The power of "no"…

Eric Brechner wrote an interesting post titled “Don’t panic“, about how to deal with requests. I sometimes agree and sometimes disagree with what Eric writes, but it’s usually a pretty good read. In this case, I agree with his approach, but disagree with his advice. He advocates that when anybody comes with you for a request, your first response should…

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Lucky

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time…

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HealthVault 0908 SDK Highlights…

The 0908 SDK has dropped, and I’d like to talk about some of the highlights of this release. SODA The big one is SODA, our name for the ability to write non-web-based HealthVault applications. SODA leverages our master/child application infrastructure in a different way, and will provide some nice additional capabilities (I have an app…

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Blog refactoring 2.0

In the beginning, I started this blog just to write. I wrote a lot of C# stuff, some regex stuff, some HealthVault stuff, and a bunch of irrelevant stuff. Then, at some point, I started the RiderX blog to write about some more cycling-specific stuff that I – in a rare moment of discernment –…

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Question of the day

Is Cinderella related to Mozzarella?

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Ratings from Eric’s Vacation

I’ve decided to be totally derivative (and likely considerable less good) than “The Book of Ratings“.  A great book. State highway signs California It’s really a bit sad. They spend all that time putting up “enforced by radar” or “enforced by aircraft” signs, but deep down they know that nobody is going to pay any…

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Introduction to HealthVault Development #13: More more than one person

In the last installment, we modified our application so that it could switch between family members for data display and entry. This time, we’re going to add a table at the top that shows the current weight for all family members. We add the table right after the <h1> title: Family Summary <br /> <asp:Table…

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Thoughts on agile design and platforms

I started by writing a broad post about design, and it got away from me (apparently I should have spent some time designing the post first…), so I deleted it all and decided to write something shorter, and, with any luck, more understandable and useful. I’ve been reading some discussions about how design relates to…

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RAMROD 2009 ride report

http://riderx.info/blogs/riderx/archive/2009/08/06/ramrod-2009.aspx

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