SUMMARY: In this article I talk about ways in which performance interprets the text upon which it is based.
Performance is Interpretation. In some ways, this may seem obvious, but then again maybe it is not. A common complaint I hear from people who have read a book and then watch a movie is that the movie “messes stuff up” or perhaps that the movie “is not as good as the book.” What is really meant, is that the directors vision for the book was different than that of the reader. There have been some notable exceptions … Continue reading
Do you ever think about search engines? Certainly the Bing search engine from Microsoft has made some tremendous improvements in the past year … and is in fact being updated with a Fall refresh. However, for all the advances in search technology, there are still problems – Continue reading
With the approach of the holiday season I feel that I must warn you about the infamous FFTC (Friends and family toting cameras). The FFTC seem to appear at all family gatherings like moths drawn to a flame, and their work can be as destructive to ones sense of well being and reputation. Continue reading
If you have friended me on Facebook, you know that I recently spent a week in the Great Smokey Mountains attending a woodworking school. The class was taught by a guy who has more than 30 years experience making fine furniture, and more than 20 years experience teaching woodworking. Continue reading
Yesterday was labor day in the United States, and many people had the day off (including yours truly). I spent the day in my wood working shop practicing making hand cut dovetails. Because Americans do not have the amount of time off from work as people in Europe do, we tend to prepare for our days off Continue reading
I finished writing my Windows PowerShell Best Practices book for Microsoft Press. I do not have all of the statistics available (number of words, number of figures, number of scripts and those type of numbers) but one value stands out clearly in my mind—one year. The Windows PowerShell Best Practices Continue reading
As we have been busy at the TechNet Script Center with our migration to a blog, and bringing the TechNet Script Center Gallery on line, I have been giving a lot of thought to organizing the keywords / tags that are used to provide quick links to groups of topics. The problem is the world of scripting is huge. Continue reading