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A Curious Mind #tastic November 2006 Entries
[UPDATE: Files at the bottom] As promised here are some links on NHibernate and ORMs in general. I am still looking for a place to host the files, but that shouldn't take long. I will update this post when the files are up. And, yes, shortly after the session was over I had the solution up and running again. Doh! - A great mind and contributor to NHibernate Advanced uses for OR/M Base4 Blog - Great "Data 2.0" discussions Comparing NPersist to NHibernate TSS: NHibernate Intro Books ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:04 PM

Castle on InfoWorld


Infoworld Article

Posted On Wednesday, November 22, 2006 12:11 PM

Here's to you Dell A/R

Why is it that accounts receivable people are so nasty? I was just called by a Dell A/R person and not only did they try and bully me into making an additional payment this month, they hung up on me after they (he?) decided I wasn't going to give him anything. For a company I really enjoy, it saddens me to experience them this way.

Posted On Monday, November 20, 2006 9:05 PM

Excerpt from A Farewell to Arms

If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.

--Ernest Hemingway

Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2006 5:51 AM

GMail Feature Request

I would like to have some kind of contact organization features. Maybe tagging, but at least categories.

Posted On Monday, November 13, 2006 3:13 PM

IoC and DI on MSDN
Wh00t! Ayende has published an article on MSDN about some of my favorite topics as well as Castle!!! Ayende's article does an excellent job covering this very complex topic, better than I ever have, for sure. If you are working in a complex system and you are not using IoC, please take the time to read this article. Because IoC enables this kind of programming I pushed my entire application over to Castle's MonoRail, which can easily leverage the Windsor Container. GO AYENDE ......

Posted On Friday, November 10, 2006 7:40 PM

Try Ruby site turns 1

If you haven't been to the Try Ruby site you should. The concept is something all languages should aspire to have. Its basically an online demo that lets you try out the computer programming language in your web browser. It also has a tutorial! Talk about frictionless, want to try ruby? just go to the Try Ruby site.

Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2006 1:22 PM

I have been a bad open source developer

Ugh, lately I have been a horribly open source developer. I have harassed the list trying to have them solve my problems instead of doing it myself. This is especially bad because I usually tell people to work on an open source project as a means of improving themselves. Well, its time I took a step up and did a better job helping the team out.

My First Task: Solve my own problem or file a JIRA issue.

Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2006 2:53 AM

Getting Fired Up
I just read Kathy Sierra's latest post Why does engineering/math/science education in the US suck? and once again find myself fired up about teaching again. This fire was first lit when I read Paul Grahm's Hackers and Painters. Since then I have been trying to figure out how I can share the things that I think are so important. Now that I am fired up again I find myself thinking "What is my next action?" For the longest time, I thought it was to go and get my Masters or PhD in Computer Science, however ......

Posted On Monday, November 6, 2006 11:33 PM

Castle is going 1.0
With the Castle Project getting ready to go 1.0 I wanted to ask Hammett (the man who started it all) some questions. Well, here are his answers. Me: When did you start developing the Castle project? Why? Hammett: At some point between 2003 and 2004, as a container for .Net under theapache avalon project. And as any other open source project, it wasmeant to scratch an itchy I had. Me: The Castle project is getting quite large (DynamicProxy, MicroKernel, Windsor, MonoRail, ActiveRecord, and AspectSharp) ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 10:15 PM

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