August 2003 - Posts
Funny (and short) story about Why some people shouldn't be allowed near computers
[Listening to: Lard - Generation Execute]
Am I out of touch because I don't have a warm fuzzy for the whole code generation movement?
[Listening to: The Prodigy - Firestarter]
In case anyone's missed it, Raymond Chen started a blog over on the GotDotNet site. A self-proclaimed “Not actually a .NET blog”, he provides some great insight the history of Windows. I love stuff like this...
I remember when I was in community college (back in '90), I used to go over to the library where they kept on file every copy of Byte, PC Computing (back when it was a technical mag), and other PC based mags. It was great. I read articles about when Windows 1.0 shipped. Reviews of OS2, WinNT... I don't know, I'm a dork that way. I even watch the history channel ;)
The Old New Thing : Subscribed
[Listening to: DK.com BC 2002]
[CNET News] The company is expected to hand out a development kit that will give developers their first look at the inner workings of the much-heralded new operating system. Longhorn will usher in a raft of changes from previous versions of Windows. In his Web log, Brad Abrams, a lead program manager involved with Microsoft's .Net initiative, said that developers will walk away with Longhorn code.
While the above is true (and very cool), I still think that "news" sites using weblogs for their story source is pretty interesting.
And Scary... I hate to think that anyone who works at MS (or any other company for that matter), will censor themselves because they are afraid that some trade rag will quote them... It already happened to Chris Brumme when Slashdot quoted him. If you ask me, CNet and the others need to leave the weblogging community alone!
[Listening to: Skinny Puppy: Far to Frail]
Read all about it here... If there were a blogger of the year award, it would have to go to Chris for his great posts... He doesn't blog daily, but he's like EF Hutton, when he speaks you'd better listen...
[Listening to: Lard - Faith, Hope, and Treachery]
Ok, in continuing with the coversion of Java tools to .NET (NAnt, NUnit, NVelocity, ect...), has anyone out there seen a port of the Jalopy source code formatter that supports the primary (VB, C#) .NET languages?
Brenton and I were talking about Jalopy the other day, and it sounds like a kick ass tool. I'd like to hook it into the commit process, so that all code commited to the repository conforms to our coding standards...
If anyone's heard of anything, drop me a line...
I've been quiet this month, and I feel bad for it... I enjoy being an active member of the blogging community, and this month I've been a little slack. I have a good excuse though; my father-in-law was diagnosed with kidney cancer last month, so I've been spending a lot of free time with my wife and her family.
He had his operation this weekend; they removed the kidney in question and he's doing fine. We're all relieved!
Now that I'll be spending more time here in Atlanta (and not driving to Gainesville every weekend), I should be a more active blogger. ;)
[Listening to: Jane's Addiction - True Nature]
Dare discussed today that people didn't seem to
show that much interest in the XQuery BOF sessions at PDC. I am kind of amazed
by that, but I love XML and everything about it so I am
Actually, I'm kinda surprised by this myself.
XQuery is going the be the
only way to query xml documents in the future (well, not the only way,
but you know what I mean).
XQuery is very cool, and its an integral part of Oracle's XML DB and
This is one I think everyone out there will want to become familiar
[Listening to: Jane's Addiction -
Rock & Roll (live)]