Michael Gillson on February 17th, 2013

More than a year ago, I wondered what language I should learn next.  At the time I concluded PHP.  Not that it was the best language, just the most attainable.  Well, I have been busy with so many things, I never did anything with PHP. Instead, I decided JavaScript was more universal.  When I found […]

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Michael Gillson on November 5th, 2011

Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. –Ralph Waldo Emerson He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on. –Benjamin Franklin What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: […]

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Michael Gillson on July 16th, 2010

Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, Shake well before using. That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable. –Vance Havner Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his […]

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Michael Gillson on June 10th, 2010

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. –Sun-Tzu Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route –Charles Caleb Colton Recently, I decided to use […]

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Michael Gillson on June 7th, 2010

Music is the space between the notes. –Claude Debussy ARCHITECTURE, n: The art of how to waste space. –Philip Johnson Many times when dealing with data analysis, the following three conditions are identical. null string empty string string containing only white space. Prior to .NET 4 Framework, I could do something like the following code.  […]

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Michael Gillson on June 3rd, 2010

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. –Karen Kaiser Clark It horrifies me that ethics is only an optional extra at Harvard Business School. –Sir John Harvey What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their […]

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Michael Gillson on June 2nd, 2010

Everything can be improved. –C. W. Barron The human race has improved everything, but the human race. –Adlai Stevenson Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know. –Andr In a previous blog entry, I discussed Lazy Loading.  With the release of Microsoft .NET 4 Framework, there […]

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