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The Mom Test–Best Book I’ve read this year

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 11/30/2021

I spend a fair amount of my time as a freelance programmer gathering requirements. Also, with a few start-ups under my belt, I’ve seen how easy it is is to build the wrong thing due to a misunderstanding about potential customers and their needs.

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The 10x Programmer Debate

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 10/20/2021

It is always fascinating to me how many programmers want to debate whether or not 10x programmers exist. For the last several years, any post I’ve read on this question has been either a firm: no, they don’t exist, or even if they do exist, they will be vile people so don’t hire them.

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Most people don’t care about Windows 11–I know I don’t

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 9/29/2021

I laughed out loud at this article that says most people don’t know about Windows 11, and the ones that do don’t care about it.

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Windows 11: Now more irritating than ever

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 9/14/2021

Apparently Mozilla has defeated Microsoft’s default browser protections in Windows. I’m sure Microsoft will respond, and it won’t be pretty. But what I found interesting is that apparently Windows 11 will make the process to set your default program even more cumbersome. Thanks, Microsoft!

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Yes, Apple knows how to talk to people

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 6/14/2021

This piece on ZDNet compares the Apple’s new “Why Mac” page to Microsoft’s page for guiding people to a PC. It is hilarious, and sadly accurate.

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There is always drama somewhere

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 6/7/2021

I see that there is some new drama around Microsoft’s decision to continue to include IdentityServer in some of their templates, despite the fact that IdentityServer is switching from OSS to a commercial model.

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Mercury is released!

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 5/13/2021

RemObjects VB.NET compatible language was released last week, which is good news for those of us who want to use the language on previously unsupported platforms like iOS and ASP.NET Core. Visual Studio Magazine covered the release here.

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Make up your mind, developers!

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/25/2021

As is typical, industry news is filled with contradictions.

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The week of Microsoft Ugly

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/13/2021

I don’t know about you, but I had a bad, bad week of Microsoft.

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A browser so secure it can’t browse

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/2/2021

I certainly understand the importance of security, but I still don’t understand the point of the default configuration of IE on Windows Servers, which is so “secure” that it is completely unusable.

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