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A day like today Carl Sagan would have turned 76 years old. This small post is a tribute to the veterans of the world wars who fought Nazism and intolerance.

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Coming from a C# world I’m trying to get a grasp on the Java language, mostly for comparison purposes and to see if really the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. What I like so far of the Java 1.6 that I see C# might benefit from:1. The main one is […]

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Jan/10

5

Cuban flag with an HDR touch

We drove to St Agustin while visiting Florida these holidays and to my surprise they had a museum with Martí and the Cuban flag :)… mi bandera.

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I came across this article Why use the Entity Framework? Yeah, why exactly? refuting a marketing like article by one of the EF team members. After using NHibernate for a while and looking into JPA and old JDO on the Java world, I don’t think I’ll get my hands on the EF any time soon, […]

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Oct/09

27

RIP Geocities

http://geocities.yahoo.com/http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/10/26/geocities.closing/index.html I had my first free sites posted there back in the late 90s… This is how the web used to look like back then :-p http://web.archive.org/web/19961022173245/http://www.geocities.com/

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The nasty truth about misapplying duct tape solutions in serious software development is that the duct tape solution ends up creating unnecessary additional complexity because it doesn’t address the whole problem, just the symptoms. This isn’t unique to software development, but if duct tape solutions are used to achieve short term gains, then future solutions […]

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I got this ad from a marketing person. I wasn’t going to post it as I’m not very fond of sales and marketing people.I tried the game and found it cute, it’s similar to the contest that MSDN Canada launched a few years ago, the Last Developer Standing. I was eliminated quite fast on that […]

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Hi Developer that wanders the internet searching for the solution to your bug. Take a brief moment and vote for us, bunch of developers who also wander the internet to search solutions for our bugs and blog about them to help others Microsoft Canada and TechNet Innovation Code Awards We’ll be good and post more […]

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I submitted the following bug to the Microsoft Connect program for SQL Server 2005. If you have found problems with row filtering and merge replication in SQL Server 2005 please vote for a quicker resolution.298931 Cheers!

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Sep/07

20

My short personal guide to CAB

We’re involved in extending an application with WinForms 2.0 and CAB. I thought I would put the resources I used to learn about this framework in a single place, my blog :-p, as opposed to have the URLs saved on my bookmarks. Here it goes, in other of preference: CAB PDF document by Sal Razzak […]

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