Misc

Posted by | January 14, 2009
Bad Apple Behaviors

One of my non-technical enjoyments in life is listening to the This American Life podcast, from Public Radio International. It isn’t always my political cup of tea but it is...

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Posted by | November 21, 2008
How fast is the VelociRaptor drive?

So I splurged recently and picked up one of the new Western Digital 300GB SATA VelociRaptor drives. I also happened to be in Las Vegas, and there was a Fry's...

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Posted by | July 3, 2008
DreamSpark

Back in the 80s (way back!) Apple got a toe-hold in the PC market in part by engineering a high presence in colleges and high schools. The theory was that...

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Posted by | April 2, 2008
A Geeky Road Adventure

I am currently in Jacksonville, North Carolina to teach a 3 day Team System class to the U. S. Marine Corp. To get here, I took 3 planes today with...

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Posted by | March 28, 2008
Who is a Product Owner?

Because of the decentralized control model of Agile software development methodologies, there is a living debate on the role of a Product Owner, particularly in Scrum which defines the term....

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Posted by | August 30, 2007
Books required for going back to school

Ah yes, late August, time to go back to school - even for us adult geeks. Fortunately, David Starr has provided us an exhaustive list of must-read books, organized by...

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Posted by | August 6, 2007
NBusiness on CodePlex feels like a Ruby app

NBusiness is an Entity Definition Language focused on the creation of business entities.  Basically, you use a construct called E# to build a code file, which is then 'compiled' into...

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Posted by | August 4, 2007
New Open Source Portal App in .NET – Umbraco

Umbraco looks pretty amazing!  It may not have the following of Dot Net Nuke, but it looks to be a lot more open to web standards.  I've tried many times...

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Posted by | August 4, 2007
dasBlog autolink

Hey!  This is a neat little easter egg in dasBlog.  Whenever you type dasBlog it automatically inserts a hyperlink to the site.  I wonder if it works for das Blog...

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Posted by | August 4, 2007
FamilyShow Not to be missed WPF and Silverlight Demo

Head to Vertigo and run the Family.Show demo of WPF and Silverlight.  It's a trivial download, and shows off some of the power of both technologies.  You can find it...

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