Archive | April, 2011

TFS: File Modified Timestamp Option Needed

April 27, 2011


We’re currently transitioning from Surround SCM to TFS across our organization. There is a preference we need that I have been unable to find in TFS. NEED: In Surround SCM, we have the option to pull the files down to our local machine with 3 different date/time options: Current (files on your system get the […]

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Edward Tufte: A Seminar Lacking Quantitative Information

April 26, 2011

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Update: Within hours of emailing the seminar company with my reasons I did not think the description was accurate, I am surprised and impressed to report that they offered me a partial refund that brought my out-of-pocket cost closer to the student rate. I’d like to officially thank them for that. It was both appreciated […]

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Proud Geek-Parent Moment

April 20, 2011


My daughter is 7 years old (2nd grade). In a car ride a few months ago, we had a short discussion about how cool it is that I write in a programming language that can get compiled & translated down to instructions a machine can understand, mentioning computers understand binary, or on & off, “like a light […]

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Visual Studio—>Debug—>Exceptions

April 4, 2011


Yesterday I was told about an option in Visual Studio I had not previously been aware of, and boy, am I excited about it! Debug—>Exceptions (Ctrl+D,E) Break when an exception is: Common Language Runtime Exception: Thrown is un-checked by default. Why do I care? How can this help me? How many times have you seen […]

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