One Less Local Blogger?

posted on 2005-02-23 at 00:36:57 by Joel Ross

A while back I posted about how there were very few bloggers in the West Michigan area, at least based on the BlogMap service, but there was one - Eric Maino. Well, that may change. He's interviewed at Microsoft, and has an offer. He hasn't accepted… more »

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More Presenation Tips

posted on 2005-02-23 at 00:29:56 by Joel Ross

I posted recently about some presentation tips, and after doing so, I found one more link with a great deal of suggestions. Venkatarangan's blog has a post laying out over 60 tips, but he has three basic steps: Watch the great speakers, read about speaki… more »

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Notepad Replacement?

posted on 2005-02-19 at 21:28:47 by Joel Ross

Who needs a notepad replacement? Rory says we don't. Why? Because there's a new version coming! If you've never read Rory's blog before, you might want to go get a grain of salt first. more »

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What is the World Coming To?

posted on 2005-02-15 at 01:33:05 by Joel Ross

Jim reports that SBC Michigan (at least) has discontinued their time service. That's too bad. I always wanted to call right before 2:00 AM on daylight savings adjustment days and see what the "Time Lady" says. Now, I won't be able to do t… more »

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Connection Strings

posted on 2005-02-14 at 02:23:35 by Joel Ross

Dave Donaldson posted about I've heard of this site before, but can never remember to look there. I deal with database connection strings all the time. And I'm constantly forgetting how it needs to be written. This would make that… more »

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Presentation Tips

posted on 2005-02-14 at 01:37:41 by Joel Ross

Drew Robbins, a former co-worker, has a very nice post about presentations.  I particularly like two things in the post about how to prepare. First, take someone else's presentation and look at each slide for 10 seconds, and then present on it. If y… more »

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Tenets Of Transparency

posted on 2005-02-06 at 23:26:32 by Joel Ross

The more and more I read Eric Sink's MSDN articles, the more impressed I am with him. This month, he has an article about corporate transparency. It's a must read for any small business owner. He lists out 8 steps to transparency, and I can't disagr… more »

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posted on 2005-01-20 at 23:19:56 by Joel Ross

In case you've been hiding in a hole lately, you've probably seen something about the latest attempt to stop comment spam. Apparently, the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, and MSN) will support a rel=nofollow attribute in the href tag, and will not i… more »

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posted on 2005-01-11 at 00:00:29 by Joel Ross

If you haven't seen Memeorandum, you should check it out. It's a lot like Google News, but instead of giving you links to other news sites with the same story, they point to bloggers who have covered the story. It's another way to find bloggers that you… more »

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Google Deskbar Plugins

posted on 2004-12-22 at 23:59:19 by Joel Ross

I got a contact about a site with some Google Deskbar plug-ins. Like I said, I uninstalled that (along with the Google Desktop Search) when Microsoft's new deskbar came out, but if you're interested, here's the site. more »

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