I’ve had to work a lot with MS over the last few days (partner programmes, OSs, servers, networking…) eish. Compared to Apple networking, it’s a beast- but that’s another topic for another day. So this morning I tapped on to the partner website….

For everything else, there’s MasterCard?



The most exciting discovery of the day award goes to Sweepers.
And the most straightforward “in the wild” dissection of it, goes to CodeLevy.

Basically, and in my cases unrelated to caching (not unlike David Parker), i needed to observe my controller actions. Well, i needed to couple behaviour onto an existing process and observing is (one of) the nicest ways to do it really.

When a user requests a report, let the controller do the checks and balances, pass it on to a presenter, and then let the world know a (correct) report has been requested. Interested parties (for now) include:
* monitoring for statistical purposes and
* rendering soft copies for prosperity (which in turn notifies the world that soft copies are available)

Sweepers are the new black for this morning.

Life perspective

Underneath The Radar

No, this is not an attempt at trying to revive an 80’s hit. It’s just my status quo. Watching people, watching me sort of thing. And there’s plenty going on right now. (But it’s still a pretty funky song in it’s own way)

In SA, we have an absolute mess of a political cam-pain *sic*; too boring and complicated to ever make it onto an episode of any soapie worth its suds. Politicians just blabber ****; the clamorous dings of empty gongs polluting the space inside my head and on the local internet. And i checked, our news is so boring, and so over-hyped, it doesn’t even make a small headline on bbc, sky or cnn. Let alone the Afghan Times. Apparently, the new Beatles album is more newsworthy than a southern african political party leader getting off the hook for corruption charges- despite threats to bring ’em all down and not because he’s not guilty. And there are very big differences between “not guilty” and “innocent”. Ah well. Karma’s a bitch, right?

(And i don’t think it’s worth even touching on “the economic situation”- oh my goodness! If there ever was a phrase in danger of losing it’s vitality, meaning, pillow and marshmallow- that one deserves a righteous nomination. *Everyone* is suddenly an economist with an opinion- double you tea eff?)

On the other side of life though, tech is kinda stale. Some tech- not my tech 😉 Domains are dying (which is a funny read, btw). There’s Windows 7: the yawn version, is coming up. And more politics around that. Apparently it’s a bit of a boo-haa that you cannot upgrade from XP to 7. Shame.

But from all that fuss, i’ve learned one very important lesson: the media trashes your mind (not actively but by consequence) and robs you of your vibe- so be careful of what you fill yourself up with. They have no market in talking about the really cool things that are happening. And there’s also too much of that happening all over the world right now… but that too, it seems, remains underneath the radar.