Category Archives: Misc

Los Techies 2014 Year in Review

Another year of blogging, another year of inane, vapid and vacuous posts. But enough about my writing, let’s pore into the numbers behind blogging at Los Techies. We saw a departure of one of our most prolific bloggers in Derick … Continue reading 


Central Texas GiveCamp needs volunteers

Next month, a few of us at Headspring are putting on the Central Texas GiveCamp. For the uninitiated, a GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where us as developers/coders/designers get together to put our skills to good use for non-profit organizations. … Continue reading 


Domains available

In my effort to make myself an ex-GoDaddy customer, I have 3 domains left to transfer or let expire. Two of them I’m making available to transfer to anyone who wants them (rather than letting them expire so that you … Continue reading 

Also posted in Design | 2 Comments

Win Free Copies of NHibernate 3 Beginner’s Guide

Readers would be pleased to know that I have teamed up with Packt Publishing and we are organizing a Giveaway especially for you and three lucky winners stand a chance to win a copy of Keep reading to find out … Continue reading 

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Ranting about the quality of developers

I am in the happy position that I work for a company who is steadily growing. As a consequence we were and are hiring new developers. I had and have the “pleasure” to be part of this hiring process. I … Continue reading 

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Most boring debates ever

As lived for us every day in Twitter, irc, newsgroups, blog comments, digg, reddit, over and over and over again: vi vs. emacs Microsoft vs. Linux Firefox vs. Chrome Firefox vs. IE Firefox vs. Opera Opera vs. wait, no one … Continue reading 


Database indexes are your friend

I guess I assumed that creating a foreign key constraint would automatically create a non-clustered index.  I mean, a primary key is a clustered index, why wouldn’t a foreign key also create an index? A batch process today slowed from … Continue reading 


My other blog, and dealing with enterprise software, customizations, and upgrades

I have a few blog posts queued up that relate to the product I’m working on for my day job.  The blog posts are generally product-specific and so (I feel) aren’t appropriate for posting on this (my Los Techies) blog … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile | 2 Comments

OSS and the .NET Framework upgrade

I’ve hit a bit of a dilemma recently, I want to use features in C# 4.0 and .NET 4.0 to enhance AutoMapper, but this would eliminate the possibility of .NET 3.0 projects from being able to use the new version. … Continue reading 


How to annoy your teammates

In 3 easy steps: Step 1: Perform a change that affects many, many files My favorite is a namespace rename.  Other choices include deleting a core marker interface, renaming a layer supertype class, or changing the folder structure in a … Continue reading