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Garret Rempel
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Gotcha #7 - AppDynamics and the Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Cookie
Not much of a mystery today in this article (the answer is alluded to in the title) but the process of identifying the problem, discovering why it was a problem, and then fixing it was quite a challenge. Today's Gotcha is about Rational Performance Tester (...

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Go Fish Fitness - Getting Kids Moving
My wife and I are parents of 4 (ages 8, 5, 2, and 6 months) and she also runs a home daycare. On any given day we spend time with 10 different kids in our home (though not all at the same time!). We also live in Canada, in a city that has famously been comp...

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New blog post about experiences and problems with naive caching.

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Gotcha #6 - Sometimes Naive Caching is Worse than None
There is a popular proverb about good intentions and the road to hell that is well known, but an alternate version of that proverb is phrased as "Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works". Unfortunately even good works can lead down t...

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Tricorn Games - Flipped Off!
I am excited to announce that I have embarked upon a new venture - Tricorn Games . Under this banner we will be developing and publishing tabletop and card games, with potential expansion into the realm of mobile and computer games. Flipped Off! , our first...

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The Tragically Hip - Gord Downie
20 years ago when I was in my early-teens I took a trip across the country by myself. Looking back it doesn't seem like much - I flew from Winnipeg to Edmonton via Saskatoon, a 3-4 hour journey with layovers, but at the time it was a huge step towards indep...

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Gotcha #5 - Network Performance, CSS, and HTML5
Today's article comes courtesy of understanding your customer's environment, and that emphasizing style over substance can break the bank. Our story starts with an urgent request for assistance from a system administrator, a minor application update has res...

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Research Study: Memory Test
Participate Here! I'm conducting a study on memory and the ability for people to memorize short sequences of numbers. In order to do this I've built a small web app to conduct memory tests. It tracks both correct answers and time spent and scores your perfo...

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I posted this because I needed to write it. Refugees - Past, Present, and Future.
#Paris #SyrianRefugees #Mennonite

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Refugees - Past, Present, and Future
I debated with myself about writing this post. I normally stick to technology, literature, and various constructive activities on my blog, and I avoid commenting on current affairs or political situations. I avoided the Canadian federal election, talking ab...
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