Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Driver Update for Socket SDIO Wireless LAN Card

Socket released an update to their Wireless SDIO card a while back. I use this with my IPAQ 1940 and have found this new update is far better than past ones. This morning (without the update), my Pocket PC wasn't finding my network - installed the update and it worked much better.

It also includes some better management tools as well. Definitely worth it if you use the Socket Wireless LAN SDIO Card.
Socket Communications: Software and Drivers for Wireless LAN

Blogs vs. Interviews vs. News Statements

For those who wonder about how they should approach blogs vis a vis press, Robert's press policy is a great read.
My Press Policy

Official Windows Forms/Avalon Statement Blogged

Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger

Scobleizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger

Monday, November 29, 2004

Differences between VFP and DotNet


Online commons to spark debate

eBay could be a good model for government-backed online communities, says a
UK think-tank.


Sunday, November 28, 2004

FW: The selling of the blog

From Scoble:

Jeremy Wright sent this one along: tech bloggers
wanted for AdverBlogging

That's interesting. IT Observer says they have a million visitors a month
and all you need to do is blog over there. They'll deliver you the traffic
and you get to put your own ads on. That's weird. What do they get out of
it? Oh, you really will be getting your own traffic through your own skills
and they are hoping that your readers will click around on your blog and
visit their stuff as well.

Thanks, I'll pass.

Marc Canter has been pushing a different money-making scheme for bloggers
on his blog
lately. This is interesting, but I won't partake in it. It's hard enough for
my readers to factor in my Microsoft bias (if you are here for the first
time, I work for Microsoft).

I have a policy: I don't have any other financial instruments here. If I
link to Amazon I don't do it with an affiliate link, for instance (you can
join their affiliate program so that every time you link to Amazon they'll
track who comes there from your site and they'll kick back a portion of
every purchase made). I think all that stuff really messes up blogger

If you lose your credibility it'll be very hard to get it back. I expect
that readers are gonna start treating bloggers very harshly. Learn from my
readers. Everytime I even get close to criticising a competitor my readers
give me a hard time. Justifyably so too. But it'll be 10x worse if you
aren't upfront about who is giving you money.

Personally, I'd disclose EVERYTHING you were making money with. If you're
getting paid, or getting gifts, or doing anything that could constitute a
conflict of interest, then I'd disclose that. And, I will disclose my
business dealings here as well (or gifts that I've received).

By the way, I love that Jeremy and Darren Barefoot are selling their

to the highest bidder on eBay. I wonder what I'd get. Probably 1/10th of
what Jeremy's getting. Maybe I'll hire Jeremy to do the blog for a day. Oh,
yeah, I'd disclose I was doing that too.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

FW: Useful Avalon Application: Pong (from: Chris Sells)

As cool as XamlPad and Bouncing Boing Ball are, I've had at least one blog comment from someone looking for a useful Avalon CTP application (something not targeted at developers, I'm guessing). Well look
no more, because we have Pong!

What more use can we expect from our computers than
that?!? : ) ...More

FW: Standalone is not a dirty word. And requiring Administrative Rights is a deal buster. (from: Dave Burke)

I was discussing the differences between Windows and Web architecture with
Management today for a new client application opportunity. I've been making
references to Smart Client architecture in various conversations with him
for months. Today he stopped me mid-stream and after a pause said, “You're
talking about the difference between a Standalone application and the Web.“
And he understood me for the first time. Personally, I've not heard the
term “Standalone Application“ for quite some time, but that's how he can
understand the Smart Client verses Web Forms debate. We in IT, in our
obsession to use the latest buzz terms do ourselves a disservice when we
expect business decision makers to think in our constructs. This extremely
savvy business executive I talked to today cannot care about ClickOnce or
running applications in a disconnected state until he has an image in his
head of what a Smart Client is. And I'm down with “Standalone” if it does
the job, baby. It implies a top heavy, non-connected architecture, but only
an elitist doofus would have a problem with the word if it makes the sale.



FW: Roland finds some innovative uses for RFID Tags...is anybody listening??? (from: SplaTT's Blog)

Friday, November 26, 2004

Channel9 Wiki: BuildingAGreatDevelopmentTeam

An older post but just goes to show what happens when you look for things in the archives...Great post.
Channel9 Wiki: BuildingAGreatDevelopmentTeam

I Love Radio .org: Apple secretly working on breakout box

Also noted on Scripting.com - it looks like Apple's going to be able to get around the entire "we're not allowed to do Music" in a much bigger way than ever before.

So much for the "secret" aspect of it all.
I Love Radio .org: Apple secretly working on breakout box

Monday, November 22, 2004

Avalon Tech Preview Now Available


Kevin Sites - Open Letter to the Devil Dogs

Very powerful.
Kevin Sites Blog

Monday, November 15, 2004

Spoofed urls in IE: a vulnerability -- or an issue?

Microsoft is rejecting claims by a German security researcher that a spoofing technique discovered in Internet Explorer is a security vulnerability -- even as the company acknowledges it as a security issue. Whatever you want to call it, Outlook Express is also affected. However, Windows XP Service Pack 2 is unaffected. Neither is Mozilla's Firefox. The researcher’s advice: Right-click on links to check their real destination.

Sun to Set Solaris Free

O'Reilly Network: Movies of Software

O'Reilly Network: Movies of Software

Thursday, November 11, 2004

New MyDoom Variant...

New MyDoom variant exploits an unpatched Internet Explorer flaw

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Markus Talks to Steve Ballmer

:: CoDe Magazine ::

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Internet Explorer Takes Another Market-Share Hit

Internet Explorer Takes Another Market-Share Hit

There's a New Gaim in Town

There's a New Gaim in Town

[Agile Development] Fit and Fitnesse

[Agile Development] Fit and Fitnesse

Approaches To Unit Testing

Approaches To Unit Testing