Rants, rambles, news and notes from another geek

Geek Notes 2003-11-20

So far, I’m very happy with NewsGator. Posting works well, reading in Outlook is good. There are a few weirdnesses, but I’m learning to deal with them.

Here’s what I found today.

  • The Lowdown on Help in VS.Whidbey - Tim Sullivan tells us what to expect. One thing that I’ve been looking for for a while is the option of going online for F1 MSDN help. It may suck, but I sure hope it doesn’t.
  • Why Requirements, Analysis, and Design No Longer Make Sense - A new essay by Scott Ambler that questions whether we still need to be performing these traditional development tasks.
  • Ink Log - Apparently blogging with a Tablet PC is cool, but without text-recognition and an RSS feed, why would I care?
  • Designing Quality Frameworks - Jesse Ezell posts some excellent advice for people designing frameworks. Key points: Keep it simple, take your time, assume ignorance, test aggressively, be consistent.
  • Stopping Blog Spam Redux - Luke Hutteman posts another idea for stopping blog spam. An interesting idea… let them do it, but steal their links.