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Refactoring Sickness
I knew that I had a penchant for making nasty code better, but I did not realize how far my sickness had progressed. I spent the last couple of days taking a copy/paste VB6.NET (no that is not a missprint) website apart with a scalpel provided by the free DevExpress Refactor! and paid JetBrains R#. I like the usefulness of both tools. R# does not seem to suffer from the same memory problems as Refactor! more than likely because it creates temp files in the project directory. I wonder if there is ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 29, 2008 7:41 PM

Simple Things in Your IT Career
I had a really good boss once that took the time to make me better than he found me. I am not sure what he initially saw in me because I was always a strong-willed-arrogant-stab... kind of person. I very easily alienated others and hit bricks walls without knowing they were there... I knew what needed to happen, but always seemed to find the wrong way to go about it. At any rate over the course of several years he mentored me to the point ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:45 PM

Boggling Blog Stats
I find it amazing what people choose to read of my sparse blog posts. The number one hit of mine is a post about being a newb using the Infragistics Ultrachart. I essentially posted it for my own safekeeping so that when I came back to it later, I didn't have to dig too deep in the page file to recollect any insight. That one post has literally been around the world from Germany to Pakistan to Taiwan. Simply amazing. I hope at least one person found it useful. I need to start being a good steward ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:31 PM

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