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No blogs are getting posted here...update feeds to http://blogs.chayachronicles.com/sonofnun/Rss.aspx or swing by the site at http://blogs.chayachronicles.com/sonofnun/Default.aspx. See you there :) MIKE

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 9:26 PM

Moving Day - Feeds, Update Thineselves (both of you)

We've moved

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Thanks to GWB for parking me here for a spell :) MIKE

Posted On Wednesday, October 4, 2006 11:13 AM

Builds that make my eyes bleed and the assemblies that cause them
Lately, my ASP.NET 2.0 app has been taking so long to build I have been going crazy. I came across this post at ScottGu's blog that had a possible cause for suddenly long build times. I have about 20 projects, but it's hardly a massive site. I had some problems that I just kind of put up with a while ago where an older version of Iesi.Collections.dll would appear in my /bin folder of my web root and I have been running the NHibernate alpha 9that uses version 1.0.0.2 of Iesi.Collections). Anyways, ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:16 AM

Wintellect's PowerCollections come thru again
While trying to tighten down access to invariants within an Aggregate, I'd like to make the exposed collections ReadOnly. Then I control the addition of child objects thru exposed methods, thus enforcing the Aggregate's role as gatekeeper for these objects. The problem is, I am mapping NHibernate to my fields which implement IList which, of course, allow .Add(T entity) and casting to an ReadOnlyCollection in the exposed property isn't going to work. So I poked around the Algorithms utility class ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 11:09 AM

Colibri tool
I've been using the Colibri tool to open my apps and control panels for some time. A little summary of the tool is here with screenshots. Really, it's so simple there isn't much to say other than why you may want to consider it if you use Google Desktop instead of the silly QUickLaunch icons next to the "Start" menu. With a quick Ctl+Space (or whatever you want it to be) and just three keys I open whatever application I want. Same thing if I want to change my display setting (Ctl+Space+Dis) and so ......

Posted On Thursday, August 31, 2006 4:03 AM

Microsoft To Change Name
Microsoft announced today they are changing their name to Macrosoft To celebrate, they have also implemented a new licensing constraint on applications built with their popular .NET framework. The new licensing requires that they have rights to both name your application and issue version numbers. To accomodate this they are implementing a new algorithm for revision numbers using PI in lieu of the boring increment-by-1 method. Minor version changes will now use the Hebrew alphabet instead of plain ......

Posted On Friday, August 25, 2006 12:31 PM

The Subclass Me Reflex
One of the side-effects of being new out to learning Object Oriented Principles is the propensity to see everything as a subclass of something else. As if all objects shoudl derive from IThing since surely they might ALL have to have some common behaviour, right?!? This is motivated by a GOOD desire...wanting to eliminate duplication of code. So the novice reaches into his toolbox and gets *the* hammer and subclasses, hoping that all inheritors need something like the method he is building. There ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 12:59 PM

Remember Who The Enemy Is
I have been reading several posts from folks I respect for their advancement of practices like TDD, Agile ,DDD, and so on. Their wisdom has helped give me a great toolset to build deep, maintainable code that is production-minded throughout now. This is contrasted to writing what amounted to 'demoware' as I tried to write maintainable code using RAD tools. Still, I think Agile-minded leaders need to bear in mind that the enemy is not Microsoft if their creed is in fact rooted in the pragmatism of ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 23, 2006 4:04 AM

Dependency Injection ala Structure Map
Since I want to use words like "Repository" and "DDD" (ok, that's an acronym not a word) I have been slamming my head against Eric Evans' and Jimmy Nilssons' Domain Driven Design books in tandem. I get the same feeling when reading Evans' book that I used to get when I was playing jazz gigs in town (drummer) and some horn player would show up that was a blast to play with....only to find out later that he was in Maynard Ferguson' band for years. I knew there was something there, I just didn't get ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 15, 2006 1:00 PM

Bits and Bobs about setting up Subversion on a Windows Server and getting away from Visual Studio
I decided I was sick of Visual Source Safe so I thought I'd setup Subversion as my source control service. I knew it would take some time but there is NO way I couldn't have done it without the resources I am listing below. There were a number of things I just had to tinker with, too, to get it the way I need it so I am posting some of my discvoeries/bumps here as well. I hope these might help someone who have used similar resources but are having difficulty getting going. SETUP I read the excellent ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 8, 2006 7:10 AM

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