I am Mike Minutillo, a self described Indiscriminate Information Sponge working as a Software Architect at SMS Management & Technology. I am co-author of Professional Visual Studio 2010.

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Other projects I have worked on are here.

Recent Posts

May 6 2007

Send To->Microsoft

The is an open letter to Microsoft regarding some feature requests in MS products. Before I begin I would like to advise all readers that I am in fact using Windows XP and not the new Windows Vist...

Apr 21 2007

RunAs Radio

I've just finished listening to episode 2 of RunAs Radio. If you haven't heard of this new podcast, it's hosted by Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes and is a part of Carl Franklins Pwop Tech Empire...

Apr 19 2007

Broaden your horizons

I was just writing a comment on a post over at CompSci Canada* when I realised that it was well beyond comment length and had drifted a little off topic anyway. For that reason it has become a new...

Apr 17 2007

Blogger makes Mike look like a fool

I'm not sure what happened there but everything looked fine until I hit the publish button. I've stopped using Windows Live Writer for the moment because it doesn't like talking to Blogger but thi...

Apr 17 2007

Will the earth be bathed in Silverlight?

Microsoft's announcement of the new Silverlight technology yesterday sparked quite a debate in the office. Silverlight is the new name for the project which was previously referred to as WPF/E. Ou...

Apr 12 2007

Resistance is Futile

That's right. I have joined the Perth IT Bloggers network. For those of you who are here for the first time and who don't know me: I am a 27 year old web developer living and working in Perth, Wes...

Apr 11 2007

Grab your torch and pitchfork

I've been reading a fair bit about Monorail and the Castle project recently because I would like to write an article on both (also because I'm insanely curious but that is another story entirely)....

Apr 9 2007

I'm torn

The Patterns and Practices Group at Microsoft have released the Enterprise Library 3.0 (April 2007) and at the same time I am playing with The Castle Project and Monorail.I feel very much like a k...

Mar 31 2007

Can't Stop the Signal

I sometimes forget that those around me aren't exposed to the same information stream that I am. This is part of what makes it so difficult to blog. You don't want to bog down your readers with th...

Mar 27 2007

How do you know what your client actually wants?

I'm sure this topic has been debated time and time again but I've been thinking about it a lot lately and hey, this is my blog anyway. How do you build a requirements document? And how do you know...

Mar 21 2007

Talking to a blogger

I went to the .NET CoP Coffee today. It was a small crowd. Just myself, Dave Gardner and Hadley Willan. We had a pretty interesting conversation and a very nice coffee (actually I'm into Chai tea ...

Mar 16 2007

What is the Hindenberg Effect?

I'm going to post this on both blogs. I have a friend who loves to rant. I mean really rant. He could rant for his country. And win the gold. He is that good. Anyway, I've been bugging him for wee...

Mar 16 2007

My name is Mike, and I'm an RSS addict

Recently, I have discovered RSS (or feeds in general anyway). Don't get me wrong, intellectually I was always aware of RSS, but now I actually subscribe to many feeds. It started by downloading RS...

Mar 14 2007

OK. So what comes next?

Now that I have a blog (actually I have two), what am I going to write about? I've made a quick decision (just this moment), that this blog will be about the more technical aspects of my life and ...

Mar 13 2007

It did say BETA

The previous post was actually not accurate. Windows Live Writer did not work directly. I had some help from here. A Beta is a beta though, and I can't complain overly much. Especially when Google...

Mar 13 2007

It's alive

Finally, the new version of windows live writer seems to work. The out of the box experience for this sort of thing really sucks, I realise that blogger recently changed and it has messed everyone...

Mar 2 2007

One step forward and seven back

Well, I thought that I had figured it out. I ran the connection bit at work and it connected just fine. A-ha, perhaps the problem is being caused by my dial-up timing out. Oh well, I think to my s...

Mar 2 2007

It's so hard to find good help these days

I actually already have a blog. This is blog 2.0. The reason for blog 2.0 is an epic tale. Since I have nothing to post, I guess I'll post that tale here and now.It all started a number of months ...

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