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Performance or Maintainability (Originally published 10/10/07)

In a recent client interview, I was posed some interesting "puzzle" questions.  These weren’t of the "How would you move mount Fuji" variety (By the way, I would never dream of doing such a thing.  Surely some detailed requirements gathering … Continue reading

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Stupid LINQ tricks (Originally published 10/5/07)

This won’t be news to any of the Microsoft gurus or MVP’s, but it struck me as pretty friggin’ cool, so I thought I’d share it.  If you’ve read any of Scott Guthrie’s blogs, then you’ve seen some cool stuff … Continue reading

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Movie theaters are rude (Originally published 9/10/07)

I get mad about this every time I go to see a movie lately.  I’ve just paid approximately half of what I’ll eventually spend to own the freaking movie when it comes out on DVD (assuming I like the movie … Continue reading

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“Shoot ’em Up” does just that (Originally published 9/5/07)

Let me start by saying that this movie is just plain wrong and just plain kick-ass in equal proportions.  You’ll spend an hour and a half saying "Oh no they won’t", "Oh no they didn’t", or "Oh God, they did".  … Continue reading

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DVD Menus (Originally published 8/8/07)

I’ve noticed this for a while now, meant to write something about it, and have just never gotten around to it yet.  Why is it that the English subtitles are the only ones that have a disclaimer or other parenthetical … Continue reading

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State Fair Observations (Originally published 8/3/07)

So this year’s Ohio State Fair wasn’t the usual treasure-trove of derisive humor that I look forward to so much.  I forgot to take my camera for the mullet-safari I had planned, but as it turns out, I only saw one heinously mulletous … Continue reading

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Simple entity validation (Originally published 6/13/07)

The next Enterprise Library release will contain a validation framework, so I suppose I’ll post this before it’s too late.  It may also be useful for developers that require something simpler, or are unable to use the EL.  I suppose … Continue reading

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I need a new back-up plan (Originally published 6/1/07)

I need a new back-up plan. Not for my data: In that case I would have spelled it "backup". No, I need a new back-up plan for my life. For years, whenever I have found myself on a "death march" … Continue reading

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Today’s definition – “Whiteboarded” (Originally published 5/8/07)

To have vastly oversimplified a concept or idea in order to convince others to agree to accept and/or implement it. Usage:Dude, the BA totally whiteboarded me into taking that feature.

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Haven’t we been here before? (Originally published 4/26/07)

As programmers, we try to "factor out" repetitive behavior and logic whenever we can. At least that’s what we like to think. But when it comes down to it we repeat ourselves a lot. (Hint: This is funnier if you … Continue reading

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