SQL Resources

Last week, we launched SQLFeeds.com, a community-moderated site focused on providing SQL developers and DBAs with high signal-to-noise SQL content.  If you have a favorite source of SQL wisdom, please add it to the site’s feed list (which you can do anonymously from the home page).  If you think you’d like to help the community […]

Programming is Just Typing

Well, OK, it’s not *just* typing, but fundamentally, typing has a lot to do with it.  In fact, it wouldn’t be too great a stretch of the imagination for someone watching a room full of programmers to mistake them for a room full of writers, typists, dictation takers, or similar clerical staff.  What we do […]

Silverlight Resources

Today we’re launching SilverlightFeeds.com, an aggregate site moderated by community volunteers which pulls in useful Silverlight content from many talented bloggers.  The site provides a nice one-stop shopping location for very high signal-to-noise ratio Silverlight content, without the typical off-topic posts most blogs include.  We’re looking for additional feeds – feel free to add yours […]

Installing Windows Home Server

In a classic case of ensuring the barn door is closed after the animals have all left, I bought an HP MediaSmart EX470 Home Server last week for home backup purposes, and it arrived today. I decided to take a few pictures and generally document the experience. Scott Hanselman did a (probably much more thorough) […]

CodeMash 2009 Sessions Announced

Actually they were announced a couple of days ago, but I’ve been a bit too busy to blog.  Eventually these will make it up on the CodeMash web site, but for now they are only listed on the events’ mailing list.  I’ve included the complete list below. CodeMash is a great developer event held at […]

Announcing AzureFeeds

VB MVP Serge Baranovsky created VBFeeds.com a few years ago, and shortly afterward he helped me create CSharpFeeds.com using a fork of the source code.  I’ve had some interns working on that code off and on and we launched a new and improved version of CSharpFeeds around the end of the summer.  The purpose of […]

Updating Hosts In and Out of Office

We have a machine in the office that we use for source control, and it’s set up in DNS with a fully qualified name that points to the office’s external IP address.  Of course, if you try and use that fully qualified name while you’re in the office, you can’t connect – you have to […]

Vista Cleanup May Corrupt OS And Prevent Boot

Ran into this gem yesterday. My intelide.sys file was corrupted and prevented Windows Vista from booting on my laptop. I found this forum and several others referencing the problem, which appears to be the result of running Vista Cleanup to free up space. A few days previously, Vista warned me that I was low on […]

DevReach 2008 Speaker Feedback

I’ve been posting feedback from my talks on my blog as a means of transparency as well as a way to get more feedback and hopefully improve my talks and topics. You can see some past posts here for instance. At any rate, a month or so ago I was in beautiful Bulgaria speaking at […]

Mac Ads and Vista Advertising

I’m sure many of you have seen the recent Mac ads continuing to poke fun at PCs and Vista. The latest ones are just too ironic for me not to comment on, though. Since Microsoft launched their very successful “I’m a PC” campaign a while back, the latest Mac ads are accusing Microsoft of devoting […]