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Sebastian Junger (pronounced Younger) was on Bill Maher last night. Junger is an award winning Afghanistan war correspondent, and director, and his latest documentary Which way is the front line from here? has been proclaimed a success at the Sundance Film Festival this year. During the interview Bill asked why war felt like an addiction… Continue reading


Came across this wonderful quote from Jeff Hammerbacher: “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads”. I won’t get into the details of what the implications of this are – but I think you can figure it out.

Azure service monitoring

Monitoring your Azure services couldn’t get easier. Windows Azure recently released a capability to test connectivity of your service (REST or website) from over three continents. It’s super simple to setup. Login to your azure management console, add your website URL to monitor and select up to three locations to monitor from: With that you… Continue reading

C# as a scripting language

Here’s a cool technology you might not have heard of: scriptcs. Gives you the ability to use C# as a scripting language. It does this using the Rosyln compiler. So here’s an example below, taken directly from the scriptcs website: using System; using System.IO; using System.Web.Http; using System.Web.Http.SelfHost; var address = "http://localhost:8080"; var conf =… Continue reading