My media center PC is temporarily out of commission (the video card died). Sometimes you don’t realize how hooked you are on something until it’s missing. Here are the things I miss when I don’t have my media center:
Watching something pre-recorded. I tend to keep a backlog of recorded TV so when I feel [...]
In my experience, the majority of estimates and schedules for software development projects are derived from hunches, guesswork, and gut instincts. We say things like “that should take about 4 hours of work” without backing it up with data. And we set timelines based on those estimates without adjusting for past accuracy in estimating. And [...]
If you run Vista on a laptop, stop whatever you’re doing right now (which I guess is reading this), and go get the Vista Battery Saver to improve laptop battery life on Vista. It automatically switches your power plan when you plug in to or unplug from AC power. It will also disable the [...]
The ASPX Edit Helper is a simple add-in for Visual Studio that supplements the existing auto-complete and provides some simple snippet-like support for ASPX editing.
I prefer to write my ASPX code by hand rather than using the designer in Visual Studio. There are a few frustrating limitations to the auto-complete behaviour in Visual Studio. Most [...]