The “Name That Blog” Contest

I want to change the subtitle of my blog and I’d like your help doing so.

If you suggest the subtitle (or title) that I decide to use and you are the first person to suggest it, then I will send you a shrink wrapped copy of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional English. To sweeten the pot, the box that I send you will be signed by me and one other Microsoft employee of your choice* (scout's honor). I will even mail your box anywhere in the world, within reason. Here’s a little background to get your creative juices flowing.

Who is Korby Parnell?
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With the announcement of Visual Studio 2005 Team System, it's now clear to my 34 loyal readers why I haven’t been blogging about Visual SourceSafe much over the last 2-3 months: I’ve been distracted by my new job. Recently, I assumed ownership of the documentation for Microsoft’s next generation source control system, a v1 product that is known officially as Team Foundation. While I am no longer responsible for the Visual SourceSafe docset, I have and will continue to work closely with the writer we hired to manage that work going forward. I will also continue to support and improve the documentation user experience for the plug-in agnostic source control services in Visual Studio for users of Perforce, PVCS, Vault, VSS, Clearcase, Team Foundation, et al. Finally, I will continue to blog about VSS, often and well ;-).

I’d like to commemorate my move to the Team Foundation team by changing my weblog’s subtitle (and perhaps even it’s title) from “Got Source Control” to something new, less campy, less overloaded, and more bloggish. If I do change the title from “Korby Parnell’s Weblog”, my name will appear somewhere in the subtitle.

Rob has already suggested one subtitle that I like: “Source Control to Major Tom“. But Rob already owns a copy of Visual Studio .NET 2003. So even if I end up going with his suggestion (do you like it?) I *will* give away my VS.NET box to the the person who suggests the next best alternative.

Think you have a good one? You can either email it to me or leave it and your [obfuscated] email address in the comments for this post. I will accept submissions through July 31, 2004. Good Luck!

*Bear in mind that requests for an executive's signature could delay delivery of your prize. It's not every day that plebians like me bump into the likes of SteveB or BillG and I have absolutely no idea how our Legal department would react to such a request [shudder]. Consequently, I urge the winner of this prize to request that your box be signed by somebody “real” like Eric Gunnerson, Ward Cunningham, Scott Guthrie, Anders Hjelsberg, or Raymond Chen.

Comments (70)

  1. Enigma says:

    Does "Team Foundation : All your code are belongs to us !!!" look good enough …. will think of something better later on ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. My suggestion is: "What Are Teams Made Of?" ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Delphi7 says:

    Team Foundation : The blog that keeps on giving

  4. zwetan says:

    "control the source luke"


  5. Team System: your code. our control.

  6. CheckOut – Where Korby Parnell Checks In

  7. There’s no I in team, but there is control…

  8. "Check it out" like Joey used to say on Full House "Cut it out"

  9. mike says:

    Yeah, but who’s Major Tom? ๐Ÿ™‚


    Got Team?

    All Control is Illusion

    Ur-Korby: the ultimate Source

    Teaming and Screaming -or- Team Scream

    You can check out, but you can never leave

    Team Blog, Your Daily Delta

    Your Free Check In Account

    Source Control Freak

    What’s the frequency, Kenneth? (heh)

  10. Steve Dunn says:

    How about

    The "I" in Team?

  11. AT says:

    IVSSUser.ProjectRights = VSSRights.VSSRIGHTS_WRITE;

    Not a compile-able but sounds funny. Write-only ;o)

  12. My 2nd suggestion is: "Source Control From The Source" ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. The source control of my mind…

  14. Full control to the source of my thoughts

  15. My 3rd suggestion is: "Oil For The Team System"

  16. Gavin Greig says:

    The Source Controller

    Counsel and Control

    Source Code’s Model View Controller

    Observations of Source Code’s Model View Controller

    Get Latest Version…

  17. matthew says:

    well a copy of vs2005 is likely to be a more valuable prize in that most people won’t have it

  18. Martin Brown says:

    What about: There’s no power without Source Control

  19. Remote control

    Got source?

    Got control?

  20. Doug Hartlen says:

    -Your Source for Source Control

    -Gain your footing with Team Foundation

    -Your Team, Your Code, You’re in Control

    -Team Foundation, Empower your team

    -Your Resource for Your Team

    -Your Window into Your Code

    -Vision into your team’s code

    -The foundation of Team Foundation

    -Start here to build on Team Foundation

  21. – $/Korby/Parnell

    – Checked out

  22. Martin Naughton says:

    "The Sourceror"

  23. Martin Naughton says:

    "The Write Stuff"

  24. Martin Naughton says:

    "From The Source’s Mouth"

  25. My 4th suggestion is "When Team Is Money" ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Here are some of mine:

    1. Korby Parnell : Spreading Enlightenment to the Development Team.

    A variation

    2. Korby Parnell : Spreading Enlightenment to the Unwashed Masses.

    3. Korby Parnell : All For Team System – And Team System For All!


    4. And Then There Was Kool-Aid… And the Kool-Aid is Most Excellent.

  27. Sean says:

    Yikes! Here’s a few without the words ‘Team’ ‘Source’ or ‘Safe in them:


    Source of the Twinkie-Safe Grin.

