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Well, today was a fun exercise in a language I have not used in a while… MS-DOS batch files.
We author batch files that our Build Managers can use to compile all of our binaries, but I recently ran into a issue where I wanted to give them an option of providing some, or all, of [...]
keywords binaries, errata, exercise, old school
To this day, I still don’t understand folks who get hot under the collar defending this or that technology. I can see youthful exuberance (and it’s related naivety), but once you reach a certain level of experience and understanding of technology’s capabilities, you realize the the vendor …
keywords capabilities, development, languages
Rather than going through the tedious process of re-designing my blog from the ground up – like I’ve done for the past 8 years – I decided to get a free template and simply customize it.
I picked this theme because it’s colorful, bright, and cheerful.
With only minor cosmetic changes to the …
keywords 8 years, blog, customize, design
In my last post, I expressed frustration with the fact that the MXMLC Ant task choked on the runtime-shared-library-path attributes.
Well, I decided to not use the MXMLC task and instead use Ant’s EXEC command to compile the app. Works like a charm. Therefore, I can only assume that …
keywords ant task, compiler, exec, flex, frustration, library path
Seriously, folks. Why do you keep changing the configuration of the runtime-shared-library-path compiler option??
Here’s how you configure a RSL in an ANT build script in Flex 3.3.0. Don’t even get me started on how it took me to figure that out, because this is completely different …
keywords documentation, element, flex, library path, libs, path path, rsl, shared library, swc
The last couple of weeks, I’ve been using Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer to make my blog posts. I never thought I’d admit it, but it’s the best article authoring and publishing tool I’ve used yet… and it’s a Microsoft product!
One thing I particularly like is its feature of automatically …
keywords errata, microsoft, microsoft windows, photos
As with all other religious based holidays at our house, we simply celebrate the season on which it is based, so this weekend was the wonderful welcome of Springtime. Also, being a heathen, I embrace the secular representation, so we had baskets full of goodies for the girls and an Easter …
keywords errata, family, girls, goodies, holidays
I downloaded and installed Visual Studio 2010 RC so that I could try out the Silverlight 4 Beta Toolkit, and it isn’t intuitive on how to create a Silverlight project.
I finally found the Silverlight 4 page and discovered that I have to download and install all these seemingly incongruous …
keywords .net, beta, silverlight, toolkit, visual studio
Well, the time has come. The Microsoft boys here at DaVita are finally getting their way. The push to .NET has finally gotten traction and we have to start evaluating Silverlight since we will, inevitably, start using it within the next 12-24 months.
We have a mixed skill set on .NET …
keywords .net, flex, microsoft, silverlight, traction
Based on my post last night about unreasonable job descriptions, the company in question – a startup in Pittsburgh named Cardeeo, Inc – was responsive to the feedback that my readers made in the comments section. Unprecedented in my experience, and a good sign for the company.
keywords comments section, community feedback, driven, errata, job descriptions, job search