Monthly Archives: October 2012

Windows 8 my weekend! (in a good way)

PC 1: Upgraded Vista to Windows 8 ($39) .  Smooth, apart from minor annoyance of having to re-install applications like Office 2010.  And the small matter of convincing user who is initially resistant to change. PC 2: Win 8 RTM … Continue reading

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Brad Abrams

MSDN Oct 15 Vol 27, p. 23  The Pit of Success ref to a Brad Abrams quote from Oct 2 2003 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brada/archive/2003/10/02/50420.aspx  which is that essentially, well designed APIs make it hard to get in trouble.. akin to Wizards really … Continue reading

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Caniuse

Thanks to John Papa for making me aware of this.  Via Visual Studio Magazine Sept 2012, p. 10. Concerning my example that only seemed nice in IE10/Win8.     http://elbow.d2g.com/newtop/ This helps explain  caniuse.com site is a handy reference.  In this case … Continue reading

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Version Control systems

Rise of GIT  (DDJ article) What I have recently tried:  Microsoft’s Team Foundation Service (cloud-based, only preview at this time)  -was easy to try via link built-in to VS2012.  Had to make an account –fine, just like a bazillion other … Continue reading

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RFC2426, vCard, microformats

Stumbled upon this hCard 1.0 Google -microformats Advanced topic

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The first website was responsive

Style Tiles Jeremy Keith on Responsive Web Design Mobile first, content first, layout is an enhancement that comes later Design from content outwards, instead of from canvas inwards.   March Boulton, A Richer Canvas The first web page – was responsive  … Continue reading

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VS 2012 not perfect -aww

http://www.drdobbs.com/architecture-and-design/measuring-complexity-correctly/240007928?cid=SBX_ddj_related_mostpopular_default_tools I did not know this. (said like Johnny Carson, with all the associated facial expression) The ‘side-moral’ is .. well this is a good reminder to use the code analysis tools.. we used to add Compuware Devpartner to our … Continue reading

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