Rockford Lhotka Coming To Grand Rapids

posted on 2005-07-22 at 15:06:15 by Joel Ross

On August 9th, it looks like Rocky will be in Grand Rapids at the West Michigan .NET User Group. I've never met him, but I've read a few of his articles (even commented on his writings here and here). He'll be talking about creating distributed object-or… more »

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Fast Build / Full Build Differences

posted on 2005-07-14 at 23:23:57 by Joel Ross

 I've recently been trying to expand my knowledge of different continuous integration tools, and one that I stumbled upon is DamageControl. I haven't used the software yet (because I don't have the time to play with it), but there was something on the si… more »

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Microsoft's RSS Announcement

posted on 2005-06-25 at 00:20:10 by Joel Ross

First, the news: At Gnomedex today, Microsoft is going to add an extension to RSS to support ordered lists, and Longhorn is going to be built with integrated RSS support.. The extension is released under a Creative Commons license (similar to the one I u… more »

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Microsoft Sucks

posted on 2005-06-25 at 00:13:58 by Joel Ross

Got your attention, didn't it? Anyway, I read this post by Alex Bosworth, where he knocks Microsoft pretty hard, and some of the knocks are definitely unjustified. The stuff he talks about reminds me of a post I made back in November about a conversation… more »

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Make Your Own DVR

posted on 2005-06-24 at 01:28:50 by Joel Ross

Make Magazine has a cool article about taking a PC and building your own media center - right down to including a gaming system using N64 controllers and emulators. One of the cool things I found was the streaming music using SlimServer, although I tried… more »

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Winer vs. Thurott

posted on 2005-06-24 at 01:23:19 by Joel Ross

Dave Winer posted earlier this week about the announcement coming from Microsoft about RSS support in IE 7, even explaining that he had permission to post the information. Well, Paul Thurott wasn't happy about it, but he's got it wrong from what I can s… more »

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CruiseControl.NET 0.9.2

posted on 2005-06-24 at 00:55:45 by Joel Ross

No, it's not out yet, but I saw one of the features they added, and I want it now! It supports getting the latest version automatically from Vault instead of relying on a nant script to do so for you. This would be a huge benefit to me right now, because… more »

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4Guys Oddity

posted on 2005-06-23 at 00:39:34 by Joel Ross

In case you didn't notice, I follow the new articles on 4GuysFromRolla, and I have for a while now - I found it through a co-worker in '99, back when I was doing ASP work! Anyway, recently, I've been linking to quite a few of the articles there written b… more »

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How to Find People With Passion

posted on 2005-06-23 at 00:34:30 by Joel Ross

As NuSoft continues to grow, it sounds like we're looking more and more into hiring people right out of college. Most of our current hires are experienced hires, and the process is different. You can't really expect someone out of college to have a ton o… more »

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Virtual PC and File Locations

posted on 2005-06-22 at 22:05:00 by Joel Ross

I've been using VPC as my primary development environment for a couple of months now, and I've found my first annoyance. I thought I had a solution, but it didn't work out as I'd hoped. First, the problem. I work on multiple clients, and often, I want to… more »

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