Daily Archives: July 15, 2007

Robert Scobe reads feeds the same way I do.

I watched this video up on the Google Reader blog where they were talking to Robert Scoble about how he uses Google Reader to process all the feeds that he does each day. We pretty much work the same way in that regard, I find that I have too much to read and not enough time so I need to skim through and tag the things that I am interested in.

Today I just cut over to using Google Reader to see how it works out or me, until now I was using Bloglines which is good but it is just too slow with the number of feeds that I have, and now that I am back on high speed Internet most of the time I can afford to use more bytes on the wire (not a cost thing, a time thing once again).

So far the experience has been pretty good and I am sure that long time users like Darren Neimke are going to give me a bit of a ribbing when they see that I have finally cut over to using it.


What am I going to do in the next 6 months to be a better developer?

Looks like I just got tagged by Daniel Moth. The meme that is being spread is about what I am going to do over the next 6 months to be a better developer. Hrm, interesting.

I must admit that I’ve been struggling to find a new passion over the past twelve months. The work that I’ve been doing with Team Foundation Server has been pretty much all consuming.

As I’ve started to surface from this self imposed exile to “tools land” I’m finding that my thoughts are turning to the users of the software that we create as I try to understand their motivations and how we can design software that meets their needs.

In my next six months as a developer I am going to keep up to date on the latest around of Microsoft developer technologies but I am going to change how I apply them such that the maximum benefit can be realised for the end users. In other words I’m going to be less concerned with architectural purity and more concerned with listening to the people that matter most!

So – who am I going to tag:

You’re it!