Trimbo

I haven't kept up with Rails much in the last year or so, but Rails came up in conversation yesterday and these points emerged... Do not use ActiveRecord.  Do not design your database around ActiveRecord.  AR is really easy to get started with but can be an efficiency problem if...

What is it about computers that makes us (I include myself) want to get all religious about them? .NET is better than Java. Ruby is better than Python. Mac is better than Windows. Linux is better than Mac. C vs. C++ vs. Java. OpenGL vs. DirectX. Xbox 360 vs. PS3....

I've finally found someone who is calling out the environmentalists for their contribution to the current carbon crisis: Dr. Bill Wattenburg on KGO, 810AM. The hypocrisy is this: at the tail end of the oil shock, a fear of nuclear power was pushed in the United States by environmentalists. Fear...

Official Google Blog: Strawberries are red, stems are green...Excerpt: "I just know that those with true romance and poetry in their soul will see the subtlety immediately. And if you're feeling grouchy today, may I suggest eating a strawberry."My take: if you have to declare the responsibility for proper interpretation...

The value a consumer gets out of Vista just seems to be decreasing all the time. Now it's the inability to install a clean copy of Vista with an upgrade copy.Really, who would buy an upgrade version if they knew this? As seen in my prior posts, Windows has to...