    Concurrent Versioning – your source is safe.

    Einstein was right, you CAN go back.

    That’s some weak source.

    KP: You’re on duty now.

    Team System – The Search For Spock.

  28. AsbjornM says:

    "Enter The Source Control"

  29. My 5th suggestion is: "Source Salad Recipes"

  30. Wolfgang says:

    "Source Control Slave"

    "Control the source, control the world"

    "What do you want to control today?"

    "Taking over the world, source by source"

    Wolfgang (

  31. My 6th suggestion is: "Yet Another Korblog"

  32. Raj Kaimal says:

    Visual Studio Team System – Making Teamwork work.

  33. Trying to bring all facets of your life together:

    Planning to control my child


    Planing to control your source

  34. Varad says:

    How about this?

    Documenting the excitement of SCM with power of TEAM!

  35. Gertje says:




  36. Gertje says:

    or use instead of me, KP

  37. Varad says:

    My second suggestion:

    The Planning Commissioner’s TEAM spirit!

  38. Varad says:

    My third suggesstion:

    Korby, blogging on the progress of TEAM & controlling our source!

  39. 1) "Taking the suck out of VSS"

    2) "Not your Daddy’s VSS"

    3) "Team System – It’s not how it used to be"

    4) "Getting to the source of the problem"

  40. Sean says:

    Baby. Sometimes a little loose source is good.

  41. Gertje says:

    Third suggestion:

    Console.WriteLine("It’s a " & Kid.Gender() & ", named " & Kid.Name())

  42. Andrew M. says:

    If you build it, they will come. (a really good mix of planning commisioner and version control, if you ask me)


    Branching Out.

    Out on a Limb.

    Precision Revisions.

    A Snapshot of the mind of Korby Parnell.

    Straight from the Source.

    My Version of Things.

    Built to Last.

  43. The Source Be with you

    Use the Source Korby

  44. Engeneering Developer Cooperation

  45. No more loose code(rs) …

  46. My 7th suggestion is: "Cordial Core Dialogs Between Korby And You"

  47. I suggest:


    Using a UNC path gives it a slightly geeky feel and also associates it with Microsoft technologies. Including Visual Studio and Team Foundation is nice and shows a link between the products. The docs part links to your documentation role* and the README is not only an obvious documentation reference, it could also be linked to blogging.

    * should ‘role’ in that context have an accent?


  48. (or perhaps this could be combined with Armand du Plessis’s idea and use a SourceSafe style path)

  49. stan says:

    "Merging ideas without conflicts"

    "Syncing to the world"

    "The latest version to my thoughts"

    "A repository of my thoughts"

    that’s all for now..=p

  50. stan says:

    got another one..

    "Check-in everday"

  51. My 8th suggestion is: "The Project As A Village"

  52. My 9th suggestion is: "Welcome To My Check-Ins Kitchen"

  53. Carl Daniel says:

    Control Source Code… before it controls you!

  54. Sean says:

    Warning: Some source leaks may lead to parenthood.

    Undo Check Out… The feature that some singles bars should consider implementing.

  55. Gavin Greig says:

    Child of Another Plan-It

    Journey of the Sourceror

    Journey of the Source Error

    Journal of the Sourceror

    Child of a Sourcerous Plan-It

  56. Uber Braner says:

    s/Anders Hjelsberg/Anders Hejlsberg/


  57. Sean says:

    Your daily source check.

    Insource: Your source resource.

  58. My 10th suggestion is: "Close Proximity Around The {0}"

  59. My 11th suggestion is: "Core by core with you"

  60. My 12th suggestion is "public bool GotSourceControl {get;}"

  61. Andy Millard says:

    Korby’s Safe Source: Nutritional Information

  62. "KP Source" is probably a bit too "British", so what about:

    From Control Freak to Team Player

    or some such variation.

  63. Wow, these are some amazing suggestions. I’m laughing my butt off.

    Note to Self:




    "The ‘Naturally Self-Documenting’ Blog"




  64. grandpa stole bets says:

    Program on the emergence of civilization.

    "14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind.

    13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa.

    None from the sub-Saharan African continent. "


    And disfavor.

    They point out Africansโ€™ failed attempts to domesticate the elephant and zebra, the latter being an animal they illustrate that had utmost importance for it’s applicability in transformation from a hunting/gathering to agrarian-based civilization.

    The roots of racism are not of this earth.

    Austrailia, aboriginals:::No domesticable animals.

    The North American continent had none. Now 99% of that population is gone.

