A Blog

Scott Williams

Written by Scott Williams who lives and works in sunny Phoenix, AZ. Twitter is also a place.

TFS Uncertainties

26 September, 2007

It is generally a Bad Thing tm when I am presented with a dialog from a source control management system and am not sure which button to…

Take my picture

21 September, 2007

An interesting to me anyway observation - When asking someone to take a picture of me with my camera: 4 years ago - With a point & shoot…

FogBugz For Free

15 September, 2007

One of my favorite tech/programming blogs has been Joel Spolsky’s Joel On Software . I’ve also been interested in his company’s premier…

Big msbuild gotcha

13 September, 2007

Msbuild is not necessarily a “real” component of TFS , but it is heavily integrated throughout its build system (as well as Visual Studio…

A musical mind

06 September, 2007

Back when I was a teenager, a CD was a sort of precious commodity. As with most of my peers, I didn’t have a ton of money, so shelling out…

'Throwaway' dummy text

06 September, 2007

Why you shouldn’t be too outlandish in the garbage text you create when debugging an email script: there may be someone else in the company…

Matt Berther on TFS Source Control

04 September, 2007

He has a similar background as I do (coming from more of a SubVersion environment) and has similar gripes. I’m planning on writing an entire…

TFS versus Open Source

31 August, 2007

As I’ve stated before, I haven’t had the opportunity to use TFS in my programming lifetime yet. One of the things that has struck me about…

TFS - Installation

29 August, 2007

Before I could actually use the fancier parts of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server , I had to first install it. I began by following…

A topic

28 August, 2007

I think I have something to write about semi-regularly here. One of the major tasks for my job will be to streamline the build process for a…

Wikipedia Nonsense

20 August, 2007

Apparently, the cat is out of the bag. Certain Wikipedia articles may be edited by people to include their own bias ! Amazing, I know…


09 August, 2007

Before I turned in my resignation I had been considering seeking new employment for a while. One of the biggest barriers that kept me from…

A change

08 August, 2007

Well, I’m off on another new job adventure! I just turned in my resignation to my current employer and will be starting my new role in a…

It's a girl!

21 July, 2007

Due on or around December 11th. Yikes.

Open source and the 'user experience'

20 July, 2007

In the past, I have been rather unkind to open source projects. Some of my criticisms may not have been valid, but one thing that I feel…

Forcing Creativity

18 August, 2006

I enjoy photography, and I think I’ve been slowly getting better at it. However, I have felt like I’ve just been a rut for the longest…

Night Factory

14 August, 2006

Not sure exactly what this building is. It looks like some kind of quarry elevator thing. I’ve had my eye on it for a while, the lighting…

Who's the big winner?

11 August, 2006

The World Series of Poker is finally over. I was just quickly going through winners list and saw something catch my eye: I’ll expect the…

Word Play

09 August, 2006

I love how “procrastinate” has the word “pro” in it; makes it sound positive.

Desert Sunset

08 August, 2006

Still no super duper monsoons , but this was sort of close. I was originally planning on driving up to the Pinnacle Peak area for a few…