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 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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Michael Gillson on May 21st, 2010

If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster. –Isaac Asimov Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals. –John Steinbeck It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. –Henry James When I was using Visual Studio 2005, […]

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Michael Gillson on May 18th, 2010

I love writing, it’s the center of my life. If you don’t love what you do, you’d better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don’t have a reason for living. –Ray Bradbury I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all […]

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Michael Gillson on May 5th, 2010

I am not a member of any organized party.  I’m a Democrat. –Will Rogers Taxes, are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society. –Franklin D. Roosevelt Journalism is organized gossip. –Edward Eggleston Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. –Charles Peguy Science is nothing, but trained and organized […]

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Michael Gillson on May 1st, 2010

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. –H. Ross Perot You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. –Mahatma Gandhi I can […]

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