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Argot, 31337

Communications of the ACM January 2013 “Lost in Translation” refers to ‘argot’ which leads us to 31337 (leet). Interesting topics -check the respective wikis. Advertisements

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Peter Neumann

Peter Neumann (Principal Scientist, SRI) via ACM journal mention by Vincent Cerf Lots of fun stuff, and especially the quasi-literary pursuits!

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Kanban

Not just another 6-letter, starting with K, Japanese-origin concept.. (see also Kaizen) From the MSDN newsletter today.. VS update 2 (presumably for VS2012) supports Kanban. Checking the wiki… “… stimulates continuous, incremental and evolutionary changes to your system.” “Sweeping changes … Continue reading

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Windows 8 continuing to be Awesome! Storage Spaces

A couple of years ago I realized that if I had money to spend up-front, I could enhance my storage environment by buying a NAS device.  I researched the products but held off.  I learned that my new powerful Dell … Continue reading

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Windows 8–the best thing

My co-worker asked ‘what’s the best thing about it?’   I’ll try to put it into words. Looks and feels slick; nice to have something new after decade or two of the Windows UI Fast and responsive; cannot overstate that.  Snappy.  … Continue reading

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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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