Monthly Archives: December 2011

Duke Nukem, unhappy marriages, and the Anna Karenina principle

One of my favorite recent books I’ve read is the tome on human societies, “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies”. In it, there is a section examining domesticable aminals. The author walks through the observation that although … Continue reading 

Posted in Agile | 6 Comments

Is ThreadStatic a leaky abstraction?

Reading Ayende’s post on integrating Rhino Service Bus and RavenDB, one thing that caught my eye was the use of the ThreadStatic attribute to control the lifecycle of a private field: One of the things that really bothers me about … Continue reading 

Posted in DependencyInjection, Design | 4 Comments

A grand experiment

Flash has crashed for the (hopefully) last time. I’m going to run a little experiment. I’m uninstalling Flash and see how much it affects browsing experience for say, one month. I suspect that most experiences will be fine on Chrome, … Continue reading 

Posted in Rant | 11 Comments