Tidbits: life under a Limited User Account (LUA)

I’m about to wipe my main work machine and install Vista RTM x64.  Wish me luck.  Sure, people @ MS wipe their boxen all the time, but I’m not one of them: this install of Win2k3 has lasted me since 6/29/2005.  (For reference, I was hired in April ’05 and received this machine in early…

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When your feature hits the blogosphere: SCM and the Windows Shutdown crapfest

Moishe Lettvin has a great blog entry, an inside look at how a Vista feature ate thousands of man-hours on its way to the lowest common denominator.  I don’t mind the UI myself (and certainly won’t justify Joel’s histrionics with a link) but it does illustrate several common pitfalls in large-scale software development. Windows has a tree…

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Teamprise Turns 2.0

Anyone who reads the forums knows Martin Woodward is a great help to the TFS community.  As it turns out, he’s a pretty good coder too 😉  For those of you living under a rock, his company makes the premiere TFS client for folks on non-Microsoft platforms.  Like Eclipse?  Use a Mac or *nix box?  Thanks to…

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