DST 2007 issues in SourceSafe

The rules for U.S. daylight savings time are changing in 2007.  SourceSafe cares about time zones, so you should too.  Complete details are in KB article 931804.  To quote one section heading, “If you do not update the servers and client computers, you may lose check-in information”.  There, do I have your attention now? 🙂  [Thanks…

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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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An introduction, 1350 posts later

On the Microsoft forums, that is…no, I didn’t suddenly eclipse Raymond.   As you probably haven’t noticed, this blog has lain dormant for 18 months.  (if blog with no readers falls by the wayside, does it make a sound?)  Meanwhile, the last 11 months have seen a wild experiment in direct customer interaction.  If you have a question…

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