Ruminations of idle rants and ramblings of a code monkey

ArcReady & MSDN Unleashed

It’s a full day of tech … what’s not to love? The morning is the ArcReady event … this is geared towards architects and senior developers that are moving into or want to move into an architect role. There’s less code but more best practices and patterns using all the latest technologies to build... [More]

.NET Dojo Update

Well, I gotta say … the very first .Net Dojo looks like it’s going to be a resounding success. The interest has been such that we are already filled up. Yes, it’s true … 2 weeks before the event and it’s already full. There is a waitlist, but at 75 registered folks, we’re already approaching the lim... [More]

Parallel Computing …

I’m up in Seattle right now at TechReady, an internal Microsoft conference with technical presentations and information for folks in the field (like me, of course). So … with that said, there will likely be the occasional post this week about something that I’ve seen up here that I can actually talk... [More]

.Net Dojo – Date, Time and Location

A reader from Austin pointed out that I didn’t specify these pertinent details about .Net Dojo. So, without further ado, here is the info: Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008 Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Houston Microsoft Office And, of course, the registration link so that you can sign up!


.NET Stuff | Events | Web (and ASP.NET) Stuff
First, what's this .Net Dojo stuff? Well, here it is ... it is a new series of events (I'm hoping monthly) that we will be having monthly to help developers hone and sharpen their .Net Kung Fu. It will be a combination of lecture and hands-on labs ... lecture to explain the concepts (of course) and ... [More]

C# SIG Presentation

I have uploaded (finally) the presentation that I delivered to the C# SIG last Wednesday, July 16 to my SkyDrive. You can download it here. I did make some little modifications to it though ... and they address one of the outstanding questions of the evening ... how does ASP.NET Role-based security ... [More]


Community | User Groups
In my previous post, I said that I'd be talking about ADO.NET Data Service. I'm not sure what happened to my brain, but that's not what I told Harry. I will actually be talking about ADO.NET Dynamic Data. Hope to see you there tomorrow!!

Cool way to do ASP.NET Caching with Linq

.NET Stuff | Linq | Web (and ASP.NET) Stuff
OK, well, I think it's cool (and since the mind is its own place ...). I've been a big fan of's cache API since I found out it way back in the 1.0 beta. It certainly solves something that was problematic in ASP "Classic" in a clean, elegant and darn easy to use way. Unfortunately, not a lot ... [More]

Presenting at the C# SIG

Community | User Groups
Boy, I'm on a blogging roll today, eh? I've got one more in the works that'll go out by the end of the day too.  The ol' keyboard is taking quite the pounding. :-) I announced this last night at HDNUG, but Bill reminded me that some folks may not remember it all (there was a lot going on last ... [More]