Cisco VPN Client and Vista x64

I am disappointed in Cisco. I have Vista Ultimate x64 installed on my snappy new Red laptop but I cannot install Cisco VPN Client software on it because Cisco VPN Client does not run on Vista 64-bit platforms. Digging around for a work-around, I came across a couple interesting comments. One comment, from someone who …
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Cisco VPN Client and Vista x64

I am disappointed in Cisco. I have Vista Ultimate x64 installed on my snappy new Red laptop but I cannot install Cisco VPN Client software on it because Cisco VPN Client does not run on Vista 64-bit platforms. Digging around for a work-around, I came across a couple interesting comments. One comment, from someone who …
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Kevin Hazzard on LINQ To SQL

Kevin Hazzard did an outstanding job presenting to the Richmond SQL Server Users Group this evening on LINQ To SQL! I really like the ORM / code generation aspects of this new feature of the .Net Framework 3.5. Seeing it in action made me yearn (a little) for my application developer days. Kevin’s VPC crashed a …
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Kevin Hazzard on LINQ To SQL

Kevin Hazzard did an outstanding job presenting to the Richmond SQL Server Users Group this evening on LINQ To SQL! I really like the ORM / code generation aspects of this new feature of the .Net Framework 3.5. Seeing it in action made me yearn (a little) for my application developer days. Kevin’s VPC crashed a …
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On Developer Communities: A Sponsor’s Case Study

Introduction I wrote a series of posts recently about the developer community. I started each post with a linked summary of the previous posts, which I will continue here: On Developer Communities…  I hold the following hypotheses about successful, growing, and thriving developer communities: First, you need a team builder.  You can run a company like …
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On Developer Communities: A Sponsor’s Case Study

Introduction I wrote a series of posts recently about the developer community. I started each post with a linked summary of the previous posts, which I will continue here: On Developer Communities…  I hold the following hypotheses about successful, growing, and thriving developer communities: First, you need a team builder.  You can run a company like …
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On Technical Leadership: Things Get Easier

Introduction A long time ago in a place not so far away from Farmville, I learned Motorola 6800 machine code. It wasn’t easy but with patient instruction from my neighbor, I was soon making things happen on the computer screen and in memory. I was hooked! Fast Forward 3.3 Decades… I’m still hooked! That thrill …
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Finishing Up Better

More Better  Last week I read and blogged about Better by Dr. Atul Gawande. In Part III of the book, Dr. Gawande focuses on Ingenuity with three chapters entitled The Score, The Bell Curve, and For Performance. There are lots of good takeaways for software development in these chapters. Full Disclosure  One stood out in particular in The …
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