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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Green with envy... - [11:24 PM]

Well, not really, but there are a few fellas I read that can write, and I mean BIG-WRITE not little-write... Follow the links and see what I mean.

I started this blog to become a better writer, every time I read these guys I realize I have a LONG way to go.
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Moose, where are you? - [11:20 PM]

Ok Moose, I think we need more postage, and not the kind you put on a letter. Smile, life is good!
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Potter tidbits - [10:12 PM]

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood PrinceThe Leaky Cauldron: "The book will be read by the Grammy winner and MBE Jim Dale..." - Jim Dale is the man! If you haven't listened to the books on tape you're missing out.

Harry Potter | Daily Prophet: "As a special treat for 'Harry Potter' film fans, this presentation will include interstitials throughout featuring an exclusive first look at film clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the fourth 'Harry Potter' film, 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,' opening in theatres November 18, 2005." - I will be tuned in. I'm hopeful GOF will right some of the wrongs of the third film, just the fact it's being released in November makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Smile, life is good!
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Friday, April 29, 2005

Movie line of the week answer - [11:08 AM]

Good morning y'all.

Yesterday's movie line got a few answers, all correct mind you. So I'd say it was a success.

Our winners are Cass McNutt, representing the USofA, and Sean Malloy(I'll update the link to his weblog later.) of Australia! Congratulations fellas, and thanks for playing!

The correct answer is...

Come see us next week.
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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Movie line of the week - [8:28 AM]

And.... ACTION!Good morning movie liners. This weeks line comes from Steven Vore, sorry Steven you can't play this week, but thanks for the line. Smile, life is good!

The line comes from a movie I took my lovely wife to on our first date, It'll always be special to me.

Ready, set, guess!

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Scobleizer.NET, Scobleizer.ORG - [9:08 AM]

Hey Scoble, when you going to buy a domain?

I see scobleizer.net, and scobleizer.org are available. GoDaddy has great pricing, and cheap web hosting.

It's time you stepped fully into the world of independent bloggers. Smile, life is good!
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Commenting? - [9:00 AM]

I've finally caved and added commenting to my posts, see the apple core below? Right next to that, click if you want to comment on a topic.

Thanks.
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To API, or not to API. - [8:48 AM]

I've been working on a wonderful application for about a month-and-a-half now, the product line is the Endura family, and the software runs on the WS5050 and VCD5000. Anywho, the framework of the application is pretty tiny and all features are written as plugins that are loaded on request. Plugins can ask to load other plugins, which in turn can ask for other plugins. It works quite well. The only problem is we don't plan on exposing this method of extending the Endura software to the outside world because it gives you too much access to the innards of the application, it's not strict enough. So, here's my question to the development world at large, please chime in.

What style of API, or extensibility model, should a modern application use? The way I see it we have three contenders.

1) 'Old-School' API - This would be like the Win32 API model, tried and true, but also old and tired.
2) COM - Widely used on Windows, proven to work, but is becoming more 'old-schoolish'.
3) .NET - The new kid on the block, the model of the future on Windows.

Those are the choices I'm currently struggling with. Our application is a brand spanking new code base of C++ that runs on Windows and Linux; yes that's right, Linux. So you need to add cross-platform to the equation.

Any input? If you've had to deal with this please comment below, I'd love to hear what you have to say.

P.S. - Scoble, can you get me some Longhorn developer flow here. I'm SURE they've had to deal with this sort of stuff. Thanks
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