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Cool Hamster

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

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List of Books for Sales

January 23, 2011 Leave a comment

We have the following books for sale:

Design Patterns in C# : $40 as new
Professional C# 2.0 : $20 – Markings made to item
Beginning ASP.NET MVC – $30
C# 3.0 in a nutshell – $35
.NET Domain Driven Design with C# – $35
C++ How to program Third Edition – $15 – Markings made to item
Visual C# 2005 – $25
Visual C++ 2005 = $35
ASP.NET 2.0 – $25
CLR via C# 2.0 – $30
Beginning Unix = $30
Prof ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax – $25
Beginning ASP.NET Databases – $30
Professional Hibernate – $15
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Portable Genius – $20
C# 2008 Thread Programming – $35
Event Driven Architecture – $35
Design Patterns Elements of Re-usable object oriented software – $40
Definitive guide to enterprise library – $20
Exploring C++ – $35
Introducing Microsoft LINQ – $20
Gurus guide to Transact SQL – $15
Linq unleashed – $30
Programming ms 3.5 – $20 – marked
working with ms dynamics crm 4.0 2nd edition – $35
programming visual basic 2005 the language – $25
professional sharepoint development 2007 – $25
microsoft .net framework 2.0 application development foundation training kit – $40
ms .net framework 3.5 wcf training kit – $40
ms applications = code + plus markup – $40
windows forms 2.0 programming – $20
databinding with windows forms 2.0 – $30
microsoft programming windows forms – $20 – marked
microsoft .net framework 3.5 – windows forms training kit – $40

done ms me at if your keen.


Categories: Development, General

Desktop PC for Sale

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi Guys,

I have tooooo many computers in this house and I need to get sell one.

I have a desktop pc with the following specs – Quad Core, 8 GB Ram, 2 TB Disk Space. 512 MB Graphics Card.

2 Samsung Monitors that are the same model. I think they are 17 Inch or 19 inch.

I am selling the lot including the Keyboard and Mouse for $750 ono.

Let me know if you are interested. It a really beast 🙂

Send me an email to



Categories: General

Awesome XKCD

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment


Love it. Blair.

Categories: Development, General

Books for Sale Part 1

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

I have a whole heap of Software Engineering books at home which I am going to be selling really cheap as I have read them and have too many books now to store on my bookshelf. I f you interested email me and I’ll let you know what books are available.

Most of them will only be about $15 to $20 dollars so there pretty cheap compared to Borders or Boffins.

I will update this blog once I get a list of all books I am selling so watch this space.

The buyer will be responsible for collecting and this offer will only be to Perth residence.


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2010 in review

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 179 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 180 posts. There were 8 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 636kb.

The busiest day of the year was March 12th with 271 views. The most popular post that day was Chuck Norris – Sharepoint.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for wcf context, blair davidson, .net 4 dynamic, castle windsor dependson, and chuck norris sharepoint.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Chuck Norris – Sharepoint March 2010


Excel COM Interop and Freeze Panes February 2010


WCF Instance Context March 2010


Castle Windsor WCF Facility March 2010


Castle Windsor Auto Registration Part I February 2010

Categories: General

2011 Tech Goals

January 1, 2011 1 comment
  • Javascript – Move on to Doug Crockford’s advanced JavaScript Material
  • jQuery and jQuery UI
  • Spend time learning a dynamic language i.e. Ruby or Python
  • Learn Html and CSS – or at least put an appropriate amount of effort into it so you are reasonable at it.
  • Be committed at University for your master in Comp Sci
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