Friday, May 30, 2008 article: netTiers

Here is my latest article on titled "Implementing the .netTiers Template Library as a .NET Website's Data Layer - Part I"

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Crosspost from DasBlog to DasBlog

Now I'm trying to get all my blogs tied together. Most are DasBlog so no big deal only what is the endpoint? The documentation lists blogger.aspx off the root but the file isn't there. Apparently from the forums I'm not the only one with the issue. However, I thought I bet it is there virtual. So I enter that in the address bar and I get a response of web service methods available. Nice - why doesn't the documentation say the page isn't there but the dll will respond.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Cool clock on

I get an email every friday about the new events for families on the weekend on The design is great. I love it, but my eyes and mind do skip over things in the page just assuming they are pretty but useless. Then I noticed the clock at the top of the page was right about the time. Wow, that is cool. I'm going to have to pay closer attention to what is technically happening on web sites.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The sun is out

Living in the northwest is wonderful but when spring and summer start to show up (meaning the sun makes a regular appearance), I totally loose all motivation. My brother from England worked a summer for Boeing in Seattle a few years ago. He was shocked that people didn't do any work in the summer. I was always luck at Microsoft to not have a summer ship date. That would have totally sucked.

How can I think about writing code and the project when the sun is out just laughing at me, taunting me to come out.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Time goes on

There are a few times in my life when a project phase just goes on forever. Back in my Microsoft days, I hated the last stages of the ship cycle. People were burned out, higher-ups were already on to the next phase. Front-line devs, testers, pms, and writers were either too burned out to function or too hyped up to listen. The mid-level guys were running interference every which way. The bell-curve was watched and the marketing dicks were breathing down everyone's throat and lord help you if you broke the build. I was thrilled when my boss finally made the rounds to ask if I thought the product was ready to ship. He asked everyone personally instead of some meeting where the team bully could badger me into saying something I would regret.

And here I am with my own project in the end of one of the first phases and I trudge on. I'm not near enough done. No ship award in my near future.