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.NET Hobbyist Programmer Staying Confused in a Busy World December 2006 Entries
Nautical Terminology: Turn A Blind Eye

In 1801, during the Battle of Copenhagen, Admiral Horatio Nelson deliberately held his telescope to his blind eye in order to not see the flag signal from the commander to stop the bombardment.  He eventually won the engagement.  To turn a blind eye means to ignore intentionally.  More here.

Posted On Sunday, December 24, 2006 6:09 PM

NASA's Rocket Ship
As the parent of a three-year-old, I have to thank NASA for resuming space shuttle flights. I understand the safety issues and complexities involved, but my daughter was thoroughly entranced watching the "rocket ship" blast off two weeks ago. We watched out our back window and on TV when Discovery's launch turned the night into day. She immediately wanted her "rocket ship" to take off again. This evening, we watched on TV as Discovery landed. We opened the patio slider to let the sonic boom rustle ......

Posted On Friday, December 22, 2006 6:00 PM

Merry Christmas: Santa's Goin' To Kokomo

Merry Christmas!

Mike Love's Santa's Goin' To Kokomo

Posted On Friday, December 22, 2006 8:27 AM

.NET Naming Debacle - 2
Almost five months ago, I wrote that "Microsoft screwed up big for customer confusion" with the whole .NET 3.0 naming thing. I got a few defensive comments about how the whole effort was great. Well, let's see. Today I read a post from a member of the Microsoft Architecture Editorial Board (whatever that exactly is). You know it is not going well when the post starts out with, "There has been considerable confusion about the differences between various versions of the .NET framework." My point exactly. ......

Posted On Sunday, December 3, 2006 7:23 PM

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