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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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Tekk News
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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Functional Web Programming using SAFE with Anthony Brown

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Build your web site in F#! While in London at the NDC, Carl and Richard talked to Anthony Brown about the SAFE Stack - a complete set of tooling for building back-end and front-end parts of your website in F#! Anthony talks about the various pieces needed to work together, how debugging works, and his preferred tooling, including VSCode as the editor and some great plug-ins that make F# coding easy!

Building Security Into Your App with Victoria Almazova

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Are you adding security to your application at the end of a development cycle? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Victoria Almazova about how she encourages developers to include security planning as early as possible - it costs less and is more effective! The new tooling available today for security makes it easier to do the right thing, you just have to include it as part of the process.

CSS Grid with Amy Kapernick

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Have you heard of CSS Grid? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Amy Kapernick about one of the new features in CSS introduced in 2017 on all major browsers. CSS Grid is not tables - and tables aren't inherently evil, they can just be used badly. With Grid, you can define flexible layouts and formatting for a variety of elements. And there's nothing you're doing that can't be tweaked effectively by designers when the time comes - check 'em out!

Open Source Home Assistants with Sarah Withee

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Have you got a home assistant device? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Sarah Withee about her experience with Mycroft, the open source home assistant device. As an open source project you can run Mycroft on your PC, or even a Raspberry Pi. The conversation turns to the concerns about constantly listening speakers and how having an open source project that lets you see what its listening to make that whole experience less concerning. And there's custom hardware too!

Blazor in 2019 with Steve Sanderson and Dan Roth

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What's up with Blazor? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Steve Sanderson and Daniel Roth about the latest efforts around running C# in the browser with Web Assembly. Since its first demo back in 2017 by Steve, Blazor has grown up a lot - part of ASP.NET Core but still nominally an experimental project, parts of Blazor are now appearing in the preview editions of .NET Core 3 as Razor Components. 2019 looks to be a big year for Blazor!

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Alan Krueger, famed economist, dies at age 58 - CNN

Monday, March 18, 2019

Alan Krueger, famed economist, dies at age 58  CNN

Former White House economist and Princeton University professor Alan Krueger died Sunday, the school announced Monday. He was 58.

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William H. Macy Praised Nepotism, Giving His Kids 'A Leg Up' In 2004 Interview - HuffPost

Monday, March 18, 2019

William H. Macy Praised Nepotism, Giving His Kids 'A Leg Up' In 2004 Interview  HuffPost

William H. Macy had no problem with nepotism and giving his two daughters a leg up in Hollywood long before his wife, Felicity Huffman was indicted by the FBI ...

40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread - CNN

Monday, March 18, 2019

  1. 40% of people with HIV transmit most new infections in the US, a new analysis says. Here's the plan to stop the spread  CNN
  2. People with untreated HIV transmitted 80% of new infections  Axios
  3. 80% of HIV transmissions come from people who have not been diagnosed, CDC report shows  Daily Mail
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88 Pounds Of Plastic Found In Stomach Of Dead Whale In Philippines - NPR

Monday, March 18, 2019

  1. 88 Pounds Of Plastic Found In Stomach Of Dead Whale In Philippines  NPR
  2. Dead Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body in the Philippines  The New York Times
  3. Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach  CNN
  4. Dead Philippines whale had 40kg of plastic in stomach  BBC News
  5. Starving whale killed by swallowing 40kg plastic, activists say  The Telegraph
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Girls with a male twin are less likely to thrive due to testosterone exposure - Daily Mail

Monday, March 18, 2019

Girls with a male twin are less likely to thrive due to testosterone exposure  Daily Mail

New research on Norwegian twins suggests that it's nature, not nurture, that causes girls with brothers to be less likely to thrive in adult life because testosterone ...