Disappearing System Tray Icons on Windows Vista

I’ve been running Vista on my work laptop since the first quarter of this year and on my development system at home since August. So far, I haven’t had too many problems with it. Actually, on my home system I’ve had almost no problems. My laptop, on the other hand,... [Read More]

Tampa Bay IASA - January 2008 Meeting

The Tampa Bay chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is dedicated to building a community of professionals interested in topics related to software architecture. This organization welcomes all interested professionals. Whether you are a senior enterprise architect at a fortune 100 company or an aspiring architect... [Read More]

Tampa Bay IASA Meeting Registration

We are moving the event registration to Eventbrite, which has added a lot of new capabilities and flexibility for us in terms of allowing people to register for the meetings. The most significant change is that we now have a dedicated URL for all of our meetings. To find... [Read More]

What Is a Build System?

A few days ago, I talked about my views on MSBuild and NAnt. In that post I mentioned the phrase “build system” several times. That, combined with catching up and re-reading some blog posts that I had flagged led me to Jeff Atwood’s post “The F5 Key Is... [Read More]

Visual Studio Color Schemes

There is always a lot of interest around my desk at work any time I change the color schemes in Visual Studio. I usually bounce between the default “light” color scheme and a “dark” scheme, mostly depending on much actual coding I’m doing at the moment, but sometimes just because... [Read More]