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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
PIEBALDconsult
Phoenix, AZ

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TheGreatAndPowerfulOz
United States United States
No Biography provided
Dirk Higbee
Software Developer Dirk Higbee
United States United States
Whatever Whenever Wherever

AAIT/P
CET
A+
LunaticFringe
Founder
United States United States
No Biography provided
AspDotNetDev
Web Developer
United States United States

  • Managing Your JavaScript Library in ASP.NET (if you work with ASP.net and you don't read that, you are dead to me).
  • Graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Computer Science.
  • Wrote some articles and some tips.
  • DDR ("New high score? What does that mean? Did I break it?"), ping pong, and volleyball enthusiast.
  • Software I have donated to (you should too):
Adam Maras
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Jim (SS)
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Wrote my first code in machine language on a navigation computer in a submarine. Actually started while in school in the early '80s. I've worked on simulation systems for military and NASA, embedded radio controls, medical systems, PDA business software, as well as a variety of other things.

I currently live in sunny Arizona, where we have 9 months of summer and 3 months of "Hades" per year. Believe it or not, you feel cool after getting out of the pool, for a while, even when the temperature is over 100 degrees.
Roger Wright
Engineer Retired
United States United States
BS Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Thirteen years experience designing & programming measurement & control instrumentation.

Retired two years ago from the Tribal Utility I was working for, designing power, water, and sewer systems for the reservation, and managing the construction and maintenance of same. Now working as a gun salesman and smith, as well as doing metal machining and welding for fun and too little profit.I recently bought 20 acres of land, and a tractor to help me develop it into a homesite and ranch. I was planning to raise lobsters, but having seen frozen rabbits on Amazon selling for $49 each, I may have to replan.

Programming experience using assembly, FORTRAN, BASIC, HP JCL, Prolog, Ada, Pascal, hpl, ; currently learning VC# and having "fun" with ASP.Net.

Avid darts player, though not a good one... Fair to excellent 12-string guitar player, depending on who you ask. Spare time spent fishing, reading, and playing with the neighbor's cat (see picture). Second degree black belts in Hapkido and Taekwondo.

Past President of the local Kiwanis Club, past Director of the United Way, and no longer a member of either.

Have held licenses as a Real Estate broker and Securities dealer - once ordained as a minister on a whim. My latest certificate was earned without any hands on experience at all - Yamaha Certified 5-Star Technician for motorcycles, ATVs, and watercraft. What next?

Raised in sunny California, before it became the Peoples' Republic of California. Relocated to Arizona to escape being homeless after peace broke out.


Objective: To learn all there is to know. I know I'll be disappointed one day, but I've made a good start, and the eventual disappointment is likely to be brief.

PIEBALDconsult
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
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 pedant and contrarian

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"Using fewer technologies is better than using more." -- Rico Mariani

"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

"Use vertical and horizontal whitespace generously. Generally, all binary operators except '.' and '->' should be separated from their operands by blanks."

"Omit needless local variables." -- Strunk... had he taught programming

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