Working on the Duc

Although it’s Saturday and I’m currently doing a bit of work, I’m happy to say that I have had a bit more time lately for non-work projects. In addition to a few small projects around the house, I’ve had a chance to do a bit of work on my motorcycle (Ducati Monster). A few weeks…

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Travel Notes

Travel notes below, but first, I have a question for you. Parkinson’s law states that "work will always expand to fill available time" – that the lengthened schedule encourages procrastination or inefficiency. Is the inverse ever true? I.e. if you have less time for a project, will your efficiency increase in order to meet the…

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My blogroll

If you read my blog through syndication, you won’t know what I’m talking about. However, if you read it from here, you have probably noticed the long list of blogs cluttering up the right side of the screen. I use newsgator to read blogs, and also to generate my blogroll. Unfortunately, although the list seems…

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Live Writer

I had doubts about live writer working with community server, but it looks like it works. I’m also going to see how well live writer edits existing posts, so I apologize in advance for making edits to this post. It seems to do most of what I need. It’s non-intuitive how to do a table…

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Pens and Microphones

Last week I was home taking care of a few random work issues after dinner. I was wrapping up, and, as I usually do before I go to bed, logged into my hotmail account to clean up the daily deluge of email (I use my hotmail account primarily for non-work related mailing lists, so I…

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Catch up…catsup…ketchup…?

Not that there’s anyone eagerly anticipating my next entry, but anytime I don’t blog for a while, you can safely assume that my day job is taking all of my time. The good news is that I have a lot to get off of my chest, so I’ll be getting some writing practice in over…

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Finally, a blog editor I really like

Since I started this blog a few years ago, I’ve gone through a few phases where I took some time to try to find a blog editor that fit my needs. My needs are pretty simple – all I really want is an editor where it’s easy to do any text formatting I want. I…

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The post that will never happen

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I like being a “d-list” blogger. I know I don’t post often, but I enjoy writing and many of the posts I’ve written have actually helped me think through testing issues close to me. My current team contains some of the best software testing thinkers at Microsoft. Of…

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PSQT

I’m on my way home from PSQT. McCarran airport in Vegas has free wireless, so I was able to find an unpopulated corner to charge my laptop and get some work done. The conference was good – presentations were on the level of STAR, but this is a much smaller conference (~100 total attendees). I…

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Pictures of jack girls in synthesis

Only a few will know what the title of this post is. It has nothing to do with this post, but it was the line playing on my Zen player when I began typing this. I just finished a week teaching in Ireland. I didn’t have time to do much in Dublin other than just…

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