Some interesting blog links from around the island this week

Kieran Lynam points out that Internet Explorer 7’s ctrl-F search is deeply dinosaured, and points me to the first podcast I’m ever going to listen to.

Tom Raftery is tired of companies who don’t care to listen to their customers and continues to host podcasts that I really should be listening to!

Martin Woodward checks out what it means to check out in Team Foundation Server versus VSS, CVS, Subversion, etc.

Upon playing with Windows Communications Foundation, John Grace declares it hits the sweet spot with its simplicity and extensibility.

Brian Delahunty is winning the battle against unit tests that require non-standard (STA) threading.

Paschal Leloup turns a critical eye on Office 12 and declares it rocks.  Bill can’t wait to say more about server-based Office 12 scenarios.

And Paul Fallon points out Web 2.0 in Ireland blog.  It's sponsored by Enterprise Ireland but... who's running it?

Comments (5)

  1. Surely you are listening to the delights of DotNetRocks?  (  That was how I used to make it through my commute before I started working from home 😉

  2. Tom Raftery says:


    You are NOT listening to my podcasts? I’m hurt Rob!


    I published an interview today with Drummond Reed where he talks about InfoCards and Vista – it was a great interview (‘cos I shut up and let Drummond talk!) – if you’d like to check it out, it is at

  3. RobBurke says:

    Tom, you’re right, I need to be listening to podcasts – it’s one of the glaring deficiencies in my geek character!! 🙂

    And not only that but I’m missing out — AND hurting you!! 🙂

    It’s just not part of my life right now (I listen to the radio on the Luas to and from work).  Could you point me to a good resource on good resources for managing/listening to podcasts?  What would you recommend for good listening software?

  4. Tom Raftery says:

    You raise a good question and the answer depends, in part, on how you want to consume the podcasts. If you want to listen to them while you are sitting at your computer (XP or otherwise) I have a Flash plugin which you can click and that will play the podcast there and then on your computer.

    Alternatively, if you want to listen to the podcasts on the Luas (instead of the radio – I recommend this as you can get far more targetted content in podcasts than you will find on the radio), you could always use the Windows version of iTunes – or, if you don’t want to use Apple software, you could use Doppler, Juice or NewsGator. Personally, I use iTunes.


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