Snack Apps

This afternoon Dare Obasanjo tweeted a link with a comment that caught my eye, "The rise of software as entertainment instead of productivity - http://kickingbear.com/blog/archives/67". A quick warning before you follow that link: there are plenty of words in there NSFW. Expletives aside it triggered an interesting thought.

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WiX Working Group video of the night, battle of the local schools.

Happy New Year and welcome to the first WiX Working Group of 2010. We've been off for two weeks, taking some much needed R&R. Now we're back and it's time to get WiX v3.5 moving again. To kick things off, I thought this article about two local high schools was pretty cool. Especially, since it has videos in it.

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Productivity is dependent on what you value.

I follow Rob Conery irregularly because of his work on Subsonic. His comments about Subsonic development were useful in a time when I was trying to wrap my head around MVP, IoC, DAL and DTO. Rob is a fan of ASP.NET MVC and today his blog post railed on a project to introduce MVP to ASP.NET Web Forms due to the use of the word "productivity" in their 3-minute promotional video. The blog post and comments that followed looked a lot like an argument people try to make for or against the WiX toolset.

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Quantity to improve quality.

I'm not big on New Year Resolutions. Not even when the year begins a new decade. However, the typical days off around the holidays do provide some time to stop and reflect. And the one thing that keeps coming to mind is that there are a lot of thoughts in my head that I would like to blog.

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