5/29/2004 06:57:00 AM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|Have you ever heard of genetic algorithms? Codefarm is using genetic algorithms in their product Galapagos. They are marketing the software for engineering, finance, entertainment, biotechnology, and security. I have only ever seen this technology used to create circuits. It seems only a matter of time till this technology and software design patterns meet. The question is how fill they fit, how best will they work together.
If you know of Microsoft's WhiteHorse (I think this is it and this too) then you can imagine how one could use an interface similar to it to select an initial population. The more difficult part, as always, would be in creating the fitness tests for the evaluations of the newly spawned generations. Is your head spinning yet? If not you must not understand. This kind of technology has the potentially to change so much it is mind boggling. It is already starting to change the economy. How will you be effected?|W|P|108583600009210442|W|P|The New Software Architect|W|P|5/22/2004 01:44:00 PM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|Home - WSS FAQ

This is just an all around good SharePoint Services site. Something I should hang on to.

|W|P|108525145524105939|W|P|WSS FAQ|W|P|5/22/2004 09:05:00 AM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|Don Box's Spoutlet: April Don has an excellent spout on .NET Remoting, where it is going, and what to count on. His blog will not allow permalinks to old entries so I have copied it here. Deconstructing Remoting Grant Killian asks for the skinny on remoting. I've watched people try to give high-level guidance on this, but the fact that this has become a permathread means that a different approach is in order. It's actually quite simple if you're willing to take a few minutes to look at what's actually under System.Runtime.Remoting. The Good The transparent proxy/stack builder sink allow you to cons up an object reference for ANY CLR interface. That technology is alive and well and a crucial part of the CLR. When you make a channel call on a service contract in indigo M5 (our current milestone), the TP is working its magic on your stack frame. The CLR uses the TP/SBS infrastructure to allow object references to marshal across appdomains inside a process. That technology is also alive and well and frankly, it just works (if it didn't, the CLR would melt down pretty quickly). If you've ever called AppDomain.CreateDomain, you've been using the TP/SBS stuff. I would strongly recommend not counting on the existence of the CrossDomain channel. Its existence is undoc'ed and we've looked at various ways to change it's implementation radically to improve perf. The Bad We built support for WSDL under the TP/SBS infrastructure that is an architectural dead end. If you run into me at a conference, please do me a favor and let me remove SOAPSUDS.EXE from your laptop. The Ugly .NET Remoting really assumes shared classes and shared assemblies between the two endpoints. Indigo exists to break this dependency. This is the biggest architectural change but it's profound. V1 of the CLR shipped with an extensibility point for doing custom transport channels under the TP/SBS mechanism based on bytes. Indigo has a SOAP/Infoset-based architecture that we believe is more general and has a longer life span (yes, it's weird to think that SOAP will outlive bytes). V1 of the CLR shipped with a binary/TCP transport channel. There are no plans to support this one-off proprietary format natively in Indigo. For some ugly historical reasons, the TP/SBS infrastructure allows class-based remoting using System.MarshalByRefObject. Indigo does not require MBRO. Ending this permathread once and for all? The real asset is the TP/SBS infrastructure. If you find yourself wanting to use it, do so with a clear conscience. Feel free to point your management to this blog entry if that helps. If you're crossing host boundaries, ASMX is probably a better choice, both architecturally as well as in terms of tracking where the platform is headed in the next 2-10 years. 2004-04-26T03:14:52Z |W|P|10852347455350914|W|P|Don Box's Spoutlet: Deconstructing Remoting|W|P|5/22/2004 08:44:00 AM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|A .NET Developer's Guide to Windows Security

As Don Box spouts this book shows a "bottom up rather than the CAS-down approach". Always good to know more than one perspective.

|W|P|108523345974533195|W|P|A .NET Developer's Guide to Windows Security|W|P|5/19/2004 07:32:00 PM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|TheArchitect.co.uk - Jorgen Thelin's weblog: Developing an Alerts Web Service

It would be nice to to do some thing like this to create an alert system for CruiseControl.NET.

|W|P|108501316385855317|W|P|TheArchitect.co.uk - Jorgen Thelin's weblog: Developing an Alerts Web Service|W|P|5/19/2004 07:21:00 PM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|Thoughtpost - Peer-to-Peer Development

This company offers a free wrapper to the MS P2P SDK. It appears to be reputable, being that Harry Pierson, a member of the Microsoft Platform Strategy & Partner Group, is using it instead of rolling his own.

|W|P|108501250694714426|W|P|Thoughtpost - Peer-to-Peer Development|W|P|5/18/2004 08:38:00 PM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|

A list of architectural Blogs.


Updated MSDN Architecture Site.


Recently MS created workspaces for community collaboration on architectural issues.


Book preview, Gregor Hohpe is one of the authors.


A recent ramble of Gregor’s.

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New Scientist

Apparently entangling a pair or more of photons lets you reduce their wavelength. This little trick can be applied to CDs to increase the density of data stored.

I wonder how long till entanglement can be used to teleport?

|W|P|108492709673866582|W|P|Quantum Entanglment May Effect You Sooner Than You Think|W|P|5/15/2004 10:15:00 AM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|MSN Newsbot

This is nice alternative to the Google news site.

|W|P|108463414156661378|W|P|Get'n your news.|W|P|5/15/2004 09:40:00 AM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|

It looks to me like the static friction is about to be broken if it has not already.  Every week I see new articles about goings on in space by entities other than governments.


Space Tug  and more »


X Prize


Space Port


Space Elevator and more »


It is all so very exciting; I am lucky to like the time I am living in.

|W|P|108463203234279307|W|P|Breaking the Static Friction of Commercializing Space|W|P|5/12/2004 03:55:00 PM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|

I have my monitors set to 1280 x 1024. I can read most everything just fine on the flat panel, but on the laptop monitor things are just a little blurry.  I saw a link on my MSN for ClearType.  It is font display technology.  I won’t go into the details, it just works.  It made a significant difference for me.  The following link will help you adjust your computer.




|W|P|108439535193484310|W|P|I see said the blind man.|W|P|5/12/2004 11:20:00 AM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P| |W|P|108437884547862687|W|P|Strange Indeed|W|P|5/11/2004 05:21:00 PM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|

I never expected to see such a credible source for a UFO sighting.  Amazing




|W|P|108431408843832901|W|P|Never in a million years|W|P|5/11/2004 03:23:00 PM|W|P|Jay Flowers|W|P|

Looks like New Mexico could be a hot place to live in the near future.





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