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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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My thoughts, feelings and ramblings. Just my personal soapbox to get out my point of view. 
 


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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!

The Modern Developer with Dan North

Thursday, April 18, 2019

What does it take to be a modern developer? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked with Dan North about how being a developer has evolved. The conversation starts out discussing the transformation of Microsoft itself and how it has helped throw the definition of developer out the window - so what happens now? Dan digs into looking at developers as more than an array of technical skills, but also how they work in teams and in the organization. Great thinking!

Visual Studio Templates with Layla Porter

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Templates can make your life better! While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Layla Porter about the power of Visual Studio Templates. Layla talks about trying to avoid repeating herself in code, and trying to document or remember best practices for the various projects she works on. The answer is templates - so that you can File-New a project with all that thinking already built in. And not just for new projects - you can template Visual Studio configurations as well!

Still an Impostor with Rob Conery

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Impostor Syndrome is real and pervasive in the development industry - what can you do about it? While at NDC London, Carl and Richard talk to Rob Conery about the second edition of The Impostor's Handbook. Rob talks about how most software developers don't actually have an education in computing science, but that doesn't mean you can't learn - he talks about key bits of education you can add to your repertoire to help resist feeling like an impostor - you can do it!

Azure Functions using Node with Simona Cotin

Thursday, March 28, 2019

What can Azure Functions do for you? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talked to Simona Cotin about Azure Functions. You can code Azure Functions in C#, Java, Python and JavaScript - but Simona prefers JavaScript. Use the language you're most comfortable with. Programming Azure Functions in JavaScript means using the NodeJS frameworks, building small chunks of code that do exactly what you want them to do without a lot of plumbing!

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Carlos Ghosn, ex-Nissan chief, granted bail in Japan. Again. - CNN

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  1. Carlos Ghosn, ex-Nissan chief, granted bail in Japan. Again.  CNN
  2. Ghosn: Tokyo court grants $4.5m bail to former Nissan boss  BBC News
  3. Nissan Cries Foul As Ghosn Rearrested For Fourth Time On Most Serious Charge Yet  Forbes
  4. Nissan Warns Investors of a 45 Percent Drop in Profit  The New York Times
  5. Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn to walk free again after posting $4.5 million bail  Reuters
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Muslims flee, Christians grieve in Sri Lankan town torn by violence - Reuters

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  1. Muslims flee, Christians grieve in Sri Lankan town torn by violence  Reuters
  2. Sri Lanka Easter bombing suspect caught on camera | Al Jazeera English  Al Jazeera English
  3. Sri Lanka’s Muslims Face an Angry Backlash After Easter Sunday Attacks  The New York Times
  4. Frank Gaffney: We must hold persecutors of Christians accountable  Fox News
  5. In Sri Lanka, who knew what, and when did they know it? | TheHill  The Hill
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Microsoft Hits $1 Trillion Market Cap Thanks to Azure, but Gaming Below Expectations - Wccftech

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  1. Microsoft Hits $1 Trillion Market Cap Thanks to Azure, but Gaming Below Expectations  Wccftech
  2. Microsoft hits $1 trillion market cap after earnings beat estimates  CNBC
  3. Microsoft 3Q19 revenue up 14% on the back of strong cloud and, uh, Windows?  Ars Technica
  4. Microsoft beats earnings expectations, stock jumps  Yahoo Finance
  5. Microsoft reports $30.6 billion in Q3 2019 revenue: Azure up 73%, Surface up 21%, and LinkedIn up 27%  VentureBeat
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Samsung Galaxy View 2 coming to AT&T on April 26, priced higher than the original - Phone Arena

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  1. Samsung Galaxy View 2 coming to AT&T on April 26, priced higher than the original  Phone Arena
  2. Samsung's strange, gigantic Galaxy View is ready for round two  Engadget
  3. Galaxy View 2 specs confirmed − Samsung’s ultimate entertainment tablet looks swish  TrustedReviews
  4. Samsung Galaxy View 2 price and release date revealed by AT&T  SamMobile
  5. AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy View 2 with 17.3-inch display  Android Community
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Leader of militia that has held migrants attacked in jail - CNN

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

  1. Leader of militia that has held migrants attacked in jail  CNN
  2. Trump’s angry tweet about a common border incident prompts a Mexican investigation  Los Angeles Times
  3. Video shows heavily armed group leading migrants over US-Mexico border  New York Post
  4. Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group  Philly.com
  5. How armed citizen militias roam the border — and legal gray areas — to detain migrants  Washington Post
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