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The Flawed Eventually-upgrade Software Model

I think Windows XP was the first real release of Windows--it had finally gotten to a usability and stability point that people could accept.  The Microsoft support model changed shortly after Windows XP was released to basically support any piece...
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Working with Subversion Part 2 (or Subversion for the Less Subversive)

In my previous Subversion (SVN) post I detailed some basic commands for using SVN for source code control.  If you’re working alone you could get by with Part 1 .  But, much of the time you’re working in a team of developers working on versioned...

Working with Subversion, Part 1

Working with multiple client projects and keeping abreast of the industry through browsing and committing to open source and other people's libraries means working with multiple source code control (SCC) systems.  One of the systems I use is...

Criteria for Success

I was having a  conversation with a client recently and the topic of “11th hour” came up.  He seemed to think it wasn’t possible to deliver a software project without some sort of “11th hour” panic.  I disagreed I disagree because I’ve...

The Era of Usability

For most of the personal computer generation, success of computers and their operating systems have been ruled by people’s ability to do what they needed to do on or with the computer.  We’re starting to enter an era where the success of a computer...

Software Process and Reduction of Quality

Ken Schwaber had a conversation with Scott Hanselman about the concept of "done". He said that software developers have a habit of culling down all the generally accepted practices of software development except the writing of code. He says...

Location of unit tests.

I had a short conversation at Alt.Net Canada about the location of unit tests. I personally tend towards a distinct unit test project. But, I deal with mostly commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) projects where I simply can't ship code like that. I also...

DevTeach 2008

Well, I'm off to DevTeach Toronto 2008. Track me down and say hi if you're going...
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Routing and Remote Access, NAT, and Internet connection sharing.

How to reset Routing and Remote Access (NAT) when you can't connect to the Internet in Windows 2000 Server....
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