Google Toolbar Beta for Enterprise a "Trojan horse" MSI package.

Wow, I started this morning off really excited. I saw the announcement that Google has a toolbar for the enterprise and it supposedly came with a Windows Installer package. So, I skimmed through the feature list and saw the statement: Simple and safe to deploy Google Toolbar Beta for Enterprise includes a Microsoft Windows Installer…

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How small is too small for distributed setup development?

Kurt asked an interesting question on my philosophical musings blog entry: The idea of a distributed setup development came up in our development team as well. My question is: Is there a size of the developer team which makes it reasonable to distribute the setup development? If the team is just 2 or 12 person…

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This is exactly where I am at…

I am an individual contributor because I prefer designing and writing code over managing people who write code. I ride my snowboard regular but spent time last week riding goofy footed just to remind myself what it was like to first pick-up snowboarding. Most of all I am frustrated with Microsoft because I keep running…

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Information overload.

Note: I originally wrote this entry at 6 AM Tuesday morning but Community Server upgrade issues prevented my posting until now. Last week I traveled with Jenny to Tahoe, NV to snowboard (well, she skis) Heavenly with her family. The snowboarding was great (landed far more jumps than ever before) but I was surprised to…

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You should own your personal information.

This is very cool. R0ml just posted a typical storytold blog entry about his new vocation. I say this is very cool because I’ve always believed that I should own my personal information. Back in university, I tried my hand at designing an authentication system for the internet that ended up looking much like Firefly…

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Restarts Revisited: Windows isn’t that different than UNIX

I’ve been meaning to follow up on my blog entry about the Restart Manager and reboots on the Windows platform in general. I saw a lot of incorrect conclusions being drawn from my blog entry. So, I want to quickly revisit the issue and hopefully clear up the confusion. Hopefully, this time I’ll communicate more…

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Questioning the concerns about the state of Open Source tools.

Thomas Tomiczek has a blog entry about a number of Open Source tools. In it he has some complaints about the WiX toolset. I could add Wix to the list of things I am not really satisfied with, but then this would be unjustified – my complaints with Wix are more along the line that…

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Blogging comments the "Scoble Way".

Usually, when I find comments about the WiX toolset on other people’s blogs I would put comments there. However, after watching Robert Scoble for a while, it seems like there is more utility in writing up your comments as a blog entry on your blog and linking over to their blog. I also found that…

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