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Ugh! Apple, stop messing with my machine!
I have an IPod, and I quite like the miserable thing. However, ITunes is a pain in the kiester. Whenever there's an update, I can't get the itunes update without the STUPID QUICK TIME PLAYER being installed. If they just installed the thing, it'd be fine, but they insist on believing that everyone in the world spends ALL of their time in "quick time player." In fact, it's so important, that they put a stupid icon on my desktop, which I can't prevent, and put a stupid icon in my quick launch toolbar! ......

Posted On Friday, February 29, 2008 3:25 PM

Ugh--Media bias--what happened to Just the Facts?
The media can't get enough of Apple, and frankly, I'm sick of it. Last year, Apple sold 3.7 million iPhones worldwide, and the press (particularly the really awful news.com site) can't get enough of them. That sounds like a lot of phones, until you realize that the leading seller of phones, Nokia, sold 111 million phones IN THE THIRD QUARTER ALONE! The total global market was 1.12 billion units, giving Apple a whopping .33 percent market share. Now granted, Apple didn't sell the phones the entire ......

Posted On Saturday, February 16, 2008 7:04 PM

CAB and WPF Commands
In many ways, CAB and WPF have many similar functions. One area where there's overlap, and a little bit of pain is with WPF commands. If you're new to commands, here's a great blog post about them. The Microsoft Help for commands is here. Suppose the following: You have a search workspace that contains all of the logic for executing a search and displaying search results and a single search textbox. When a search result item is selected, you raise a cab event and then stuff happens. You want to go ......

Posted On Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:35 PM

We're all hosed
Technorati Tags: Politics Mitt Romney bailed today, leaving only liberals running for president. So here's a question for those of you who dislike the two party system: How does a one party system sound? The republican party is no longer a party of conservatives. One bright note, everyone loves a train wreck and this ought to be one of epic proportions. I think we've just ensured that our next president will either be Clinton or Obama. I'm placing bets that Obama will win. Here's to higher taxes ......

Posted On Thursday, February 7, 2008 12:36 PM

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