Tasks, Gmail, IMAP, and Outlook

posted on 06/01/08 at 11:38:58 pm by Joel Ross

My biggest frustration since moving all of my email to Google Apps has been around how Google's labels don't really translate to Outlook folders. For the most part, it's not an issue, but for certain things, it is. Tasks is one of those things. In Gmai… more »

Categories: Personal, Software


Beyond Bullet Points

posted on 05/15/08 at 11:36:42 pm by Joel Ross

A while back, I read Beyond Bullet Points, a book about putting together presentations with Power Point, but without using bullet points, or in essence, not making boring presentations. There's a lot of ideas that I really, really like about their approa… more »

Categories: Personal


West Michigan Day of .NET '08

posted on 05/12/08 at 12:40:12 am by Joel Ross

On Saturday, I attended the West Michigan Day of .NET event, and had a great time - for the little bit I could actually be there. Unfortunately, I had to leave around lunch time, so I couldn't stick around as long as I would have liked. Anyway, I arriv… more »

Categories: Personal


Continuous Integration at West Michigan Day of .NET

posted on 05/11/08 at 11:13:32 pm by Joel Ross

This past Saturday, I gave a presentation on continuous integration at the West Michigan Day of .NET, and as promised, I'm posting my materials for anyone who wants them. Even for those who didn't attend, I think that simply by dropping your code into th… more »

Categories: Personal, Development


NuSoft Solutions Acquired By RCM Technologies

posted on 04/21/08 at 11:21:12 pm by Joel Ross

It's old news now, but back in March, we were informed that RCM Technologies had acquired NuSoft Solutions. Here's the official press release. For those who didn't know, I work at NuSoft Solutions (specifically the Kinetic IG group). And now, I work fo… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, RCM Technologies


Speaking at the West Michigan Day of .NET

posted on 04/21/08 at 10:19:47 pm by Joel Ross

For the second year in a row, I will be speaking at the West Michigan Day of .NET on May 10th, 2008. I'll be doing a presentation on continuous integration: The next release is looming in the distance, and you’re responsible for integrating th… more »

Categories: Personal


The Twitter Effect

posted on 03/31/08 at 11:09:10 pm by Joel Ross

If you've noticed a slowing of posts here, there's a reason for that: Twitter. Instead of posting short posts here about something I find interesting, I usually throw that on Twitter. Questions I need an answer to? Twitter is real time and so far, has br… more »

Categories: General, Personal


Going from the 80% to the 20%

posted on 03/25/08 at 10:18:35 pm by Joel Ross

Back in November, Jeff Atwood put together a post about the two types of developers: The 80% and the 20%. The 80% are the 9-5 type developers - they may be great at what they do, but they don't have an overwhelming passion for it - it's a job, and nothin… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, Development


1st Annual RossCode.com March Madness Pool Contest

posted on 03/16/08 at 11:17:19 pm by Joel Ross

For the first time, I'm actually going to step back and enjoy myself during the March Madness tournament this year, and host my own pool. I'm inviting readers of my blog (that's you!) and the people I know on Twitter. And anyone else I can think to invit… more »

Categories: Develomatic, Personal


Getting My Attention Back

posted on 03/05/08 at 09:00:01 pm by Joel Ross

Attention equals time. It's really that simple. To give someone your attention, it takes time. If it doesn't take time, then you're not really giving them your full attention. And if you're not giving them your full attention, you're wasting everyone's t… more »

Categories: Blogging, Personal


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