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    Running on Auto Pilot

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    I had something special to do this morning. It was a vital mission. I had memorized the instructions, our watches were synchronized. I was geared up and ready to go. Mentally, I was on target. I was well rested, well fed and well into the start of a glorious...
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    ObjectSpaces: The Matrix is not Enough

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    In response to my earlier post, “ Spanning the Matrix “, Ralfs Sudelbücher has something to say about building O-R mapping engines in “ Spans in ObjectSpaces are not Enough .“ He is making the point that it is not enough...
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    Humbled like a Noob

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    How is it that one can bond so well with a machine? It’s not as if it is a person with likes and dislikes, habits and vices. It does not comfort you when you’re down, laugh at your jokes or feel pride in your accomplishments. It’s just...
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    Thought Co-Processors

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    “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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    Asteroid on collision course

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    Anyone can see it now with a pair of good binoculars. The asteroid known as 2004 FH has passed within the orbit of the moon. Scientists are skeptical that it will actually impact either the earth or the moon, but after considerable observation they know...
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    Real coders, real code.

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    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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    Navigating the XPath of Life

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    Brian Noyles blogs about the XPathNavigator , and how it has improved his life. I spoke last night at the Central Pennsylvania Users Group in Harrisburg, PA. They have a great group and about 35 folks turned out despite snow and nasty weather. Judy...
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    Data as a Service

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    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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    ObjectSpaces: Spanning the Matrix

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    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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    Silencing the Audio Angst

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    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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