Archive | January, 2012

My Daughter’s First User Group Meeting

January 26, 2012

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When I received this email yesterday from Todd Stone, who runs the Dallas .NET Micro User Group, I called my husband to ask for his support picking up our 5yo so I could take Katelyn, our 8yo, to this meeting: Agenda: Shawn Weisfeld will demo a robot he built with Robotics Studio and a Kinect […]

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Programming & Barriers to Entry

January 25, 2012

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I was thinking about how hard it is to get into various aspects of programming, and wondering why. I decided to jot a few of my own perceptions & personal hang-ups because I’m curious if these are common.  Command Line Environments I think of command-line as a necessary evil. Buy why? Breaking it down, I’m […]

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Let the Learnings Ensue

January 18, 2012

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Please forgive any lack of clarity, a I am posting this at 1:45am. I was asked to implement caching on a project today. At my work, it has historically been our lead architect who has implemented caching across projects, so I was happy to get a new task. So I cracked open his code (like […]

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Meeting Influencers AKA the Starstuck Syndrome

January 18, 2012

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If you’ve read some of my previous posts (like this one or this one or this one), you already know I exemplify, “You can’t spell Geek without ‘ee’.” Although I never understood worshipping “celebrities” (like the Hollywood kind), meeting someone in person whose work, efforts or brilliance have made a difference in my life or […]

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My Week at //build/ Part 3

January 17, 2012

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My apologies for this long-overdue wrap-up, but last quarter became really crazy. Not only did we move the family, but we got the very sad news that my father-in-law was in a fatal car accident & have been dealing with his affairs. Because a picture says a thousand words, I’ve posted my pictures from //build/ […]

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2011 in review

January 1, 2012

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Wow, very cool stats by WordPress! Check out the WordPress.com stats 2011 annual report they made available for my first year with a blog: Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take […]

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