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How I'm becoming a better developer
Well, nearly a month after George's throw-down (and Chris's follow up), here I am posting my list of how I plan on becoming a better developer. Most of the focus on this list is around technology internals and diving deep. Some of the other points are around topics that are definitely not developer related. I feel that those items will help bring me a fresh set of eyes to my development efforts by limiting burn out and providing me with some non-computer-related experiences to help think "outside ......

Posted On Monday, July 30, 2007 2:51 AM

A New Hobby
So I've gotten into a new hobby as of late. Why? Simple: my son. You see, many of the hobbies I've had in the past are "loner" hobbies that don't involve many people well: playing RPGs, programming video games, etc. I had some criteria that I was thinking about. First of all, I wanted it to be a family friendly hobby (so my son can get involved if he's interested). Second, it needed to be outdoors (I'm stuck inside enough because of my day job, no reason to make it worse). Lastly, it needed to be ......

Posted On Friday, July 20, 2007 12:12 AM

Work blogging centrally on MSDN now
Just an FYI for my readers. If you read this blog merely for technical enjoyment, all my "work-related" type posts will be done on my blog over on MSDN. The reason I am doing this is that I want this blog to become more personal (like Rory's blog) and center more around my family and hobbies. Since the two areas are very different and aren't nearly as related as they were in the past, I made the decision to separate the two. I'm sorry if this inconveniences you, but I'm tired of not posting personal ......

Posted On Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:08 PM

Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit
James Conard announces over on his blog that our team has just released the Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit for Beta 3. Mosey on over and check it out. You can find resources on everything from WCF, to Cardspace, to WF, to Windows Eventing, to PowerShell, to IIS 7, to Transactional NTFS. So if you are a developer interested in checking out Windows Server 2008, make sure to grab it ......

Posted On Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:03 PM

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