My friend Walter points out some common sense
about how not to get fired for the content of your blog. Of course this
issue has been beaten to a pulp in the larger blogosphere, but one thing
he mentioned caught my attention.
Currently, the only plug-in model supported by RSS Bandit is the
interface. This is a very limited interface that allows developers to
write a plug-in that adds a menu option to allow the user to manipulate
a single feed item.
A coworker sent me this
of some of the most amazing breakdancing I’ve seen. And no, this isn’t
that pop locker dude. Check out the way he does push-ups near the end.
Brains released a free
their ReSharper product. Let me tell you, using this product feels like
walking on land after a long stint trying to walk under water.
Via Dare’s blog, I found this interesting post on Random Number
Generation on Michael Brundage’s website. My undergrad thesis was on the topic of pseudorandom number generation so I thought I’d take the two classes he provided for a quick spin.
Yes folks, it’s true. After working a while in VS.NET, it suddenly stops
and asks if I’d like to send an error report to Microsoft. Then it shuts
down. Almost like clockwork. This creates a very good time for me to
take a break, stretch, and meditate on how much work I just lost as I
was just about to hit the save icon.
For my personal coding projects at home, I’ve been using the free one-user version of SourceGear vault for my personal source control needs. As you know, having proper source
control is #1 on The Joel Test.
Today, my boss, the CTO, announced that I’m leaving the company to join
the adult movie industry. Don’t worry, I’m actually not out to challenge
the supremacy of John Holmes. That just happens to be the typical way he
likes to announce the departure of employees. I’m just joining the
of developers who are going independent.
Don Park outlines an interesting potential solution to Google’s proposed Auto Link feature of its Toolbar. Essentially his solution is to allow content author’s to opt-in via tagging content for auto-linking.
My friends are always looking out for me.
Apparently Tre (aka Macktastic Tre Flava) realized that as an elevated
player, I was in dire need of a pimp name. So he helpfully sent me a
link to the Pimp Name Generator one of the
many useful utilities on PlayerAppreciate.com.
It’s really coming down out there. On the freeway today I started
hydroplaning a bit. Be careful out there. I’ve been pretty quiet on this
blog due to being very busy. I have some big personal news (no, we’re
not pregnant) to announce, but I promised not to announce it till others
I want an add-in to my instant messaging apps whereby if someone
responds to a message by me with just the word “ok”, it doesn’t pop an
instant message window if I’ve closed the window. Perhaps it can filter
any messages with just the word “ok” and flash the system tray or
something. Anything. Just don’t get in my way.
There’s a house on fire a couple of blocks away. It’s a veritable light
show down there with nearly 10 or so fire trucks arriving on the scene.
I love Ian’s
to James Gosling’s opinion on .NET’s C++ support and it’s supposed
inherent insecurity. It’s basically a “Booyah! In your face” piece as he
bit by bit dissects Goslings arguments and presents a Java example that
directly contradicts Gosling claim that type unsafety is incapable in
In his latest
about life as a infrastructure reconstruction project manager in
Baghdad, Mr. Serjak describes the security detail that drives him to an
onsite location. One detail in particular struck me as funny.
the beta version for the Wolverine edition of RSS Bandit (version 1.3.x)
today. You can read his announcement to see some of the nice features it
I’ve kept a couple of other blogs before, but this is my first with
staying power. My blog new year resolutions include being even more
irreverent, geeky, rash, and misguided (if even possible). It’s been one
year, and I recently passed the 500 post mark without even noticing (I
hate missing an opportunity to party).