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Solid Error Messages

Writing good error messages is an art form. It's important though because the error messages are often the only communication with the user in an already frustrating situation for said user. More about this sensitive topic on my blog at Solid Error Messages.

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2008 3:34 PM

Ranting and Raving or Getting Results?
I've been at Microsoft a little over a year and a half. I'm very excited about a number of the new technologies that are here and on the coming roadmap. Microsoft is at a point where it's more open than it's ever been. The level of community involvement in projects like the ASP.NET MVC framework, IronRuby and much more has been historic. I get that it could always be better. But don't (as Joe Brinkman put it) throw a brick through my window to tell me that... More on my blog at Ranting and Raving ......

Posted On Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:28 PM

My Daily TED
A few weeks back John Hopkins forwarded me a video from TED. Specifically he sent me a talk by Clifford Stoll called "18 minutes with an agile mind" that he thought reminded him of me. Not because of the brilliance that he showed but because of the ADD nature of the speaker. I was blown away. Much more on my blog at My Daily TED ......

Posted On Monday, June 9, 2008 9:51 AM

Software Development Meme
Jeff Blankenburg called me out with his Software Development Meme. It's actually a funny thing that he did because I have a much different background than much of the industry. My undergrad is actually English with a minor in Drama and a minor in Communications. When others are talking about programming outside of the box, I ask the really simple question of "What box? - nobody told me about a box..." More on my blog at Software Development Meme ......

Posted On Thursday, June 5, 2008 8:03 PM

Doing a Demo while Public Speaking
As I've started writing about public speaking, I have started getting great questions that lead to more blog posts - keep those coming! I was talking to a fellow speaker (who can identify himself in the comments if he so chooses) and they brought up the fact that it's hard for them to prepare a demo. So I've tackled this tough issue on my blog at Doing a Demo while Public Speaking ......

Posted On Monday, June 2, 2008 11:11 AM

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