Duty of a Programmer

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While reading through The Problem with Programming, an interview with Bjarne Stroustrup, i found myself nodding enthusiastically with punctuated Amen’s and Uhhuh’s. The nub of the problem: I think the real problem is that “we” (that is, we software developers) are in a permanent state of emergency, grasping at straws to get our work done. … Read more »

Tech Battles

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while trying to make myself comfortable with “the other world” of PHP and MySql, i came across this insightful post on MySql vs. PostgreSQL. Written almost 3 years ago, some of the comments remain relevant to this day. Those comments themselves though are mere echoes of history… So the article attempts to dissect which is… Read more »

Timeline + Blog = Blogline

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:all that playing around has paid off nicely for some useful code of high geek value 😀 welcome, Blogline u can plug just about any rss feed into it.. at least, that is, i have been playing with implementations for Rss2 and Atom.

Rest [as defined by a techie]

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so life in the land of .net has been a little quiet. there’s been a gap in our project which i have been making the most of to get my head around some *other* things 😀 so, the backend and data coding has been burning slowly, but what has been happening has been interesting.. adventures… Read more »

Delegate Gotcha

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A while back i was trying to find a solution to the delegate gotcha and stumbled upon, even more recently, some answers to a lot of my questions… they trackback and link with each other at some point, but my entry point to this discussion was mostly through, in no specific order: Observable property pattern, memory… Read more »

Baby J II

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First scan today… and awesome! The little peanut is only 5mm BIG and the heart is starting to form… brain about to develop some time soon… and the hands and feet are coming along. Thinking about all this, you cannot seriously believe that this creation of life is a result of “coincidence” and trial-and-error. Inconceivable… Read more »

Baby J

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Baby J’s Progress He/She/They are looking sooo cute 😀 Little tiny hands… little tiny feet.. and look at that little biddy itsy teeny peanut… >> ETA: June 25, 2007. ( although my guess is 1 July : )

Agile Manifesto

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It was about time for me… We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That… Read more »

Bible Versions

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As part of my current course at World Bible School ( high recommended ) i was required to do some research into the validity and authenticity of the various works of translations and multitude of versions available today…. Heavy. There is sooooo much information available from such a wide range of audiences it made me realise… Read more »