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TekkGuy

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."
-- Putt's Law
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Podcast - .Net Rocks!

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Show 1500 - the History of .NET

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Show 1500! What better to celebrate another aught-aught milestone of .NET Rocks than a look back. Richard has been working on writing a book on the History of .NET (maybe Christmas 2018?) but to celebrate a milestone show, he dives into the topic with Carl. .NET has had a lot of twists and turns through the years and .NET Rocks has been there the whole time - throughout the conversation, there are opportunities to point to specific shows that represent part of that history. Here's to another 1500 show and 15 years of .NET!

Visual Studio Tools for AI with Seth Juarez and Paige Bailey

Monday, December 04, 2017

Ready for some AI tooling? While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard sat down with Paige Bailey and Seth Juarez to talk about the newly announced Visual Studio Tools for AI. The conversation starts out talking about what we really mean by Artificial Intelligence, focusing on machine learning and deep learning. There are a variety of tools out there to make building the models of AI easier, and the Visual Studio Tools for AI bring all those tools together into one working environment. Tons of cool links below, check them out!

Visual Studio Thoughts and Directions with Mitra Azizirad

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Where has Visual Studio come from and where is it going? While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard sat down with Connect owner/organizer Mitra Azizirad to talk about her show and long career at Microsoft. Mitra comes from a technical world but moved into developer marketing - and she's a huge fan of developers! Lots of interesting historical references about Visual Studio and more!

Artificial Intelligence and the Future with Joseph Sirosh

Monday, November 27, 2017

Where is Artificial Intelligence going at Microsoft? While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard talked to Joseph Sirosh about his work with AI through the years and especially now while it's a new (and likely permanent) upswing. Sirosh talks about what it takes to let regular developers take advantage of AI technology by gluing different bits of tech together. There's a lot to know, but it is the future!

Visual Studio Team Services and DevOps with Brian Harry

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Visual Studio Team Services continues to evolve! While at Connect in New York, Carl and Richard chatted with Brian Harry about the latest set of features coming out of the VSTS team. Brian talks about how Microsoft has been eating its own dog food and using VSTS everywhere, even with the development of Windows. Discussions also dig into the challenges of moving so fast with so many developers, managing testing at speed and more!

News - Technology

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Monday, December 11, 2017

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Google launches Star Wars augmented reality stickers for the Pixel and Pixel 2 - The Verge

Monday, December 11, 2017


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Google launches Star Wars augmented reality stickers for the Pixel and Pixel 2
The Verge
After announcing them back in October, Google is launching its augmented reality stickers on the Pixel and Pixel 2 this week. The stickers are cute 3D creatures that appear inside of photos and videos taken in Google's camera app using new AR tech to ...
Google's new Star Wars AR stickers put Porgs everywhereTechCrunch
Stranger Things, Star Wars AR emojis landing on Pixel phonesUSA TODAY
Google's AR Stickers are here, and photos will never be the same againMashable
Engadget -9to5Google -Android Central -Droid Life
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HP said that nearly 500 different laptop models have a dangerous bug that can record everything you type - Business Insider

Monday, December 11, 2017


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HP said that nearly 500 different laptop models have a dangerous bug that can record everything you type
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HP has issued a list of affected models, as well as software updates to fix the issue. A security researcher discovered a vulnerability in a common piece of software that comes pre-installed on several laptop brands and models. This specific bug was ...
Laptop touchpad driver included extra feature: a keyloggerArs Technica
Some HP laptops are hiding a deactivated keyloggerTechCrunch
Patch your HP laptops — the keyboard may have a keylogger installedDigital Trends
Mashable -PCMag -PCWorld -ValueWalk
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Amazon Alexa can now wake you up to music - TechCrunch

Monday, December 11, 2017


TechCrunch

Amazon Alexa can now wake you up to music
TechCrunch
This fall, Amazon made a play to become your new alarm clock with the introduction of a combination smart speaker and clock called the Echo Spot. Today, the company is adding a new feature that will make the Spot – or any other Alexa device – function ...
These are the 5 best tech deals on Amazon right nowUSA TODAY
Amazon adds music alarms to AlexaThe Verge
Amazon's Alexa now has music alarms, just like your bedside radioVentureBeat
GeekWire -BuzzFeed News -Hot Hardware -TrustedReviews
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Google Home Max hands-on: Boom goes the smart speaker - CNET

Monday, December 11, 2017


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Google Home Max hands-on: Boom goes the smart speaker
CNET
When I first heard the Google Home Max in action, I actually rocked back in my seat. One thing's for sure: Google's new premium smart speaker produces powerful sound. To be fair, we were in a pretty small room in the company's headquarters in Mountain ...
This Battery Pack Turns Your Google Home Into the Best Portable Bluetooth SpeakerGizmodo
Google Home Max is available to buy now for $399The Verge
The $399 Google Home Max is finally for sale [Update]Ars Technica
Gotta Be Mobile -PCMag -TechCrunch -AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
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