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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."
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Podcast - .Net Rocks!

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Rockstar with Dylan Beattie

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Have you heard of Rockstar? Carl and Richard talk to Dylan Beattie about a joke that may have gone too far - or perhaps not far enough? Dylan talks about the origins of Rockstar, the idea that recruiters like to use the term rockstar to identify a certain class of developer that is far from realistic. But what if rockstar was a language? Then anyone who programmed in it would be a rockstar developer... right? What started as a gag specification is now a language - the code looks like 80s rock lyrics, but it compiles!

Securing Microservices with Sam Newman

Thursday, May 16, 2019

How do you secure microservices? Carl and Richard chat with Sam Newman about the complexity that comes with containerization and microservices, and how that impacts your security plans. Often security has been based on a monolithic single-point-of-access model. But when applications are broken down into microservices, there are a whole bunch of new points of contact to be secured. The good news is, there is plenty of technology out there to help, including password vaults, mutual TLS and more - you just need to learn about it!

.NET Core 3 and Beyond with Scott Hunter

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Build is over - what did we learn? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter about the various announcements at Build connection with .NET - including the delivery date of .NET Core 3 and what happens beyond! The conversation digs into switching to a routine delivery model for .NET, so that you can anticipate when you'll need to implement the new version of the framework. Scott also talks about new features coming in C# 8, including the fact that C# 8 is only for .NET Core 3 and above... things are changing, and it seems for the better!

Identity Server Update with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen

Thursday, May 02, 2019

What's the latest for Identity Server? While at NDC in Porto, Carl and Richard chatted with Dominick Baier and Brock Allen about their latest work on Identity Server. The conversation goes through the various current generations of attacks on web pages, how Single Page Apps behave differently, and more! Great conversation about the current state of web-based security and how you can do more!

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!

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UK European elections 2019: Tories and Labour punished for Brexit contortions - BBC News

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  1. UK European elections 2019: Tories and Labour punished for Brexit contortions  BBC News
  2. Farage: Brexit party demands a seat at the negotiating table  Guardian News
  3. The UK is one step closer to crashing out of Europe | TheHill  The Hill
  4. European elections 2019: Brexit Party dominates as Tories and Labour suffer  BBC News
  5. So begins the mad scramble to take control of the Brexit narrative  The Guardian
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As populists falter, Europe is sent a mixed message - CNN

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  1. As populists falter, Europe is sent a mixed message  CNN
  2. Macron Chastened as French Voters Hand Narrow Victory to Le Pen  Bloomberg
  3. Polls close Sunday in European Union parliament elections  CBS News
  4. The European Parliament Must Be Replaced  The New York Times
  5. No, Populists Haven't Taken Over the EU  Bloomberg
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Trump meets Japan's new emperor in lavish welcome ceremony | TheHill - The Hill

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  1. Trump meets Japan's new emperor in lavish welcome ceremony | TheHill  The Hill
  2. Japanese leader courts Trump amid North Korea tension  Editors Choice
  3. Expect a US-Japan trade deal in 6 to 9 months, says former USTR official  CNBC
  4. Trump climbs into a sumo ring to present a 60-pound ‘President’s Cup’ in highlight of Japan trip  The Washington Post
  5. Trump celebrates 'progress' in trade negotiations during eventful Japan visit  Fox News
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Third horse in 9 days dies at Santa Anita - KSBY San Luis Obispo News

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  1. Third horse in 9 days dies at Santa Anita  KSBY San Luis Obispo News
  2. Another horse dies at Santa Anita; 26 thoroughbreds have died at the track since Dec. 26  Los Angeles Times
  3. A 26th race horse dies at Santa Anita Park  CNN
  4. Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita, Becoming 26th Thoroughbred to Die at the Track Since Dec. 26  KTLA Los Angeles
  5. Santa Anita Park sees 26th horse death since late December  USA TODAY
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GOP rep criticizes Trump for tweeting Pelosi video | TheHill - The Hill

Sunday, May 26, 2019

  1. GOP rep criticizes Trump for tweeting Pelosi video | TheHill  The Hill
  2. Donald Trump: stable genius  CNN
  3. Graham: Pelosi's job is at risk | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Nancy Pelosi and Fakebook’s Dirty Tricks  The New York Times
  5. Trump bullies Dems, other foes into cowardice. Without courage, America may be lost | Will Bunch
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