The Wayward WebLog

Oh, what a tangled web

July, 2004

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    Focused on the Customer

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    The top level management at Microsoft spend a lot of time keeping the rest of us focused on the mission, making sure that we never lose sight of the end goal, and that its all about the 'customer', not the fantastical whims of a few developers. Still...
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    Warped Weaving

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    Aspect oriented programming uses a technique called 'weaving' to merge together and/or modify portions of functional/procedural code, to produce code that at the same time is both highly efficient and easy to understand in cases where normal procedural...
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    User Interference

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    There's a lot about todays web-site interfaces that bug me. First, let me say that many sites are utterly fantastic and its not the lack of content or style (that plagues many home page sites for example). It's the sheer overload of unrelated information...
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    Parallel Polarity

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    Sometimes scientific discoveries are not made in the lab, sometimes they are born out of conjecture and backed up by observation alone. Thank goodness for that or I'd have never discovered the truth. I suppose many of you have thoughts on occasion that...
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    Confessions of a C# Hack

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    I've been making a lot of changes lately to the c# compiler. You won't see these in Whidbey so don't ask me about them yet. For the most part, it hasn't been too tough. The compiler was designed well and is generally easy to make modifications too. Yet...
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    Reusability Rant

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    During my lifetime (so far) of programming I've worked on a many projects that were built around or including external libraries and components. These are packaged units of software purchased from a vendor for a specific purpose. However, no matter how...
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    Xen meets its Omega

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    I got a surprise in my inbox this morning. An email from Erik Meijer read: The impossible has happened: X# became Xen, Xen became Comega, and Comega has shipped. http://www.research.microsoft.com/research/downloads/default.aspx . Enjoy Matt
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    Fishing for Answers

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    Everything you do in your day-to-day life, how you approach solving even minor problems, reflects in the way you write code. My soon to be four year old son, Charlie, has had his mind set on getting a pet fish ever since the movie Finding Nemo came...
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    Chicken Scratches

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    You can tell when I'm really deep into my work, writing code that is more than just boiler plate, that has something new and unique, a special approach or optimization. But don't look at the screen, you won't necessarily see it there, unless you are good...
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    Feeling Stupid

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    Programming makes you feel stupid. All the time. Just when you think you finally understand something, know all its ins and outs, along comes something new that you know nothing about, not even enough to hold up your end of a speculative conversation...
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