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Archive for February, 2006

What if Microsoft redesigned the ipod packaging?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

The Video Can’t wait for Windows Vista!!! ;) Bigger is better, right? Classic example of “more is less”

When Legacy (3rd Party) Code goes wrong

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

I have this legacy code from a client, the code is used to dynamically write ad content on their site. We’re redesigning the clients site and you guessed it; they want us to re-use this legacy code. The problem? As so many others in my position have surely found, is the legacy code sucks. For [...]

iPod Hi-Fi vs Bose SoundDock

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Apple has done it, released yet another “iPod” branded product. However, compared to previous releases I’m not nearly as impressed. Sure I haven’t even seen or used the iPod Hi-Fi but my first impression is; why not just get the Bose SoundDock? The SoundDock is cheaper, has superior design (IMO) and I tend to believe [...]

WordPress 2.0 upgrade, at the cost of efficiency

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

So I took the plunge, I upgraded to WordPress 2.0 on the weekend. While it has some nice flashy features compliments of Ajax, the only impact the upgrade has had on me is slower posting time. That’s right, the warm and fuzzy WYSIWYG editor they have included in 2.0 is painfully slow and not so [...]

ActiveState, Open Source, Dynamic Languages: why is it?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

The title of this post may have been more accurate if I had chosen what DavidA posted “ActiveState to spin out!” on However, the point here isn’t to re-iterate the sale but more the notion of open source software and the use of dynamic languages. Back to what I had to say… ActiveState – [...]