Newsgator Listens!

posted on 2005-09-03 at 16:43:22 by Joel Ross

Over the past few months or so, I've been more and more impressed by Newsgator. Yeah, the software is great, but that?s not why I've been impressed. Although, I do have to say that FeedDemon is a very good aggregator. There's some things missing, but I a… more »

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VPC Importer For VMWare

posted on 2005-08-31 at 01:39:20 by Joel Ross

I had a conversation in my comments with Eric Hammersley a while back about the difference between VMWare and Virtual PC, and which would be a better choice. I'm using Virtual PC, but I have a license for VMWare. I've put off trying VMWare mainly for two… more »

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The API War

posted on 2005-08-26 at 00:04:04 by Joel Ross

This article was very popular and made it's way through the blogosphere a long time ago. I guess I'm just behind the times! Anyway, Joel Spolsky wrote an article about Microsoft losing the API war, and how moving to the web will hurt Microsoft's core bus… more »

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Validate Windows to Watch MSDN Videos?

posted on 2005-08-25 at 23:56:48 by Joel Ross

Get this. If you want to watch MSDN webcasts now, you have to authenticate that you have a valid copy of Windows. Why? Why can't I watch them if I'm running something other than Windows? No, I'm not advocating piracy, and I understand that most people w… more »

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Show Off at PDC '05

posted on 2005-08-19 at 23:19:57 by Joel Ross

Mike Swanson has a cool idea for the PDC this year. He wants developers to show off what they're working on. Got something cool? Make a short video demoing it, and during PDC, they'll show it in a video with a bunch of other cool projects. Go read about… more »

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My Start Menu

posted on 2005-08-18 at 00:13:25 by Joel Ross

Via Ed Bott, Dwight Silverman wants to know what's on your start menu. No, not what programs you have installed. He wants to know what your top 6 programs are that you use - you know, in Windows XP, the left side of the start menu, where it has an MRU pr… more »

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Characteristics of a Senior Developer

posted on 2005-08-11 at 21:33:59 by Joel Ross

There's a post on DevAuthority about five qualities of a senior developer. Here's the highlights. 1. Be a leader2. Be a teacher3. Be compassionate4. Understand customer service5. Understand technology The list is spot on in my opinion. Understanding tec… more »

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Reloading The Laptop

posted on 2005-08-01 at 23:02:54 by Joel Ross

Well, today was finally the day to take the plunge. Performance of my laptop was WAY down, and it was time to start fresh. It actually didn't turn out to too bad. I had two things going for me: First, we have ghost images for our laptops, and that got m… more »

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Productivity Losses In The Workplace

posted on 2005-08-01 at 22:52:46 by Joel Ross

There was a recent study that said that internet usage in the workplace is costing companies $178,000,000,000 a year. That's a pretty large number, and I question it - how do you measure something like that? Apparently, I wasn't the only one. Frank Haye… more »

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Spammers Be Warned!

posted on 2005-07-29 at 23:37:47 by Joel Ross

This is kind of a bitter sweet story. While I like to see spammers get punished, this seems a little harsh. I guess spamming in Russia isn't quite as good an idea as this guy thought it was. more »

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