They made a sequel to Jackass The Movie…

…and they named it The Dukes of Hazzard! Most people in my generation either loved The Dukes of Hazzard or hated it. I have fond memories of me as a child, sitting up late with my Dad and watching it, along with A Man Called Hawk and Knight Rider. I honestly don’t remember much about … Read more

The Good and Bad of Partial Classes in VB.NET

Ok, first off, let me thank whoever decided to implement Partial Classes in VB.NET. You Rock!! Ok, now… (for those of you who are new here) Partial classes are incredibly cool and allow developers to work in the same class without having an exclusive lock on a file that others need. We all know how … Read more

Do you optimize too much?

Ever see some code and think “I could rewrite that tighter and cleaner“ but when you do so, you wonder if you’ve actually improved anything or just made it harder to understand at first glance? In the two examples below, both chunks of code end up doing the same thing. So… while option 1 is more … Read more

Tips and Tricks books battle it out…

I recently read two books on very similar topics related to .Net development. They were Best Kept Secrets in .Net (Apress) and Visual Studio .Net Tips and Tricks (The Marketplace for Digital Content).   Both have quite a bit of information about nifty features that are included in VS.Net. I found most of the tips … Read more

Atlanta Code Camp

Well the buzz from Atlanta Code Camp is starting to wear off a bit and let me just say I had a great time. My presentation (GDI+) went very well, with lots of questions (although overall I think the Charlotte one went a tiny bit smoother on my end). I also caught some great presentations … Read more

Gil Gerard must be destroyed.

I made my yearly pilgrimage to Atlanta for Dragon*Con and will have pictures online soon. It was awesome as usual, with one sad exception. The disgusting pig I love to hate… Gil Gerard, did not grace us with his corpulent presence this year. Every year I make a point of swinging by his “fan table” … Read more

SEO Companies Theories

In this post I will present several theories of various SEO companies. Nonsense of SEO companies, how to identify good SEO companies more or less? 1. They tell you that they promise to place your website at first place. Double-check the keywords they offer to you, not once I heard of SEO companies that offer … Read more

Strong in .NET?? send me your resume…

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Google Juice

I find it interesting that a post I made on Tuesday of this week (9/13/05) managed to hit the #1 spot on Google by Thursday (9/15/05) morning. I’m sure a lot of you have heard (or used) the term Google Juice before, and I know Jeff is pretty proud of the amount of “juice” GWB … Read more

Dungeon Generation in VB.NET

I’m currently starting on my 4th set of dungeon generation routines for my game Heroic Adventure!. The first two attempts were horrible beyond mention. The 3rd attempt, although slightly buggy, was actually pretty good. The 4th attempt has only just begun, but I have big plans for it. For now, I’m going to focus on … Read more