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BinaryScript.net – A new language for low-level coders

It’s rare these days for me to get excited about a new language – because frankly it seems as though there are so many new ones, and yet so little value that they provide. Which is why it’s pleasantly surprising, on this quiet Monday morning, to see the release of a new scripting language that actually improves the development experience. I’m talking of course about Binary...

What Would I Know?

You know when you read lazy tech reporting and it just wastes your time? Yeah, I hate that. People who don’t really know much, but are more than happy to share their ill-informed opinions. Or worse, they’re a walking case study for ignorance parading as opinion… yeah, we all hate that. So, why do I feel the need to contribute more of the same? Well, basically, I find that...

Microsoft Announces new language: Db.NET

In a perhaps unsurprising move, Microsoft has chosen this Sunday to announce their latest .NET language: Db.NET The release comes a day prior to the lang.next conference commencing in Seattle on Monday. Dubbed as vNext.NET the language features a number of key enhancements including the new Ostinato Framework,  Morendo Garbage Collection systems and Cantando Installer.   Read more about Db...

Resolution

Life is a series of experiences. Some experiences are good. Some are bad. Life is also a series of relationships. Some relationships end well. Some end… not so well. Of those that don’t end well, it’s only rarely that we get the chance to revisit them and find out what went wrong. To resolve them. To find closure. This week I was fortunate enough to be given closure on a (business)...

Things I Like

No particular reason for this post except to mention a few things I’m liking at the moment – feel free to move along now… Let’s Golf 2 – I’m not really a golfer, but this iPhone game has me hooked. Glenmorangie – taking a big risk and trying something different from my usual Macallan 12 yo, I’ve gone for a Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish. A bit stronger than I’m used to, but not...

True Blood and Urgency

Michele and I have decided to have a week off. Which, as you will know if you are a business owner, means you intend to relax but really just end up doing pockets of work in between snatches of non-work: TV watching, book reading and other activities that you think constitute ‘getting away from it all’. But we’re trying – and to that end we decided we’d watch Season 2 of True Blood...

Video Ezy Chatswood

Just wanted to give a shout out to our local DVD store: Chatswood Video Ezy (link to store). They’re just down on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Neridah Street near Chatswood Chase. Why this post? Well, two reasons. The first is mentioned in my disclaimer at the bottom, but the second – and most important – is because we want more people to patronise them. We’ve been happy customers...

Coding Kihon

I loved Sara Ford’s thoughts about coding katas. Yes, most coding should really be referred to as coding kihon (as you practice daily), and coding kumite when you’re deep in a project. Nice one. I also enjoyed Steve Andrew’s post on Shotokan Development that Sara linked to.
Oh, and good luck in your new role Sara.

Shower Thinking

UPDATE: I’ve been using the AquaNotes Aqua Notepad for the last few weeks, and highly recommend it! I think best when I’m standing. And particularly well when I’m having a shower. In fact – but don’t picture this – some of my best ideas have been captured only as a result of me rushing out of the shower to excitedly explain a thought to my wife before they were lost in post shower...

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