Life in KL

My brother who lives in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia has started a blog.     Basically an Oregonian’s take on living abroad in SE Asia.


Taking Live Writer for a test drive

For a while now, I have been using Outlook as my blog editor.  Basically, this means I have a folder on my inbox where I keep various drafts of potential posts which are all usually about half done.  So while cleaning up my draft folder, I decided to go crazy and give Live Writer a…


New MSFT hire – John Lam

John Lam, of RubyCLR fame, is coming on board!  Read all about it here:   I saw an internal talk by John back in August on his RubyCLR work.  Very intriguing stuff… and he didn’t use Powerpoint!


Iron Python 1.0!

Iron Python 1.0 has been released!  Congrats to the CLR team. Jim Hugunin has all the details.  In my opinion, this is a really big deal for the platform.   Having spent the last year extensively experimenting with Ruby, I got to say I am becoming a big fan of some of the features of dynamic…


Nascar summer

Saw Cars twice (have kids), Talladega Nights – The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and even caught the last half of Days of Thunder last Sunday on TNT.  I have no idea why I choose a career in software over Nascar.


Mark Ashton in the house…

A coworker of mine now has a new blog.  Just to be clear, this guy is THE SYSTEM.DATA GURU.      


New blogs to ponder

Discovered a couple of interesting softie blogs over the weekend.  First there is this one from Joel Pobar on the CLR team.  (I neither know or have ever worked with Joel).  Found this post while I was searching for some information about DynamicMethods.  A very interesting read, particularly if you are interested in dynamic languages…


Sir Tom

Its about time: