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Frankie Fresh now a .NET Apologist

Frankie Fresh now a .NET Apologist

Recently, I found myself in the unlikely postion of defending my conversion to .NET from the Java world. Many people view the switchover as heresy. Some people would have me burned at the stake for converting the “dark side” of the IT force. Java Jedi Chronicles I spent the better...

If hype be the food of economic excess, then play on.

If hype be the food of economic excess, then play on.

Could it be? One sure sign of an economic rebound is techno-hype. Pundits are abuzz about the “new” web. RSS readers, content agregation, et al. are all great tools and are a natural step in the evolution of network-centric apps. I think the hype around them is bloated, although it...

Another Spanish Tragedy

Another Spanish Tragedy

Now that al Qaeda thinks it can influence the outcome of elections, expect more bloodshed. When the going gets tough, the socialists get going in their pants. This is going to get rough now, kiddies.

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day

Today is March 14 (3/14) also known as Pi Day. Just thought I would bring that to everyone’s attention.

Tragedy in Spain

Tragedy in Spain

I’ve been to Spain many times. The people there are warm and friendly and have a circadian rhythm very similiar to my own. I could see myself living there one day. I almost feel like a Spaniard myself. 😉 That’s why the recent attack in Madrid bothered me so much....

Friday’s Just Not Friday Without EbbelWoi

Friday’s Just Not Friday Without EbbelWoi

I saw this picture and my mind drifted back to Frankfurt. (Ffm for those in the know.) Frankfurt’s specialty, aside from banking, was distilled apple cider. In German, it’s call Aepfelwein, literally “apple wine”. In the local Hessisch dialect, it’s better known as Ebbelwoi. Nothing hits the spot after a...

I say ‘Bulle-Scheisse!’ to these Delays

I say ‘Bulle-Scheisse!’ to these Delays

The blog world was set ablaze today when Microsoft announced that they are delaying the release of their newest developer tools, namely Yukon and Whidbey. For those not in the know the not-so-secret codewords, Yukon is the next version of SQL Server and Whidbey is the next version of Visual...

Modern Living Fables

Modern Living Fables

I think we learned from Chung (aka Chung is King) to be careful what we write in our emails. Now, a new scandal out of the UK, teaches us that we should pay attention to which Reply button we click on. Follow the link to get the “saucy” details. You...

Gas Prices Part 2: Crude Oil Boog-a-Loo

Gas Prices Part 2: Crude Oil Boog-a-Loo

I thought I would write a follow up to an earlier post where I rant about the recent surge in gas prices. According to this nifty graphic [pdf], 43% of the price of gasoline is related to the price of crude oil. There’s even more gas-retailing information at Gasoline Price...

Radio Free Redneck

Radio Free Redneck

Today just keeps getting weirder. Bob Denver (aka Gilligan) to start radio station from his house in order to promote West Virgnia.