Let’s not be Political Developers.

27. October 2012 Uncategorized 0
This afternoon I was reading a local website that was comparing candidates for the up-coming US election. Obviously the “big guns” were there, such as Romney & Obama. But this site also covered smaller local elections. As I was reading some of the answers from each candidate, I was struck with something. Even when the ...

My First Weekend With a Mac

14. October 2012 One-Time 1
This past week, everyone at my office got new Mac Book Pros. We are a software company that currently writes in .NET.  I think I abstained from the computer selection (or said whatever everyone else agreed on was fine.) The reason for this was that I consider computers to be commodities.   Background I’ve been ...

Experience Matters

07. October 2012 Uncategorized 0
I remember learning about strings in programming languages. It wasn’t in class, it was on a production application. I had just written a tool that would log all of the data link traffic between Caterpillar’s ECMs and their PC based service tool. Now I needed to do the sister task of writing a viewer for ...