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A .NET developer living in Denver.


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
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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.
Nov
5
answered Anyone who has taken 70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam?
Nov
4
answered Do non-manager coders in their forties or older out there sometimes regret about not being managers?
Nov
4
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Nov
4
comment How do programmers quit a job?
@Guzica, I am 50 years old. I've seen a lot of stupid, bad, malevolent and broken things happen in my working career. RogueCoder, the guy asking the original question is 18 and probably hasn't met a wide array of idiocy yet. But to answer your question, many employers are quite "hardball" and escort you out the door when you give notice (it is nothing personal, just business). Financial companies (like banks) here have a tendency to discharge folks who have been overheard to say they are interviewing for a new job. Many companies are civilized - the ones that aren't can be problems.
Nov
4
answered How do you stay motivated for hobby projects?
Nov
4
answered What causes overtime and how can it be avoided?
Nov
4
comment “Overtime is part of the job” true but a bad attitude?
My advice is to read the book Death March. It should give you an idea of whether your boss is abusing you, or incompetent, and what options to take. rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/click/013143635X