Lightning was the codename for the CLR

Rich Hundhausen (blog) showed me a great site today.  It’s http://bink.nu/CodeNames.bink.  It’s got all (or nearly all) of the MS codenames for their various products.  Fun...

Long Tail Blog

I noted the concept of the “Long Tail” in a recent post.  Looks like the author of the piece in Wired has an extensive blog that covers many, many instances.  It can be found at...

The Long Tail

Total sales of unpopular items often exceed total sales of popular items.  Consider some stats from a recent article in Wired magazine.  The average Barnes & Noble carries 130,000 title...

Innumeracy

<mathGeek> The Associated Press (AP) quotes (evidently without analysis) numbers from National Coalition of the Homeless.  They claim that there are 3.5 million homeless in the US.  N...

We hired our first 1099 employee

Well, we did it!  After much hand wringing and deep conversations, we decided to hire our first 1099 employee.  Gary Gumbiner has agreed to work for the next few months on a project for Mic...

Gmail Bug Exposes E-mails to Hackers

Whoops!  I’ve got a Gmail account!  Interesting problem.  Google was inadvertantly placing random emails into the “Reply To” field of emails.  That’s right...

Recognition

Scott Duffy sometimes writes a bit about VSTS.  Not often, but enough for me to keep checking back to his blog often.  His last post had something that just struck me.  He puts it like...

New Microsoft Patch Blocks Firefox Downloads

“Microsoft Corp. today released a new security patch for its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser which prevents users from accidentally or intentionally downloading the new free, open-source Fir...