Know Your Code

Q: As a .NET programmer, why do you care about being familiar with the Win32 API? A: Because the .NET framework is just another abstraction, and I like to think that I’m a good programmer – and good programmers know that all abstractions are leaky.

10 Years of WordPress

Wow, has it really been 10 years? Yes, it has – officially 10 years ago, on May 27th, 2003, WordPress was released. As part of the WordPress 10th Anniversary Blogging Project, I figured I would  I’d share some of my memories of using WordPress over the years. Back in 2003, when WordPress was first released:… Continue reading 10 Years of WordPress

A Third (and Final) Look at Windows 8

After living with Windows 8 for a full 6 months, it’s time to take a measured final look at Microsoft’s ambitious attempt to merge the desktop & tablet OS.

A Second Look at Windows 8

Not too long ago I took the final RTM (release to manufacturing) edition of Windows 8 for a spin and shared my thoughts about it. Well, just the other day I took the plunge, ensured my backup was up-to-date, popped the DVD in and upgraded my computer. (Yes, upgraded – I did not do a… Continue reading A Second Look at Windows 8

Windows 8 – When Worlds Collide

I got my hands on the release version of Windows 8 the other day, and gave it a spin. What is this new version of Windows really like? Let’s find out!