a few HTML tags. Unfortunately I haven’t updated the comment page to tell you which tags are supported. Doh!

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CSS Based Printing Tip

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This is a follow up tip to my post on Implementing CSS Based Printing.

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Artificial Deadlines Are The Devils Work

Artificial Teeth In my last post, I mentioned that even in high pressure situations, I would take my time and follow certain practices I believe lead to better code, even if it meant taking longer to complete the code.

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Developers Are Not Plug and Play

Plug and Play It never ceases to amaze me how short sighted management at many companies can be with software developers. Jeremy Miller mentions a discussion he had at the Austion Code Camp in which several developers were really unhappy with their work situations for very legitimate reasons.

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Implementing CSS Based Printing

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I don’t know about you, but when I find something wordy but really worth reading on the web, I print it out. Sure, I could try reading it on my tablet, but do you really want to deal with your tablet while reading in the…er… “office” if you know what I mean? *wink wink * *nudge nudge *

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New Word Of The Day - Whorosity

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Kent Sharkey comments on the necessity of marketing and advertising in general in response to Microsoft’s recent viral marketing efforts.

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Blogtegrity

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Scott over at LazyCoder called me out in my comments for participating in Channel 9’s viral marketing campaign for On10.net, whatever that may be.

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Funny MySpace Reference In Boondocks Today

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The Boondocks cracked me up today.

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Beyond Channel 9

10 So those crazy cats at Channel 9 are up to something new and somewhat secretive so far.

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A Great Week For The Haackayamas

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This past week was a particularly good week and weekend for me and my wife. First of all, I was happy to announce the release of Subtext with only a few minor hitches which is a great feeling.

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Subtext Issue: Missing Emoticons File

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UPDATE: Ok, this is totally my fault. I took a perfectly good NAnt script another developer wrote and tried to add a few things in there and made a dumb error. I should have a unit test for our NAnt script. ;) I’ll write up a post later describing the issue.

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Software Project Management Lessons From Open Source

Via Slashdot, I recently read an article entitled What Corporate Projects Should Learn From Open Source by Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene.

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The Shoe Cobblers Kids

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Shoeless An old saying I’ve been using a lot lately is the old saw “A shoe cobbler’s kids go shoeless”. Basically, it points out how difficult it is to keep one’s own affairs in order when it is one’s job to do so for others. As an example, my company is in the business of building fantastic technology solutions, but our own website is rather neglected. This is something we see as a real problem and will address soon.

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Subtext 1.0 Nautilus Edition Released

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Subtext Logo Well it took a bit longer than I thought it would, but we’ve finally put the final touches to Subtext 1.0, code named “Nautilus”! One of the primary goals of this release was to make it much easier to setup and use than .TEXT, and I think we’ve accomplished that.

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Reflections On The Release

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I have never worked as part of a shrink wrapped product team, which makes working on Subtext the closest thing to the experience. When a product team releases a product, they often stamp it with the acronym RTM, Release to Manafacturing, which is more and more becoming a misnomer as the only manafacturing being done is the manafacturing of hyperbole by the marketing team.

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Getting Pummelled

Soccer BallThis week, I’ve had the pleasure of being pummelled in soccer not once, but twice.

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Any Non-Techie Readers?

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Just wondering, but are there any non-techie readers of this blog (besides my wife of course)? The reason I ask is that I am noticing that I am writing less and less about what’s going on in my life. In part, because I think my audience is almost entirely tech readers and google searchers.

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Multi-Blog Support In Subtext

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Intro

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The Subtext Alternative To Url Rewriting

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Fountain PenFor simple ASP.NET applications that do not employ URL Rewriting, stepping through the code that handles a request is fairly straightforward. For example, given a request for http://localhost/MyProject/Page.aspx, simply open up Page.aspx and look at the code-behind file to see what code handles this request.

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How I Pimped My Desktop

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So I spend my time writing up a hopefully useful guide to Subversion on SourceForge and all this one reader from Spain (¡hola!) wants to know is where I got my theme from?

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