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I'm that tech guy…you know the one. When things are broken, I fix them. When they don't make sense, I explain them. When nothing is getting done, I do it. When a void occurs, I fill it. When there is silence on the call, I state the necessary. I'm that guy in IT that is relied upon by the competent as the nth tier of support, overlooked by management, and despised by the slackers. An InfoTech professional, aficionado of all things technological. I've been getting my geek on full-time since 1993, and have worked with information technology in some capacity since 1997 including VB 4-6, ASP, .Net, SQL, Java, HTML, ColdFusion, VBS, JS, Crystal Reports, COGNOS and more. I've worked on global scale environments for Fortune 500 companies and as a software engineer for local government agencies. My expertise is in Visual Basic currently in the .Net flavor, and focuses on user applications. I am also currently active in the ASP.Net programming arena, specializing in DotNetNuke Module development, site creation, and administration. Stated simply, if you need to get information from a-to-z, I'm the guy you want to see.

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"Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand."
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Podcast - .Net Rocks!

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Rockstar with Dylan Beattie

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Have you heard of Rockstar? Carl and Richard talk to Dylan Beattie about a joke that may have gone too far - or perhaps not far enough? Dylan talks about the origins of Rockstar, the idea that recruiters like to use the term rockstar to identify a certain class of developer that is far from realistic. But what if rockstar was a language? Then anyone who programmed in it would be a rockstar developer... right? What started as a gag specification is now a language - the code looks like 80s rock lyrics, but it compiles!

Securing Microservices with Sam Newman

Thursday, May 16, 2019

How do you secure microservices? Carl and Richard chat with Sam Newman about the complexity that comes with containerization and microservices, and how that impacts your security plans. Often security has been based on a monolithic single-point-of-access model. But when applications are broken down into microservices, there are a whole bunch of new points of contact to be secured. The good news is, there is plenty of technology out there to help, including password vaults, mutual TLS and more - you just need to learn about it!

.NET Core 3 and Beyond with Scott Hunter

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Build is over - what did we learn? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the various announcements at Build connection with .NET - including the delivery date of .NET Core 3 and what happens beyond! The conversation digs into switching to a routine delivery model for .NET, so that you can anticipate when you'll need to implement the new version of the framework. Scott also talks about new features coming in C# 8, including the fact that C# 8 is only for .NET Core 3 and above... things are changing, and it seems for the better!

Identity Server Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Thursday, May 02, 2019

What's the latest for Identity Server? While at NDC in Porto, Carl and Richard chatted with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about their latest work on Identity Server. The conversation goes through the various current generations of attacks on web pages, how Single Page Apps behave differently, and more! Great conversation about the current state of web-based security and how you can do more!

Music Technology Geek Out with David Frangioni

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Back in February, the fascinating David Frangioni made a trek up to Pwop Studios to geek out with Carl and Richard about music technology. Oh, the stories!

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Gov. Janet Mills signs bill ending nonmedical vaccine exemptions - WMTW Portland

Friday, May 24, 2019

  1. Gov. Janet Mills signs bill ending nonmedical vaccine exemptions  WMTW Portland
  2. Mills administration names new CDC director  Press Herald
  3. Partisan rancor threatens to ignite a new fight over workers' compensation in Maine  Bangor Daily News
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Disaster relief bill stuck in the House following GOP lawmaker's objection - CNN

Friday, May 24, 2019

  1. Disaster relief bill stuck in the House following GOP lawmaker's objection  CNN
  2. Lone GOP rep blocks disaster aid bill in surprise move  Fox News
  3. House vote on disaster aid bill stalls after Republican member objects  CBS News
  4. GOP Rep. Blocks Disaster Aid Bill Over Border Security Funding  HuffPost
  5. Central Texas congressman Roy singlehandedly blocks disaster relief  Austin American-Statesman
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US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East amid tensions - BBC News

Friday, May 24, 2019

  1. US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East amid tensions  BBC News
  2. Trump approves additional deployment to Mideast to counter Iran  CNN
  3. U.S. deploys 1,500 troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks  Reuters
  4. US Iran tension 1500 troops to be sent to the Middle East | Al Jazeera English  Al Jazeera English
  5. Trump to send 1,500 troops to Middle East to counter Iran | TheHill  The Hill
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A New Partnership to Power The Lunar Gateway on This Week @NASA – May 24, 2019 - NASA

Friday, May 24, 2019

  1. A New Partnership to Power The Lunar Gateway on This Week @NASA – May 24, 2019  NASA
  2. NASA executive hired to lead 2024 moon mission quits after 6 weeks  The Week Magazine
  3. 50 years later: How Apollo 10 rehearsed the moon landing | TheHill  The Hill
  4. NASA's Gravity Assist Podcast Goes to the Moon  NASA
  5. It's Been a Volatile Week for NASA's 2024 Moon Landing Program  Gizmodo
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Wall St. clings to gains on trade hopes -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Wall St. clings to gains on trade hopes

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks gained on Friday, ahead of a long Memorial day weekend, after U.S. President Donald Trump predicted a swift end to the ongoing trade ...

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