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Gary Pronych 1 Part .NET Developer, 2 Parts Personal Developer; 100% Canadian February 2008 Entries
Development Environments and Home Networking
You won't find me on the next episode of 'Show us your Home' geek edition (Check out Scott Hanselman's); I am not that hardcore, but I have a similar setup which (IMO) is worthwhile for you @home developers. We won't get into my structured cabling or distributed audio design today; we will leave that for a 'architecture' track. Scott has some great posts to get you on your way. Why virtualize your home networking system? The answer is simple, because it is the smart thing to do; CPU horsepower and ......

Posted On Monday, February 18, 2008 6:41 AM

Visual Studio Themes
I have been watching a number of webcasts recently and I have seen a lot of cool themes on presenter desktops. It made me realize how lame the default styles in VS are so I have been doing my own tweaking. Scott Hanselman has a collection of Visual Studio themes; give it a try, you won't look back. It is probably worth noting; Scott will be providing the Keynote at DevTeach Toronto. Also attending Alt.NET Seattle ......

Posted On Saturday, February 16, 2008 1:10 PM

2 Parts Personal Developer
Last year, a number of developers participated in a 'Becoming a Better Developer' challenge issued by Justice Gray; I commend their efforts. As a software developer, your entire career is devoted personal development. What I love about this challenge is that it forces you to take a look at your goals and commit to a plan. Not everyone can accomplish reading 27 books in x days, or even 1 year (myself included). It requires a strong desire and commitment; a minor set back can easily cause derailment. ......

Posted On Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:31 AM

Green is the Color... Development is the Game?!
There is no hiding behind the fact; I am Green, I am Canadian, I am Saskatchewan. Therefore I must wear my colors on this page of green to show pride in the 2007 Grey Cup Champions the Saskatchewan Roughriders; and while hailing from the province that has the most golf courses, per capita, in the world. As my first GWB post, it seems appropriate to introduce myself. I have been a .NET developer since .NET 1.0 back in 2002; behind the curtain there is a some ASP 3.0 EXP that we won't get into today... ......

Posted On Monday, February 11, 2008 7:20 PM

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