A New Style of Blogging

Over the past few years, I've tried a few types of blogging. I've tried the technical type articles, high level musings/rants, and everything in between. But lately, I've been feeling an urge to go back to my roots. So,…

Adventures with SQL Server Management Objects

Recently, I had an issue where I needed to be able to trigger a SQL Server Job from a Console Application. Now initially, I had the knee-jerk reaction of hitting the good ol' ADO.Net SQL Libraries, to invoke my…

A Man and his Coffee Plunger

Today, I'm going to tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a man, ¬†and he had a really nice coffee plunger. This man was me, and I loved that damn plunger. At least, until one fateful day…

TechEd 2013

Recently, I was luckly enough to be sent to the Gold Coast for a week long event known as Tech Ed... Holllllllllllly crap was it awesome. I feel like the words on this screen dont come close to conveying the…

JavaScript: My Journey

So I finally jumped on the bandwagon. Two bandwagons, actually, but I'll get to that soon. I have a somewhat troubled history with JavaScript. You know those horror stories you hear from devs sometimes, the ones that make you shiver…

L is for Legacy

Legacy is the dark beast of the development world. It's not a 'dark side', as a 'side' - whether good or evil, implies a balance. No, I'm talking about an actual living entity that will eat you alive the second…

Progress!

So its actually been a productive week. Even though it did strictly take longer (by 1 day) than I was hoping in my previous post, I still managed to get my main goals accomplished. I now have a shiny new…

Of Projects and Hobbies

On the whole, I enjoy writing as an honest to goodness hobby. Once I start writing my brain goes into the zone and I'm madly typing a thousand words or so in a very short time, and usually its fairly…