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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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Kubernetes in 2019 with Jessica Deen

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It's 2019, do you know where your containers are? Carl and Richard talk to Jessica Deen about her work with containers and how Kubernetes has come to dominate the container space, especially in the Microsoft arena. Kubernetes is a container orchestration engine that runs on-premises and all the major cloud vendors - but it is so much more than that, with an ecosystem growing up around it providing an array of tools that can handle your CI/CD pipeline and a huge array of elements for deploying applications. Check out the extensive set of links in the show notes!

Span of T in .NET Core 2.1 with Adam Sitnik

Monday, January 14, 2019

How do you make .NET Core go even faster? System.Memory! While at the Update Conference in Prague, Carl and Richard sat down with .NET Core team member Adam Sitnik to talk about his work on Span of T and System.Memory. Adam talks about .NET Core 2.1 and C# 7.2 giving access to unmanaged heap and stack memory. Used right, you can get huge performance boosts and decreased memory footprints for certain classes of work - at the risk of a stack overflow! Great conversation about when and where you should take advantage of these new features!

Becoming Cloud Native with Vishwas Lele

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

What does it mean to be cloud native? Carl and Richard talk to Vishwas Lele of Applied Information Sciences about his on-going evolution to be a cloud-native, and what means in 2019. Vishwas talks about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, an organization independent of the major cloud vendors that helps with identifying and managing tools that make cloud native applications work! Vishwas digs into a variety of tools, starting with Kubernetes and with many more tools coming! The cloud is only getting more amazing!

Time Travel Debugging with Omer Raviv

Monday, January 07, 2019

How do you debug? Carl and Richard talk to Omer Raviv about OzCode Debugging, including its ability to do 'time travel' or 'reverse' debugging - rather than stepping through code forward line-by-line, you can go any direction you want with any rules that you need. Omer talks about the years of work in OzCode and the array of features including understanding what your LINQ queries are doing in detail, writing conditional breakpoints and more.

The Azure Blockchain Development Kit with Marc Mercuri

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Ready to add blockchain to your repertoire? Carl and Richard talk to Marc Mercuri about the Azure Blockchain Development Kit. Blockchain is full of hype, especially in relationship to cryptocurrency, but there are so many other possibilities. The idea of a distributed ledger of transactions has huge potential for reducing costs of transactions and allowing the sharing of information about those transactions up and down the chain. But how to make it work? That's where Microsoft comes in with some great tooling - have a listen!

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Here's Why Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron Might Actually Be Dating - E! NEWS

Monday, January 21, 2019

  1. Here's Why Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron Might Actually Be Dating  E! NEWS
  2. Are Brad Pitt & Charlize Theron A Couple? | Access  Access
  3. Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt dating after meeting through her ex Sean Penn: report  Fox News
  4. Is Brad Pitt dating Angelina Jolie’s ‘enemy’ Charlize Theron?  The Mercury News
  5. Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron Met 6 Months Ago on a Shoot: 'They Have Spent Time Together'
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Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals -

Monday, January 21, 2019

  1. Notre Dame to cover up Christopher Columbus murals
  2. Notre Dame Will Cover Christopher Columbus Murals after Complaints  National Review
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Explosion sets ships ablaze in Kerch Strait off Crimea - BBC News

Monday, January 21, 2019

  1. Explosion sets ships ablaze in Kerch Strait off Crimea  BBC News
  2. Russian rescue amid deadly blaze on two cargo ships off Crimea  BBC News
  3. Two ships catch fire in Kerch Strait near Crimea; deaths reported  CNN
  4. 11 Sailors Killed in Explosion and Fire Near Strait Separating Crimea and Russia  The New York Times
  5. Crimea disaster: 10 dead as EXPLOSION sets ships ablaze in Kerch Strait - rescue underway
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France fines Google $57 million over data transparency - Engadget

Monday, January 21, 2019

  1. France fines Google $57 million over data transparency  Engadget
  2. Google fined by France over data privacy | Talking Business  euronews (in English)
  3. France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime  The Washington Post
  4. Google hit with £44m GDPR fine over ads  BBC News
  5. Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law  The New York Times
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Wild NFL rule allows Roger Goodell to reverse Rams-Saints outcome, but would he actually use it? - CBS Sports

Monday, January 21, 2019

  1. Wild NFL rule allows Roger Goodell to reverse Rams-Saints outcome, but would he actually use it?  CBS Sports
  2. Sean Payton: Saints will 'never get over' blown pass interference call  ESPN
  3. Rams vs. Saints NFC Championship Highlights | NFL 2018 Playoffs  NFL
  4. Your job isn't over yet, Who Dat Nation
  5. Controversial non-call overshadows Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game  Fox News
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