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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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Open Source Home Assistants with Sarah Withee

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Have you got a home assistant device? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard talk to Sarah Withee about her experience with Mycroft, the open source home assistant device. As an open source project you can run Mycroft on your PC, or even a Raspberry Pi. The conversation turns to the concerns about constantly listening speakers and how having an open source project that lets you see what its listening to make that whole experience less concerning. And there's custom hardware too!

Blazor in 2019 with Steve Sanderson and Dan Roth

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What's up with Blazor? While at NDC in London, Carl and Richard chatted with Steve Sanderson and Daniel Roth about the latest efforts around running C# in the browser with Web Assembly. Since its first demo back in 2017 by Steve, Blazor has grown up a lot - part of ASP.NET Core but still nominally an experimental project, parts of Blazor are now appearing in the preview editions of .NET Core 3 as Razor Components. 2019 looks to be a big year for Blazor!

Teaching Experienced Developers with Clare Sudbery

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

How do developers learn? While at NDC, Carl and Richard talk to Clare Sudbery about her experiences helping developers learn. The conversation digs into various learning models, the challenges of coming up with standards for education in software and what we can do to get better. Clare talks about how organizations need to create a culture that allow their people to not know things so that there is room to learn - once that culture is in place, things get much simpler!

Migrating to .NET Standard with Rocky Lhotka

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

How do you migrate your .NET application to current standards? Carl and Richard talk to Rocky Lhotka about his approach to migrating existing .NET applications to .NET Standard. Rocky explains that many folks ask him about moving to .NET Core, but getting to .NET Standard is an easier move (but likely not easy) and offers more options in the long run, including .NET Core. The process starts with getting your .NET application upgraded to at least .NET 4.6.1, but it goes on from there - many organizations have a huge portfolio of older .NET applications - Rocky offers a plan to modernize!

SEO for Developers with Chris Love

Monday, January 28, 2019

Should developers care about search engine optimization (SEO)? Chris Love says yes! Carl and Richard talk with Chris about how SEO impacts consumer-facing websites and what developers can do to include SEO in their development process. The good news is, many of the things we do routinely in web development help with SEO, including mobile-first development, using HTTPS and focusing on performance. But there's more to be done, and Chris digs into important bits - check out the tools in the show notes for more ideas on how to make your website more SEO friendly!

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Bangladesh Fire Tears Through Crowded Neighborhood, Killing 70 - The New York Times

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Bangladesh Fire Tears Through Crowded Neighborhood, Killing 70  The New York Times

NEW DELHI — A fast-moving fire tore through a crowded neighborhood in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, turning into an inferno that killed at least 70 people, ...

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Beyonce and Jay-Z pay unexpected tribute to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex - CNN

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Beyonce and Jay-Z pay unexpected tribute to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex  CNN

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have paid tribute to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, by swapping her with one of art history's most recognizable figures -- the Mona Lisa.

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Duke loses Zion Williamson to mild knee sprain when shoe blows out - ESPN

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Duke loses Zion Williamson to mild knee sprain when shoe blows out  ESPN

Duke's Zion Williamson made an early exit from Wednesday's game against rival UNC after injuring his right knee when his left Nike basketball shoe blew out.

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Arrested Coast Guard Officer Planned Mass Terrorist Attack 'On A Scale Rarely Seen' - NPR

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Arrested Coast Guard Officer Planned Mass Terrorist Attack 'On A Scale Rarely Seen'  NPR

Christopher Paul Hasson, a self-proclaimed white nationalist, allegedly wanted to "kill every last person on earth" in a crusade to establish a "white homeland," ...

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Samsung's new Galaxy Fold is a phone and tablet — and is $2000 - The Washington Post

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold is a phone and tablet — and is $2000  The Washington Post

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a phone that opens up like a book into a tablet. The Washington Post's Geoffrey A. Fowler has the details. Read more: https://wapo.

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