Bad Apple Behaviors

One of my non-technical enjoyments in life is listening to the This American Life podcast, from Public Radio International. It isn’t always my political cup of tea but it is always entertaining. I wa...

How fast is the VelociRaptor drive?

So I splurged recently and picked up one of the new Western Digital 300GB SATA VelociRaptor drives. I also happened to be in Las Vegas, and there was a Fry’s nearby. I think that was the cause,...

DreamSpark

Back in the 80s (way back!) Apple got a toe-hold in the PC market in part by engineering a high presence in colleges and high schools. The theory was that if you get a young person started on an Appl...

A Geeky Road Adventure

I am currently in Jacksonville, North Carolina to teach a 3 day Team System class to the U. S. Marine Corp. To get here, I took 3 planes today with the last one loaded up with Marines on their way to...

Who is a Product Owner?

Because of the decentralized control model of Agile software development methodologies, there is a living debate on the role of a Product Owner, particularly in Scrum which defines the term. Here are...

Books required for going back to school

Ah yes, late August, time to go back to school – even for us adult geeks. Fortunately, David Starr has provided us an exhaustive list of must-read books, organized by developer, tester, project...

NBusiness on CodePlex feels like a Ruby app

NBusiness is an Entity Definition Language focused on the creation of business entities.  Basically, you use a construct called E# to build a code file, which is then ‘compiled’ into...

New Open Source Portal App in .NET – Umbraco

Umbraco looks pretty amazing!  It may not have the following of Dot Net Nuke, but it looks to be a lot more open to web standards.  I’ve tried many times to really like DNN, but it ju...

dasBlog autolink

Hey!  This is a neat little easter egg in dasBlog.  Whenever you type dasBlog it automatically inserts a hyperlink to the site.  I wonder if it works for das Blog and DasBlog, as well.