Category Archives: Stories

MSBuild String Manipulation Chaos

The other day, I was trying to split a string and then get the various parts of it from within an MSBuild project, but it went totally nuts on me. When I tried to access the item at a given … Continue reading

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Why Speak?

Recently I was discussing my upcoming trip to speak at devLink and was asked why I do it. I figured that’s a better topic than some of the others I’ve thrown up lately. Do they pay you? No. =) I … Continue reading

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The Many Adventures of Externalias

The bad news is, I’m not much of an artist. The good news is, if I draw this in Paint .NET, it’s about the same as if I draw it on the whiteboard and take a picture. His name is … Continue reading

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In Spring 2003, I was looking around for what would be my first professional job after getting my degree. One interview stands out not only because it’s where I ended up but also because I gave what might be the … Continue reading

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GiveCamp Day 3

So you know how I was saying the rest of our team worked overnight? Yeah. David and I woke up to some huge news! It seems that it had been decided to switch to WordPress, although John reassured us that our efforts … Continue reading

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GiveCamp Day 2

After a refreshing 6 hours of sleep, we met the following morning! The first task we had before us was to implement a simple widget to learn the Sitefinity APIs. For the sake of tradition, we implemented a ‘Hello World’ … Continue reading

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Counter-questions

A wise man once told me that sometimes the best way to answer a question is with another question. Google is telling me that there’s a similar quote attributed to the Buddha: “There are questions that should be answered with … Continue reading

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