asqui asqui

Niner since 2004

Student of Computer Science and Cybernetics at The University of Reading, England.


  • A Chat and Demo about LINQ with Wee Hyong (Singapore MVP – SQL)

    Excellent demonstration of an excellent technology! I particularly like the added production effort you put in:
    1. Handy on-screen pop-ups to present additional information from time to time, such as the BLINQ clarification and relevant URLS.
    2. Integration with Camtasia footage was much more slick than the usual "camera pointing at LCD monitor" approach used on Channel 9
    I think these production ideas could go well in other C9 videos...

    PS: Did you make it to your flight on time?
  • Richard Anderson - Interactive teaching with Tablet PCs at University of Washington

    Cool video. It's nice to see this technology being adopted so well. Unfortunately advanced concepts of computer science, such as HCI, security, etc. seem to be somewhat neglected in my course.

    On another note, that lecturer sure seems to say "yo" quite a lot!

  • MQ = Milestone Quality. MQ also equals Carol Grojean, program manager ​extraordina​ire in the develop

    I looked up the original 'Chicken and Pig' story and it's actually a bit more cunning than the description she gave:

    A chicken and a pig are together when the chicken says, “Let’s start a restaurant!” The pig thinks it over and says “What would we call this restaurant?” The chicken says “Ham n’ Eggs!” The pig says, “No thanks. I’d be committed, but you’d only be involved!”

    (From Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle’s “Agile Software Development with Scrum")

  • Alain Lissoir - Managing Windows with WMI

    Hmm, there seems to be a cut at 45:20. How dissapointing, I was looking forward to hearing more about Apple!

    Since they were talking about backwards compatibility around that time I'll digress and talk about Raymond Chen's recent blog post, in which he was talking about backwards compatibility in Windows (yet again Smiley. In the comments that came in for that post someone said "NO wonder people are dumping windows for Macs", which was quite amusing -- gee,  I wonder if lack of backwards compatibility could have something to do with Apple's poor market share, or the fact that software running on MacOS is, shall we say, scarce?

    Needless to say that user was taken aside and given a talk about how things are "in the real world", for an operating system used by millions of people the world over.

    Reymond also posted a new entry today talking about the importance of dealing with a situation effectively and working around mistakes from the past instead of sitting around wasting time pointing fingers, assining blame, and discussing how "we wouldn't be in this mess if...".

    Some quotes:
    "Well, if you had worn a life preserver, then you wouldn't be drowning. It's your own damn fault."
    "As a lifeguard, you first rescue the drowning person, and then you lecture them for not wearing a life preserver."
  • ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series: Create a ​Full-​Featured Customer Login Portal

    Nice demo! I was going to fault the use of plain query strings for database queries and admin but then you went through that fairly comprehensive security set-up wizard. Nice!

    I really like the well thought-out modular design pieces, like the login controls that magically fit together like the pieces of a puzzle.

    Making ASP.NET websites has never been easier. I guess now the crux becomes simply knowing that all this is possible at the click of a button. Your demos, of course, help a lot in this area:)

    Very impressive. Keep up the good work!
  • Satya Nadella - Running the Dynamics Team

    pringles: Have you considered going straigt to the source and just woring on the Dynamics team at Microsoft? Big Smile
  • In the pits with the Target race team

    Looks interesting but it could do with some explainations of what they're actually doing!

    You mentioned these were "raw shots" -- were they used for anything more refined or just a byproduct of a visit for other purposes?
  • Mike Downen - .NET CLR Security Team tour

    A link to Shawn's .NET security blog, mentioned in the video:

    Information on Link Demands and how they differ from regular Demands:
  • CLR Team Tour, Part II - The Future of Languages (PDC panel preview)

    I didn't "get" the t-shirt that Erik "The Language Pimper" Meijer was wearing -- a lamp in a red circle with a line across it.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    PS: Why so few posts for this (and other recent) videos? Where is everyone?
  • Anders Hejlsberg - More C# Talk from C#'s Architect (Happy Birthday Video #3)

    Yes, I have to agree that I too was hoping for more talk about the other cool features coming up in the new version of C#, rather than a gentle stroll down the well-trodden path of Generics.

    I guess I'll have to Google to satisfy my curiosity about "Nullable Types" and "Partial Classes".