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IT Sections

The IT section covers the whole process of Application Development, among other topics.

The Glossary is an organised entry point to notes on industry technologies, protocols and products, and business terms one hears.


To take your time going over a presentation I have given, view it again on the Presentations page.


Or simply read the Blogs during my Pomodoro breaks between trying to find solutions to problems under lack of time, budget and your average IT duress.


Errata Blog

A blog about the current moment…

Link to more entries: Errata, Life, Humour, etc.

University Fees will rise accordingly

They will cite how cheap they are compared to prisons:

Src: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-prison-costs-20170604-htmlstory.html

2017/06/06 21:58 · skysigal

Lots of Violent Emotions.

Src: http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/LOVE

2017/06/06 15:46 · skysigal
80,000 Hours. Only

You have 80,000 hours in your career. That's it.

Try to make them count.

Src: https://80000hours.org/

2017/06/01 10:13 · skysigal
Respect your own work

“I am persuaded that no one ever achieves anything worth-while in this world unless he has so great a respect for his work that he compels all other men to respect it.”

Src: https://mikecanex.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/1922-why-i-quit-being-so-accommodating/

2017/05/26 20:54 · skysigal

Dry .NET Blog

A blog about the latest code fragment that titillate me…

Link to more entries: NET Entries

My bet has paid off...

Two years ago I was faced with deciding which database access technology to use for Projects:XActLib.

EF? Lightspeed? LLBLGen Pro?

I bet on

  • patterns to allow me to switch later in case my choice was wrong,
  • a pattern that allowed multiple ORMs being used anyway…have to be wary of investing too much in any vendor, after all…
  • but personally, I made a choice of using EF (others can reimplement the contracts for other ORMs).

The reason I chose EF was….slow and stupid as MS was at the time (cf the Silverlight disaster) I was pretty sure they couldn't keep on being that fubar'ed without a) either the company tanking, and/or b) some people getting their pinkslip.

Turns out…EF was the right choice. We're pretty soon going to have a means to write code that works on all MS platforms – server to Phone:

2016/10/24 11:18

The Traceability Perspective of a SAD is to trace deliverables to back business value.

2016/10/24 11:18