Blogger went Schizo

I subscribe to my own blog (through Newsgator online), so that I can keep a pulse on how my blog looks through a reader.  Yesterday, I was confused why my posts weren't showing up, but I figured the delay was just running a little longer than usual. This morning, I... [Read More]

Generics Rule My Proxy

I'm a newbie to Generics and the like.  And I'm sure that lots of folks have already been using the approach I'm about to talk about for some time now, but to me... this is freaking cool! My project is the typical client/server situation.  The UI will be running on the... [Read More]

.NET Remoting Configuration File

I've arrived at having a .NET Remoting server and having my Proxy layer call into the server to talk to the back-end system.  I like defining the .NET Remoting configuration in a config file for both the server and the client -- this is working quite well. This leaves my... [Read More]

Talked with a manager (Insurance claim)

So, Mark, one of the managers at the insurance company, called me this morning around 10am.  He was very polite and listened to my description of the problem and all of the background information. He quickly dismissed the insurance company's liability for any problems I'm having though.  I mentioned to... [Read More]

How to handle telemarketing

Jess Tedder just sent me this link.  It's a counterscript for responding to telemarketers.  Great stuff. Here are some of my stories. Cincinnati Enquirer Salesperson: May I ask why you're not interested in a (newspaper) subscription?Me (sobbing): Because I can't read okay! Home Improvements Salesperson: blah, blah, blah, buy our windows and... [Read More]