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Dating Design Patterns book promo (written by me, Solveig, female girl)

Solveig Laura Haugland
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Hello all,
Today begins the four-day promo for Dating Design Patterns. The original work by the Gang of Four and their friends, written in college, where they became dating maniacs. As Christopher Alexander, a TA at the same institute of higher learning, said at the time, "Do you have any idea how unusual that is, for guys who read Knuth for fun?"
So in "Dating Design Patterns," it is revealed that the true genius from the Gang of Four was not how to create elegant enterprise software systems.
It was Trojan Proxy.
It was Encapsulated Big Fat Opening.
It was most definitely Half Bad Boy Plus Protocol.
It was Dating Design Patterns. With assistance from Christopher Alexander, whose personal dating diaries were recently discovered in a garage sale in Poughkeepsie. Also includes the Gang's own hand-written notes in the margins as they continued to test and refine their patterns.
You can read excerpts at www.datingdesignpatterns.com, and you can ask questions right here of me, Solveig, the editrix and connection to the fifth member of the Gang of Four who brought me the original manuscript.
Books are also available at Softpro, Nerdbooks, soon from Powell's, and direct from me through the excellent printers at www.cafepress.com/datingpatterns
Ask away!
Solveig
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gangofone@datingdesignpatterns.com
"I laughed so hard I dropped my copy in the bathtub." ~ Alistair Cockburn, author of "Agile Software Development"
"Dating Design Patterns", for the geek who has everything.
www.datingdesignpatterns.com
Available at SoftPro, Nerdbooks, and Powell's Technical Bookstore
And through www.cafepress.com/datingpatterns


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Pradeep bhatt
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welcome ! I think I saw your pic in Kathys SCBCD book.


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Solveig Laura Haugland
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
welcome ! I think I saw your pic in Kathys SCBCD book.

Thanks! Yes, they were kind enough to round up some pictures at the last minute even as they were so sleepy they were talking to the Ancient Monkey Gods. I had no idea they would put in my URL for datingdesignpatterns.com, so that was an extra special chocolate sauce on top sort of surprise.
Solveig
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gangofone@datingdesignpatterns.com
"I laughed so hard I dropped my copy in the bathtub." ~ Alistair Cockburn, author of "Agile Software Development"
"Dating Design Patterns", for the geek who has everything.
www.datingdesignpatterns.com
Available at SoftPro, Nerdbooks, and Powell's Technical Bookstore
And from Solveig at www.cafepress.com/datingpatterns
Grub de Bliek
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I have that book too! What page is the pic?


When the compiler isn't happy, nobody is happy...
Pradeep bhatt
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Gerben ,
page -xxix
Did you see my name in the same page ?
[ December 02, 2003: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]
Solveig Laura Haugland
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Originally posted by Gerben Vermoen:
I have that book too! What page is the pic?


It's page xxix Btw, who can tell that Skyler, also on that page, and Kathy's daughter, was in a total Teenage Mood when that picture was taken? ;>
Solveig
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gangofone@datingdesignpatterns.com
"Five days after receiving my copy, I awoke, hung over and disoriented, under Sun's J2EE booth at Comdex with a very friendly booth babe named Trixie. This book rocks!" ~ Bryan Basham, author of the forthcoming Head First Webby Stuff book
"Dating Design Patterns", for the geek who has everything.
www.datingdesignpatterns.com
Available at SoftPro, Nerdbooks, and Powell's Technical Bookstore
And from Solveig at www.cafepress.com/datingpatterns
Solveig Laura Haugland
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Gerben ,
page -xxix
Did you see my name in the same page ?
[ December 02, 2003: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]

Yes, what's that about? No picture? I'm going to blame K and B for talking to the Incan Monkey God too much to get your picture in.
Solveig
Theodore Casser
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*laughs*
Everything there looks like a scream. The only thing funnier than that, from first glance, was the five minutes I sat back in my chair after looking at the thumbnails of the diagrams and started contemplating the models and how it might relate to my relationship....
Ayup, I'm a nerd. *hangs his head* That, and now debating how to get my girlfriend to read the book...
(Being on CafePress myself, I'm glad to see quality books from folks who are publishing through them - I'm contemplating putting out my next book of poetry through them instead of another POD.)


Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Solveig Laura Haugland
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Your girlfriend should get a kick out of the book, especially the somewhat cynical first of two bullets in the Forces category of the Optimistic Persistence pattern.
Doesn't CafePress rock? Love the perfect binding. And it's cheap for books at least. I did have one PDF problem and one spiral binding complaint but so far so good. And apparently Alistair Cockburn's 15 year old son loves the "I Implement Half Bad Boy Plus Protocol" tshirt so it passes the 15yearold boy test. ;>
Poetry? Now, I think there's potential here. How about a book a la DDP called "The Wasteland" discussing the Windows XP codebase? ;>
Solveig
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www.datingdesignpatterns.com
"Look out, OOPSLA! Here comes daddy!" ~ Ken Arnold, coauthor of The Java Programming Language
"Dating Design Patterns"
Available at SoftPro, Nerdbooks, and Powell's Technical Bookstore
And www.cafepress.com/datingpatterns

Originally posted by Theodore Casser:
*laughs*
Everything there looks like a scream. The only thing funnier than that, from first glance, was the five minutes I sat back in my chair after looking at the thumbnails of the diagrams and started contemplating the models and how it might relate to my relationship....
Ayup, I'm a nerd. *hangs his head* That, and now debating how to get my girlfriend to read the book...
(Being on CafePress myself, I'm glad to see quality books from folks who are publishing through them - I'm contemplating putting out my next book of poetry through them instead of another POD.)
Vladas Razas
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Pradeep,
I see your name on XXIX, but I don't see your picture
 
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