Software Architecture on HanselMinutes

posted on 12/10/07 at 10:13:27 pm by Joel Ross

First, if you're a developer and you're not listening to HanselMinutes, you should be. Having said that, show #90 with Dan Appleman is applicable to anyone in the software industry - developer or not. It's about Software Architecture, but it's really… more »

Categories: Development, Podcasting


How Much Is In Your Content Savings Account?

posted on 12/07/07 at 09:00:40 pm by Joel Ross

Photo by jsweiringa I've been reading a new blog lately, and it's not a technical one. It seems to be mainly about how to blog, and there's a few good gems in there. One that intrigued me was about your writing budget. Not monetary budget, but how much… more »

Categories: Blogging, Personal


My Blog Is Award Winning!

posted on 12/03/07 at 09:31:57 pm by Joel Ross

I actually laughed out loud when I saw this Tweet from Jeff Atwood this afternoon. codinghorror Competition was fierce, but I think we now have a winner for worst blog tagline ever: Mon, Dec 03 13:15… more »

Categories: Blogging, Personal


Do You Have a Vanity Folder?

posted on 12/02/07 at 08:40:08 pm by Joel Ross

I don't need another reason to be vain. Just ask the people that sit around me at the office! But Darren Rowse says I need to be more vain - and to do that, I need a vanity folder in my feed reader. Why? The reason I call it my Vanity folder is tha… more »

Categories: Blogging, Personal


Finally, Zune Utopia!

posted on 11/18/07 at 11:55:43 pm by Joel Ross

I think I've finally figured out how to deal with the Zune, and so far, my new way of doing things has been working out very nicely. For some background, I don't want to keep my podcast subscriptions in the Zune software - I want all of my subscriptions… more »

Categories: Podcasting, Software


Zune Updates - Good And Bad

posted on 11/14/07 at 12:33:26 am by Joel Ross

I was excited this morning when I got up. It was around 6:45 AM, and I knew the Zune update should be posted by then. And it was. So I downloaded it and installed it, including the updated firmware for the actual hardware. Overall, I'm impressed, but the… more »

Categories: Podcasting, Software


My Newest Gadget - A Microsoft Zune

posted on 11/05/07 at 11:14:39 pm by Joel Ross

I ended up getting a Zune last week. They're pretty cheap right now since V2 is coming out soon. You can get it for under $100 if you look hard enough. I've never had an iPod, so I can't really compare the two, but I've been pleasantly surprised by ho… more »

Categories: General, Podcasting, Software


I Can Finally See How Valuable BlogRush Is!

posted on 10/31/07 at 08:30:34 pm by Joel Ross

So after signing up for BlogRush over a month ago, they rolled out a new dashboard and reports. I can finally get some insight into what I've gotten out of it. I can finally see some reports, and I have an idea of exactly how many visitors I've received… more »

Categories: Blogging, Software


Side Project Spotlight: CodeKeep

posted on 10/30/07 at 09:37:11 pm by Joel Ross

James Avery has an interesting idea: interview people about their side projects and their motivations and goals for working on it. His first one is with Dave Donaldson about CodeKeep, a cool Visual Studio add-in that allows you to share code snippets. Th… more »

Categories: Blogging, Software


Increasing Your Site's Usefulness With Search

posted on 10/15/07 at 11:30:14 pm by Joel Ross

I've been doing some traffic analysis lately, and I've come to realize that the web site itself is basically only used by new visitors - the majority coming from web searches. On any given month, about 90% of my web traffic is from new visitors. Almost 7… more »

Categories: Blogging


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