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Category Archives: Culture

On being Culture Aware

Normal 0 21 false false false FR X-NONE X-NONE A typical development pitfall comes from forgetting about the culture setup of the machine on which the code is executed in production (typical it works on my machine mistake). Imagine that … Continue reading 

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A Proposal for Splitting the ALT.NET List

I saw something about breaking up the altnetconf Yahoo list and would like to propose an initial structure. To be clear: the purpose of this proposal is to address two questions about the current list: 1) Should we break up … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, altnetconf, Community, Leadership, opinion | 6 Comments

This ALT.NET Life

I’m sitting on a plane, traveling (late) to Remix Boston and mulling over the ALT.NET Open Spaces conference. It was a great experience that exceeded my expectations by a mile. Here’s my (long-winded and roughly-cut, sorry) perspective on events: Brass … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, Community, Featured, microsoft | 12 Comments

Agile, Like Skateboarding, Is Not a Crime

I’ve really been digging on the game Skate, a fantastic skateboarding simulation with incredible game play. Meanwhile in the coding/learning slice of life, I’ve been working through Agile Web Development With Rails the cover of which features a picture of a … Continue reading 

Also posted in Agile, Metaphor, Rails | 5 Comments

Tao, Names, and ALT.NET

  There’s some controversy about this ALT.NET name I threw out several months ago. Folks either love it or hate it. It must be the word alternative. In my mind alternative does not equal against. Think “alternatives in” over “alternatives … Continue reading 

Also posted in ALT.NET, Metaphor | 2 Comments