Saturday, November 28, 2009


Bust!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

And boom! He exploded back out of it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tim Heuer's Silverlight 4 collection

Just watched the new MEF shipping with Silverlight 4. kind of confusing, I'd better read up on or watch a different video: talks about "Separation of Concerns": . The big idea behind MEF seems to be that one can instantiate objects - from the extremely simple such as a string to very complicated such as a database access object - by referencing an object external to the code, say in a different Silverlight App, instead of explicit instantiation by "new". MEF ties the instantiation and the external object together by a string token: The exporting module uses a [Export("MyObject")] decoration above the instantiation, the importing module a matching [Import("MyObject")]. When the import is triggered, the instantiation pointed to by the "Export" happens. This allows the concrete implementation of the needed type to be separate and outside of the core code, and therefore easily extensible and changeable. How does MEF find the right package? The magic seems to be in the PackageCatalog class.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Snow bunnies

Snow bunnies, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

I am probably taking similar ones every year :-)

Tahoe again!

Tahoe again!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

It's just magical for everybody

Friday, November 20, 2009

Autumnal colors

Autumnal colors, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Even in San Jose's office parking lots

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rare photo of Heike with Mandala painting

Im gonna put this on Ebay - ha. The pic not the mandala that is.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Final product of this afternoon's child labor

Will go into the remodeled haunted house. Several ghosts have already inquired!

Na Mama gemma stoebern?

Na Mama gemma stoebern?, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Gesehen in unsrem Graetzl

Haunted houses live on!

Haunted houses live on!, originally uploaded by sprevrha.

Making their own with lots of RIP