Cascading Configuration Design Pattern

I have not been able to find simple plain-language descriptions of what the Cascading Configuration Design Pattern is. And really not that many complicated descriptions either.  Basically, this pattern is used to simplify very complicated configuration problems, by simplifying what would be a matrix of configuration decisions into a “cascade” of configurations using a hierarchy. […]

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QR Code as Art

Recently, I have come to realize how many issues I have hidden from by being a work-a-holic. Especially losing my mother and brother so close together. It was coming out in unhealthy ways and I have been looking for better ways to process those events, rather than letting them fester as a back-ground brain process. […]

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My political bias

I think, when one starts to write what could be a politically explosive blog posts, it is good order to reveal your political biases and opinions. I am about to write several, so this is a nice preface that I can just link to, in order to explain my perspective on current political issues. Let […]

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NDC search improves again

As I mentioned recently, the NDC search page improved to include more data and CSV downloads. Now it is using tabular results, instead of accordion method. I love the improvement. the old results look like this (click to make the picture clear)   new results look like this (click to make the picture clear) Great […]

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NoSQL and Technical Debt

So I just had a chance encounter with a former professor of mine, Dr. Hicks from Trinity University. While I was at Trinity University, mumble mumble long time ago, Dr. Hicks assured me that I needed to take his database class, the course at Trinity CS department that was the most focused on SQL. That […]

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