Darrel Miller This essay explores the life of Barbie including the various controversies that have swirled about her. Beginning with her attempt to be multicultural, the text traces her humble beginnings as a german comic strip who was a hard working woman using men, to a hard working woman used by men. Delight in her adventures and misadventures throughout a fifty plus year adventure.
Darrel Miller A teacher decides that if he has to teach a subject like Sex Ed to a bunch of Middle School children, he would prefer using the latest teaching techniques. Sure it is a bit unorthodox, but he's been fired before, no reason to stop now. In this adventurous romp through the classroom, you'll find out why he isn't a teacher any more, and it has nothing to do with inappropriate conduct with minors.
Darrel Miller I think that folks should spend their time less wisely. Humans like to spend a lot of time doing nothing, and that is our greatest strength. Without the need to constantly be foraging for food, we can forage for other things.
Darrel Miller This is a story about the time my mother decided to play Dungeons and Dragons with me and my group. We tried hard in the 1980s to be just a normal group of kids having fun playing games and drinking pop. That hit an abrupt wall as you will see.
Darrel Miller In an effort to write the reasons for his foray into cooking, author Darrel Miller shares with readers just why he cooks, and it is probably just what you expected from a no talent hack. Enjoy.
Darrel Miller Your one true master isn't the Dark Robed Wrinkly Gentleman who shoots lighting from his finger tips. Nope, its that fluffy ball of fur that has charmed you with its Big Eyes and Ears: Your Cat.
Darrel Miller I make the case for not showing me videos on your cellphone. Pretty simple really, just imagine that I like something, you don't, and I make you eat/drink/watch it. Why did I write 1300 words when these few would have sufficed?
Darrel Miller I have these weird thoughts come into my head. In the past I would write them down, and try to expand on them. Perhaps you’ve read some of those attempts. I was not happy with them. Stretching these bits just killed the funny in them for me. So I stopped. Then I realized I could write the bits, and just put all the bits together, like a jigsaw puzzle. That’s what this is, a collection of my bits; a jigsaw of jokes!
Darrel Miller I talk about the fact that joggers are snobs, and that the best way to make feel bad about themselves is to walk. In this philosophical polemic I digest then regurgitate platitudes that require the invention of a new cognitive framework. Yes, that last part was just so I could fill space requirements for other online retailers.
Darrel Miller I make the case for scoreboards in marriage so that everyone who is in a marriage can determine who is ahead and when it is all over. Enjoy your winnings: half of what you formerly owned.
Darrel Miller I often have these silly thoughts dropped into my head. None of them are very long. But I have tried to stretch them out. I am tired of stretching. So here are the things that dropped into my head that made me laugh. And I stretched them out, just like I am this description. See it is not very funny. That is why I decided to just publish the bits, together, with segues. I am having fun writing segues.
Darrel Miller Phone use has skyrocketed, phone etiquette has not. In fact it seems they are inversely related. The more we use phones the less we know how to act on them. This essay is an attempt to correct that by offering some time tested tips on how to use a phone to call someone one. While this is the last use to which most people put their cellphones to use these days, it is still something that is done enough to require some sort of arbitrary rules to govern behavior whilst using.
Darrel Miller Camping: The Do It Yourself Crime Scene Kit, is all about the fact that camping leads to death, yours. Don't do it, its dangerous. Nature is a dangerous place that is out to get you! You've been warned.
Darrel Miller I frequently have things pop into my head. They often make me laugh. These are those. I used to try to expand each of those tiny thoughts into big thoughts. It didn't work and I lost all of what I thought was funny about the material. So I reduced, like a cook does with a reduction, and so concentrated the humor. This made the material funny again – at least to me (the only real critic I have) I hope you enjoy these disjointed thoughts.
Darrel Miller I have spent a lifetime coming up with weird ideas. Actually they just appeared, most of the time. The muse was never far away. So I decided to collect them. I've tried in a number of ways. From just writing them down, to trying to stretch them beyond their natural limit. It wasn't fun doing the latter, and the former was not fulfilling. Finally I decided on just writing the bits down. Then connecting them in whatever weird way came to mind. So here are my bits and the bits between the bits. Enjoy.
Darrel Miller Here is a collection of sketches in the vein of Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, or SCTV. This is not to claim that they are as great as some of those sketches are, but they are an attempt to share the satirical sense of the writer in a format he loves: Sketches. Each sketch is not more than four pages in length and covers topics from sexuality to shaving.
Darrel Miller Meetos is my loving tribute to a snack food that has stolen my heart (and gave it heart disease): Cheetos. From its crunchy exterior, to its airy middle I can't think of a better way to die at 25. If you love snack foods enjoy my ode to THE Orange snack food of my life.
