Life of a consultant
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If there is one thing I've learned as a consulting software developer, is that I rarely get work evenly spaced out across my work year. I either have nothing to do, or I have 20+ companies aggressively knocking down my door.
Additionally, offers and opportunities disappear as fast as they materialize. The etherealness . . .
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Q&A in the PA
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I have been a Microsoft .NET developer now for close to 10 years, and wow does time fly. In that time I've worked for big and small companies, and additionally worked as a consultant on the side. I sometimes take my skills for granted, but I realize it takes time and hard work to get good at a profession / craft.
So . . .
Buy an Oculus Rift
The mindset shift that has me paying for more things
When I first got on the Internet on the mid 90's, I was exposed to a world where everything was free. It was a kid's dream to have access to videos, music, games, and anything else I could imagine. I can safely say I felt entitled to all of it. The world owed me this, and that this is the way of the future. Everything I want at no . . .
Using "I" instead of "You"
To whom it may concern:
I've recently started going back and re-reading my blog posts, and I am finding that some of my better posts are written in the first person, rather than using the second person. Here is a great article describing what those mean from Grammar Girl. Well, being my biggest critic, I have decided to . . .
An informed RavenDB user, is a safe RavenDB user
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As a long time user of RavenDB, I've learned the nuances of the NoSQL database, but new users often approach it with a SQL / relational bias that often leaves them with a sour taste in their mouth. Also, they assume that RavenDB's ACIDity permeates everywhere in the product, which it doesn't. Let's start . . .
Ease the transition from server to client
I am really starting to get into KnockoutJs, I find it to be one of the better frameworks for client side development. It is clean and easy to understand. Also I am still not ready to jump all into single page application (SPA) development. There is still a lot that the . . .