Archive for May, 2007

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Microsoft: Surface

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

This is just what I was hoping to hear from Microsoft, or Apple. I would love to have this type of interface model in my home. This looks to be an incredible tool. Check this out at and Microsoft unveils revolutionary device – Today: Money – To do things on Surface’s tabletop […]

Agile Methodologies

Friday, May 25th, 2007

You come to work and are greeted with a new software project to complete. But, seeing as the last project ran over budget, the engineers worked long hours, and the project never hit the actual requirements; management has mandated that your team will be using an Agile methodology. The theory being, you’ll have a small […]

.NET Framework and the Wiimote

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Any of you have a Wii? Any of you wondered if you could use the Wiimote with your PC and code an application to use the Wiimote? If so, this site is for you. It includes links to useful information, instructions to sync your Wiimote to your Bluetooth enable device, and the Managed Library to […]

I thought we were out of middle school…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

From the “I’m Taking My Ball and Going Home” department… DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2007® After losing a string of embarrassing votes on the House floor because of procedural maneuvering, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has decided to change the current House Rules to completely shut down the floor to the minority. So instead of […]

Pate LIVE! Book Club: Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

This entry of the Pate LIVE! Book Club comes from Sergei Lukyanenko. “The Night Watch” is the first of his epic trilogy between good and evil.  It follows the stories of the Others, serving the Light (good) or Dark (evil), who are supernaturally gifted beings.

Anderson Coopers vs the Bees

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Ok, not quite the epic battle of the titans, but still interesting nonetheless. Concerned reader, Marcy, has alerted me that Anderson Cooper will be covering the mysterious bee disappearances on tonight’s (May 15th, 2007) show. From the newsblurb: It’s a mystery of epic proportions — bees vanishing in the billions without a shred of evidence. […]

Using External Libraries in QTP

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

I’ve found it necessary to create my own code libraries in QuickTest Pro to handle scenarios that aren’t generally covered by the typical QTP or VBScript APIs. This is a useful process for creating reusable functions that are accessible to your entire automation suite.

The Face Transformer

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Have fun with this site, care of PhotoJojo, to see what you may look like in 40 years… or another color… or whatever… Photojojo » What Might You Look Like if You Were Black? or White? or Old? The Face Transformer Shows All

Lack of Bees is “Biggest General Threat” to US Food Supply

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

As more is revealed about this situation, the more concerned I am. There’s not much I can do about it, but concerned I remain. CNN is the latest news outlet reporting on the missing bees. An alarming statistic — 25% of the US bee population has vanished. That’s a lot of bees… and considering they […]

The Object Repository in QTP 9

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

The Software Inquisition has an article about the new Object Repository interface in QuickTest Pro 9. Since the company I work is about to migrate to this version of QTP, I figured I would read up on it a bit. This article does a good bit of explaining some new features (and added headaches), so […]

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