Archives / 2006 / July
  • VPN Evolved

    Just found this neat little app, it allow VPN funcationality in a easy, secure and simple way.  Check it out here.
    "Hamachi is a zero-configuration virtual private networking application. In other words Hamachi is a program that allows you to arrange multiple computers into their own secure network just as if they were connected by a physical network cable. Hamachi is fast, secure and simple. Its core version is also free."
    UPDATE: Spelling error fixed, thanx Cody.

  • World Of Warcraft

    I am simply amazed, WoW is back at #1 ousting Oblivion.  I started playing this game on release, got in a guild with some old friends from Asheron's Call II.  I played until BWL was just released, was with them when they were going through panic sessions trying to figure that instance out.  Stopped playing the game because my son was about to join our little family. Close to a year later, I started playing again a last month.  Was invited to attend a raid this last Saturday, I was again amazed at the military like execution of these guys.  It was night and day compared to before.  I can only hope they allow me to join them on BWL and Naxx soon. I have alot of work todo before that happens.

  • Agile Day Here @

    Patterns for Daily Stand-up Meetings

    "The daily stand-up meeting is simple to describe: the whole team meets every day f
    or a quick status update. This short definition does not really tell you the subtle details that distinguish a good stand-up from a bad one."

    Now if only...

    Bridging the Gap

    Scott Ambler's latest article in Dr. Dobb's Journal is available online here.

    "Usability is a quality attribute of a system, which encompasses learnability, efficiency, memorability, error recovery, and end-user satisfaction."

  • Database Refactoring

    One of my favorite authors, Scott Ambler has written a great piece on database refactoring in the latest issue of TDAN:
    "A database refactoring is a small change to a database schema which improves its design without changing, at a practical level, the semantics of the database.  In other words, it is a simple database transformation which neither adds nor breaks anything.  The process of database refactoring defines how to safely evolve a database schema in small steps. Database refactoring enables data professionals to work in an evolutionary manner, just as modern application developers do.  It also provides a coherent strategy for organizations to dig their way out of the legacy database hole."...