Category Archives: Misc

Consultant Skills: Having an Opinion

This is the third of three posts I’ve written about consultant’s skills, check the previous posts if you like: Consultant Skills: Story Telling Consultant Skills: Knowledge Depth & Breadth ————- We work in an industry where one general problem can be solved by too many ways, each emerges from a different mindset and different circumstances.… Read More »

Develop without Googling

Yesterday I was playing with Kudu, the Azure websites deployment engine, and it was all fun and joy. While I was happily hitting the key strokes of joy enjoying the new cool stuff I implementing, I got an error, and shamefully the minute I saw the error I copied and pasted it to Google! For… Read More »

Speed Reading Is Nice…But

If you are in the software industry, you HAVE to read, read, and read; and it’s not only the “of course reading is essential”, it’s a matter of life and death…of your career! And there is tons of material every day: books, blogs, news, articles,….etc., so how to manage? of course is Speed Reading. Once… Read More »

Working with Windows 8 on Parallels 7

I have installed the latest Parallels update and created a new Windows 8 virtual machine. Being in all-touch universe right now, the guys behind Windows 8 decided to use corners of the screen to do certain actions like showing Start, active applications, or the settings flay-out. The issue is that I couldn’t use these corners… Read More »

Html.EditorFor, Model Property vs RouteData Value

The ASP.NET MVC team made our lives easier when they created the Html editor extension method Html.EditoFor(); you just pass the model property and it creates the right editor, filling it with the property’s value…but not always! Let’s consider that we have the conventional route definition: routes.MapRoute( "Default", // Route name "{controller}/{action}/{id}", // URL with… Read More »

Criticizing Google Reader’s UI

Since Google changes the look of its products very often, most likely this post will be out of date soon, nonetheless I believe it’d be a good to share my thoughts about Google Reader’s current UI… with a little rant. Lots of real-state waste: All the areas surrounded with yellow borders are a wasted, especially… Read More »