Misc

What I want from a CDN

I was looking around last night at different CDN solutions out there. Everything from Amazon’s new CloudFront to CacheFly to Limelight and a couple others. All of them have different features and levels of performance but the one thing I really want to be able to do is on-demand invalidation. Regular TTLs are fine for [...]

More Americans think global warming is natural

Despite the best efforts of Al Gore and his legion of leftist alarmists, most Americans believe that global warming is a natural thing. According to Rasmussen reports, only one out of three voters believe global warming is caused by human activity. The rest of the story is here.

Upgrading to Grails 1.1

I spent about a day’s worth of work upgrading PatriotRoom.com from Grails 1.0.4 to Grails 1.1. There were two areas that I had trouble with. The first was the plugins and was the easiest to overcome. I just had to reinstall them. The second however was logging which was completely revamped in Grails 1.1. Personally [...]

Lets Hear It For The Craftsman

A series of blog posts are going around about cowboys vs. craftsman. I first noticed it via Coding Horror, then today on GeekDaily. I have to say I agree with GeekDaily and Justin Etheredge assessments. While there will always be cowboys out there, their contributions will be minor to software development as a whole. Like [...]

I’m a lamborghini Murcielago

Which isn’t totally surprising. I am a taurus, I love lamborhini’s and the title of this blog is “the bull” ? Coincidence? I think not. I’m a Lamborghini Murcielago! You’re not subtle, but you don’t want to be. Fast, loud, and dramatic, you want people to notice you, and then get out of the way. [...]