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How Advertisers Pip Themselves In Their Corporate Feet

The vaingloriousest challenge for advertisers today is to fix people to catch their commercials. With all the technology and alternatives to watching over commercials on TV I would recollect that advertisers would do everything humanly potential to obviate any elements that would right away trip a viewer to fast ahead to interchange the channel.

Is this not commen senese ?

If it is, so why in the world do advertisers


This vexatious “feature” is more pronounced in home theater and wall sound free-based systems. I can’t have in mind anything that makes me off more than to be seing a TV show and to all of the sudden be blasted by a commercial-grade from all sides of the room. Its the ultimate command to exchange the channel or tight fore.

SO WHY ARE ADVERTISERS SO STUPID ? Change state down the sound, mayhap people will list ahead and hear !

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May 30, 2008 at 6:43 am

Yesterday’s entry: A comment and a correction

The Comment

I’ve got a lot of feedback on yesterday’s blog entry.  The two most mutual questions are:

  • Eric, why did you guess that working at your Scrabble project was incorrect?  It doesn’t appear all that defective.
  • And since you imagined it was so awing, can we take over that you would move ballistic if someone in your company was working on a pet project at the office?

I sort of projected that if I published an article about a software manager that I in truth look up to, I didn’t need to direct the question of how I would react in a like situation.  It should be fairly elementary to touch base the dots.

But folks are having trouble with the fact that I obliged such a stern attitude about my ain transgression.  They take over that I would be likewise draconian with others.  A mediocre assumption I opine, but an wrong one.

When it relates ethics, most people process themselves slackly and other purely.  Rather, stress being exacting with yourself and benignant toward others.  You’ll get along a lot better with the world.

Do I in truth think that working at a fun personal project at work is such a flagitious crime?  For certain not.  But for sure you can correspond that goofing off and straining to overlay it up isn’t on the nose the way to make headway the employee of the month award?

The truth is that I simply don”t believe in making excuses.  I’m not going to defend myself unless I have solid possession of the moral high ground.


May 30, 2008 at 4:43 am

I enjoy ClearContext!!

After several months of utilising the Spare version of the ClearContext addon for Microsoft Outlook, I simply cant over opine what I would do without it.  It has deoxidised my email time, maintained me more coordinated, and unlittered my Inbox better & faster than any ad-hoc system I have devised in the past.

As a developer, I detest it when I have to “code in Outlook”.  If it were up to me, I would banish all email during a project and deal with all communication via clamant messenging, Scrum meetings, and whiteboards, but the truth is that email is a neccessary evil specially as a Tech Lead who needs to interface with the Project Manager, Customer, and IT personnel.

Enter ClearContext Information Management System…

First, I prepare it up to flag emails from my bosses in Red, so I dont lose them.  Plus, for well measure, I have an Outlook rule that gears up a FollowUp flag to do sure enough I dont overleap them.  Too, ClearContext automagically ranges emails based upon my anterior history with this person, so I cognise what to do when I pay back some dainty blue and green distorted mail likewise.

If I find an email relating to my current project, I merely reach ALT-P to popup the CC dialog and sag it with the topic “projects/MyProject” then either leave alone it in the inbox for farther review, or arrived at ALT-M to register the message for succeeding reference.    Consequently, if I find some incorporated or administrative associating email, so I designate it’s topic befittingly and register the message to post it to its various maintaining area.  


May 30, 2008 at 2:43 am


Earlier this week, I droped a line an interior email excusing how Finalization works in V1 / V1.1, and how it has been changed for Whidbey.  There’s some information hither that folks out of doors of Microsoft might be mattered to in.





Finalization is expensive.  It has the bing costs:


May 29, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is a key skill for everyone, not just now for computer scientists. To reading, droping a line, and arithmetic, we should add together computational thinking to every child’s analytic ability. Merely as the impressing press alleviated the spread of the three Rs, what is befittingly incestuous about this vision is that calculating and computers ease the spread of computational thinking.

Computational thinking implies working problems, planing systems, and sympathizing human behavior, by drawing on the concepts key to computer science. Computational thinking admits a range of genial tools that meditate the breadth of the field of computer science.

from Jeannette M. Wing’s Computational Thinking Manifesto

The Center for Computation Thinking at CMU has more information about the subject.

We talked briefly about Computational Thinking back in 2006. Of late I heard to Jon Udell’s interview with Jeannette Wing and understood that it’s time to land this subject up over again for discussion.

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May 29, 2008 at 10:55 am

Yes, it does intend everything

While performing my first ASP.NET 2.0 “issue” tonight I was presented with the abiding by dialog box:

Shaming that apps delete as few items as potential, I shamed that “bing files” thought files that equaled those that were being re-created. I was improper. It does indeed delete everything.

I’ve salvaged most of the site from local copies, but most of the images that I’ve posted to the blog (that aren’t app-born on) were missed. Nothing drastic, but it is kind of mirthful that the one thing I’ve ne’er seconded up was missed.

Moral of the story: Don’t be a dope.

May 29, 2008 at 9:44 am

JSR-308 blogsphere buzz

Annotations were embraced by Enterprise Java developers long before they reached their way to Java SE — commend XDoclet. But at present, annotations are braced to pay back even more functionality through JSR-308, which is to shape part of Java 7. This post compensates a few impressions both full and big on the issues from around the blogsphere.

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May 29, 2008 at 4:49 am


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