Category Archives: Observations

iPhone 7+ – First Look

What can I say that you don’t already know?   [Updated Sept 23, 09:19: To reset the iPhone 7, hold the power button and the volume down button until you see the apple The battery does seem to last much … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #151 – Jon Galloway on //build/

I’m extremely pleased to have Jon back on Yet Another Podcast, this time with a comprehensive review of //build/. Jon on Channel 9  Twitter  Stack Overflow Build on GitHub        

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Yet Another Podcast #145: John Sonmez

This week John Sonmez goes beyond programming to talk about life and the pursuit of happiness. Simple Programmer Blog: http://simpleprogrammer.com Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills 10 Steps to Learn Anything Quickly course: http://10stepstolearn.com YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/jsonmez Listen | Yet … Continue reading

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Words I Thought Were Yiddish

Yiddish has permeated our culture, probably due to the over-representation of Jews in the Entertainment industry.  Almost all Americans know the basic meaning of schmuck, chutzpah, oy vey, etc. But there are English words that I always thought were Yiddish. … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #132: FalafelCon Roundtable

Talking with J. Tower, Josh Eastburn and Venkata Koppaka of Falafel Software about their upcoming presentations at FalafelCon.  We also discuss working remotely, software, AngularJS, Xamarin and much more. Falafel Software FalafelCon Falafel Blogs HipChat GoToMeeting 48 States Project Special … Continue reading

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Read twice as fast, one word at a time

It turns out that there are better ways to read than the way we learned as children.  Based  on significant research, Flash Reading appears to be able to instantly increase your reading speed by 50% to 100% or more, while … Continue reading

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MVP–thank you

Today I was awarded Microsoft’s MVP, which I have to say was truly terrific.  It is an amazing program with some amazing people, many of whom are friends.  This is the second time I received the MVP (the previous award … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #109–One ASP.NET with Jon Galloway

Jon Galloway, my friend and sometime co-host is interviewed by Jeff Fritz and me about One ASP.NET and what’s new in ASP.NET.  Jon is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft focused on ASP.NET and Jeff is a Developer Evangelist for Telerik … Continue reading

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A Personal Note – Moving On…

In our industry it is common to have a number of jobs during the course of your career. I’ve benefitted from my experiences at PBS, Citibank, Ziff Davis, AT&T and Microsoft to name just a few. In recent years I’ve … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #103–Scott Hanselman

Scott Hanselman joins me to talk about One ASP.NET, Windows 8 and what he’s been up to.  Scott is a Principal Project Manager at Microsoft, and one of the most popular personalities on the net; host of three podcasts and … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #102–Top Pluralsight Authors

  In this special round-table edition of Yet Another Podcast, I’m joined by   K. Scott Allen John Papa Julie Lerman Michael Perry Craig Shoemaker Joe Eames Steve Smith A free for all discussion on writing On Line Training courses, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Podcast #101–Mary Jo Foley

Mary Jo Foley is the author of the All About Microsoft blog for ZDNet.  She has been following Microsoft since 1984 and is one of our most fascinating returning guests.  Today she talks about /Build and Windows 8.1, Azure and … Continue reading

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