Oil Prices: Hurting the Economy?

The price of oil, or more concretely, the price of the gasoline you put into your vehicle's tank has gotten tremendous attention recently. You would expect it to since it has doubled in price per gallon in the past three years. That being said, however, is this really a crisis, something that will drag our economy in significant ways, or is it merely election hype.

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Creating Work Items for Team System through Outlook

A while back, I took at a look at Personify Design's Teamlook tool that provided functionality within Outlook to create and modify Work Items in Visual Studio Team System. What a great idea since during the course of development many issues or potential bugs or discussions about existing Work Items take place in email threads and its always good practice to capture all or most of that information in your Work Item database for future reference.

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Benjamin Harrell Starts a Blog

Co-worker, friend, and Co-founder of Amino Software has joined the blogosphere in launching his own personal blog today.

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Work Items in Email

Rob Caron has a great post showing the macro he created in Word that he uses as his email editor (the default in Outlook) so he can quickly turned references to Work Item numbers into links to the details.

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Internal Corporate Blogging

I am about half way through Naked Conversations, which has some really great perspectives on blogging. It has inspired me to start blogging internally on the corporate blog that was setup about a year ago but that has gotten very little attention. In fact, no one has posted anything in the past six months.

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Thank You, Joel!

This post is right on and will printed up and distributed in hard copy to hang on cubicle walls.

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David Anderson and Feature Driven Development

David Anderson just posted about a talk he gave in Vancouver regarding FDD, a favorite topic of his. In this post he is including his PowerPoint slides and I highly recommend taking a look.

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No More Lost Postings!

I can't tell you how many times I have had a full blog post typed up and pristine in all its glory in the web based control panel only to have a spotty connection or some other network "blip" cause all my typing to be lost upon submitting the form to the server.

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Naked Conversations: A Preview

I picked up a copy of Naked Conversations yesterday at the local Barnes & Nob le as I am very interested in the impact of blogging not only in the micro-ISV space but also in the corporate environment.

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Enterprise Architecture Defined

I don't have time to read this right now but this is a good article to read and reference so I am making a note to self here about it.

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