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by:Brandon Lyon
Overall it's a good read.

I disagree with what the author considers red flags. Generics, frameworks, platform-independence, and future proofing are all items I would consider important. I do agree that their costs must be weighted against their benefits.

I also disagree with the 80%/50 rule because it depends on what the definition of done is. IMO 80% done doesn't mean you can ship it right now, that's what 100% done means when you're working on the minimum viable product. Sometimes the hardest part is the first 80% and not the last 20%. I do agree that in general progress is not always directly related to resource spending.

I also recommend reading the comments on that article under "show all responses". The two comments which stick out to me are 1) You should be able to trust the people you're managing and 2) If you're in a position managing something you don't understand then maybe you shouldn't be doing that.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I don't think I shared it for how to catch a bullshitter, but more for the good points to think about in how we work.  A lot of this may be standard operating procedures in their daily lives and others may not.  

My big takeaway is understanding the problem objectively and asking the right questions before forging ahead,.  What problem is this going to solve, what are the costs (not just $$ but time/people),

Some good points for day to day work process.
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Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.
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Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

A real head scratcher

SQL Server 2005
Web Service .Net Framework 3.5
Symbol MC3190
VB.NET Compact Framework 3.5

Dates consumed by the compact framework are shifted by the difference in the timezone between the server and the client.

Luckily for me the fix was as just a matter of setting the client machines timezone to that of the server.

Just putting it out there in case someone runs into something similar.

https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9858d657-ce26-442a-86a7-e2ba6b774ebf/sync-framework-over-wcf-sql-2005-datetime-is-shifted-by-timezone?forum=syncgeneral


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For anyone that has a similar issue

Windows 10 Pro
VS 2008
Windows Forms App for Symbol MC3190 - Windows 5 CE

After Windows 10 update, VS 2008 failed to load the project - with error :
File  microsoft.compactframework.visualbasic.targets not found
Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.

I seem to have solved this by installing
NETCFv35PowerToys.msi
from
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/download/details.aspx?id=13442

Rgds,
Jonathan
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Video I saw trending today showcases what happens when an IRS phone scammer, attempts to scam the wrong programmer. Said programmer decides to write a call flooding script to prevent the scammers from receiving call-backs. As the frustration ensues he records their responses to the phone calls.

The language eventually becomes nsfw, you've been warned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzedMdx6QG4
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by:yo_bee
I got one of the Microsoft Scam guys so furious.  Kept him on the phone for 10 mins before he hung up on me.

I called him back and he cursed me out.
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Apparently the scammer has found us and is busy spamming the board here.
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.NET Programming

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The .NET Framework is not specific to any one programming language; rather, it includes a library of functions that allows developers to rapidly build applications. Several supported languages include C#, VB.NET, C++ or ASP.NET.