Monthly Archives: March 2005

MACROBUTTON CheckIt

Downloaded a fax template from office.microsoft.com that has checkboxes that don’t work? Check this out:http://www.gmayor.com/Macrobutton.htm Haven’t tried it, no warranties. Advertisements

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The tide comes in: Dynamic Typing

If people like Martin Fowler talk favorably about Dynamic Typing, as found in Smalltalk, Python or Ruby, and there’s no job without it, I’d better start caring. Fowler mentions type safety as a way to catch errors at compile time, which … Continue reading

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Donald Knuth, Founding Artist of Computer Science

Via Slashdot: Donald Knuth on NPR It’s pretty short (9min) but worth listening anyway.

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Ever wondered what a capabilities a Program Manager should have?

Have a look at that job description. Glossary (Geek teaser buzz words revealed): Closures: Function objects, Anonymous methods Lamda (Did I mean Lambda?): Closures used as language constructs Virtual dispatch: Whatchamacall? (Which class’s method implementation should we call?) VB [Visual Basic (.NET)]: Syntactically sweetened interface method call … Continue reading

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Tougher Than the Rest

Warning and apology to the English reader in advance: Some of the linked content is available only in German. Tonight was a great evening at the .NET Developers Group Stuttgart: Ralf Westphal, a renowned Solution Architect MVP in Germany, held his talk about O/R mapping in general and Versant … Continue reading

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Don’t know what job you want to do?

Here is one I’d do: Technical Program Manager It’s in Microsoft’s EEC, where they host a huge amount of computing equipment to let customers testdrive enterprise-scale applications. Furthermore, building 25 has supposedly the prettiest cafeteria on the main campus. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Degree or not degree: that is the question

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;No more; and, by a sleep to say we endThe heartache … Continue reading

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