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TekkGuy

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."
-- Putt's Law
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Programming situations that I have encountered and my resolutions
 
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A collection of news articles that I have come across in my travels in "The Grid"
 
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My thoughts, feelings and ramblings. Just my personal soapbox to get out my point of view. 
 


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Migrating from WCF with Mark Rendle

Thursday, July 18, 2019

WCF isn't coming to .NET Core 3 - what to do? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard chatted with Mark Rendle about his new project called Recode. Mark talks about how Microsoft came to the decision that they could not migrate WCF to the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core and what that means going forward. Mark's solution is a tool called Recode that can convert WCF code to gRPC - check it out!

Integrating UX in your Development Process with Debbie Levitt

Thursday, July 11, 2019

How does UX work in your organization? While at NDC in Oslo, Carl and Richard talked to Debbie Levitt about how UX can help make software better and the development process less difficult. Debbie talks about UX being part of the initial requirements gathering process, talking to users and looking through how business processes actually work. UX can help you build the right thing!

HashiCorp Packer with Jamie Phillips

Thursday, July 04, 2019

What can HashiCorp's Packer do for you? Carl and Richard talk to Jamie Phillips about how Packer helps to make golden images of hypervisor machines - that would be Hyper-V, VMWare or any of the container solutions so that you can ship them out to whoever needs them. The images can be used as part of your pipeline to push cloud products into a store, or for developers to work from production-configured images, and so on. Packer is a powerful open source solution that can be part of your CI/CD pipeline!

Authentication with Auth0 2019 with Vittorio Bertocci

Thursday, June 27, 2019

What's your authentication solution? Carl and Richard talk to Vittorio Bertocci, now an architect at Auth0, about building pure identity solutions that work for all platforms and languages. Vittorio digs into why you want an authentication solution that stands independent of any given cloud vendor, and what capabilities you need to get authentication right!

Messaging Pitfalls with Jimmy Bogard

Thursday, June 20, 2019

How do you use messaging? Carl and Richard talk to Jimmy Bogard about his work developing messaging architecture for applications. Jimmy talks about the mistakes he's made along the way, starting with not using formal messaging systems - yes, you can use a text file or a database table as a queue, but should you? And when you do embrace messaging, there is an overhead of code and effort to work with queues properly. Is it worth it? The answer is always, it depends!

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South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft - CNN

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft  CNN

South Korean fighter jets fired warning shots at a Russian military aircraft Tuesday after it violated the country's airspace, the country's defense officials said.

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The Bachelorette | Hannah Sends Luke P. Home For the Third Time - ABC

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  1. The Bachelorette | Hannah Sends Luke P. Home For the Third Time  ABC
  2. Who Does Demi Think Hannah B. Should End Up with on 'The Bachelorette'?  extratv
  3. 'The Bachelorette': We Get To Hear Jed Wyatt's Side Of The Story During The Live Finale  Showbiz Cheat Sheet
  4. 'The Bachelorette': Chris Harrison Addresses Whether Luke Parker's Return Got Physical (Exclusive)  Entertainment Tonight
  5. Eliminated 'Bachelorette' contestant gets shut down after crashing rose ceremony with a ring  Yahoo Entertainment
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Various Artists: The Lion King: The Gift | Review - Pitchfork

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  1. Various Artists: The Lion King: The Gift | Review  Pitchfork
  2. John Oliver Confirmed That Beyoncé Was Photoshopped Into "The Lion King" Cast Photo, And It's Hilarious  BuzzFeed
  3. Jon Favreau Breaks Down The Lion King's Opening Scene | Vanity Fair  Vanity Fair
  4. UNIQLO UT Launches 'The Lion King' Summer Capsule  HYPEBEAST
  5. 'The Lion King' is a huge hit. It might also be Disney's most dispiriting remake yet  Los Angeles Times
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2 Louisiana police officers fired over Facebook post suggesting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot - CNN

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  1. 2 Louisiana police officers fired over Facebook post suggesting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot  CNN
  2. Two police officers fired for Facebook post that suggested Ocasio-Cortez should be shot  Houston Chronicle
  3. Louisiana police officer fired after suggesting AOC should be shot  NBC News
  4. Fox's Ingraham: 'Good riddance' to fired officers who said Ocasio-Cortez should be shot | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib Question Who Is Really Not 'Capable of Loving' U.S.  Newsweek
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Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health - The Associated Press

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health  The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday.

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