Monthly Archive: December 2006

Dec 30

Look, up in the air!

Your results: You are Superman Superman 70% Spider-Man 70% Robin 65% Iron Man 50% The Flash 45% Hulk 45% Supergirl 40% Green Lantern 40% Catwoman 40% Batman 35% Wonder Woman 0% You are mild-mannered, good, strong and you love to help others. Click here to take the “Which Superhero am I?” quiz…

Dec 21

Carnival of the Agilists

Kevin Rutherford provides the goods.

Dec 21

The MacBook Pro Dual Boot Experience

(Hey, that would be a great name for a band!) So last week, I was authorized to buy a MacBook Pro and try it out to see if we should issue them to the development staff. (One of the benefits of being the chief technical guy in a small company).   Since I’m the guinea …

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Dec 05

The value of a weakly typed Web Services interface

I’ve been following the discussions on InfoQ about “The Lost Art of Separating Concerns” by Matt Baker. Matt compares and contrasts the relatively architecturally clean MVC model for UI work with the programmatic web services model. For example: GET /stockQuote?ticker=AAPL vs. getRealTimeStockQuote(“AAPL”) While I generally agree with Matt, I think that he doesn’t do a …

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Dec 03

Petals around the Rose

I got it in about 5 minutes.   Boo yah. How fast will you solve this puzzle?