June 30, 2007
Well, almost. I am on day 2 of my new Mac Book Pro. The last time I worked on
a machine from Apple was the Apple IIc I had as a kid, my first computer.
June 24, 2007
June 23, 2007
Coming from a background in .NET development and building SOAP web services in
ASP.NET, I found it strange and in some ways like a step backwards to
implement and consume web services in a REST style using JSON to structure the
June 18, 2007
As a C# developer that is new to Python, I equate the notion of default
parameters in a function with being able to overload methods in a C# class.
Now, I know that this is not a clean comparison, but in one since the goal of
both devices are the same: provide for flexibility in how a method is called.
May 29, 2007
When using Amazon S3 as
a backing store for your application or website, you'll soon realize that you
need a good naming strategy for how how you will organize the objects you
store. One such strategy is to normalize the name of the original file being
uploaded to an MD5 Hash of the file contents or to use some randomly generated
identifier that is globally unique (like a GUID/UUID) that is stored in a
database to provide a key to any additional data you wish you store,
decoupling the physical storage from how you will use the data that you've
May 24, 2007
Scott Hanselman has got an excellent
podcast in general. Usually full of good
bits of technical information compressed into typically a 20 minute show. He
also gets some of the best interviews with some of the most interesting people
in software development.
May 23, 2007
I posted a
private build release of a Send to Amazon S3 Cropper plugin on Sunday
promising a formal release soon. Well, I posted a formal release
tonight for everyone's screen capturing enjoyment.
May 21, 2007
I have found it more useful recently to use Amazon S3 to host things like
screen captures that I take using my favorite capture tool,
Cropper. I original
wrote a Send to Flickr plugin that according to feedback that I have
received people have found fairly useful. However, after using it
for awhile, I realized that I was just cluttering up my Flickr account.
April 28, 2007
On Tuesday, I'll start work full time on what has been up until now a part
time role with StudioNow. It means a pretty dramatic
shift in the technology stack I've grown accustomed to in the enterprise --
whether it be a Microsoft-centric approach or the typical process laden change
management typically found (and admittedly sometimes necessary) in big