The Wayward WebLog

Oh, what a tangled web

March, 2004

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    Real coders, real code.

    It's late, do you know where your coder is? Really, it's a very good question. You think your spouse is sleeping next to you at night. They are not. They are awake, bleary, weary and barely lucid, secretly feeding their addiction. Yes, it is sad and...
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    About Me

    My name is Matt Warren. I am a software achitect at Microsoft on the C# programming language product team. I'm currently working on a top-secret, hush-hush project that will make all my previous top-secret hush-huhs projects seem like child's play...
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    Where's the Beef?

    I was dreaming about computer games again. I was not asleep at the time, but that’s no matter because my thoughts were about as far from reality that computer game makers will ever dare to tread. I’ve asked around to some of my mmorpg playing...
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    Thought Co-Processors

    “What are you thinking?” The words are pitched into the air, like a balloon from a comic strip that lingers as I stand frozen. Betsy is speaking. She has been telling me something and I have been listening, but I must seem distant, distraught...
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    XML: Getting dirty with BMX

    Years ago there was a time when I thought XML was evil. That was back when the whole idea was pretty new to my ears. The only introduction I’d had to it was a few examples being shown around by Adam Bosworth when he’d come to our group and...
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    ObjectSpaces: Spanning the Matrix

    I guess this is turning out as a series of ObjectSpaces posts. I did the first one a few weeks back covering the origin of OPath in “ The Power of the Dot ,” and followed that with “ What’s the Big Idea .” Now I have a few...
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    Programming in the Blue

    It amazes me how difficult it is to design new features to a programming language. Once a language is baked in its original form it’s almost impossible to add new semantics let alone syntax rules. Operators are hellish. You want to invent new ones...
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    Silencing the Audio Angst

    After all my whining about my audio problem and how all new technology solutions are still wrong , I went ahead and made the decision to just put together the best thing I could with what was available. After all, it will be Betsy’s birthday soon...
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    SQL: Mutually Assured Destruction

    I have been playing around with SQL lately, trying to get it to sit and roll over. Sure, I’m familiar with all the normal paradigms; all the usual crud. I can select with the best of them, slicing and dicing data with the efficiency of a ginsu knife...
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    Data as a Service

    Why is working with a database always an awkward proposition? It’s like this monolithic bank that houses all your valuables. Except it can’t be just any bank. It has to be this specific bank, on this corner with this address. Your data is...
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