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Who, Me?

I am a .NET C# developer, I started out as a mainframe COBOL programmer back in 1987. Transitioned to VB6 in 2000, .NET when Visual Studio 1.0 was in Beta2. Now working in ASP.NET, Windows Phone 7.

Twitter: @Cyberherbalist

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May
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awarded  Nice Question
May
13
revised How do I set up a source code control system for myself?
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May
13
asked How do I set up a source code control system for myself?
May
13
comment Why are there so few female programmers?
@nick: there is probably some amount of nurture involved but there is enough credible evidence to suggest strongly that nature is highly governing. There was the one case of a boy, David Reimer, whose penis was destroyed in a botched circumcision. He was medically reassigned as a female, and his parents tried their darndest to raise him as a girl, but he never actually self-identified as female. Other cases exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
16
answered How indepth should a programmer develop his understanding of the Unified Process and UML?
Mar
16
answered What is spreadsheet useful for?
Mar
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accepted Is Silverlight only for eye-candy, or does it have a use in business?
Jan
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answered How is “SELECT *” read in English?
Jan
6
comment How do I convince my boss that it's OK to use an application to access an outside website?
Of the two methods on the page of getting data, one for a list of recent changes, and the other for a complete current list, I had two different routines, using a POST and a GET.
Jan
6
awarded  Scholar
Jan
6
comment How do I convince my boss that it's OK to use an application to access an outside website?
You make a good point, but as it turns out the boss is a developer and knows exactly what it means to access a website automatically. It's not the technical, but the ethical he's concerned with.
Jan
6
accepted How do I convince my boss that it's OK to use an application to access an outside website?
Jan
6
comment How do I convince my boss that it's OK to use an application to access an outside website?
Thanks for that. They don't appear to provide bank routing numbers here, but it does provide ammunition that they have no problem with automated access in principle.
Jan
6
comment How do I convince my boss that it's OK to use an application to access an outside website?
Oh, he's a developer -- and pretty darned good at it -- but he has an overdeveloped sense of ethics. I tried to tell him that every search engine on the planet was hitting on the FED's site every day and nobody's suing them, but to no avail.
Jan
6
comment How do I convince my boss that it's OK to use an application to access an outside website?
Nice, but where do you see this web service? Looking at the website in question (fededirectory.frb.org), I don't see one. There's a link to "Download E-Payments Routing Directories", but this is not a web service -- in fact, this is the link he wants to use to get the data.
Jan
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asked How do I convince my boss that it's OK to use an application to access an outside website?
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