Am I the Only Person...
Who’s ever gotten Jet Lag flying from Oakland to Los Angeles? ;)Read More
Two Years Ago On This Day...
We got hitched! :)Read More
Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?
This is not your ordinary history of computer science quiz. From the site…Read More
The Funniest Father’s Day Ad Yet
CommentAPI Circumvents CAPTCHA
Just so we’re all clear about this, the convenience of the CommentAPI, that nifty little service that allows users to make comments to your blog from the comfort of their favorite RSS aggregator, comes at a cost. Enabling the CommentAPI supplies a back door for comment spammers who want to bypass the CAPTCHA guard posted at the front door.Read More
Simulating Http Context For Unit Tests Without Using Cassini nor IIS
UPDATE: I have recently posted a newer and better version of this code on my blog.Read More
Rollback Attribute for NUnit 2.2.1 and Above
Oh man, I have been head deep into “real” work lately, which explains the relative silence on my blog. In any case, it’s time to jump back in the fray with some light technical content.Read More
My First Pair Of Air Jordans
So it’s maybe thirteen years too late, but I finally have my first pair of Air Jordans. Yeah, they don’t have anywhere near the cachet they did back in the day, but hey, better late than never. Here’s a photo to commemorate the occasion.Read More
Mobile Phone Gaming
This is what I was working on before the siren call of independent consulting lured me away.Read More
Blogging to Win a PDC Ticket
This is my feeble attempt win an all expense trip to the PDC this year. All I have to do is explain why I want to attend. Unfortunately, I’ll be judged on creativity, value to the community, writing quality and style. It was my hope that my dashing good looks and slipping someone a freshly minted bill would suffice.Read More
This Was My First Computer
Via Rory’s post here, I’ve discovered the Obsolete Technology Website.Read More
Verizon Fiber Optic Internet Service
Ah man, this isn’t available in my neigborhood yet, but they’re offering 15 Mbps/2 Mbps internet access for $49.95. That’s what I’m paying now for my cable service.Read More
Beware the PayPal Email Scams!
Looking at my SPAM filter, I notice that nearly a quarter of my emails appear to be from PayPal. Of course, these are all spoofed to appear that way.Read More
Erich Gamma Talks About Flexibility and Reuse
I just finished reading part 2 of the Bill Venners interview with Erich Gamma and Erich so eloquently distills some of what I was trying to say in a recent post.Read More
I’ve heard of writer’s block, but never dealt with coder’s block until today. Seriously, I’ve always been able to just unleash that kernel of code simmering inside in a big pop of keyboard slamming.Read More
EXIF, RDF and Flickr Metadata Management
Email Is An Addiction?
So they say that email is an addiction.Read More
Please Trust And Empower Your Employees. There's Always A Bug In The Process.
In my limited experience so far, and from anecdotal evidence of nearly everyone I’ve ever met who had a boss at one time or another, managers as a whole still do not trust their employees. It’s a real shame if you think about it, because the whole point of hiring employees is to scale up and create an infrastructure capable of handling more work (and ostensibly more profit) than you can now.Read More
I know it’s been around a good while now and has been the darling of the blogging community far that time, but I only recently started to play with Flickr. My initial resistance was due to my complete dissatisfaction with other online photo management tools such as oFoto, Yahoo Photos, SnapFish etc…Read More
There Is No Perfect Design
Many developers, especially those fresh out of college (though older developers are just as prone), fall into the trap of believing in an absolute concept of “the perfect design”. I hate to break such youthful idealism, but there’s just no such thing.Read More