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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
"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

"We learn more from our mistakes than we do from getting it right the first time."
My first rule of debugging: "If you get a different error message, you're making progress."
My golden rule of database management: "Do not unto others' databases as you would not have done unto yours."
My general rule of software development: "Design should be top-down, but implementation should be bottom-up."
  • 23 May 2014: Best Database Article of April 2014 - Second Prize
  • 31 Dec 2009: CodeProject MVP 2010

Articles 40 (Legend)
Tech Blogs 0
Messages 21,802 (Master)
Q&A Questions 7
Q&A Answers 528
Tips/Tricks 37
Comments 1,913


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Tosche Station
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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GeneralOn the word PIEBALD PinprotectorPIEBALDconsult19-Nov-14 7:03 
GeneralRe: On the word PIEBALD PinprotectorDaveAuld19-Nov-14 7:14 
GeneralRe: On the word PIEBALD PinmvpH.Brydon19-Nov-14 7:59 
GeneralA compendium of "Number to Word" Articles and Tips [modified] PinmemberPIEBALDconsult8-Aug-14 9:25 
GeneralOn why to use a DataReader PinmemberPIEBALDconsult23-Feb-11 3:07 
GeneralAutomatically closing a nag-ware window PinmemberPIEBALDconsult26-Jan-11 15:54 
GeneralPIEBALD's general rule for code formatting PinmemberPIEBALDconsult19-Jan-11 19:24 
GeneralOn producing a hash string PinmvpPIEBALDconsult2-Mar-10 11:13 
GeneralOn determining whether or not a console application's input or output is piped/redirected PinmvpPIEBALDconsult2-Mar-10 10:33 
GeneralOn compiling at the command line PinmemberPIEBALDconsult20-Aug-09 18:32 
GeneralOn System.Environment.NewLine PinmemberPIEBALDconsult19-Aug-09 5:51 
GeneralRe: On System.Environment.NewLine Pinmemberaspdotnetdev19-Aug-09 22:34 
GeneralRe: On System.Environment.NewLine PinmemberPIEBALDconsult20-Aug-09 8:47 
GeneralOn the use of terms related to classes and interfaces [modified] PinmemberPIEBALDconsult18-Aug-09 11:08 
GeneralRe: On the use of terms related to classes and interfaces Pinmemberaspdotnetdev27-Jan-10 15:33 
GeneralOn clearing a StringBuilder PinmemberPIEBALDconsult25-Feb-09 17:53 
GeneralOn overloading the increment and decrement operators PinmemberPIEBALDconsult25-Feb-09 10:45 

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