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  • Scanner Mouse!

    @Bas: Ha! I evaluated this guy back in the day. Neat but not really functional Smiley

  • IE9 copy & paste removes line returns

    ... on a slightly related note, I found this little utility that eases my copy/paste woes - especially for SharePoint Wiki documentation.

    PureText 2.0 - may just prevent me from getting carpal tunnel Smiley

    Wish it could override Ctl+V instead of Windows+V but... still handy!!

  • Can you quasi dogfood?

    @davewill: "Can you quasi dogfood?"

    Absolutely. Yes! However, it requires a good understanding of what the user is doing and why they are doing it (customer's problem/opportunity domain) - good analysis and quality requirements management are an essential first step. Clearly it will take more than that but, without this I think you're dead in the water - unless you have one or two project "heroes" who can compensate :-/

    If you haven't seen it, check out Managing Software Requirements. THIS IS NOT A Bible... or stepwise check-list that guarantees success. It's merely a collection of good ideas and techniques - some of which may or may not apply to your precise circumstances.

    Best of luck!

  • HP Takes a hit on WebOS

    "...HP is aiming to exit the consumer business — or at least quarantine those operations"

    From the perspective of a disillusioned, once fanatically supportive, customer, it seems they executed this business unit so poorly that this was inevitable. Too bad HP blackened both their eyes before recognizing their mistake :-/

  • At cross road.

    @Dr Herbie: Well said! I would also caution that it's easy to lose all sense of the forest when you're down in the trees.

    I had a dire sense that MS and .Net was on the wane because of a couple of engagements where clients refused to remain current with MS tools/technologies (especially MSDN subscriptions). However, I have renewed enthusiasm and optimism with a simple job change.

    @figuerres / @spivonious: Always good to know more Smiley I've found past UNIX experience invaluable even though I've not worked in it (or much Linux) in quite some time.

  • IE9 copy & paste removes line returns

    @Sven Groot: Ditto (IE9/VS2010). Worked fine w/ FF v5.0.1/VS2010.

    However, I nearly always keep a text editor open to pate into/copy from just so I can strip unwanted formatting. I know some apps provide the past as text option but so many do not that it's just become an (annoying) habit... do a lot of writing/documentation.

  • Net/Flix

    In case anyone remains interested, FYI: ZDNet: Can iTunes Replay challenge the almighty Netflix?

    I'm not interested (in iTunes) because I don't like the closed Apple environment. No iPod, iPhone or iPad for me. No DRM either. I'm too much of a control freak Tongue Out

  • Net/Flix

    For what it's worth, we're long-time Netflix customers - DVDs and streaming. Despite the limited selection, LOVE the streaming. Watch it more than cable and, augmented with a couple of disks, it is GREAT!

    Not happy with the price increase but will likely just eat it... unless some competitor offers up something compelling.

    Heard WalMart is getting into the game... not that I trust they'll do it well. Amazon sounds promising. Time will tell.

  • Thoughts on Microsoft last quarter results and should Microsoft reconsider making its own hardware?

    @spivonious:++ ... and @CaRDiaK:++

  • Biggest bottleneck on a development project?

    No doubt... "Requirements Management"...

    ...a systematic approach to eliciting, organizing, and documenting the requirements of a system, and the process that establishes and maintains agreement between the customer and the project team on the changing requirements of the system -- Leffingwell/Widrig, Management Software Requirements