Darrel Miller I was in a very strange and dull cult for about 10 years of my life, this is my attempt to grapple with the severe boredom that overcame my soul as it was crushed by the mundane squabbles of a suburban cult. Perhaps that made no sense, okay, I just have to write a bunch of words for the long description.
Darrel Miller This is the story of how an employee got himself in trouble by playing a card game with a bunch of kids. As kids will do they say things that others, particularly uptight adults, do not like. Most of the material in this story is distorted, compressed, and expanded. There is a kernel of truth in here, but it is mostly about Rowenna being a huge perverted dick. Why do we call people we don't like "dicks"? Seems about as bad as calling someone a "pussy". How about I just call Rowenna an a*****e, everyone has one of those.
Darrel Miller The Wild West is full of desperation, fear, danger, and beer. Well it used to be: in this insightful book, the Wild West is turned to the Mild West as the author re-imagines the Wild West full of pot smoke, not beer farts. Come and enjoy a really good High Noon.
Glenn Block, Pablo Cibraro, Pedro Felix, Howard Dierking & Darrel Miller Design and build Web APIs for a broad range of clients—including browsers and mobile devices—that can adapt to change over time. This practical, hands-on guide takes you through the theory and tools you need to build evolvable HTTP services with Microsoft’s ASP.NET Web API framework. In the process, you’ll learn how design and implement a real-world Web API.
Ideal for experienced .NET developers, this book’s sections on basic Web API theory and design also apply to developers who work with other development stacks such as Java, Ruby, PHP, and Node.
Dig into HTTP essentials, as well as API development concepts and styles
Learn ASP.NET Web API fundamentals, including the lifecycle of a request as it travels through the framework
Design the Issue Tracker API example, exploring topics such as hypermedia support with collection+json
Use behavioral-driven development with ASP.NET Web API to implement and enhance the application
Explore techniques for building clients that are resilient to change, and make it easy to consume hypermedia APIs
Get a comprehensive reference on how ASP.NET Web API works under the hood, including security and testability
Darrel Miller In this essay I argue for the inclusion of everyone into the realm of Wine Tasting, but with a liquid that can be enjoyed by any sized pocket book, or work schedule. Pay heed to my arguments for they have merit, even if the subject does not. Yes I spent my spare time doing this.
Darrel Miller This essay is one where I argue for the recognition of the destruction of our humanity at the hands of our own technology. Soon we will just be a digital burp or fart on the Wi-FI. Pay heed to my warning words of doom and be careful how you tweet.
Darrel Miller I think that what Superman really did was go off to summer camp and his mother just wanted to make sure that he knew which cape was his in the Superhero Shower. Now you can finally accept that Superman is just like you: embarrassed by his mother's over protectiveness (at least she had a reason)
Darrel Miller I recount a story from the Old Testament about the dangers of not having sex with your brother's wife. Yes the bible tells you that you are supposed to have sex with your brother's wife. It is more progressive than we thought!! Of course in typical fashion I take my time getting to that point by providing an intro that seems unrelated to the main topic at hand. I do that on purpose so I get enough words. At any rate
Darrel Miller I share with you my passion for the correct sound effects. You see we have a problem in this country, people don't know what sounds they should make for what movies. Its a real thing, and I am sick of it. Besides it could get you in trouble. Just ask my son. Don't ask my son he won't remember, but I did, in this article.
Darrel Miller From the most ancient of times we people have safe guard our valuables. From holes in the ground to banks to armored cars we keep these things from being stolen. While how we protect our stuff has changed a bit, what we consider valuable has changed a lot. Now we consider children so valuable we hall them around in their own armored cars.
Darrel Miller This book is about how I first was amazed by Improv, and then decided it was THE way to live my life, in every area of my life. I break down the basics of Improv and then demonstrate how I am using those techniques in my life. From that you should be able to do the same.
Darrel Miller This is a small chunk of bits. Bits I have in my head. Bits that occurred to me as I go through my daily life. In the past I used to stretch each of these bits to full length essays. As a result I found them not as funny. So I decided to just string the bits together into chunks. This means I get to write segues which I found I really like.
Glenn Block, Pablo Cibraro, Pedro Felix, Howard Dierking & Darrel Miller Niniejsza książka to wartościowy podręcznik dla projektantów, którzy chcą tworzyć API adaptujące się do zachodzących zmian. Autorzy zaprezentowali tu wszystkie narzędzia niezbędne do tworzenia ewoluujących systemów, a także przedstawili informacje dotyczące sieci i programowania Web API. Dokładnie omówili proces tworzenia nowego API za pomocą platformy ASP.NET Web API, z uwzględnieniem takich zagadnień, jak implementacja hipermediów z użyciem ASP.NET Web API oraz negocjowanie treści. Ten bardzo praktyczny podręcznik, pisany przez inżynierów oprogramowania, stanowi inspirację do projektowania najlepszych rozwiązań dla ewoluujących aplikacji internetowych.