"The Glorious Monster" is the title of an all-percussion piece by Max Roach. He composed it for his 8-man drumming ensemble, MBoom!, and it appears on MBoom!'s first album. It is notable for featured solos on xylophone, vibraphone and orchestral tom-toms.
"The Glorious Monster" was, for a long time, my pet nickname for my favorite and most dreaded progamming language, C++. The name has a sense of dread and delight, no?
And now I also apply that name to my favorite and most dreaded server technology, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2.
So this is going to be a blog about programming and software design, but maybe with some music thrown in. Let C++, BizTalk and Max Roach be the blog's xylophone, vibraphone and tom-toms.