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  • Blog Post: LINQ: Building an IQueryable provider series

    Here's a list of all the posts in the building an IQueryable provider series. If you want to get the latest and greatest source code just follow that last link. If you want to discover how to build your own IQueryable provider read from the beginning. It is sort of like a tutorial. Part I - Reusable...
  • Blog Post: Solitude

    Oetho rushed out the doorway at the base of the stone tower. His gray hair whipped in the wind and his black cassock snapped. He held his arm up to shield his face, but the wind still bit at his eyes and ears. Wincing, he forced his way across the small courtyard and out the house gate. Amana stood...
  • Blog Post: The Trap

    It felt as though my stomach had been pulled up into my throat as the floor dropped away from my feet. The prickling sensation in my skin was a wonder in the brief moment before I realized I was falling. Then my toes, my fingers and my eyes screamed in panic, but not for long. Quickly, my reflexes fought...
  • Blog Post: Nobody Trusts a Paladin - Part IV

    Nora felt as if she stood on the threshold of her destiny. Beyond the door was an immaculate oval chamber. The walls were cut from marble, the floor tiled with jade and ivory, and the ceiling high and arched with an elaborate mural made from colorful shards of glass. Thick support columns ran near the...
  • Blog Post: Nobody Trusts a Paladin

    Nora looked down between the bars of the cage. Her blond hair hung limp from sweat due to steam rising from below. Her trousers, blouse and leather vest were torn, dirtied and damp, but nothing she wore looked more pitiful that the expression of despair upon her face. If something did not happen soon...
  • Blog Post: Nobody Trusts a Paladin - Part III

    The three followed Erik through the doorway, closing it as they passed. The light from Rankin’s lantern showed that the area beyond was a tunnel; the walls rough dirt braced by wood beams and expanses of natural rock. The passage was so narrow the three had to follow in single-file. It twisted...
  • Blog Post: Nobody Trusts a Paladin - PART II

    When the three were finally out of the cage, Erik led them at a run back through the double doors. Clusters of goblins were regaining their courage in the shadows. Some were advancing slowly forward in packs of two’s and three’s, still held back by the gruesome sight of their brethren spilled...
  • Blog Post: Late to the Fight

    Mialee sat on a lone barrel in the corner of the ship’s hold. Her body was weary from the constant pounding of the ocean waves. She knew in her heart that elves should never travel by sea, but it was not the discomfort that plagued her, it was the anticipation of the fight yet to come. Regdar sat...
  • Blog Post: Second Best

    I hit the water fins first, kicking inward as I touched down to keep myself from dropping completely below the waves. Paul was already in the water, ten or twenty yards away with his bouyancy vest fully inflated, bobbing in the shadow of a cliff wall. I could barely make out the flourescent stripes on...
  • Blog Post: Hard Reboot

    The bitter chill of cryogenic sleep faded as I began to wake. It felt like bits of ice were still clinging to my skin. The surgical table was hard, though comforting. I suspect anything short of solid stone would have felt gentle and warm after years encased in a refrigerator. Of course, I had no idea...
  • Blog Post: Infinite Monkeys

    Guys in lab coats weird me out. I’m not sure why exactly, but I think it has something to do with the mad-scientist look. I want to think they are doctors, M.D’s, but they are not. They are imposters draped in white-coats of authority, doing something insidious with glass jars and latex gloves...
  • Blog Post: 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. Previously, I spent many top-secret hush-hush...
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