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     Joel on Software Dinner in Rome Joel Spolsky (Fog Creek) (41 comments)
     What's the best bitmap editor? John C. (23)
     Interview procedure question Ran (14)
     What does "Straw Man" man? Herr Herr (7)
     Microsoft patch timings and virus/worms Manish Bansal (18)
     Got a solid product - now what? billy (30)
     Alpha-Blended Icons In CityDesk John Topley ( (24)
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     Better Undo Functionality Matthew Saul (10)
     never never ever do a code rewrite? al (30)
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     Do software developers have poor social skills? Marcus Leon (46)
     Why doesn't the "g" act as a link ? Steve Jones (UK) (87)
     Microsoft's Future Roy (38)
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     Do you program in Dotnet? dotnet man (32)
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     impedance mismatch: The glue you're missing. Matt (29)
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     Jet redist licence: Configuring form controls. Steve Chatten (3)
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     Format for a log file Bob (14)
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     Using Wine to 'port' desktop software to Linux. Alexander Chalucov ( (32)
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     Why did you start writing Joel on Software? Ryan Tate (2)
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     What Is The "Next Big Thing" In Development? Norrick (18)
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     Locked-down programming. Francois (24)
     Have you read Eric S. Raymonds latest article? Fredrik Persson (36)
     How to truncate a file under DOS/Windows? Bob (7)
     Will this forum swallow the old JoS forum? S.C. (5)
     Offshoring Kevin Clary (221)
     How did you get your book published? dmooney (18)
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     A Place for Non-C developers? MacSqueeb (24)
     Fog Creek Open House? Bill Rushmore (4)
     Best Books you've come across Marx Karl (13)
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     Visited Links in this forum Richard Platel (16)
     What do you think of Lisp? Chris (91)
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     What HTML Editor/System Works Best with CityDesk Rick Chapman (33)
     Approaching the Business Side BrianM (9)
     What design methodology(TM) do you use? Gabriel Lima (18)
     Aptitude Ralph Lee (10)
     Looks like Eric Sink agrees with you.. Mark (7)
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     Joel, what does it like to be an egomaniac? (14)
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     Software Usability anon (43)
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     XAML vs. NIB Jon Deeming (6)
     Why no "High Stakes.." on the book reviews? Diego (4)
     Can you listen to music while you code... Heston T. Holtmann, B.Sc.Eng (31)
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     Are you deleting q's you don't like? Gwyn (36)
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     market areas MS leaves alone? Jason (21)
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     If you knew then what you know now... T.S. (3)
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     How are the non-Windows versions of FogBugz doing? Robert Sayre (10)
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     Define BAD code. Dr. Snuggles (7)
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     How can we make digital devices easier to use? Alex Chernavsky (9)
     Defending your "Use the best tools..." Gregg Tavares (8)
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     MSDE Server James Hancock (12)
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     Business ideas for 3 guys... Giovanni Giorgi (10)
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     Bionic Office revisited b (7)
     How did the Joel Test come about? John C (2)
     Why did you call it CityDesk? Vans Davis (7)
     What happened to the young, dynamic Joel? Chris (7)
     Design By Cattle Call? Norrick (7)
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     Why FogBugz?  Why CityDesk? Norrick (7)
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     What are the basic diffrences?????? Shawn Redd (3)
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     Why "Fog Creek"? Michael Pryor (Fog Creek) (6)
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