December 2006 - Posts

Joel on Procreation

Joel Spolsky writes about DNA replication, I mean, elegance. Go read it – it’s entertaining as usual. I particularly like the reference to automatic updates.

If your software cannot automatically determine whether an update is appropriate then you have no business adding an automatic update feature to your product. Don’t ask users to make configuration decisions that most users cannot possibly make.

I also don’t mind if an application asks me whether I would like to install an update when I fire it up, but don’t go installing services and notify icons just so that it can annoy me with pop-ups out of context that I don’t want to be bothered with.

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The Christ in Christmas

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

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December Update

Well it has been a busy few weeks with little time to blog. I have not given up on the Windows Vista for Developers series and will be posting another article in the coming weeks. I also wrote another article for MSDN Magazine recently and will let you know when it is available. I have also been asked to review a few C++/CLI books and I will be writing about that once they have arrived and I have had a chance to read them. It is about time some good C++/CLI books became available!

I will be in Toronto for the next two weeks catching up with friends and family. I will however be working for most of that time so it is not all fun and games.

Merry Christmas!

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Sad News

News story

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