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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Repost: Apparently, SSL is broken

This seems to be serious. 

posted @ Tuesday, April 08, 2014 2:21 PM | Feedback (0)
Repost: Microservices are not a free lunch

A lot of good information is available here.

Enjoy.

posted @ Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:28 PM | Feedback (0)
Monday, April 07, 2014
Dumbest in-game info graphic ever?

CBS just showed a graphic that said that UK is 4-0 in the tournament when trailing at the half.

Um, if they weren’t something and 0, THEY WOULDN’T BE IN THE FINAL. 

posted @ Monday, April 07, 2014 9:28 PM | Feedback (0)
Monday, March 31, 2014
When is opening day again?

Back when I was young (before there was indoor plumbing and when, gosh, life seemed so much simpler), Opening Day in baseball was simple.  It started in the afternoon in Cincinnati.

Now that life is more complicated, everyone starts on the same day.  Well, most everyone, anyway.  At least we can celebrate the beginning of the…..wait.  What?  The regular season started over a week ago?  In Australia?

I believe this is how Rome fell.  Or something.

Go Pirates.

posted @ Monday, March 31, 2014 9:08 AM | Feedback (0)
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Access to a domain expert end user makes all the difference

In software development, having access to a domain expert makes a huge difference.  But a domain expert who doesn’t use the end product can lead you astray.

In software development, having access to an end user makes a huge difference.  But an end user who isn’t a domain expert can lead you astray.

In software development, having access to a domain expert that is an end user can make all the difference.

You can discuss the requirements with the domain expert and get in the ball park.

You can look at the screen of the in progress software with the end user and see what works and what doesn’t.

And when you have access to someone who is equally competent in both roles, you can cut your development time by orders of magnitude.

posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:21 AM | Feedback (0)
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Visual Studio Problem: The breakpoint will not currently be hit

Might want to check if you are running a release configuration instead of a debug configuration.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:48 PM | Feedback (0)
Web sites I visited recently that suck

I realize one of these is a sitting duck, but….

Healthcare.gov:

Since I incorporated, I’ve had an individual plan for a very long time.  It seems to be okay, but the premiums have been rising pretty quickly, so once I figured out I could get a better plan for half the cost (currently, anyway), I decided to go ahead and get one through this newfangled thingy we have.

Most of the known issues are well-known, but a couple of ones I really liked included having to enter my SS# multiple times, often in the same ‘process’.  Apparently, that was too difficult to carry over from page to page.  Another great one was how, for reasons not known, the login page would simply fail.  You’d click on login and nothing would happen.  The only way around it I found was to switch browser types, as in, now I will use IE, then Chrome, then Firefox, until I could complete all tasks.  That was a good one.

The whole “the site is down, but enter your email address and we will let you know when it is back up” functionality was fascinating.  If the site can’t stay up, how is the email infrastructure working then?

 

Microsoft Partner Network:

There’s nothing like a totally suck ass portal to make one feel like a valued partner.

I needed to update/renew/whatever my Action Pack Subscription, and was overjoyed with the broken pages, random non-functioning functionality, and, once again, the need to switch browser types at various points to see data updates.

I was able to complete the task, in only two to three times the amount of time that it should have taken.  That’s always good.

posted @ Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:09 AM | Feedback (0)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Biggy and Massive and Humongous, Oh My!

So, Rob got bored and decided to create yet another data access thingySubsonic wasn’t enough, so then there was Massive, and now there is Biggy.  I’m sure it has even more value than appears on first blush.

Humongous is going to be the name of the next one he writes, whenever that is.  Next year, probably.

Good code to read.  Enjoy.

posted @ Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:52 PM | Feedback (0)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Outlook 2013 Error: The messaging interfaces have returned an unknown error. Cannot resolve recipient

If you have removed an account that in some way affects your profile, you need to exit Outlook and then restart.

posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:45 PM | Feedback (0)
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
All good things – Chicago Alt.NET

We started the group back when Alt.Net was an actual thing.  Derik, Sergio and I got together at some bar and shot the shit, and ended up starting the group.

I never really did much for the group, besides the occasional presentation.  Derik handled all of the mechanics of setting up meetings and whatnot, till he left for North Carolina, and then Sergio took over.

Alas, times change.  Some of the key people who helped facilitate setting up the meetings moved.  Many of the people who were part of the original alt.net ‘movement’ left to do ruby and are now in love with fucking godawful javascript frameworks, or whatnot.  And there are other groups that scratch the itches, so to speak.

But, I think that we did at least a little bit of good.  I will miss the group.

Special thanks to Sergio and Derik, for everything.

posted @ Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:56 PM | Feedback (0)