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A .NET developer living in Denver.


Nov
11
answered Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
Nov
11
comment How much time a week do you spend on extracurricular programming?
Yep, me too. I will have more time now that the side job has wound down.
Nov
11
answered What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?
Nov
11
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Nov
11
comment Why do people say that VB gives you bad programming habits?
Flash is also like this. If you don't put the code in external actionscript files, everything is hard to find all tucked away inside event handlers.
Nov
11
comment Why do people say that VB gives you bad programming habits?
@Rook, it does indeed apply. Thank you.
Nov
11
answered Why do people say that VB gives you bad programming habits?
Nov
10
comment What are some famous one-liner or two-liner programs and equations?
@Greg, just wait, APL uses more than the roman and greek alphabets because there weren't enough letters and symbols already; backspace (more properly called "overstrike") is also used because some characters need to be typed on top of other characters. One such was a divide symbol on top of a square, which represented matrix inversion (if unary operator, or multiplication by the inverted matrix if it was used as a binary operator).
Nov
9
answered How many types of programming languages are there?
Nov
9
answered As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
Nov
8
comment What needs to be done to sell software to the government?
Meeting FIPS compliance is always a challenge as it is the most poorly misdocumented insecurity stuff imaginable. Also, internal security is frequently so tight that you may have a challenge getting development done. Practice developing as a nonAdmin. Oh, and everyone is moving to Windows 7 lickety split as they finally found an OS the security dept likes. Everything Dave mentions is true and I've seen them happen at large corporations and banks as well.
Nov
8
answered What needs to be done to sell software to the government?
Nov
7
answered How do you protect your WCF service?
Nov
7
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Nov
7
comment Is it appropriate to go around your boss to receive an answer? If so how?
I've been in the situation where my boss says "Don't do X" and then come pay review time, I get dinged for failing to do X.
Nov
7
answered Will Java be dead if the split into free/premium JVM happens?
Nov
6
answered What is the difference in a developer's years of experience with a language?
Nov
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
5
answered How is your working time distributed between coding and thinking?
Nov
5
comment Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
Great point. In my logging code, I also like to add the InnerMessage for the exception. Many times this is null, so trying to add it would blow up the logging itself.