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Another real-world example of why even the most simple smoke test is shiny

I’m in the middle of developing a proof of concept project for a client that involves me working fairly closely with 3 third-parties along with the client.  The communication and waiting game can sometimes be a PITA. Currently I’m waiting on any one…

I'm digging Code Monkey

Jonathan Coulton’s ” Code Monkey ” is freakin’ awesome (via Matt Hawley ).  Check out the video on Tra5hTa1k , too - it’s just as cool.  I hope they do come up with a t-shirt (check out the poll), I like this  version .

Krabby Patties

Having just finished up a lunch composed mostly of a couple of Boca burgers I thought I would pass on a “tip” for those with children who are fans of Cartoon Network and specifically SpongeBob SquarePants.  We keep a couple of boxes of Boca Burgers…

Day of .NET Swag

Day of .NET Swag

I agree, Day of .NET Rocked! It was definitely worth the 3-1/2 hour drive each way and the overnight stay in a hotel.  John , Josh , and Jason  put on a great event and  Mark Miller is a fantastic speaker.  I will post my notes for each of the…

Going to Day of .NET in Ann Arbor?

I’m heading north to Ann Arbor this afternoon after work, along with Joe Wirtley, in order to attend the Day of .NET tomorrow. We’ll be staying at the Hamton Inn Ann Arbor - North , which “conveniently” has an Applebees attached to it.  If…

Back from our Disney vacation

I pulled into the driveway this morning about 4:30 AM after driving for 16 hours from Disney World to home (about 30 miles north of Cincinnati).  The drive wasn’t that bad - we once drove from Monterey, CA, to here in a bit over 48 hours - going from…

Great Stuff from Bill Wagner

Bill Wagner gave a great presentation at the Dayton.NET Developers Group last night. Jim Holmes beat me to the punch - actually I was waiting the appropriate 24 hours before calling dibbs since Jim is the organizer of the group.  You can…

The guide to etiquette for stealing someone's thunder The Rules for Calling Blogging Dibs

A couple of days ago I was wondering if there were rules about that sort of thing. Apparently there are rules ! Thanks, Phil Haack , for the explanation. Technorati Tags: Blogging

More fun with CruiseControl.NET, NAnt and Subversion Another method for getting the Subversion Revision Number in NAnt

Earlier this week I got our build server versioning our builds using the standard x.x.x.x nomenclature where the first two sets are major and minor versions, which are manually set and updated when appropriate, the third number is the build number as…

Backronym

I was reading Dennis Forbes’ post Interesting Facts About Domain Names (via Seth Godin ) when I came upon the following excerpt: Stepping up to four letter sequences, choosing among the 456,976 combinations, yields a vastly greater…