Solve the 80% problem

David Yardy's post about project post-mortems reminded me of something I learned awhile back.  Here's the premise of David's post: Before and after developing software it is often to have the similar thoughts regarding the project. Before - "This project should be easy and quick." After - "Why was the... [Read More]

Ditching the DVR

I mentioned in my post about 24 that we've ditched the DVR.  Any time I mention this to people in conversation, I get the immediate, "WHAT!  You were the first person I knew to get the DVR!  How could you get rid of it?"  So I figured I should provide... [Read More]

Fox's Unaired 24 Pilot from 1994

I love Fox's 24.  It looks like we're not going to have a season 7 in 2008 as had been planned, because of the writer's strike.  But to quench our thirst, Fox has released a clip from the previously unaired pilot for 24. If you're a 24 fan, go watch... [Read More]

ASP.NET MVC - First Use

I've been using the ASP.NET MVC extensions tonight; this is the first time I've played with it.  My initial reaction is a bit mixed. The first thing that I got irritated by was that I cannot use any of the ASP.NET validator controls.  I was creating a login form with... [Read More]

TortoiseSVN Global Ignores

I have configured global ignores for TortoiseSVN.  This helps me omit the bin and obj folders as well as other user-level files.  There's no sense in putting those into the code trunk. Then enter: bin obj *.suo *.user Release Debug [Read More]