Category Archives: Rant

Why are we so cheap with software?

On twitter today, Ayende asked the question: should I offer a personal edition for NH Prof? If so, at what cost? If you’re not familiar with NHibernate Profiler, it’s Ayende’s for-profit, non-OSS NHibernate profiling tool.  Honestly, it looks like it … Continue reading 


A Rant on Professionalism

This is a rant. I’m stating it up front. You have been warned   Leave a comment if you disagree, but if it’s more than a paragraph or two, please post your response on your own blog and let us … Continue reading 


10 things to embrace in 2009

With 2008 behind us, what better way to kick off the new year than another cheesy top 10 list.  This time, with more bold! Rather than focus on the negative, here are a few things I’d like to see continued … Continue reading 


Ten things to retire in 2009

This year, 2008, was a year that saw many a new term or expression get ingrained in the minds of us .NET developers.  Quite a few I’d rather not see in the next year, as they’ve overstayed their welcome.  Some … Continue reading 


Boycotting Flash

I’ve had it.  I’m done with Flash and Silverlight and any other bogus “Rich Internet Application” technology used to deliver what should be normal websites on the WWW.  Now, internal websites/applications are something entirely different. But relying on Flash to … Continue reading 


Worst Visual Studio message ever

This is about the worst Visual Studio message, ever: This happens to me about once every two weeks, when I do an SVN Update from Tortoise.  I forget to Save All, and my Project changes weren’t saved.  Instead, SVN overwrote … Continue reading 


Continuous Integration Tip of the Day

We wasted quite a bit of time not following this rule today: If the CI build fails, roll back the previous revision. The build failed, and from the exception we assumed it was an environmental issue.  Well, a few commits … Continue reading 


Why Apple isn’t ready for the corporate game

I’ve been wanting to get this off my chest for a while now, and in a way that is more than a handful of tweetbursts. So here goes. Some of you may have heard or seen me tweet about my … Continue reading 

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One of those days

I had one of those days the other day.  Not quite a case of the Mondays, but one where I thought maybe I should just go home and start over.  If you’re trying to get this test to pass: [Test] … Continue reading 


Adios, Netflix profiles

It was a good run.  But it looks like your creators are giving you the axe, judging by the email I received today: We wanted to let you know we will be eliminating Profiles, the feature that allowed you to … Continue reading