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Monthly Archives: July 2004

Moving in on a deadline

My blogging activity has slowed in the past couple days – we’re closing in on our release date of August 1 for some major enhancements to our product.  The progress is going very well  and it’s looking like we’ll make … Continue reading 

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Campfire Development and the Wiki

At my dayjob, all developers share coding responsibilities across the entire application. We all do SQL server developement, ASP.NET, webservices, etc..  Given this sharing of tasks across a large number of subsystems, knowledge sharing approaches have been relegated to campfire mode – … Continue reading 

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off-topic: I need one of these guitars

I’ve always wanted to learn how to play guitar – finally somebody made a guitar that teaches.  Here’s the Yamaha EZ-AG. Very cool! The link on the article doesn’t appear to work, so here is one that does.  

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Wall Street Journal now provides RSS Feeds

The Wall Street Journal now provides RSS feeds broken out into categories.  Here is their page that shows the various feeds that are available for both subscribing and non-subscribing customers. Subscribed.

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Using SauceReader in place of RssBandit

I’m starting to use SauceReader in place of RssBandit – primarily due to the integrated blogging support.  In spite of the switch, I have to say I prefer RssBandit’s interface these days.  I just haven’t been able to get RssBandit/w:bloggar working … Continue reading 

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“Do you Blog” as an interview question

I’m looking at refining my interview pieces as our company moves ahead and the question that keeps popping in my head is whether “Do you blog” is useful in feeling out a programmer’s desire. Disclaimer:  By placing this question on a … Continue reading 

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Using Sourcesafe over a VPN connection

I’ve been using sourcesafe over VPN and the performance is slow.  In fact, slow is being optimistic.  Given that our upload speeds are 300kb,  a smarter tool is needed. Can anyone recommend one of the SourceSafe add-on/replacement products that work well over … Continue reading 

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The beginnings of a new project

A friend of mine and I are working on a new project in our spare time.  The application is based on a common past time (fantasy sports) and it’s a lot of fun.  I’ve had a version of the program … Continue reading 

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Blogging as a company tool

I am working with a company that has a number of offsite integrators and sales reps.  All but 2 of our implementations have been within Minnesota (our home state).  In order to keep track of things that are happening and … Continue reading 

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Flyweight and Visitor patterns in the Business Layer

I was reading Steve Maine’s blog entry on object-oriented business layers and it hit me that I’ve never seen a decent article on the use of the Flyweight pattern on the business layer. I think this especially applies in large relational based … Continue reading 

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