Phenomenal Cosmic Powers in an itty bitty cubicle

  • Kalamazoo X 2012: Hidden Gem Of The Midwest Conference Scene

    I woke up on Saturday April 21st 2012 not knowing what to expect. Well, not exactly. Michael Eaton had been telling me for the last few years about the conference he helps organize called Kalamazoo X. How he hand selects the best speakers he’s heard throughout the previous year and asks them to come out to Kalamazoo and give a 30 minute talk for the single track conference. Unlike your typical technical conference, KalX is strictly about soft skills. The touchy-feely type of information that another human saying to you will have a far greater impact than simply reading printed words on a page.

  • Hudson and TFS2008 For Continuous Integration

    At work we’re taking some time to get a proper CI environment up and running. Since we also have a Java product, Hudson was already set up and being used. I had used Hudson in the past for doing continuous integration of IronRuby under Mono on Linux. Getting our build up and running was pretty much a breeze thanks to the TFS, Gallio, MSBuild, and NCover plugins. Once that was set up and running, it was easy enough to subscribe to the CheckinEvent on TFS and have it ping a defined URL on Hudson to kick off the build. Yay! Proper Continuous Integration!

  • 25 Random Facts About The Prokrammer

    This meme has been floating around Facebook lately, I’m not going to tag anyone here since I did it there, but thought I’d share this list with those of you who might not be on Facebook: