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Monthly Archives: July 2005

Rapid Results without a Rugby Scrum

The Financial Times IT Review has an article called Rapid Results without a Rugby Scrum. Apparently Yahoo! has 15 Scrum teams operating right now, but only in certain situations according to Pete Deemer, vice-president of product development. “We’re always looking … Continue reading 

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Dear Google…

I found this funny quote from a spamming SEO on Google’s page for Search Engine Optimizers: Dear google.com,I visited your website and noticed that you are not listed in most of the major search engines and directories…

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Review of Visual Studio Hacks by James Avery

Note: While I did contribute just 1 of the 100 hacks, I wasn’t paid, so don’t think I’m motivated by money. Visual Studio Hacks is the best power-users book about everyone’s favorite IDE that I’ve seen. A few hacks explain … Continue reading 

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MVPs – are you going to the Summit?

And what days are you going to be there? Let me know, I’d like to catch up with everyone. Thanks!

Posted in .NET, Windows | 19 Comments

Why is Visual Studio debugging so slowly?

There are many possible causes for Visual Studio (2002 and 2003) to run slowly during debugging. Antivirus software can really slow down the process, so check there first. Many times it’s a domain issue such as an authentication timeout. Check the … Continue reading 

Posted in .NET | 7 Comments

New ImageMap control in ASP.NET 2.0

Here’s a cool new control in ASP.NET 2.0, the ImageMap.  You use it like this: <asp:imagemap id=”Shop” imageurl=”Images/ShopChoice.jpg” width=”150″ height=”360″ alternatetext=”Shopping choices” runat=”Server”> <asp:circlehotspot navigateurl=”http://www.tailspintoys.com” x=”75″ y=”290″ radius=”75″ hotspotmode=”Navigate” alternatetext=”Shop for toys”> </asp:circlehotspot> <asp:circlehotspot navigateurl=”http://www.cohowinery.com” x=”75″ y=”120″ radius=”75″ hotspotmode=”Navigate” alternatetext=”Shop … Continue reading 

Posted in .NET | 5 Comments

Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of Management now available

Raytheon will now send you the full text of Swanson’s Unwritten Rules of Management for free. [via Clarke Ching]

Posted in Agile | 2 Comments

The reality of Team System pricing

Some of my fellow CodeBetter bloggers (Brendan and Jeff) have taken up the old “Team System is too expensive” chant again. Here is my reply. The reason the price doesn’t make sense to you is because you’re not the target … Continue reading 

Posted in .NET | 11 Comments

Good introductory IronPython article

Over on DevX there’s a good introductory article about IronPython. [via Paul Laudeman]

Posted in Python | 2 Comments

Firefox extension: Last Tab

My new favorite Firefox extension is Last Tab. It modifies Ctrl-Tab to switch to recently selected tabs, rather than always go from left-to-right and it  focuses the most recently selected tab when a tab is closed. Sweet!

Posted in Firefox | 6 Comments