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ALT.NET Seattle Registration and Mispronouncing My Last Name
Just a reminder that ALT.NET Open Spaces, Seattle registration is still open, although we are sold out at the moment, we are taking stand-by's just in case some drop out. So, if you hadn't registered with us, go ahead and do so, and don't let the sold out scare you. Just keep in mind that you may not be selected, so I wouldn't make concrete plans if you are traveling to get there. I'm hoping to finish up about 5-6 posts that have been sitting around since last week on F#, the Unity Application Block, ......

Posted On Monday, February 18, 2008 1:47 PM

Come join me at my new home...
Well, I've decided to move my home for now. No, I'm not restarting up my MSDN blog, although I could. It's sitting all lonely out there with nobody to visit, nor any content. Instead, I have moved to weblogs.asp.net/Podwysocki. If you're using my Feedburner, and quite frankly you should be, there will be no difference for you all, as I'll just move it over seamlessly. I'll continue to cross-post for now and take what I can. Hope you join me there ......

Posted On Thursday, January 31, 2008 5:29 PM

Interviewing Redux
I'm still prepping a few posts on F# and Design by Contract (DBC), so stay tuned in the next day or so. But, I recently read through the altdotnet mailing list about conducting interviews and phone screens. Jeremy Miller had a great response to this that I felt needed its own response. I've been interviewing people all throughout my career and I've definitely picked up on things as time goes on, honing the craft as it were. Cloning Myself It's true in the past I've been guilty of wanting someone ......

Posted On Sunday, January 27, 2008 11:57 PM

Are Code Comments An Apology for Bad Design?
Very recently on the CLI_DEV (formerly ALTNETCONF) mailing list, Joe Ocampo asked whether the standard saying, "Code Comments are an apology for bad design" holds in regards to documenting your non-public API. I believe that question arose once before and usually a flame war erupts of some sort. I found this button sums up my feelings best! But, anyhow, it's a real valid question and believe it or not, people have quite strong opinions on the matter. With tools like Resharper and other refactoring ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 9, 2008 6:44 PM

Making Yourself Better for 2008
In a previous post, I talked about the things I'm going to do this year, now it's your turn. Here's what I'd like to see from you this year. Be a mentor Contribute to open source Get involved with the development community through user groups, forums, etc Start a blog and share your voice Step outside your comfort zone to find new ways of solving problems and check with the community as a whole Read open source code and understand it for six products. Learn a new language such as: Ruby Boo C# Python ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 2, 2008 4:45 PM

Making Myself Better for 2008
Last year was a very good year for me, but I'm always looking for ways to learn more and better myself for the next year. After all, it is hard to top 2007, the year in which I buy a house, get married and have a great honeymoon in Italy. So, somehow I need to top myself yet again! Anyhow, these are the things I'm looking to do this year to make me a better designer, developer, etc: General Read a new book a month Run a marathon (Well, only running 5 miles a day right now) General Development Give ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 1, 2008 10:25 PM

And I'm back...
Well, I've decided now to come back to blogging.  It's been over a year break from doing this and I think that I missed quite a bit while I was away.  Over the past couple of months, I've been following the ALT.NET movement pretty heavily and I think it's well worth people checking out if they haven't already.

Posted On Monday, November 19, 2007 2:31 PM

GMaps Pedometer - A Google Maps Based Pedometer
Since I'm a pretty avid runner, I love the ability to keep track of how much I run per day and what distances. My brother of all people sent me the GMaps Pedometer which is based upon Google Maps which allows you to record your walking (or in my case, running) path with just a simple double click. It's by no means perfect, but it gives you a pretty good idea where you run and how far. The line connector works in straight lines only, so if you run on a curvy road, good luck on getting it to be the ......

Posted On Thursday, June 15, 2006 3:47 PM

Unsolicited Car In Backyard - The Day After
I posted the pictures yesterday of the night of the crash, so today I thought I'd post on what it looks like today. It might give you a clearer picture of what I have to deal with going forward. The fun of it all! The first picture is the actual crash path. As you may notice, I do live in a little bit of a curve. It's not huge, but when someone is speeding, and the road is wet, this might happen. So, the path is quite clear, and the hole in the ground is where the fire hydrant used to be. The hydrant ......

Posted On Friday, June 9, 2006 8:18 AM

An Unexpected Car in My Backyard
Ok, so it was about 12:30AM this morning when I was doing some research on custom ASP.NET Membership Providers when I heard squealing tires, which wasn't unusual because we get those "Fast and the Furious" idiots around here all the time. This was a little different because I heard scraping then some of the loudest bangs I've ever heard in my life. So I called 911 and the rest ensued. I don't want to get into the full details of what happened pending the police investigation and trial, but I thought ......

Posted On Thursday, June 8, 2006 10:35 AM

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