Monthly Archive: June 2011

Can I Hadoop My Way Out of This?

Quite possibly one of the funniest slides I’ve ever seen: It’s from a slidedeck on real-time analytics and MongoDB. I guess one cannot simply Hadoop their way out of that type of mess.

FluentNHibernate vs. Code First in EF 4.1

FluentNHibernate vs. Code First in EF 4.1

First, having been in the SharePoint space exclusively for so long now, I have to admit: it’s been a while since I’ve had to deal with non-SharePoint data access.  I don’t know if I miss it or not 😀 I’ve...

Lev Grossman on The Cloud

Lev Grossman on The Cloud

Lev Grossman has an article in Time this week (not available on Time.com) that pretty much hits it on the mark — at least in my book — with regards to The Cloud.  I look kind of befuddled when people...

Where Pakistan Went Wrong

Where Pakistan Went Wrong

Okay, so there’s lots of things wrong with Pakistan these days, but there was an interesting bit in an editorial in Newsweek by A.Q. Khan — Pakistan’s notorious nuclear architect: On Dec. 10, 1984, I informed Gen. Zia-ul-Haq that we...

FFMPEG and Flowplayer

FFMPEG and Flowplayer

Flowplayer is a great little bit of Flash and JavaScript for incorporating streaming video on your site (until we get a fully viable, widely supported HTML5 solution). I’ve used it in various capacities for putting together apps to stream recorded...

More Commentary on Windows 8 and HTML5

Arstechnica has another feature on the aftermath of the Microsoft’s game-changing Windows 8 + HTML5 announcement. First, a quote: The lack of broad platform support meant that Silverlight could never quite rival Flash on this front, but it was there,...

Web Based Chat for SharePoint – ChatPoint

Creative name, right 🙂 In any case, Thinktastic released ChatPoint yesterday. It brings integrated, web-based chat to SharePoint 2010 (and actually would probably work fine in 2007 as well with some slight modifications). Check it out and hit the contact...

HTML5 on the Desktop — Finally!

As tidbits start to come out about Windows 8, it appears that we’ll see a significant shift in the Windows UI in the next version.  In itself, there’s a whole lot of significance as it’s a paradigm shift in terms...