New Workstation - Vista Business 64-bit Installation

I got a new workstation at the office yesterday.  Shiny new Dell Optiplex 740 with an AMD x64 processor.  I decided to make the leap and install Windows Vista Business 64-bit. So I assembled the computer this morning and fired off the installation.  I'm not off to a great start... [Read More]
Tags: Vista 64-bit

Cannot Debug Unit Tests in VS 2008

I downloaded and installed VS 2008 Professional.  The first thing I wanted to play with was the Extension Methods stuff.  Like a good little boy, I stubbed out a method and then created a unit test. The unit test failed, as expected.  Then I put the actual code into the... [Read More]

I love my Trackball

Earlier this year, I started experiencing some hand and finger problems including pain and numbness.  I was noticing it most near the end of a long day, and while using my mouse. For a long time, I had been using (and loving) the Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 5000. I can't... [Read More]

TDD - Proof of Incorrectness (via Haacked)

When I read part 1 of Joel's talk at Yale, I thought maybe he was referring to Phil Haack's recent post about TDD.  But, like Phil, I also got the impression later on that it was just a coincidence. I do like something Phil said in his post about this... [Read More]
Tags: TDD

My Job Description

I met with my project manager today and we discussed my formal responsibilities on DASL.  I've recently been working on stabilizing my work pace, and in order to do so, it's important to know what the heck I'm supposed to be doing. About a month ago, I met with my... [Read More]