SCMcDonnell SCMcDonnell .NET

Niner since 2005

Strictly Microsoft Developer, C#, code that works and looks nice.


  • Verdiem: Using Software to Curb Energy Abuse


    I understand and actually with agree your point.  You are right in saying that Global Warming is the new abortion of politics because it has divided the aisles and no one is listening anymore.

    That said,  I believe anything in excess is bad.  The only reason I believe in energy conservation is to make my monthly bill lower.  Other than that, it doesn't make economical sense.

    I, for one, also believe that as humans we are nieve to think that we can destroy something we cannot create.  My critics say that we are destroying the planet; however, the fact that we are unable to stop a hurricane from killing thousands of people sort of disproves that fact and a hurricane is less than 1% of the total energy that can be produced by nature.

    I believe that company's like Verdiem have good intentions but it seems to me that their profitability is only going to rise as the government makes further restrictions on power consumption.  When a business primarily exists on the hope of future congressional action the model has flaws.  I am not saying that is the case with Verdiem but I see many businesses that fit that model.

    A  business that is based on the demand of the consumer is more likely to succeed.

    Thanks for the post.

  • Verdiem: Using Software to Curb Energy Abuse

    Lord help us all. 

    It seems that FatherNature (Al Gore) even has an impact within the software community. 

    What's next?  A slimmed down version of Visual Studio that consumes less power and thus saves the polar bears from drowning?

    All in all, amusing video.


  • ARCast - Architecting in an Agile World

    By far one of the best I've heard.  Thanks Ron.

  • Microsoft Robotics Studio

    Was that your ringtone?!

    One of my favorite videos so far.

  • Jessica Arnold gives us a look at Outlook 2007

    scobleizer wrote:
    It violates my living room rule. It's rude and not polite. And, yes, it is discriminatory cause I don't see you treating the men here that way. It sends a message that you're only interested in women's bodies, not their minds. We as an industry have a tough enough time trying to get women interested in geekier fields, so I'm pretty senstitive to this kind of behavior.

    Well said Scoble.  I appreciate the videos and work you do for C9.

  • Steve Ballmer - Quick chat with Microsoft's CEO

    scobleizer wrote:
    >I hate from MS is that they create to kill other competitors..

    I don't look at it that way.

    Microsoft works like an anthill. We go toward food sources (money). Or, look at it as customers asking for more features. If we add features to our products that customers want they'll buy more.

    I see it as chasing the money. It's good business.

    Look at the auto industry. General Motors had an awesome month due to a "buy your car at employee pricing" promotion. Now everyone else is doing it.

    It happens the other way too. Why do many distributions of Linux look just like Windows? Why is Apple working on an Office Suite?

    Right On.
  • Steve Ballmer - Quick chat with Microsoft's CEO

    Incredible.  I am very impressed.  Thanks alot.

    Shaun McDonnell