Tuesday, May 30, 2006

(Paul Wilson's) Truth about Stored Procs and O/R Mapping

Paul Wilson has some good points about Stored Procs and O/R mappers in The Truth about Stored Procs and O/R Mapping Technorati Tags: , , ,


Friday, May 26, 2006

Another Pro-Con SQL Stored Procedures Debate

In this corner: Eric Wise, pro stored procs.
In the other corner: Jeremy D. Miller, con stored procs, pro O/R.

Eric: The Pragmatic Adhoc SQL vs Stored Procedures Discussion (I got in the first comment...)
Jeremy: Why I do not use Stored Procedures
Eric: In Response To No Stored Procedures
Jeremy: Grab bag of follow up's for data access, persistence, query engines, and o/r mapping

UPDATE: Frans Bouma's VERY SIMILAR post. Of course his predates mine by 7 hrs, and is far more inclusive.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Instant gratification, Google Video style

According to the Official Google Blog: Instant gratification, Google Video style, Google Video uploads are now supposed to be virtually instant:
Best of all, you can watch and share your videos with friends and family, and embed them on blogs and community websites immediately.

Ok - maybe this is one of the many features that Google is rolling out in stages, cause, sure, the upload and processing part were short, but my video is still stuck on the verification step, which could take (and has taken) days to complete:
Submission complete; your video is currently being verified.

If there is a way to bypass this, Google ain't telling... (yet)

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Wishlist Item: Better search

I don't know how many times I've had this happen - I search for some obscure programming topic, only to get 43 results, 42 of which are other people asking the same question on some newsgroup or forum without getting an answer.Then I have to manually sift through the 43 results to find an answer. Suggestion to Google Groups : Advanced Search: add an option to exclude threads with only one message.


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Update on the one dollar experiment

In the one dollar experiment I decided to bet a dollar on George, the guy. While possibly not as popular a site as George would have liked, he's still managed to snarf up 79 bosses, and therefore at least $79 (his salary can be paid one month at a time - as I did).

So what have I got for the dollar? According to my MapStats statistics, over the last week I have received a whopping 43 visitor-referrals from the, his blog, or people searching for the monthlydollar. While hardly a lot, it has boosted my average number of visitors from 11 to 20, and it has been less than 2.5 cent per referral. I have also been visited by the me-too fairy, with a comment pointing to a shameless european copycat version of the site...

Below is the stats from Site Meter - you can see the spike on the 26th when I hired George:

So has it been worth it? It's been moderately interesting, for sure. We'll see how it pans out in a month or so.