Weekend update: May 2-4
This is the Weekend Update for the weekend of May 2nd to May 4th.
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This week was ridiculously hectic, and ending it with a few hours at the bowling alley for my employer’s annual bowling outing felt a little bizarre. It’s like being in Saving Private Ryan for 7 days and then spending the 8th day in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (maybe not a good metaphor, because the Chocolate Factory wasn’t exactly sunshine and sandwiches if you know what I mean). Things are a lot slower this weekend, which always makes me feel like a louse or that I’m forgetting to do something, but all the homework and reading is done, all the emails are answered, and things are in generally good order. The toast is diapered, the baby is buttered, and everyone’s happy.
We obtained several movies that we have yet to watch: Knocked Up, 27 Dresses, The Bucket List, and There Will Be Blood. Guess which one I picked!!
There’s this cool thing that you might have heard of if you are a programmer: MVC, or model-view-controller; it is a programming “pattern”, that has really interested me lately. It’s been around for a while, but Microsoft is introducing it to the .NET framework, and early indications are that it’s very, very cool. I don’t know much about it, and I’ve only recently been paying attention to it, but it’s the type of thing that every web developer in the world could be using in the next year or so. But also note that the MFC is considered MVC, and my experience with MFC has never been positive. So…we’ll see.
Matthew is doing great, and Ali and I are continuing to update MatthewKGroves.com with news, pictures, and even video.
I’ll leave with you a quote from William Tecumseh Sherman (fellow Lancaster-ian) that I ran across this weekend:
“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over”