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Have been a Code Project MVP 5 years running and was Microsoft C# MVP 4 years running, MBCS, MIAP and a whole bunch of other stuff. Now I just help run Scottish Developers which is a user group with software development events in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee and I have also started an open source project to help with Password Validation

Main topics I blog about:
* Parallelization in .NET
* Code Quality
* Data Security

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This _private_ forum is set up to be a place where political and social issues, including American politics and global warming, can be discussed in a reasonably civil manner. Anyone who has been an active member* of Code Project for six months is welcome to apply for membership but this forum does not tolerate trolling posts, or posters who wish to be disagreeable. Those who choose to become uncivil, insulting, or childish will be warned and, for repeated violations, removed from membership.

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The user group is a not-for-profit organisation, with a mission to improve the developer community in Scotland. The strategy is to utilise the Web Site, day conferences, evening seminars and other developer events to continuously improve and develop the skillset of members and the general IT community.

Most events are free or low costs, are open for everyone to attend, with no limitations on qualifications, skill levels or experience. If you have a genuine interest in I.T. and development then membership of Scottish Developers may be just for you.

It is important for all members to feel they can contribute to Scottish Developers. This can be by coming to events, presenting sessions, writing articles and being an active member on the forum area of the web site.
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A while ago I wrote about The Perils of Loyalty Card Data[^]. Well, today I got my quarterly Tesco Club Card statement and it seems that I am obviously not spending enough. Last quarter I hadn't spent enough even for some vouchers. This quarter, I managed to spend enough for £2.00 of vouchers! It actually works out to be £40 per month, because I had some points carried over from the precious quarter.

Their analysis engine must be desperate to get me to shop there and build up points. Normally I get extra vouchers in the form of money off coupons, however this month all the extra vouchers were in the form of get extra points. This way I still get the money off, but I have to wait until the next quarterly statement to get the vouchers. And also, to keep me away from the competition, one of the vouchers is for a free "Back for Life". The extra strong reusable bags with a large Tesco logo emblazoned on the size. Obviously they think that if I use it, I will be embarrassed to go to ASDA with it. Personally, it won't make a difference, I've got a "bag for life" from IKEA and it does me fine.






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