Domain-Specific Language Tools: Model-Driven Development of .NET Enterprise Applications

Tuesday, 16 May 2006

I heard Susan Entwisle present at CodeCampOz this year, and it was quite an interesting presentation. Slightly more "academic" or "big-picture" than some of the other talks, but fascinating nonetheless.

To be honest, I'm still not certain that we could make very much use of these kinds of tools with the kind of projects we work on, but it is an interesting field to keep an eye on.

Prioritizing Web Usability: Jakob Nielsen's new book

Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Haven't read it yet, but we should be getting a copy soon. Jakob knows his stuff, and his earlier book Prioritizing Web Usability (Voices That Matter) is one of the standard references on the subject.

Extension progress

Monday, 8 May 2006

I'm pleased to say that we finally have some really good progress on the house extension.

Paul (our builder) hurt his back just after the slab was poured, so he's only just been able to return to work. As you can see, we have had a bit of rain lately so it a bit on the muddy side now.

It's all looking really good though, and it is great to finally be able to walk around and get a sense of the space and size of all the rooms.

Consolas Font Pack

Friday, 5 May 2006

The Microsoft Consolas Font Family is a set of highly legible fonts designed for ClearType.

I've blogged previously about how I enabled ClearType because it should improve productivity. I've left it on at home with the LCD monitors, but I reverted back to the standard fonts on the CRT monitors at work as it was just too fuzzy to work with.

Unless you're using ClearType on a suitable monitor, I wouldn't bother with these fonts. They don't look that great on my CRTs. I'll give them a try at home though.

Diarist

Friday, 5 May 2006

Diarist - A nice PocketPC application for writing blog posts.