The Lanham Factor
The (ir)rational thoughts of a (not-so)mad man

November 2007 Entries

N Sync - Microsoft Style

Any y'all playahz lookt at this?  Whaddya think?

Introduction to the Microsoft Sync Framework

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sync/bb821992.aspx



Who Do You Love?

Chris Williams, MVP (VB.NET) has a new site running.  It promises to be a great collaboration community for VB.NET developers.  Check it out!

http://www.ilovevb.net

 



Thank a Veteran...Regardless of Your View on Conflict

Regardless of your view on conflict around the world and the military-industrial complex, please take time to thank a veteran (or ten) for their service. I was watching the Army / Rutgers game and chatting with a friend who is a fan of the Big East. As such, my friend was rooting for Rutgers. Now I'm a Navy fan AND a fan of WVU (and the Big East) too. However, I was rooting for Army. My friend asked why. I replied that the Army seniors are going to graduate and go to war and possibly die so I figure ......

Managing Shadow IT

"Shadow IT" is a term used to refer to technology efforts taken on by business units, usually without the knowledge (or blessing) of the IT department at large. Shadow IT can be a double-edged sword. You should understand the potential problems of Shadow IT and how to manage it. Let's start by understanding how Shadow IT is formed. Formation of Shadow IT Shadow IT forms when there is a disparity between the need for technology and avaialble resources to implement the needed technology. Companies ......

Eureka! I Discovered Another Cool TV Show!

So my folks and I don't agree too often (almost never). When they suggested I watch Eureka I naturally blew it off. After all, they don't like the reimagined Battlestar Galactica (I know...hard to believe). However, I recently started watching Eureka Season 1 on DVD. I am very impressed. You can learn more about the show (AND watch Season 2 episodes online) at http://www.scifi.com/eureka. Pros Characters - The characters are interesting and very well developed. Ferguson's Jack Carter is very believable ......