Elegance in Asynchrony

  It’s been a long time since I’ve put finger to keyboard and typed out a post on this here Wayward Weblog, an artifact of the ancient web 1.1, where men were men and posts were posts, and men posted nonsense into the amorphous ether of the intertubes, hoping beyond hope that somehow, somewhere, someone…

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Primal Development Methodology

I am going to tell you something that will disturb you. You might laugh, but it will be a cold uncertain laugh that will haunt you as you read on, because somewhere deep down you’ll know it to be true. You might brush it off, get on with your day, yet sometime later, a week or a…

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Agile at Microsoft

Disclaimer: The following material is not advised for those who clicked on this link thinking it was something else. Do not operate heavy machinery or drink hot coffee while reading. Remain seated please; Permanecer sentados por favor. I wasn’t always a proponent of Agile development practices. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know…

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Code Hurts

I use email a lot.  I seem to be sending questions or replies to my co-workers constantly throughout the day, so you’d think I’d be very good at it.  Yet even with all my years of experience communicating through this high-tech medium I still find it difficult to get an idea across without inadvertently sending…

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Titans of Transparency

There seems to be a lot of controversy over the degree or level of transparency shown by internet era corporations.  The discussion is over more than just the sound-bites of corporate big-wigs on top of the financial food-chain, it’s about the amount of communication in general from the troops at the bottom.  Since the technology…

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Earth Renamed ‘Hades’

Apparently Xena was not the only solar body renamed this week by the International Astronomical Union.  In an attempt to align all planet and dwarf planet names along the Greek pantheon theme, a group of rather overzealous and somewhat tipsy astronomers packed into the conference’s overflow area within the hotel’s cocktail lounge agreed unaminously last…

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Wayward’s Replacement

I know I’ve not been attentive for a while.  However, is that any reason to try and steal my crown?  It looks like Charles Petzold is trying to be funnier than me. Check out his plan for a new book. He claims it’s an ‘Evolutionary Leap’. I’ll gladly give him the crown if he publishes…

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Beyond Dynamic Languages

Everywhere I turn, all I read about is dynamic languages. Apparently, there is a small yet growing contingent of programmers that think dynamic is the only way to go. These guys are frustrated with the shackles of static type systems that force them to write clean code. And apparently, there is also a small and…

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Citizen Statistics

I was on my way to post that my site had not actually been blocked by a foreign government, aside from all the rumors spread recently, that the truth was I had just been incredibly negligent at forming any coherent thoughts or communicating in general beyond my regular guest appearances on several late night talk shows,…

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YODA the Programming Language

Now that LINQ is out the door, so to speak, I can start focusing my efforts on the next next technology here at Microsoft. Ever since I joined up with the C# team nearly two years ago I’ve been frustrated by my inability to wax poetic about all the goodness we were working on. I…

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