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A few quick links

Joel on Software's Strategy Letter VI - On Lotus Symphony, AJAX, and history repeating itself. The post is a couple of months old now, but I missed it when it was first posted. Worth a read. What's Ailing ASP.NET Web Forms - Rick Strahl on the historical strengths and weaknesses of ASP.NET webforms (prompted by the impending release of Microsoft's ASP.NET MVC framework). Using Visual Studio 2008 with VSS (Visual SourceSafe) - basically "grab the patch", or migrate to some decent source control (yeah I added the second one in). Facebook Beacon Privacy Issues Worse Than Previously...

Facebook and Microsoft

This is obviously a topic which is being done to death at the moment, however I was thinking a bit about what Microsoft might want to do with Facebook in terms of it's technology architecture if they buy into / buy out / (pick your term) Facebook. Facebook is currently written in PHP. I haven't read anything at all about what else they're using, but lets assume the web server is Apache or something similar, and the backend database is MySQL (google seems to suggest that's the case - if so then it's a pretty impressive endorsement for MySQL). So...