1. Simon

It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it, right? … And that’s the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and … this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason […]

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Tabula Rasa

I’ve never been a “car-of-my-dreams” kind of guy.  I don’t spend much time ruminating on whether I’ll ever be able to afford the Mustang I’ve always wanted.  Just not me.  But I have long searched for The Right Desk, and my search was largely fruitless.  I suffer from The Disease of the Right-Minded, otherwise known […]

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On the passing of Aaronsw…

When I read on reddit today of the death of Aason Swartz, I was immediately filled with a noxious mix of despair and anger.  Now let me be clear:  I didn’t know Aaron; I wasn’t his friend or family, we weren’t on the same mailing lists, we’d never met.  He was a stranger to me, […]

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LINQ’s ForEach() Method

If you’re like me, you’ve often grumbled about the inefficiency of deleting related records from a child entity via EF.  For example:   In the above example, if I try to delete the Employee Entity that has a key of 1, EF will throw a “Foreign Constraint Violation” exception (as it should).  And, yes, I […]

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On a Daughter’s Passage…

Every father, everywhere on Earth, has felt – or will feel – exactly as I do now, at some point in their life.  She walked, tall and wearing her mother’s grace, and crossed a small rise in the platform, and became an official part of the !%.  The real 1%:  The one percent that gets […]

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Vermont DotNet User Group Meeting

Just a quick post here…had a fantastic and fun time talking about Windows 8 and developing Metro-style apps at the Vermont .Net User Group meeting last night.  Here are some links for folks that would like either the slide deck or the demo app we covered: Slide Deck Zip File of VS11 solution (hosted on […]

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