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NDepend 2017

Anyone working with large software systems knows the difficulties of retaining visibility into those systems. As software solutions grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to retain a clear picture of how the components fit together. In an age of increasingly demanding … Continue reading

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Terrible Experience with Frontier Communications

After moving in to our new house, Meaghan and I of course wanted internet service. Having heard some positive things about Frontier, and enticed by their 150/150 FioS service we decided to give them a shot. What transpired was an awful … Continue reading

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Heading in a New Direction

Four years ago when I joined Arris it was at the beginning of a turnaround. While the corporation itself was a behemoth, the group I joined contained only a handful of people. Since then I’ve watched it grow to more … Continue reading

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NDepend – Beyond Static Analysis

I work on a large software project in the cable and telecommunications space. We have a team of developers about 50 in size that is growing every month. What once started as a simple .NET web application has since grown into … Continue reading

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Windows Powershell – How to Rename a Folder

I’ve recently switched over to using Powershell and while I’m liking a lot of what I see, my reflexes have yet to catch up. When I go to rename a folder my fingers want to type mv or ren. I … Continue reading

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Hidden Outlook Feature – Attachment Reminder

I came across a neat feature in Outlook this morning. Try it out for yourself. In an email, type “Please see the attached…” but do not attach any files. Outlook appears to parse the text of the email and displays a dialog … Continue reading

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Asus TouchPad Problems – Fixed

I’ve been experiencing some issues recently with the TouchPad on my ASUS mini-book. Shortly after logging in, the touchpad would cease to function. Key presses were still recognized, and the touch-screen still allowed interaction, but the touchpad itself was completely … Continue reading

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Learning Windows 8.1

Adopting Windows 8 has not been a smooth ride for me. I got the idea of where the product was going, I just wasn’t a big fan and as such I dug my heels in and offered the software engineer … Continue reading

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NDepend

Developers who have worked on large software projects are familiar with the challenges that those projects often face. Maintaining consistency and quality on any large code-base across a development team is difficult. Beyond the aesthetics of a coding standards document … Continue reading

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UI Confusion: Too Many Ways to Do the Same Thing

User interface confusion is something we all suffer. Using a computer and not knowing how to accomplish a task is a large source of frustration. Good user interface (UI) design allows the user to complete their tasks without ever getting … Continue reading

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