Last post

I won’t be updating this blog any longer.  My new site should be live –  It needs a ton of work, but I should have some time to clean it up and get it running.  I looked at migrating some content from here, but there really isn’t a good way that was easy, so…

Leaving Microsoft

After three and a half years of supporting production developers, I’ve come to realize how much I miss actually writing production code.  To that end, I’m heading back to my roots as a developer. I’ve taken a position with Northwoods Software in Brown Deer, WI. This was not an easy decision to make. My dream when I…

On leave

I’m currently on infant care leave and may or may not be posting stuff over the next month or so.   At least now I have an excuse for a low post count.

Andrew Photoshoot

Andrew Photoshoot, originally uploaded by ddysart. We decided against going the mall portrait route for Andrew’s four year old picture this year in favor of making use of all the crap I’ve bought over the past few months. Here is a mosaic of the the ones we’re considering to make into a print.

Doughnut to Sphere

I can’t remember who turned me on to Ze Frank, but it is a welcome break once in a while.  Today’s episode’s discussion of the Field Medal is hilarious.

Develop Without Borders Contest

Having spent the past few weeks assiting a customer on some Word Addin issues, I’ve come to like the development platform that is Office.  You can do some pretty cool stuff with it, even in just the Macro language.  I’m in the process of trying to fully implement GTD in my life (I’ve been a…

Playing with Writer

Though hardly breaking news at this point, I’ll point folks to the new Windows Live Writer blog posting tool.  I’ve been playing with it for a couple weeks no (we were under quarantine about talking about it) and like it pretty much so far (though I still have a tendency to use the web interface Community…


Time Zones in Outlook 2007

I’ve been using Office 2007 since sometime between Beta1 TR and Beta 2.  (I’m currently on a post Beta 2 build.)  I’m slowly finding some cool stuff, and recently discovered Melissa MacBeth’s blog on Task and Time Management.  A guest post by Hank Leukart covers a cool new feature for appointments – being able to specify start and…


Comment Spam

I just got my first rash of comment spam – now I feel like a real blogger.

Floating Bed

I saw a lead photo for this article.  A Dutch designer created a floating bed based on magnetic attraction/repulsion.  It looks pretty nice.  The article talks about folks with piercings not having issues, unless they go underneath it (say to dust or sweep or whatever).  Seems to me I’d probably want to lay off using…