Reviving Casa de Hambone

I’m actively working to revive casadehambone.com as my personal blog site. Much debate and internal wrangling is going on about moving my corporate blog to here or not. I’ve been speaking with a couple of my blogger friends and there’s a distinct theme of personal branding that is taking place, which is leading me in…

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Anyone played with a Dell Latitude D620?

I’m looking to buy a new workhorse of a laptop and came across a Dell Latitude D620 that’s pretty pimped out. I’ve got a few Dell small business servers at home but have yet to own one of their laptop products. I’ve always been impressed and envious of those I see on the road. Anyone have one…

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Did Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework slip through the cracks?

I’ve been plagued lately in that whenever I create a new unit test, I have to manually add a reference to the Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.UnitTestFramework assembly. I’m left scratching my head wondering why I have to do that and if I’ve done something wrong. In my spare time this evening, I started searching for a resolution (first…

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Beware the Virtual PC undo disk and moving between computers

I’ve been staging a new set of virtual machines for running my Team Foundation Server demos and stuff. I’m using a Seagate 100GB 7,200 RPM USB 2.0 drive to move between my 64-bit desktop machine at home and my Toshiba laptop from work. In most cases, I use undo disks and commit changes to the…

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Where Art Thou, O Spammer?

I just spent more time than I care to admit cleaning up the comments on blog. I cannot help but laugh at the sheer stupidity of these comments and the endless varations of the “Great article! blah blah blah <insert stupid link here>.” Its times like this where I wish I owned a rather large…

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Jumping on the Camtasia Studio Bandwagon

I traded some mail over the weekend with Ron Jacobs and Keith Combs about using Camtasia Studio from TechSmith for video podcasting. Ron, the godfather of ARCasts, made it clear to me that the way to go is Camtasia. Keith has provided some great guidance on how to record on Windows Vista and do post-production on…

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Team Foundation Server Build, Unit Testing and Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers vs. Software Developers

After a long session with uninstalling the mishmash of Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite atop Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers, and some quality time in the Registry, \Program Files and AppData, I finally got back to a state where I was running just Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Team Developers. I…

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64-bit Virtual PC 2007 and 64-bit Windows Vista

I’ve been running the 64-bit version of Windows Vista RC1 (the Ultimate Edition, of course) on my home machine which is a retail HP a1450n (quite an amazing box for $800, if you ask me.) This was a major step forward for me, as I’m an avid World of Warcraft player and moving from my…

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