Ryan Hoffman

Ryan Hoffman Tekmaven Software Architect

Niner since 2005

I'm a software architect.  I love .NET!


  • Bill Gates - A short chat with Microsoft's Chief Software Architect

    Scoble.. you did an amazing job.  I was nervous for you the entire time that I watched the interview.

    I really love the question about the reign of the nerd.  I'm an 18 year old computer science major (who just started college 2 weeks ago), and that question really hit home. 

    Bill is absolutely one of my idols.  What a great 15 minutes Cool.
  • Vinod M Kumar (MVP) - Talking about SQL Server

    Download the video, it's a higher bitrate and 10x easier to read.
  • Vinod M Kumar (MVP) - Talking about SQL Server

    The new features sound very cool, but after using SQL Server 2000 everyday for a long time now, I don't know how quickly I'd start implimenting CLR stuff.

    I am correct in assuming that using the CLR in SQL Server 2005 will be slower then a normal non-CLR thing?  (Like a regular SQL sproc vs. a CLR hosted sproc)

  • Martin Taylor and Bill Hilf - Linux at Microsoft, Part II

    Since when was samba an OS? Tongue Out

    The lab has every computer nicely labled with their OSes, and then one computer stuck in the middle labeled samba.  Isn't this the same thing as saying I'm running lanman, SQL Server, or any other server-type software as my OS?  LOL

    I did find it interesting that they said they used a lot of gentoo.  In my experience, gentoo's package management is loads better then rpm.  Although, because all packages are compiled at install time, gentoo has the potential for greater downtime due to updates.

    I think every Microsoft "evangelist" (as I call myself) should have some decent experience with other platforms. It just doesn't make any sense to say "$OS Sucks" (or even reccomend one OS over another) without actually having some decent understanding/experience with that OS.