Living with PSC

My oldest son, Wil, has an interesting journey with his assorted health problems. It first came up when he was about 3 1/2 complaining of abdominal pain. So we went to the hospital ER (why do those things always happen on a Friday evening?) and he was diagnosed with…

Paging in Oracle using Entity Framework

Using EntityFramework, LINQ and Paging with Oracle DBs Note: this blog was written years ago (left it in my SublimeText editor until I can find motivation to make it a blog) and never got around to posting it until I saw a twitter conversation between @julielerman and @paulpacurar. I was…

Watching sports: An internal debate

Is watching sports and following your favorite teams or the league a good thing? Some folks always tells me that I'm supporting their million-dollar lifestyle by watching it. Am I? I don't go out and subscribe to ESPN or buy sports-related memorablia or shirts and so on. By NOT doing…

Hello?! Traffic lost!

Happy Earth Day! After seeing this article about ranking of cities with traffic congestion, it makes me wonder why isn't there an accompanying article about ways those cities are doing to ease congestion. Anyway, my point is that we're dwelling on the negative aspects of traffic and how horrible it…

Email strategy to save time and anquish

I have had times where I'd eagerly sign up for newsletters and updates via email as I want to know everything they know. It came to the point where I have gone down the deep end with subscribing to email newsletters and not able to opt out at times. Repeat…

Sex, Finance, and Email

As you may know, sex sells, so I have my blog title with the word "sex" in it. Just kidding. I wanted to talk about what Google is doing and how we need to be careful. Of course this post could potentially get me committed but it's just a perspective…

The Paleo Lifestyle

Had lost 15 pounds in 1 month(!) Double-chin gone. The kiddos loves veggies. As a family, we're pretty much eating only vegetables, organicially or responsbility -raised meat, and fruits. The go-to sites for the paleo lifestyle is nom nom paleo and Marks Daily Apple. Nom nom has great receipe ideas…

New blog

Inspired by a few promient bloggers, I've decided to move my blog to using ghost hosted by Windows Azure. It was easy to get going. I'm trying to write more, and I hope this blog would be a window to my life, family, and work. Pardon in advance of bad…

Surface Pro review

My son stuck in the Surface ProIt's been 2 weeks now since I got the Surface Pro in the mail. Packaging was nice, pulling tapes that has tabs at the end before getting the mother lode out of the box. Using the Surface Pro, you can be an coder, writer…

A CreateRiaClientFilesTask gotcha

Got a Silverlight project that builds fine on my computer, however, on a co-worker's kept failing with CreateRiaClientFilesTask cannot load asssembly or what-not. The gotcha -- I had set the web.config to impersonate a system account and that system account should have at least Modify access for the 'Temporary…