We’re very lucky

29. June 2010 Uncategorized 0
I recently completed the process of looking for a new job.  I’ve got a couple weeks until I start my new venture, but at least the job search process is over.  As I thought about this new opportunity over the weekend, I was struck with something: software developers (and related fields) are very lucky. I’m ...

BlackBerry ESS NullArgumentException

20. June 2010 Howto 0
I’ve been playing around with BlackBerry development.  I’ve been doing various tutorials etc. One of the things they’ve got is an Email Server Simulator (ESS).  This comes installed with the JDE.  The idea is that this ESS will send/receive emails and hand them off to the device simulator. I ran into some problems, though.  I ...

What are we coming to?

16. June 2010 Rant 0
For the past 4 years, .Net has been my framework of choice.  Prior to that, I used Visual C++ for 6 years.  There are some great things about .NET that I didn’t have with C++.  But with these great techniques comes a high responsibility, and that is, to understand what it is that the framework is ...

Know your customer and your goal

04. June 2010 Uncategorized 0
Writing software is so much more than writing code, at least if you’re on a small team. When I graduated college, I quickly realized that I was not good at hardware design.  I didn’t care about tweaking transistors for that last little bit of gain, and in fact wasn’t really sure the the right way ...