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Books A Million is a scam

Tried to find a copy of The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim in a non-kindle format since I want to read on a couple of devices that don’t have good kindle support. I found a link to booksamillion.com on the … Continue reading

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Surface Book Update 4-19-16: Still Sucks

There was a HUGE firmware and driver update on April 19, 2016 that included a dock integration update, which appears to have fixed at least a few of my multi-monitor issues. I’m not sure if they’re fully resolved yet, but … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Book Absolutely Sucks

I’m posting this from a Surface Book. I really want to love this machine, but it doesn’t like me. I can say without exaggeration that it has crashed hard more times since I bought it in Early Nov. ’15 than … Continue reading

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Code Review vs. Paired Programming

This is a great post about substituting code reviews for paired programming from the perspective of a long time paired programmer. I did paired programming for about two years at various points in my career. I found it very grueling and much … Continue reading

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Dear Visual Studio Code Analysis / FxCopCmd.exe:

WHY DO YOU HATE ME WHEN I SHOW YOU NOTHING BUT LOVE!? Sincerely, Jesse Seriously. Visual Studio Code Analysis (aka prettified output from fxcopcmd.exe in a Visual Studio pane) hasn’t been worked on in like forever. And it shows. Why … Continue reading

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Lync and “This message is too long” errors

Have you ever sent a Lync message and received this error when you KNOW damn well it’s not too long? It turns out Lync has two maximum message length policies: one for the first message in a conversation, and one for … Continue reading

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If I can test my app entirely with integration tests, why do any unit testing?

Someone at work asked why they should write any unit tests if the whole app can be integration tested. Basically, the question was: With complete integration testing, do unit tests add enough value to justify the additional time and added … Continue reading

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