Link Roundup 2015-02-27

By | links

I hope your week was a pleasant one and the weekend is arriving with your batteries still having some charge left in them. If not, hopefully some of these articles will spark your imagination. Why Stack Exchange Doesn’t Corral Workers Into An OfficeThis horse is dead but management still doesn’t acknowledge the beating Mars One selects 1 ‘alien’ and 99 human finalists to die on MarsCan we vote on who to send (even if they…

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Link Roundup 2015-01-30

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From a zombie cat to winter storms, this week has kept things interesting. Next week promises much more of the same. In case you missed these little nuggets, here are this week’s links.  Chemists find a way to unboil eggsSo now life has an undo button? Bill Gates is worried about artificial intelligence too“Understanding how to program will always be useful.” Amazon WorkMailSure. Why not. Early bird programming vs. night owl hacking – which is…

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Link Roundup 2014-10-10

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Whole mess of links this week so let us just get to it…. Lessons From A Lifetime Of Being A ProgrammerThere is more than one way to skin a cat; from the cat’s perspective it doesn’t matter. Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights to ensure greater privacySuddenly the power to abuse the open internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies. Where the jobs are: The new blue collarVocational school…

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Testing Email In Your Web Application

By | asp.net, code

Often times when you are building a new web application which supports sending out email confirmations or error notifications you want a simple way to test the message is sent correctly. A great tool to test locally on your development machine is to use a dummy SMTP server to which your application can deliver mail but not relay to the actual recipient. One such tool is smtp4dev.  Per the project description: Windows 7/Vista/XP/2003/2010 compatible dummy…

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Exporting Microsoft SQL Server Data Using PowerShell

By | code, links, productivity

One of the repetitive tasks coming across my desk over the past few years has been to regularly generate a CSV file from data in our Microsoft SQL Server instances for use by third party providers. While reading a newsletter from SQLServerCentral.com, I saw a post by Louis Li titled “Extracting data with headers using PowerShell“.  I’ve been working a bit with PowerShell and SharePoint 2013 so the article peaked my interest. Ways to dump…

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Link Roundup 2014-01-03

By | links, productivity

Happy New Year and all that jazz. Everyone stayed safe and didn’t have any regrets on the morning of 1/1 did they?  Here is to keeping 2014 in the positive and pushing out the negative. As I myself have been travelling and visiting with my loved ones, the list today is going to be short. Pay attention to the first one though. That should keep you busy for several weeks. Stay warm and hug the…

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New Web Development Services Site

By | asp.net, clients, code, jQuery, SEO

Have you ever been to a really busy general contractor’s house and wonder to yourself, “this guy’s house could use some touch ups”? Chances are he isn’t lazy, he has just been focused on getting other client’s work done first. This was true for my “house” as well. My company web site, while certainly acceptable, had aged to the point where it was well overdue for an upgrade. The new site at kyureodo.com now represents…

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Am I a Programmer?

By | life, productivity

I get a daily newsletter from the CodeProject which always has at least one great article or comment to read through. Today’s was no exception and the timing couldn’t have been better. Last evening I had yet another discussion concerning what “I was” in terms of my current work position. Although I spend a good deal of time writing and optimizing code, I’m repeatedly told we do not have any “programmers” on staff at my…

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