Ruminations of idle rants and ramblings of a code monkey

Presentation from North HDNUG Meeting

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It’s a long ride out there but it was good to get back to the North Houston .NET User’s Group and see everybody on that side of town. Here’s my slide deck from the meeting last night … Hyper-V for Developers.

RealTime Web Analytics Presentation And Demo From HDNUG

Code Sample | StreamInsight
Here’s all of the materials from the presentation that I did at the Houston .NET User’s Group on March 13. Some of the things that I updated from the version for Baton Rouge Sql Saturday include: Lock around active requests HashSet: Added a lock block around adding and removing items fr... [More]

Decoupling Queries from Input and Output

Code Sample | StreamInsight
There’s something that really disturbs me about how all of the StreamInsight samples are put together – everything is very, very tightly coupled. Streams are tightly bound to the source and the target of the data and there’s no good guidance on how to break all that stuff apart. I ... [More]

Now with Hitachi Consulting

Idle Babbling
If you’re following me on LinkedIn, you’ve already seen this. I just joined Hitachi Consulting here in Houston as a senior architect in their Microsoft practice. It’s an exciting challenge and I’m really looking forward to the new opportunities with Hitachi. I’ll be foc... [More]

How long did that edge event take?–The Sequel

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This is beginning to become a recurring theme around here. It turns out that there is yet another way to get a composite event that will tell you how long a particular event “took”. This goes back to the initial post, where I was using a subject to create a new event that included the or... [More]

Houston TechFest

Code Sample | Community | Events
Wow … another year, another Houston TechFest is over. It was absolutely awesome, once again … Mike Steinberg has really built this into one heck of an event. It was good to see such a HUGE turnout of techies for a great day of learning and networking. It was especially exciting to talk with some of ... [More]

Multiple Timelines From a Single (Input) Source

StreamInsight | Code Sample
This is an interesting challenge that I’ve come across a couple of times – the last time being on the StreamInsight Forum. How do you handle the case where you have a single inbound event source but multiple timelines for the events? If you are wondering how this can happen, it’s actually pretty sim... [More]

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge Presentations

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It was absolutely awesome to be back in Baton Rouge for Sql Saturday. I do miss going out there … used to be I was out there regularly but now – well, not so much. I did already post them on the Sql Saturday site but for anyone else that’s interested, I’m posting them here. ... [More]

How long did that edge event take–Reprising the Reprise

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So … I just posted a little bit ago. I thought that the solution that I came up with was pretty decent … and certainly an alternative to the subjects … but I still wanted to be able to determine a dynamic timeout based on payload. There had to be a way to do that so I put that whole thought process ... [More]

How long did that edge event take–Reprise

StreamInsight | Code Sample
In my last post, I talked about how to get the duration of an edge event using subjects. The only challenge with that is you don’t get the result until the end of the edge. While this does allow you to do very interesting things … for example, determine which events took longer more than 2 standard ... [More]