Author Archives: Mike Clark

Global Climate Change One More Time

My earlier post on global climate change, “We’re All Going to — Die? Warm Up?“, got some interest lately when someone in a forum I participate in challenged me on it in a private message exchange.  Since it was a … Continue reading

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What are these plants?

Several years ago the City of Olympia planted some trees along our street, and these were immediately attacked by the low-life vandals who walk through the neighborhood from time to time, heading from the downtown bars to the Section 8 … Continue reading

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Fluency

It’s been quite a while since I’ve bought and read any new science-fiction by any but a select circle of writers.  My favorites have been Jerry Pournelle (who doesn’t write much any more, unfortunately), Lois McMaster Bujold, David Sherman, and … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Yahoo!

Recently I needed a new email account that was not Gmail.  Note that I have about six or seven (lost count) Gmail accounts.  One for each of several purposes.  But now I needed one with my Ham Radio callsign, and … Continue reading

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Another Way of Doing Transactions in .NET

I was browsing StackOverflow.com today, and ran into this question on doing transactions in Sql Server.  Since I was familiar with using SqlTransactions, I thought maybe it was a question I could provide an answer to, but then I saw … Continue reading

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We’re All Going to — Die? Warm Up?

Phil Plait, he of the Bad Astronomy blog (it’s on Slate these days, so you know he’s for real), is a fun read.  He reports all kinds of interesting astronomical stuff, and I enjoy reading his work.  On some days, … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Wrong with Hungarian Notation!

I was just scanning StackOverflow looking for interesting Questions and Answers, and happened up this one: Converting JSON to C# Class Object. Serialization is always an interesting subject, and I had previously thought about the idea of serializing (or deserializing) … Continue reading

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I’ve Just Published a Book (or Two)!

This blog generally deals with technical topics only, but I am going to make an exception in this case. I guess I have that privilege — I make the rules here, after all! I’ve been working on a side project … Continue reading

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Not Getting Rich On My WP Apps, But…

I got started building apps for Windows Phone with the idea that maybe I’d be able to make some money at it. Keep dreaming, as they say… In any case, I wasn’t building games, but more-or-less practical apps, and that, … Continue reading

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Remember Versioning Before Putting Fist Through Monitor

I am currently working on a project with a deadline in my day job, and I am having fun with it. Well, mostly. There was this little problem I was having that was beginning to make me quite frustrated. And … Continue reading

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