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  • Primal Development Methodology

    I am going to tell you something that will disturb you. You might laugh, but it will be a cold uncertain laugh that will haunt you as you read on, because somewhere deep down you'll know it to be true. You might brush it off, get on with your day, yet sometime later, a week or a year, it will seep back in and unsettle you to the core. From that ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on October 17, 2007
  • The Blue Screen of Mort

    It happened just the other day when I least expected it. No one would have expected it. Not me, not you, not your cousin, your grand-father or your grand-father’s cousin’s dog; no one. Because there was no warning, not even a hint, not a glint or glimmer...(read more)
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on June 11, 2007
  • Agile at Microsoft

    I wasn’t always a proponent of Agile development practices. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know what they were. Before I came to Microsoft I used to just do what I was told and simply worked the way everyone else worked....(read more)
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on June 4, 2007
  • Titans of Transparency

    There seems to be a lot of controversy over the degree or level of transparency shown by internet era corporations.  The discussion is over more than just the sound-bites of corporate big-wigs on top of the financial food-chain, it’s about the amount of communication in general from the troops at the bottom.  Since the technology today ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on April 2, 2007
  • Earth Renamed 'Hades'

    Apparently Xena was not the only solar body renamed this week by the International Astronomical Union.  In an attempt to align all planet and dwarf planet names along the Greek pantheon theme, a group of rather overzealous and somewhat tipsy astronomers packed into the conference's overflow area within the hotel's cocktail lounge agreed ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on September 14, 2006
  • LINQ Designer Receives Prestigious Award at PDC

    In the wake and fanfare of the disclosure of the LINQ technology preview at the PDC 2005 in Los Angeles this last week, a member of the LINQ design team was presented with a prestigious award for outstanding achievement above and beyond his peers. Erik Meijer, most known for his antics as ''Head in the Box'' for VB TV and author of many ...
    Posted to LINQ in Action roller (Weblog) by Anonymous on September 19, 2005