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A year of remote working
[Note: I originally posted this on my personal blog , but it occurs to me that it’s likely something of general interest to software developers. -J] Today is my last day working for Humana, after about a year. One of the initial considerations in taking...
Unexpected event regarding my book
As I've said before, sales of my book have generally sucked. Again, great reviews and lots of e-mail from people who really liked it, but A-W did an incredibly shitty job marketing it (putting ASP.NET 2.0 on the cover would've been a good start). Today...
Posted: May 24 2006, 06:27 PM by Jeff | with no comments
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Cooling off my MacBook Pro
I made a post on my personal blog about my MacBook Pro hacking to cool it off. It's surprising how hot it got when running Visual Studio of all things. I mean, VS spends a lot of time basically just editing text, but it's weird how the CPU tends...
Adventures in HVX200 workflow with my MacBook Pro and Final Cut Studio
The week before last I spent some quality time in the field with my HVX200 doing simple ENG work, and a little bit of editing. I didn't have any time to really play with settings or experiment. It was a media event to preview a new amusement ride...
Posted: May 16 2006, 01:51 PM by Jeff | with 2 comment(s)
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MacBook Pro Windows keyboard mapper
I found this little utility for remapping the keyboard on the MacBook when you're in Windows: It works pretty well, and maps the little enter key to a right-click, and the fn key makes the arrow key functions work. The UI...
Posted: May 05 2006, 09:00 PM by Jeff | with 3 comment(s)
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The good and bad of Microsoft
I was thinking today about Microsoft, and what it means to me specifically. Oddly enough, I have no stake in the company, but it has a stake in me since I buy its products and its products have largely been the reason for my financial success. First off...
Posted: Apr 24 2006, 11:15 AM by Jeff | with 13 comment(s)
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What BootCamp really means
John Gruber wrote what I think is the most common sense analysis on what the release of BootCamp for the Mac really means. I agree with everything he said. Apple certainly doesn't compete with Microsoft, they compete with hardware OEM's. The simple...
Posted: Apr 12 2006, 10:30 AM by Jeff | with 2 comment(s)
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More MacBook fun
Last night I realized that my Windows partition on the MacBook really didn't need to be more than 20 gigs, so I started over since I didn't do much to install various applications. I had a weird thing where pci.sys disappeared, no idea how, so...
Posted: Apr 07 2006, 01:29 PM by Jeff | with 3 comment(s)
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First touch in MacBook Pro
With the release of BootCamp yesterday, Apple removed the last objection I had to owning a Mac, so I bought a MacBook Pro at the local Apple store. Ouch. Can you say purchase regret? This should be the last thing I need to buy for my video/film empire...
Posted: Apr 06 2006, 02:22 PM by Jeff | with 3 comment(s)
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More thoughts on Windows running on a Mac
I was reading some of the comments with the C-Net story about the Mac app that will let you run Windows. Lots of goofy ass comments that I think miss the mark. Who is this really for? I think it's mostly directed toward people in the market...
Posted: Apr 05 2006, 12:00 PM by Jeff | with no comments
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