Monthly Archive: August 2009

Misc. Adventures

Just some random photos to unload from the camera. We recently saw this little guy scouring our Mums for prey: Spent the weekend in Tennessee. Stopped by a BBQ/country music festival in Nashville. Got myself some Bayou Billy’s homebrew soda....

SharePoint Design Patterns: Entry 2

SharePoint Design Patterns: Entry 2

In the previous entry, we explored how to clean up our interaction with instances of SPSite, SPWeb, and SPList objects. Logically, the next scenario that we’d want to cover is working with the SPListItem that we get back from the...

Design Patterns For SharePoint : Entry 1

Design Patterns For SharePoint : Entry 1

One thing that I’ve discovered is that it’s easy to write sloppy, hard to read code when SharePoint is involved. A lot of it may be due to the quick-and-dirty code samples out on the ‘Net and a general lack...

On Healthcare: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry

On Healthcare: What We Can Learn From The Music Industry

Nathan Alderman has an interesting write up on the effect of a public option on the healthcare industry: A decade ago, the major record labels were fat and happy, making piles of cash off CD sales. They could use their...

Rental Car Diaries

Rental Car Diaries

Being a consultant means traveling from time to time (or all the time).  Since May, I’ve been traveling to Boston on a weekly basis and I’ve had a variety of cars.  Oddly enough, my favorite car has been a Hyundai;...

Thoughts From The Trenches (Giant Brain Dump Incoming!)

Thoughts From The Trenches (Giant Brain Dump Incoming!)

A random assortment of random thoughts (and rants!) from the trenches… You Know You’re In Trouble When… You have to convene three people to figure out how to create an instance of one of the core objects in your framework. ...