What Now?

I have had some readers ask what is to become of this blog. Well, it started out discussing Office Development, then it covered Threat Modelling, and most recently it has been about HDi. There have been several posts about the Pet Shop Boys and then there was this little post, too. That’s the cool thing…

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Fun Friends for Functions, Part 2: Handling Exceptions

Previously we looked at how you can bind a function to a set of arguments and then call the resultant function at some time in the future. This technique is very powerful, but as-is it is a ticking bomb. As Amy points out in her blog post on exception handling, you always need to be…

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Why the ‘arguments’ object is bad, Exhibit #3,745

Having just written a post with an example of how to use the arguments object, you might question my choice of title for this blog post. In my not-so-humble opinion, the ‘arguments’ object in ECMAScript is only useful for one thing: The ‘arguments’ object should only be used by infrastructure functions that simply perform book-keeping…

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Fun Friends For Functions

And now for a more techy post. In ECMAScript, functions are considered first-class objects. “What,” you might ask, “differentiates a ‘first-class’ object from a merely ‘economy-class’ object?” Well, the main thing is that functions in ECMAScript are treated just like any other type of data (strings, numbers, arrays, etc.) in that they can be assigned…

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A Concert with PowerPoint Slides?

As you may know, Howard Jones played an acoustic show in Seattle last night with Robin Boult on guitar. The performance was fantastic, and the venue (The Triple Door) was actually quite nice with a limited menu coming from the kitchens of Wild Ginger. (Although I enjoyed the food, I am not really a fan…

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Good News

Not one but two bits of good news this morning! Firstly, TWICE reported on Toshiba’s plans for HD DVD this year. Probably the biggest news was that the entry-level HD-A3 player will have a new recommended price of only $149 and that the higher-end models will get similar price cuts. And in other news: Howard…

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