Category Archives: Technology

Diversified Investments–Software style

I worked for Intel during the .com bust era.  It was interesting to watch as we came up on quarterly deadlines where it was going to be tight.  In order to make sure that we made money travel was frozen, … Continue reading

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Are you overrating your experience?

I love this quote from Stephen Covey, “Covey taught me a priceless principle that would forever change my outlook on the nature of education and experience.  He said, ‘Richie, experience is overrated.  Some people say they have twenty years, when … Continue reading

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V Shaped Engineers: The evolution of T-shaped

The concept of T-shaped individuals goes back 25 years apparently, but I became aware of the term probably 7 or 8 years ago. A T-shaped individual has depth in a given area, but also has the ability and passion to … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Launching a Debugger on application start

I have been working a lot with Entity Framework Migrations lately and needed to debug the migrate.exe utility, but to do so I needed the debugger to start when the process tried to start (as opposed to downloading the now … Continue reading

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Installing Windows 8 RTM on a Retina Macbook Pro

I thought I would capture my experience installing Windows 8 RTM on my Macbook Pro (the new Retina version with SSD).  First I must say that I am enjoying my Macbook much better now that I have an SSD in … Continue reading

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8/21/2012–News of the Day

Technical News I was troubleshooting an issue with a SQL Server script that we use to upgrade the database of an application we develop.  I ran into the weird situation where if I renamed a column in a table and … Continue reading

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