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BSCS 1992 Wentworth Institute of Technology

Originally from the Boston (MA) area. Lived in SoCal for a while. Now in the Phoenix (AZ) area.

OpenVMS enthusiast, ISO 8601 evangelist, photographer, opinionated SOB, acknowledged contrarian


"Good code is its own best documentation. As you’re about to add a comment, ask yourself, ‘How can I improve the code so that this comment isn’t needed?’" -- Steve McConnell

"Every time you write a comment, you should grimace and feel the failure of your ability of expression." -- Unknown

"If you need help knowing what to think, let me know and I'll tell you." -- Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]

"Typing is no substitute for thinking." -- R.W. Hamming

"I find it appalling that you can become a programmer with less training than it takes to become a plumber." -- Bjarne Stroustrup

ZagNut’s Law: Arrogance is inversely proportional to ability.

"Well blow me sideways with a plastic marionette. I've just learned something new - and if I could award you a 100 for that post I would. Way to go you keyboard lovegod you." -- Pete O'Hanlon

"linq'ish" sounds like "inept" in German -- Andreas Gieriet

"Things would be different if I ran the zoo." -- Dr. Seuss

"Wrong is evil, and it must be defeated." – Jeff Ello

"A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logical thinking, and on pedantic exactness." -- Nigel Shaw

“It’s always easier to do it the hard way.” -- Blackhart

“If Unix wasn’t so bad that you can’t give it away, Bill Gates would never have succeeded in selling Windows.” -- Blackhart

"Omit needless local variables." -- Strunk... had he taught programming
  • 23 May 2014: Best Database Article of April 2014 - Second Prize
  • 31 Dec 2009: CodeProject MVP 2010

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Tosche Station
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"But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!"
"You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done."
―Luke Skywalker and Owen Lars

Like Tosche Station on Tatooine, this is a place for desert-dwellers to waste time with their friends; even if your chores aren't done. If you pick up a power converter, so much the better.

This group is intended as a meeting place for Code Projectors in Arizona and New Mexico. I suppose that Utah and Nevada are close enough. El Paso and El Centro are pushing it, but I'd be remiss to leave you out.

-- Your host
Phoenix, AZ
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