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Shipping software

So this guy Mark Lucovsky wrote an article about delivering software. It's interesting to me since I've recently moved in the role of QA/CM - and it's an area where I'm learning a lot. I'm not sure about his points as it relates to enterprise level server software - but it's definitely reasonable to point out and complain about fixed code sitting in a code repository system for years before it gets deployed to a customer who can actually benefit from it. And that's a shame. Sometimes we fix things and deploy them immediately. Somtimes they sit around for a long time.

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Fun Streets In Denver

These streets are near us - and they are fun!

Denver uses a numbers and letters system for it's streets. For the most part, East/west streets are numbers and north south streets are letters. The alphabet has to keep repeating, so they used a system where one set is plants, the next is states in the union, and other similar schemes. We happen to live in the American Indian tribe set of streets. So, depending on exactly where you intersect them, our streets are:

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Best Email Client

Mozilla Thunderbird is the Best EMail Program

Version to use: 1.02

Hailing from the old Netscape Mail component, Mozilla Thunderbird brings a stable, powerful, and full featured mail client. The two biggest topics in email these days are spam and viruses. Thunderbird includes a "junk mail" filter that is very accurate: it marks most spam as such and very little "ham" gets marked as spam. Plus, it learns as it works and you "teach" it. By being based on the more secure Mozilla html engine, Thunderbird isn't susceptible to all of the virii that target the Internet Explorer based engines of Outlook and Outlook Express.

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