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SOLID: Dependency Inversion Principle

It is time to see the fifth and last principle of SOLID: the Dependency Inversion Principle, also known as DIP. If you missed the other principles, you can learn more about them by following these links: 687 more words

Development Practices


Necessity is the mother of invention.  At Crooked Run, we not only make beer, but a lot of other things as well!  With a tight budget and a lot of needs, we have crafted a lot of items and built out much of the interior ourselves.   654 more words


Homo erectus, who first appeared on the scene 1.8 million years ago, mastered fire after a number of failed attempts (which explains the scant eyebrows seen in all their selfies discovered in archaeological digs). 96 more words


Outrageous Happiness #16: Purple Doors and Other Beautiful Things

As the snow rages on here in the northeast, winter stubbornly insisting on showing its power over mortal beings, my discontent (affectionately called cabin fever) is assuaged by firewood and chocolate and beautiful things. 474 more words


"Shop Shopping"

One of my absolute favorite pastimes is mental “shop building”. I dearly love shopping for tools. I love researching which ones are the best performing, longest lasting, best made. 935 more words


Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest: MEN... being men.

Church construction, with tiled facade, in Libreville, Gabon.

Fitting worship of our Creator is a most manly behavior.

So is building stuff.

…especially building beautiful churches where men, women, and children can worship God.

Gorgeous French fonts, signs and street decor

One of the things I enjoyed most about my recent trip to France was the abundance of lovely hand crafted signs. I imagine you’d do quite well in some of the villages if you’re good at painting and design. 9 more words