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Irony Can Be Pretty Ironic

Irony Can Be Pretty Ironic

Yes, I do realize the irony of my chastising open source programmers, while I, myself, am doing so on an open source blogging engine. The point I meant to make was that Open Source developers have to understand their motivations for coding and donating their time. The point that Clemens...

The Awful Truth About Open Source

The Awful Truth About Open Source

I learned very early on that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Now, you can extend that wisdom to software. A German blogger writes an Open Letter to a Student, that’s sure to be a literary classic. It’s already caused quite a stir amongst the usual suspects. The...

Spring Weather Arrives

Spring Weather Arrives

Thankfully, it looks like we’ve been given a reprieve from the cold weather. Spring is thankfully around the corner.

March MCAD Madness

March MCAD Madness

One book down, three to go. I finished up the Developing Windows Apps in C# book on Friday. Over the weekend, I put together a little data entry application based on what I learned. I also managed to work out every day since Friday in a Lenten frenzy to improve...

MCAD Chase

MCAD Chase

One book down (Developing Windows-based Applications in C#/VB.NET), three to go.

Matrix Fans in High Places

Matrix Fans in High Places

Somebody in Microsoft is a big fan of the Matrix trilogy. First the Matrix spoof at the PDC, now rumors abound of a new project to upgrade Windows before the Longhorn release dubbed XP Reloaded. Let’s just be thankful that he’s not a huge Jerry Springer fan.

It’s True

It’s True

Everything is funnier with that word included. No wonder why the FCC has got their knickers in a twist.

This should be on Fox

This should be on Fox

This would make a great tv special for Fox: iPod Mini Autopsy, with your host Johnathon Frakes. Some people play with their toys by taking them apart. I recommend that only for the cheap stuff, not a US$250 iPod. Also in the news In Japan, the police in Japan have...

One Day into My MCAD Blitz

One Day into My MCAD Blitz

One day into my MCAD blitz and I’ve covered a lot of ground already. Nearly three chapters into the Windows App with C# book in a little over 24 hours. It’s a good thing I took a speed reading class in high school. It’s probably the best course I ever...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Today’s Ash Wednesday and while most of the world is focused on the release of the Mel Gibson movie, The Passion, there’s another Lenten tradition people may have seem to have forgotten: fasting. Some people fast from White Castle (L’Chateau Blanc?) during Lent and then break their fast in a...