Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Pruitt's

Thomas, Darren, Dawn and Zoey

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Worm Hole to the Universe

So I downloaded Google Earth and was playing around with it when I found the Worm Hole to the Universe. Its amazing what can be found out there.

Friday, January 12, 2007

David Hayden [MVP C#] : Validation Application Block - Integrating It Into Your Business Layer

Now that we have this cool Validation Application Block we want to use it with all our business objects. This should immediately send up a red flag that there will probably be some common functionality among all these business objects in how they use the Validation Application Block. Hence some type of layer supertype ( business base class ) will probably be necessary to contain common functionality to remove code redundancy.

Source: David Hayden [MVP C#] : Validation Application Block - Integrating It Into Your Business Layer

David Hayden presents another great article, this time on the newest addition to the MS EntLib: Validation Application Block.

I go back and forth on the EntLib as a whole. Parts are great, other parts are overkill. I love the Data Access Block and use it in tandem with my other data access frameworks (ActiveRecord, NHibernate, etc). The UI block though, WTF!

David's article is a good read. Go forth and read.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

No, wait, I am Dr. Doom

If I were a villian I would be

Dr. Doom























































































Dr. Doom
74%
Apocalypse
69%
Lex Luthor
59%
Juggernaut
58%
Kingpin
54%
Green Goblin
54%
Magneto
53%
The Joker
51%
Dark Phoenix
40%
Venom
35%
Mr. Freeze
32%
Two-Face
30%
Riddler
29%
Catwoman
29%
Mystique
22%
Poison Ivy
19%

Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Top four reasons Windows wins and Linux loses

 

Top four reasons Windows wins and Linux loses

1. The Installed Base

2. PC Vendor Support

3. Hardware Vendor Support

4. Software Support

Source: Top four reasons Windows wins and Linux loses

To this list I would like to add:

     5. Consistent Package Installation

In windows you have MSI files to install stuff with.  They are simple to use and pretty much standard for every program I've installed.

In Linux I've used RPM's, APT and PORTAGE.  Granted they are all easy to use it is still frustrating to me to have to know how to use all three.  The less I have to think about something mundane (i.e. installing software) the better it is.

What would really rock Linux's world would be a single distribution system that would work with all distributions.  That way the distributions could work on making their distro better and not have to worry about maintaining an Open Office or FireFox install.