Night At The Roxbury With Mr. Subsonic

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Rob
ConeryOn Tuesday night I met Rob Conery, aka Mr. Subsonic, aka Mr. Commerce Starter Kit. The man is shifty and goes by many aliases. He was in town visiting family and was able to pull away for a night to kick it.

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Better Programming By Programming Better

Jeff Atwood writes a great post on how to become a better programmer by not programming. For the most part, I totally agree with his premise that to become a better programmer, you need to…

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Route Around The Default Gateway On The Remote Network

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Steve Harman digs in and solves a longtime mystery for me regarding VPN connections and default gateways on remote networks.

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On Hiring Bloggers and Open Source Developers

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Thumbs
DownIf you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I tend to go on and on about the virtues of blogging and participating in Open Source projects.

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Banned From Slashdot

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This is amusing. I tried to view a post on Slashdot and got the following error page.

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Another Day, Another Trip Around The Sun

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Image of the sun from
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2372.htm Today I turn 32 years old.

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Identicons as Graphical Digital Fingerprints

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**Fingerprint via public domain clipart How do you uniquely identify a person, without divulging the identity of that person? **For example, given a set of personal artifacts, how would I arrange the set of artifacts grouped by the person to which they belonged?

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Easy To Deploy Identicon Handler

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Yesterday I mentioned that Jeff Atwood and Jon Galloway wrote an Identicon implementation for .NET. It works beautifully, but they distributed the code as a Web Site Project, which I cannot deploy to my blog as is.

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Windows Developer Tools Day

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Windows Developer Power Tools Cover From
Amazon.com In order to promote the book Windows Developer Power Tools: Turbocharge Windows Development with More Than 140 Free and Open Source Tools, O’Reilly is declaring January 19^th^ (aka today) to be “Windows Developer Tools Day”.

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6 Software Tips For Hardware Makers

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Photo of a
DrillWe often hear that the current state of software development is still dysfunctional. Scott Rosenberg recently wrote a book to that effect called Dreaming In Code. He takes takes a look at the question Why is software so hard? According to Scott, Software developement’s history is marred by poor quality, missed deadlines, and cost overruns, primarily due to a persistent dysfunctional culture.

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This Just In - Beckham To Play For Los Angeles

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David
BeckhamLooks like Beckham is moving to La La Land. Sure, he is no longer on the English national team, nor does he start for Real Madrid, but I bet he’s still got some good playing days in those legs, and will definitely be a huge lift for the level of play in the MLS, or at least for the struggling Galaxy.

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HTTP Debugging Using Reverse Proxies And Port Forwarders

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Image of a RIM Blackberry
emulatorI’m currently working on an interesting project to develop a series of HTTP services used by games running on the RIM Blackberry. These services will enable players to compete against one another (though not in real time) in various games and see high scores, challenge friends, etc…. It brings a social aspect to gaming on your blackberry device.

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Writing Maintainable Code

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Subtext Notes Around The Web

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While I really enjoyed the holidays, one part was really difficult for me. There was some great discussions happening about Subtext in the mailing list and in various blog posts, but I was too busy to really get involved.

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Year of the Golden Pig

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Not too long ago I announced that my wife and I are expecting a baby this year as part of our world domination plans. Adding fuel to our plans is the discovery that this year is a special year according to the Chinese Zodiac.

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Five Things You Didn't Want To Know About Me

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K. Scott Allen, Jayson Knight, and Keyvan Nayyeri all tagged me, so despite my general antipathy towards these viral questionnaire memes (they remind me of that silly slambook fad in grade school), this one is interesting enough for me to respond.

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Merry Christmas!

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Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays. For Christmas, I received a defective video card as a warranty replacement for my defective video card. Thanks Dell! The replacement card was more defective than the one I returned.

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Soccer Camp

No, this was definitely not a good sight for me. With my team pressing the attack, an unfortunate turnover left our defense out of position to help as the opposing team quickly capitalized.Ezra and
Me (Click on any pic for a larger view).

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.NET Developer Charity Auction

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Malawi
VillagersClean drinking water piped to my house is something I take for granted (yes, even in Los Angeles). When I stop to think about it a bit, I can’t imagine how tough it must be to not have clean drinking water.

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Played Soccer Against The Juggernaut

Today my team had a friendly preseason game against Hollywood United. They fielded a mixture of a few players from their 40 and over team, but most of the players were from their main team.

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