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Tim is a Solutions Architect for PSC Group, LLC. He has been an IT consultant since 1999 specializing in Microsoft technologies. Along with running the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group and speaking on Microsoft and architecture topics he was also contributing author on "The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library".



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Interesting Blog Titles
Ok, it is time for random thoughts. I was going through my blog reader and suddenly became aware of some of the more interesting post titles. Below is a list of a few recent ones. What would you think if you only had the title? Nothing to blog Are we living in Nazi Germany Dumb Stuff about Smart Clients Let me sleep on it Aha! You've been 'Creamed Surprised? No, not really ... Connecting women and men Addicted to blog love ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:13 PM

Maintaining Blog Post Lists
I just don't know how other people do it. There are a number of individuals around the blogosphere who create lists on a daily or weekly basis which reflect what they think are hot topics. I have been creating a list that I email out to the members of the .NET community within my company for the last few months. For about the last three weeks I just have not been able to keep up with this effort. Part of the challenge is that I am not finding a lot that looks of interest to me. The raises a dilemma. ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:13 PM

DevConnections - Wrap Up
DevConnections was a whirl-wind four days filled with learning and fun. So what did I take away from this trip? There were a lot of smart people who presented as well as attended. Unfortunately I was disappointed with about half of the sessions I attended. Luckily that leaves half of the sessions which were inspiring. The last day's highlights were Brian Noyes and Kathleen Dollard. Kathleen Dollard seemed to have a way of presenting pieces of code that just made you get the whole concept behind a ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2008 9:50 PM

Quoted In Redmond Developer News
As a result of an earlier post on Krugle I got a correspondence from Michael Desmond at Redmond Developer News. The result of this got printed in the April 15, 2008 issue. Now he only picked a couple of sentences from my response, but in all I think it was pretty accurate. The one thing I would correct is that I was speaking more about the public site than the appliances that Krugle supplies, since that is what I have experience with. Either way the idea still holds true that reading other peoples ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2008 7:44 AM

DevConnections - Day 3
Today was a mixed bag of disappointing session by some supposedly smart people who will remain nameless (unless I think better of it later). This was balanced out by some great sessions by Mark Miller and Dan Appleman. I'll start with Mark's session on Science of Great UIs. It was great how he showed how UIs can be built objectively. That and his sense of hurmor would have been reason enough to get your money's worth. But then ... In the middle of his presentation Mark's laptop died. I don't mean ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:53 PM

DevConnections - Day 2
All I can say is my mind has been fired up! I started the day by attendeing Pat Helland's first session. It was looking like we were just getting a lesson in the history of computer hardware. Where that lesson lead opened my eyes to some of the issues and possible solutions we face in the IT industry going forward. This includes making our applications more granular and keeping less data on a particular machine and giving the application access to its from anywhere. He also covered the need to have ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:34 PM

IASA Connections?

So it is the first partial day of DevConnections.  Of course I am taking the Architect Connections track.  As I am going through my materials this evening I noticed an insert for IASA Connections in San Francisco this October.  Since I am here now I doubt that I will make this event, but I would suggest anyone who can should attend.  When I tried this web site it didn't respond, but check back soon.

Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2008 9:59 PM

An Adventure Not To Be Repeated
Last weekend I had to travel out of town for a funeral and the flight out was one I don't want experience again. So what happened? I got to the airport early, but evidently that isn't a requirement for the flight crew. We were told they were coming in on another flight and hadn't arrived yet. Oh, and by the way the maintenance crew is looking at the breaks of our plane. Great! The crew finally arrived, but they decided it would be better if we didn't fly this particular aircraft. So an hour later ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 10:43 PM

Off To DevConnections

It is unusual that I get to go to conferences.  I think I am really going to enjoy this one.  The speaker list is top notch and it looks like the weather is going to be beautiful.  See you when I get back.

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 10:35 PM

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