    AIDS in Africa.

    Organizational Heirarchy/Levels of positioning.

    Heirarchical order, from top to bottom:

    1. MUCK – perhaps have experienced multiple universal contractions (have seen multiple big bangs), creator of the artificial intelligence humans ignorantly refer to as "god"

    2. Perhaps some mid-level alien management

    3. Evil/disfavored aliens – runs day-to-day operations here and perhaps elsewhere

    Terrestrial management/positioning:

    4. Chinese/egyptians – this may be separated into the eastern and western worlds

    5. Romans –

    6. Mafia – the real-world 20th century interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality

    7. Jews, corporation, women, politician – Evidence exisits to suggest mafia management over all these groups.

    Movies foreshadowing catastrophy

    1985 James Bond View to a Kill 1989 San Francisco Loma Prieta earthquake.

    Our society gives clues to the system in place. We all have heard the saying "He has more money than god." There is also an episode of the Simpsons where god meets Homer and says "I’m too old and rich for this."

    This is the system on earth because this is the system everywhere.

    I don’t want to suggest the upper eschelons are evil and good is the fringe.

    But they have made it abundantly clear that doing business with evil (disfavored) won’t help people. They say only good would have the ear, since evil is struggling for survival, and therefore only the favored could help.

    The clues are there which companies are favored and which are disfavored, but they conceal it very hard because it is so crucial.

    I offer an example of historical proportions:::

    People point to Walmart and cry "anti-union".

    Unions enable disfavored people to live satisfactorly without addressing their disfavor. This way their family’s problems are never resolved. Without the union they would have to accept the heirarchy, their own inferiority.

    Unions serve to empower.

    Walmart is anti-union because they are good. They try to help people address and resolve their problems by creating an enviornment where there are fewer hurdles.

    Media ridicule and lawsuits are creations to reinforce people’s belief that Walmart is evil in a subsegment of the indistry dominated by the middle and lower classes.

    Low-cost disfavored Chinese labor is utilized by corporate america to maximize margins. They all do it. Only WalMart gets fingered because they are the ones who help, and those who seek to create confusion in the marketplace want to eliminate the vast middle class who have a real chance and instead stick with lower classes who may not work otherwise. So they dirty him up while allowing the others to appear clean.

    The middle class is being deceived. They are being misled into the unfavored, and subsequently will have no assistance from their purchases with corporate america.

    I believe the coining of the term "Uncle Sam" was a clue alluding to just this::Sam Walton and WalMart is one of few saviors of the peasant class.

    Amercia is a country of castoffs, rejects. Italy sent its criminals, malcontents.

    Between the thrones, the klans and kindred, they "decided" who they didn’t want and acted, creating discontent and/or starvation.

    The u.s. is full of disfavored rejects. It is the reason for the myriad of problems not found in European countries. As far as the Rockafellers and other industrialists of the 19th century go, I suspect these aren’t their real names. I suspect they were chosen to go and head this new empire.

    Royalty is the right way to organize a society. Dictatorships and monarchies are a reflection of the antient’s hierarchical organization.

    Positions go to those who have favor with the rulers, as opposed to being elected.

    Elections bring a false sense of how the world is. Democracy misleads people.

    Which is why the disfavored rejects were sent to the shores of America::To keep them on the wrong path.

    Jews maim the body formed in the image of "god", and inflicted circumsision upon all other white people, as well as the evil that is Jesus Christ.

    I think about how Jews (were used to) created homosexuality among Slavics, retribution for the Holocaust.

    Then I think of the Catholic Church and its troubles.

    What connection is here between Jews and the Catholic church???

    If it is their sinister motives thatโ€™s behind the evil that is Jesus Christ are they being used at all?

    Perhaps it is them who are pulling strings.

    Their centuries of slavery in Egypt proves their disfavor.

    The Jew leaders decided to prey on the up-and-coming Europeans to try to fix their problems with the ruling elite, a recurring aspect of the elite’s methodology.

    Jesus Christ is a religious figure of evil. The seperatist churches formed so they could still capture the rest of the white people, keeping them worshipping the wrong god.

    And now they do it to people of color, Latinos and Asians, after centuries of preying upon them.

    Since Buddism doesn’t recongnize a god, the calls are never heard, and Chinese representation is instead selected by the thrones.

    Budda was the Asian’s Jesus Christ::: bad for the people. "They came up at the same time for a reason."

    Simpson’s foreshadowing::Helloween IV special, Flanders is Satan. "Last one you ever suspect."

    "You’ll see lots of nuns where you’re going:::hell!!!" St. Wigham, Helloween VI, missionary work, destroying cultures.

    Over and over, the Simpsons was a source of education and enlightenment, a target of ridicule by the system which wishes to conceal its secrets.

    I believe Islam is the one true religion, and those misled christians who attack "god"’s most favored people will pay dearly one day.

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