May 2007 - Posts

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ScrewTurn Wiki by Bil Simser

Kind of a crazy name for a piece of software (in this politically correct world, the use of "screw" doesn't go over very well with some management) but a really great example of Open Source in action. I was hunting around for a wiki for our development...
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ReSharper 3.0 Beta Available by Bil Simser

Great stuff from the guys that make the cool tools, JetBrains anounces the release of their latest beta version of ReSharper 3.0. This release includes refactoring for C# and Visual Basic.NET now. The C# side has been beefed up so it gives you some code...
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Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, the CAB debate continues by Bil Simser

There's been two great posts on the CAB debate recently that were interesting. Jeremy Miller had an excellent post over the brouhaha, citing that he really isn't going to be building a better CAB but supports the new project we recently launched, SCSFContrib...
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Whoever Has the Most Toys, Wins by Bil Simser

Or do they? In the past couple of years, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have been buying up little niche products and technologies and absorbing them into their collectives like mad little scientists working in a lab. It reads like a whos-who of the IT...
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SCSFContrib is Alive! by Bil Simser

I'm pleased to announce the startup of a new project on CodePlex. I'm very happy to be part of the team to bring you SCSFContrib . What is SCSFContrib? If you're familiar with NAntContrib where members of the community contribute extensions to NAnt (specific...
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Dude, where's my alarm clock? by Bil Simser

I just realized, after running Windows XP for 5+ years, that there's no built-in alarm clock. I needed one as I was just dozing on the couch and couldn't be bothered to go to the bedroom and I had no other way to wake up. I figured I would just use XP...
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An API for my crack addiction by Bil Simser

I'm addicted to crack. That crack is called Facebook. At first it was a silly thing. A social networking site with very little geek factor. It's fun to connect with old friends, make new ones, and generally keep on top of where people are and what they...
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Reusability vs. RYO by Bil Simser

Every so often, a topic brushes by my RSS feeds that I have to jump into and comment on. The latest foray is a conversation between Chris Holmes , Jeremy Miller , and Oren Eini . It started with Oren and a post about not particularly caring for what the...
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ASP.NET Weblogs, the saga continues by Bil Simser

Hmmm, more odd things happening at ASP.NET Weblogs, even after playing Halo 3 for 4 hours (and boy are my thumbs killing me). I noticed I was getting trackbacks. Nothing new here, I get them all the time. Except I was getting them from myself. Huh? Yeah...
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Woohoo! Finally... by Bil Simser

This makes the ASP.NET Weblogs upgrade and me not being at DevTeach all that much better. Sleep, I knew you well...
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