Category Archives: Link

Marquee de Sells: Chris’s insight outlet

Chris Sells also comments on the jQuery thing and I have to say I respect that man! Let’s hope his best-case scenario pans out:

… is that Microsoft learns to play nicely in this world, submitting features, changes and bug fixes to the jQuery source tree in a way that’s consistent with the vision from which jQuery sprang, making it work better for Microsoft customers and non-Microsoft customers alike.

Marquee de Sells: Chris’s insight outlet

: FreeToDev MSBuild Tasks Suite 3.5.11640.0 Released

This is good collection of tasks for MSBuild, nice to know about.

# The Suite provides over 170 tasks covering the .Net Framework, BizTalk, FxCop, IIS7, SourceSafe, StyleCop, Team Foundation Server, WMI and more. # Every task is provided with clear documentation and a working sample. Where applicable, tasks also provide remote support, e.g. IIS7, GAC etc. # The Suite can be installed via an MSI for easy and consistent deployment.

: FreeToDev MSBuild Tasks Suite 3.5.11640.0 Released

Linux Hater’s Blog: Mini-Rant

A lot of the posts on this blog are a bit over the top, foul language and completely biased opinions, but this quote is hilarious:

If you upgrade your version of Windows and an application breaks, it’s Microsoft’s fault. If you upgrade your version of OS X and your application breaks, it’s the ISV’s fault. If you upgrade your version of Linux and your application breaks, well, that’s your own damn fault.

Linux Hater’s Blog: Mini-Rant

jQuery and Microsoft – ScottGu’s Blog

 

that Microsoft will be shipping jQuery with Visual Studio going forward. We will distribute the jQuery JavaScript library as-is, and will not be forking or changing the source from the main jQuery branch. The files will continue to use and ship under the existing jQuery MIT license. We will also distribute intellisense-annotated versions that provide great Visual Studio intellisense and help-integration at design-time.

Another win for ScottGu and Microsoft! Well done! And this I believe is the way Microsoft should continue to do business in the future. Some might see it as embrace and extend, and in some respects it is, but in a good way. :) Take my word for it.

jQuery and Microsoft – ScottGu’s Blog

I like cake! – Cakemail, Ninjas on Fire, and other Anecdotes

Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen – I like cake! – Cakemail, Ninjas on Fire, and other Anecdotes

…and the room exploded. From that point on, any time anyone in any meeting said something that was far enough off topic or sufficiently non-sequiturial, someone would declare “I LIKE CAKE!”

All off-topic email responses are now declared “Cakemail” as in, “Man, I got some Cakemail from Fred this morning. Made no sense.” I still use this to this day and it still makes me smile.

Good stuff! :)

Microsoft looks to ‘Mojave’ to revive Vista’s image

Microsoft looks to ‘Mojave’ to revive Vista’s image – SuperSite Blog

While up in Sonoma a few weeks ago, I was finishing off something on my laptop and our friends came into the hotel room. One of them, looking at the laptop said, “that’s beautiful. Is that Mac OS X?” (Qualifier: She is a graphic designer. What can you do?) I said, “no, that’s Windows Vista.” And she replied,” Wow. It’s really nice looking. I heard it was awful.”

I like Vista, I really do. It’s better than Xp in some ways and as good in others. I’ve yet to find something that is worse than Xp.

We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200. Help Us Build It.

We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200. Help Us Build It.

I’m tired of waiting – I want a dead simple and dirt cheap touch screen web tablet to surf the web. Nothing fancy like the Dell latitude XT, which costs $2,500. Just a Macbook Air-thin touch screen machine that runs Firefox and possibly Skype on top of a Linux kernel. It doesn’t exist today, and as far as we can tell no one is creating one. So let’s design it, build a few and then open source the specs so anyone can create them.

Yes. That’s it, bring it to me now. Yes. Do this now! :)