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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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The Ethics of Big Data with Cathy O'Neil

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Can Big Data actually hurt society? Carl and Richard talk to Cathy O'Neil about her book, Weapons of Math Destruction. Cathy has been deeply involved with machine learning and big data for decades and has a broad view of both the potential and dangers of the technology. The conversation dives into understanding how this technology amplifies bias and how that bias ultimately shapes behavior. The trick is to acknowledge that the bias exists - once you see it, it is possible to overcome its effects. Lots of great thinking from an expert in the space!

Surviving Microservices with Michele Bustamante

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Michele is back and surviving microservices! Carl and Richard talk to Michele Bustamante about her work with microservices and the challenges that her customers have. Starting with the normal problems innate to any re-architecting exercise - what is the benefit to the customer? You can't make microservices because they're fun, they have to solve a particular problem - and typically it's the problem of over-coupling within a group of services. Update one and you derail the others. Picking what service to separate is a challenge - and how do you do it! Great conversation about containers, DevOps and management strategies!

Azure Success Stories with Christos Matskas

Thursday, March 15, 2018

How do you have success with Azure? Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft PFE Christos Matskas about some of the projects he's been involved in helping organizations deploy apps and services into Azure. As Christos says, it's not an all-or-nothing thing - some applications and services make more sense in the cloud, and some work great on-premises. But there are a bunch of moving parts to organize and understand to have success with Azure. Christos tells stories of where things go right, things go wrong, and how it has less to do with the technology involved, and more with how you think and work together as a team!

The .NET Core 2 Road Map with Scott Hunter

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What is coming up for .NET Core? Carl and Richard talk to Scott Hunter, who leads all of .NET at Microsoft, about the road ahead for .NET Core. But first, a quick look back at where .NET has come from, including a discussion around performance and the impact of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws impacting performance across the board. Then into a huge raft of features coming up in the next year in .NET Core, including compilation and performance enhancements, as well as some old favorites like lazy loading in EF Core and SignalR!

Building Dashboards with Jessica White

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

How do you know how your software is working? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Jessica White about her experience building dashboards to instrument operations, management and development. The conversation dives into what needs to be measured as well as how to represent those measurements in ways that help people understand - do it wrong and you can actually confuse people, or have your dashboard ignored. Jessica talks about how dashboards have to evolve with business needs. With new goals come new metrics and new dashboards to show those metrics. Your dashboard is no more static than your business is!

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Latest ad for the Apple iPhone X shows how you can pay for an item with a glance - Phone Arena

Friday, March 23, 2018

Phone Arena

Latest ad for the Apple iPhone X shows how you can pay for an item with a glance
Phone Arena
Since there is no Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the Apple iPhone X, the phone owner's identity is verified for Apple Pay with the use of Face ID. In other words, with the tenth anniversary iPhone, you can pay for an item with just a glance at your ...
Good lord, Android phone makers refuse to stopBGR
New iPhone X Leak Highlights A Hurried ProblemForbes
iPhone 11 Production To Start Earlier Than ExpectedValueWalk
India Today -iDrop News -MacStories -BGR India
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Craigslist personals shut down indefinitely due to recently passed 'FOSTA' - Boing Boing

Friday, March 23, 2018

Boing Boing

Craigslist personals shut down indefinitely due to recently passed 'FOSTA'
Boing Boing
The personals section of Craigslist was shut down indefinitely by its management on Thursday, a response to Congress's passage of a law that holds websites liable for users who misuse personal ads. That means no more "casual encounters" or "missed ...
Craigslist Is Shutting Down Its Personals SectionGizmodo
BREAKING: No More Looking for Hookups on Craigslist!Instinct Magazine
What Happened To Craiglist Personals? Site Deletes Popular Feature After Congressional Bill Targets Sex AdsThe Inquisitr
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Sea Of Thieves Addresses Technical Problems - Cinema Blend

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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Sea Of Thieves Addresses Technical Problems
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Sea of Thieves finally set sail on Xbox One this week and, according to early reports, the waters have been a bit choppy. Thankfully, Rare has been quick to address the issues, breaking down a list of fixes they plan to implement in the weeks ahead ...
Can Xbox Game Pass Save 'Sea Of Thieves?'Forbes
Communication Is the Best Weapon in Sea of ThievesIGN
Sea Of Thieves Dev Details Plan To Fix Server, Performance, And Other IssuesGameSpot
Shacknews -Game Rant -Twinfinite
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Smash Bros. Tournament To Be Held At E3 - GameSpot

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Smash Bros. Tournament To Be Held At E3
Nintendo is holding a Smash Bros. invitational tournament at E3, giving our first look at competitive play on the Switch. The tournament will take place June 11-12 in Los Angeles at E3, which kicks off on June 12. Given Nintendo's tendency to debut its ...
E3 2018: Super Smash Bros, Splatoon 2 Will Headline New TournamentsIGN
Super Smash Bros. For Switch Will Be Playable At E3Cinema Blend
Nintendo Will Hold Smash Bros. Switch Tournament In JuneKotaku
Game Rant -Destructoid -Mashable -Bleeding Cool News
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