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The Life and Times of a Dev Yes, we're really that weird August 2008 Entries
Political Math
I've maintained that we're hosed, no matter who you vote for, but now there's mathematical proof that regardless of how you vote, you're voting for a white liberal male. Here's the math. 1 Liberal Black Male + 1 Liberal White Male=1 Liberal White Male + 1 Conservative White Female So first, Black Male and White female cancel each other out. They're basically the same thing--both minorities, both oppressed citizens of these united states. That leaves us with: 1 Liberal Black Male + 1 Liberal White ......

Posted On Friday, August 29, 2008 11:12 AM

Windows Vista Backup
O.k., I'll admit, the first time that I used windows Vista backup, I was very underwhelmed, but it's grown on me, and now I'm a huge fan. On Monday, I received a new hard drive from Dell. It's bigger and doesn't make strange clicking and stalling noises like the old drive did. :) I was pretty certain that the old drive was going to go. To swap out the drives, I plugged in a USB drive with sufficient capacity and did a windows backup complete pc backup. Once that was finished, I plopped in the new ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2008 4:39 PM

WCF Serialization and the empty object bug
Ran into a serialization problem with WCF the other day that was rather interesting to find and fix. It wasn't a problem with WCF, in the end, but rather with what we were telling WCF to do. So we have some complex entities that we're shoving through the serialization layer. We also send through lists of these entities, and the list may have references to itself. To keep our list sizes small, we've implemented a DataContractSerializerOpera... where when we create the data serializer, we ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2008 11:38 AM

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