February 2004 - Posts
Tosh is testing to see if Rob Scoble's belief that when he links to a site the google rank goes up to 4 really works. Well, all I can say is that he's linked to me a couple time's this month and my google rank is.....
I guess Scoble's got the google ranking engine figured out...
[Listening to: Lo-Fidelity Allstars - How to operate with a blown mind]
There's a great thread running in the discussion forums at Joel on Software regarding outsourcing. Joel's stance on wither or not he would consider offshoring his development is unwavering (thank god); We will not be "offshoring" our software development because you don't outsource your core competency. I'm not a software broker, I'm a software developer.
I gotta tell you, this trend scares me. I work with a guy who lost his job to outsourcing, and he's a kick ass developer. We were lucky enough to pick him up, but the whole trend toward shipping my core competency to people overseas who will work for a fraction of my salary freaks me out.
Believe me, I'm making this a big issue for this years election. I'm pretty much an independent (with Libertarian leaning tendencies), but when I get the polls I'm going to know each candidate's stance on this issue!
[Listening to: Buck o' Nine - Songs in the key of bree]
Dan Fernandez asks “how many pop-ups have you blocked” with your toolbar based popup stopper? Well, since I use Firefox (as should everyone), I can't tell you because it doesn't keep track, but my wife has blocked 956 popups with her google toolbar! I'm not sure how longs it's been since she installed it, but my guess would be 3 months.
Just think of how many free trips/free money/free porn offers she's missed out on! ;)
Hell, who are they kidding this things
been production ready for months! If you're a CVS shop, time to check out the next generation of source code management!
MS has released a preview of it's sp1 drop of InfoPath. In addition to fixes (which are nicely listed on the download page), they've added a slew of new features. Who knows, maybe this version will convince me to switch from XmlSpy!
The Log4Net project has moved over to Apache. You can now find them at http://logging.apache.org/log4net/index.html
. They've been pulled together with all the other Log4* implementations at http://logging.apache.org
. So you've now got a one stop shop for Log4J, Log4Net, Log4Cxx and others. It also looks like they beefed up (or maybe just better organized) their documentation and manual.
Ok, in the past two years I've written 7 SoapExtensions and let me tell you; It never gets any easier! See my previous rant about SoapExtensions here! ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH
Once again, I've been at this damn thing all day and I've yet to make it work!
Nick has released a new beta of FeedDemon (for registered customers only, but hey this is one application worth buying!) here's a list of changes/fixes in beta 3 (it's so nice to be able to speak openly about working with Beta software, sometime I wish I could do this with MS's stuff)
- Added: "Manage cache" added to File menu, which enables moving FeedDemon's cache folder
- Added: FeedDemon now enables drag-and-drop of URLs onto its main window. If the URL is a newsfeed, then FeedDemon will show the "New Channel" wizard; if it's an OPML file, it will show the "New Group" wizard; otherwise, it will navigate to that URL in the integrated browser.
- Added: "Match all keywords" option added to watches. When enabled, only news items containing all keywords will be matched.
- Changed: The max # of channels per group has been increased from 500 to 999
- Changed: autoUpdate date now stored as GMT instead of local time
- Changed: The dekstop alert now fades in faster than it fades out
- Changed: When a channel fails to update due to a connection problem (404, etc.), the error icon is no longer removed after clicking it in the channel bar
- Changed: Pressing Enter while typing keywords into a watch now adds the current entry to the list of keywords
- Fixed: FeedDemon resets the language the first time a new beta is started, but the welcome wizard still shows the previously-selected language
- Fixed: FeedDemon incorrectly handles OPML links which use the
- Fixed: Hiding browser leaves browser toolbar showing
- Fixed: Feeds with line feeds in their titles can't be added
[Listening to: John Mayer - Any Given Thursday]
Ok, well I just gave away my brand new Dell D600, so there's no looking back on this tablet thing! I feel like I'm walking on the high wire with out a net for the first time...
[Listening to: Crystal Method - Legion of Boom]
Update: Mathew points out that his post was a tongue-n-cheek rant. I guess I pulled the trigger a bit to quick on that one! Sorry Mathew!
Mathew Nolton blogs about why Multiple Inheritance isn't natrual. I think Multiple Inheritance is an ultra powerful feature that has been abused over the years, and now everyone considers it evil.
There have been quite a few times that I've wished .NET supported MI. Many times you hear the arguement that an object can't have an "is a" relationship with multiple things. I disagree.
After all, couldn't my tablet inherit from Laptop and InkEnabledDevice!
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