Thawmadoce screenshots

09 Jan 2012 Well, here goes a couple of Screenshots from Thawmadoce, that project that helps me to post my blog posts. Gosh, it is still quite Alpha, (there is no support for entering images, e.g. :) if you think about it, but anyway. Your start page, …unless you have been writing without...

Tired of Null references? abolish them with Maybe

31 Dec 2011 Are you tired of null checks in your C# code? if (blahdiblah != null) ? There are several ways out Code in a different language Live with it Put some guidance on your code like e.g. NotNull attributes to give devs guidelines when coding against some API of yours Make...

bulletin on planet earth

29 Dec 2011 Bulletin 34452-669#745-3 […statistical information and collected data has been omitted, what follows is the individual log entry of Commander Fritiu Limgu of the vessel Explorer* 34452 (proper name LASHIAAL)…] This is the tenth planet in this sector that carries carbohydrates-based lifeforms. Evolution has been running for about 4 billion local...

A parable on eternity

29 Dec 2011 I don’t know why but reading Udi Dahan’s post on inifinite scalability reminded me of the following little parable. I trace it back to my Grandma who’s since then long gone and was born in 1904 (one year before special realitivity was published, 32 years before Turing’s machine was described)....

defining contiguous activities with IDisposable

05 Dec 2011 “Atomic activities may not be confused with consecutive code” - Arthur X. Brannigan “Ideally, atomic activities can be read as consecutive code” - Arthur X. Brannigan What Arthur is trying to say is that sometimes you have an atomic activity (something that should happen completely or not at all) whose...