Friday, June 25, 2004

21 Rules of Thumb - How Microsoft develops its Software
Interesting talk. Has a lot of real world relevance to my experiences.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Joel on Software - How Microsoft Lost the API War: "Every user of your product is using the same version so you never have to support a mix of old versions. "

This is a great point. Supporting multiple customer version is a killer for a software publishing company. The only other problem is that many software publishing customers want the software in their control - not an application service provider arrangement. But from a development productivity issue killing the need to support multiple maintenance releases is great.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The Old New Thing
Interesting notes from a developer on the Windows team at at MS.

Saturday, June 12, 2004

I had a busy day today. I installed our new dishwasher. We bought it to replace the old one. We're trying to update the house. I also installed hardwood floors in the upstairs bathroom to replace the cracking and unstable tile. It looks nice. I didn't complete the entire room. I need to do the floor in the little toilet closet, but that will have to wait.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

The Art of Computer Game Design
Something I'd like to read mentioned in Dr. Dobbs. Recording the link.
Home - The home of Spybot-S&D!
Installed this. My IE is throwing up ad pages in the background for various sites. I don't believe it is the sites. Hopefully this will help me seek and destry the spyware.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Futurama pk - Mathematics in the Year 3000
One of my favorite shows. Frickn Fox. I guess I'm too unedumacated to catch most of these references.