Monthly Archive: August 2011

Filtering By “Reaching” Into Arrays With Mongo

Filtering By “Reaching” Into Arrays With Mongo

One seriously neat capability with Mongo is the ability to filter by “reaching” into an array and filtering on a property of an object in an array. This is seriously powerful stuff and incredibly easy with Mongo.  There’s an example...

Damn It, Microsoft (SharePoint)

Damn It, Microsoft (SharePoint)

Came across an interesting quirk today with regards to AddFieldAsXml in the SharePoint API. It turns out that SharePoint doesn’t really give a damn what you want to call your field when it adds it to the list; it’s going...

Alan Simpson on “Western Conservatism”

Alan Simpson on “Western Conservatism”

In the Michelle-Bachmann-I’ll-eat-your-brains-stare issue of Newsweek (8/15), there’s a great interview with Alan Simpson, a former Republican Senator from Wyoming: You and Cheney represent an old tradition of Western conservatism.  What happened to those views? I say clearly, abortion is...

Why I Can’t Be Bothered To Learn Silverlight

Why I Can’t Be Bothered To Learn Silverlight

Aside from hating Flash and Flash-like applications in general, as I’ve stated before, I view Silverlight as a dead/dying technology at the scope of web and business applications. It may retain niche applications in gaming and the Xbox platform, but...

TFS – Does It Suck?

TFS – Does It Suck?

I’m not sure, but I don’t want to find out either. I’m currently tasked with recommending a new source control platform and a new defect tracking platform as well. I’m late to this post from March 2010, but Martin Fowler...

The Most Awesome Thing You’ll Read Today

The Most Awesome Thing You’ll Read Today

Nicholas Schmidle’s article in the New Yorker detailing Operation Neptune’s Spear (AKA the raid that killed Bin Laden): The Americans hurried toward the bedroom door. The first SEAL pushed it open. Two of bin Laden’s wives had placed themselves in...