IronRuby instead of NAnt or MSBuild?

I tried to use IronRuby in a continuous integration project and it worked pretty good, except when I wanted to use some external GEM to compress/extract zip files, turns out most are written for native un*x… But with a simple call to my trustworthy .NET solved that problem. Good read here: Say Goodby to NAnt and MSBuild

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How Not To Lead Geeks

Got a good link from a friend:

It makes a lot of sense, I’m a strong believer in most of it.


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Passing WCF username AND PASSWORD to service handler

The correct way to do this in WCF is to implement IAuthorizationPolicy to replace PrimaryIdentity in the ServiceSecurityContext.

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Collection of good questions to ask during a .NET interview

Now I just need to learn some of these before I can ask…

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Site for public domain XAML icons

Nice site with icons (styles should come later) for XAML and other uses: Xamalot

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Development Model using GIT

I’ve tried GIT, like it a lot. Click here for a good read on a development/branching model using GIT.

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.NET Gadgeteer by Microsoft

I think I’m a gadgeteer… I want this .NET Gadgeteer, would go perfect with the Netduino.

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Comprehensive article about threading in C# .NET 4

This is an article with the most comprehensive write-up about threading, synchronizing, blocking, and everything related, in C# and .NET 4.0.

Threading in C# by Joe Albahari

Remember my mantra – “Premature optimization in the root of all evil” by Donald Knuth

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Home Automation

Another link today,

They’ve built a very cool product that takes a touch panel file from AMX‘s TPDesign4 and lets you use it on iPhone, iPad, Windows 7/XP/CE with more products coming. I’m excited about the Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform paired with this. My goal is to get a highly-integrated system that can either be handheld or wall-mounted for about $500. We’re getting there…

I’ll do some more evaluation of their product, especially how it compares to tpcontrol, another company having a similar product, but Iridium’s strength is that it can run on non-iOS products like WinXP, which should give me more hardware choices. Plus their upcoming version 2.0 promises features that we don’t even have on the native AMX touch panels, like the MVP-9000, etc.


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Very useful monitoring tool

Check this out:

We bought it for my work to monitor our site

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