Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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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Affording New Tech: Somebody’s Feeling Entitled

Jenna Wortham of the New York Times seems to think that new technology should be cheap enough for poor people to afford it. My first question is: Why? Headlines are not normally created by the journalist, but are apportioned by … Continue reading

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My Review of Regular Expressions Cookbook

Originally submitted at O’Reilly This cookbook provides more than 100 recipes to help you crunch data and manipulate text with regular expressions. With recipes for popular programming languages such as C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET, Regular … Continue reading

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Should a database table always have primary keys?

The occasion for this post is a little contretemps I experienced on StackOverflow.com recently. The topic of this blog post is the question posed by acidZombie24, a member of StackOverflow, over 3 years ago. I was one of those who … Continue reading

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Old Nerd’s Post – “Ancient” Technology

Old High School friends of mine just posted some Facebook comments on “ancient” technology they still possessed, and it caused me to think back about my old devices.  Brian mentioned that he still had his father’s old slide rule (and … Continue reading

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The Fix is Found

Earlier I said that there was this bad crashing problem with HamTechExam and that I better find it and fix it.  Well. I cannot claim any heroism here.  It has taken me too long to get around to it, and … Continue reading

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Jumping into Ads

Apologies for the long hiatus.  I’ve been busy is a bad excuse, but it’s true.  Well, it’s not so much busy as lazy. Anyway, I got quite discouraged after all this time with 8 apps in the marketplace, some since … Continue reading

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Portland Oregon Code Camp 2011

On Saturday, 4 June 2011, they held the Nth Portland Code Camp.  I don’t know what N is equal to, but it was the 5th one I’ve attended.  It was quite good, all things considered, although I think I prefer … Continue reading

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Now Available: Ham Radio Technician License Practice Exam App

My Ham Radio Technician license class practice exam app — that horrendous bug fixed — is now available in the marketplace. Actually, it was back in the Marketplace a few days ago, but I’m just now getting around to mentioning it.  If … Continue reading

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Got a Windows Phone Device — Hooray!

Yesterday, I got my new device via Fedex, thanks to the kindness and diligence of Chris Koenig, MS Developer Evangelist! I’ve been trying to get the attention of someone in the Mothership to beg and plead for a gratis WP7 … Continue reading

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