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Friday, October 21, 2005

Movie line of the week answer - [1:20 PM]

Darn, you miss a week, then post late, and nobody guesses. DOH!

The correct answer is...

Come back next week!
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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Movie line of the week - [4:27 PM]

Cut, cut, cut!Wow, I can't believe I didn't know what day it was, until this moment. It's movie line time! DOH!

Here it is, good luck!

They're Afghani freedom fighters! They're on our side! WE'RE AMERICANS!

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Eclipsing Ruby? - [10:34 AM]

Slashdot: "IBM Developerworks is running an article that introduces using the Ruby Development Tools (RDT) plug-in for Eclipse, which allows Eclipse to become a first-rate Ruby development environment." - Excellent! Ruby is another one of those incredible languages I'd love to learn. Having a first rate IDE in the toolbox is a huge plus.
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Monday, October 17, 2005

Visio to XAML? - [10:08 AM]

Rob Relyea: "I was excited to learn that John is working with Michael Hunter on a Visio Exporter to XAML." - I'd thought about doing this sort of thing for standard Win32 style dialogs on numerous occasions. Nice to see someone do more than think about it.
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Sunday, October 16, 2005

RSS Icon - [8:46 AM]

I Love RSS.There's been a whole lotta talk lately about the Orange XML icon used to represent an RSS feed. I can see why folks would like to change it, but is too late to change it?

Why change it? Plain in simple. It doesn't tell me anything. If I didn't already know what it represented I wouldn't have the slightest clue what an orange rectangle with the text XML written in it means. I think it should convey with both graphics and/or text what it really represents, a news feed. How do you get that across? That's up to someone with a great feel for that sort of thing to figure out.

Why shouldn't it be changed? It was established long ago to represent an RSS feed. At that time it would've been easy to change and not confuse people. Today when I visit a site with an orange XML icon I know what clicking on that link means, it means I'll get the link to an RSS feed. Don't change it now, you'll only confuse folks.
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Movie line missing? - [8:44 AM]

Sorry for a lack of a movie line this week. We're coming to a close on a project at work and I was very pre-occupied on Thursday. A lot is going on at the moment, so please come back next Thursday and I'll have something to share.
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I love this time of year - [8:18 AM]

Autumn is here!October in The Great Valley ushers in my favorite time of the year, gone are the hotter that hades days of August and in are dew covered lawns, leaves falling from trees, and a little chill in the air. My lovely wife decorates the house in all things fall. Oranges and deep reds dominate our living room, as I write I'm looking at our fireplace mantle which currently hosts a scarecrow sitting atop a bale of hay. Soon we'll run out and buy pumpkins that will take up residence on our porch through the month of November. Harvest is in full swing. Farmers are rushing to bring in their crops and prepare their fields for the winter.

I think I love this time of year so much because it's the season for family gatherings. Soon we'll visit the local corn maze, hand out candy at Halloween, host Thanksgiving dinner(I hope it works out this year), and move into the most wonderful time of the year; Christmas.

Did I mention I love this time of the year?
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