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So long, and thanks for all the fish! [Moving my blog to a new location - and hosting it on Node.js!]
After blogging for many years here on MSDN, I'm switching to a custom blog implementation on my own server. I know, right? Well, it's not as crazy as it sounds; I explain everything in the introductory post . Summarizing briefly: All future posts/comments happen on the new blog. This blog is...
31 Mar 2014
Is it still cheating if you come up with the cheat yourself? [Simple code to solve a "sliding pieces" puzzle]
I was playing around with one of those "rearrange the pieces on the board" puzzles recently and realized I was stumped after unsuccessfully making the same moves over and over and over...:| Aside : If you're not familiar with sliding puzzles, the 15-puzzle and Klotski puzzle are both classic examples...
16 Jul 2013
Back online! [MSDN blogging platform upgraded, comments re-enabled, new content on the way...]
My last post talked about the upcoming MSDN blogging platform upgrade. That upgrade took place during last week and new posts/comments for this blog were consequently disabled. Today, I'm happy to report the upgrade was successfully completed and this blog is back online! I have some new articles...
24 May 2010
Going dark [MSDN blogging platform being upgraded - NO new posts or comments next week]
The administrators of the MSDN blogging platform are performing a software upgrade and will be putting all blogs into read-only mode on Sunday, May 16th . New posts and new comments will not be possible for this blog during the transition. The upgrade is expected to finish by Monday, May 24th - but difficulties...
14 May 2010
If all my friends jumped off a bridge, apparently I would, too [Just created a Twitter account: DavidAns]
Until today, I'd never gotten around to signing up for Twitter . After all, there are only so many hours in the day... But then Pete Brown (or should I say Pete_Brown ??) stopped by my office for a quick visit and the topic of Twitter came up. Pete explained that he thought that Twitter would be a good...
13 Oct 2009
Working hard / hardly working [A bit about my new team]
My new team (affectionately known as the Agility Team (not to be confused with the A-Team )) is small and new and kind of different from the typical Microsoft team. I've been asked what it's all about, but haven't really had a clear, concise answer until now. My new manager, Shawn Burke , just wrote...
15 Mar 2006
Why me? Why now?? [Introduction and technical background]
Truth be told, I'm still not sure how I feel about the use of blogs as a medium for technical discourse... But sometimes the best way to learn about something is to do it, so I'm starting my own blog and we'll see where it takes me. I'm going to try to stay focused on technology and coding and would...
24 Feb 2006
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