Monthly Archive: June 2009

Where (Most?) Zombie Movies Go Wrong

Where (Most?) Zombie Movies Go Wrong

As I was watching Diary of the Dead last night (I don’t know why…I just have this thing for zombie movies), about half ways through the movie, it suddenly dawned upon me that none of the characters had uttered the...

I Learned A New Vocabulary Word Today…

I Learned A New Vocabulary Word Today…

Apophallation. Apophallation is a technique resorted to by some species of air-breathing land slugs such as Limax maximus and Ariolimax spp. In these species of hermaphroditic terrestrial gastropod mollusks, after mating, if the slugs cannot successfully separate, a deliberate amputating...

Discovering System.Linq.Expressions

Discovering System.Linq.Expressions

I’m officially a fan: System.Linq.Expressions is one of the coolest namespaces. I’ve been working on a simple workflow engine as an example codebase for exploring different aspects of object oriented programming (inheritance, encapsulation, polymorphism, design patterns, etc.) for training purposes....

I Like Jeffrey Palermo’s Prediction…

I Like Jeffrey Palermo’s Prediction…

I’ve been playing around with ASP.NET MVC for about a week now and it does everything right that ASP.NET web forms did so wrong.  I’ve hated ASP.NET web forms with a passion as soon as I realized that the model...

T-SQL MERGE: My New Friend

T-SQL MERGE: My New Friend

As I was catching up on SQL 2008 this morning, I spent some time working with the T-SQL MERGE command, new in SQL 2008. Most of the blogs and examples online are a bit terse, so I decided to write...

QOTD

QOTD

A friend passed along a quote the other day: So I just picked up this book today….and found this quote in the forward: “The truth of the matter is, if you need to “save” your job, I can’t help you....