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A fun interview with an SR-71 pilot. The Blackbird was always my favorite plane.
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Such dedication to their craft.
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Today's rant: Remember when we thought the days of animated construction GIFs, star field backgrounds, and background MIDI music were a thing of the past? Once upon a time we put up with terrible user experiences, but then we learned what was important and fixed all those problems.

But now they're back. They may not look the same, but they are the same user experience problems. In today's world, these issues can't be blamed on ignorance like we once could. Today, the blame rests with rushed features that aren't tested or balanced (game play imbalances like mechanics to encourage bots, pay to win, no player controls to self moderate) to Flash players that run at full volume with no volume controls because paying $15 for a good AV player is too much. Welcome to the enlightened world of ineptness, laziness and making feature lists more important then making a good product.
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Happy President's Day!
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It's an end of an era...
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We're looking for an ASP.NET developer for Full Time employment in the Columbus area. We focus on High School sports, predominantly Football and Basketball. A passion for sports is encouraged, but not required. If you are, or you know of anyone that might be, interested in the position send me a message and I'll get you the details.
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We switched from BitBucket to GitHub. (We didn't have any specific problems with BitBucket, but new product owners use GitHub.) But GitHub has a 100MB file limit that BitBucket doesn't. Which is fine; we shouldn't have had files that big in source anyway. But our commit history had a few database copies in there from bad developers in the project's past.

Big thanks go to https://twitter.com/rtyley for making a much easier method to clean those bad files out of the repo history. Saved me a lot of time!
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Hey, thanks, it's always great to get feedback and I appreciate you sharing your BFG success story- the more Git users that know The BFG exists, the better chance it can save them time when they need to remove old unwanted data from Git history...! :)
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This is how I handle most errors these days too:

"Back on Wing Commander 1 we were getting an exception from our EMM386 memory manager when we exited the game. We'd clear the screen and a single line would print out, something like "EMM386 Memory manager error. Blah blah blah." We had to ship ASAP. So I hex edited the error in the memory manager itself to read "Thank you for playing Wing Commander." -Ken Demarest

My most recent shame: New console app that handles jobs and messages has dependency injection thread/scoping issues. Works On My Machine but fails intermittently in staging. To release on time, 'fixed' the issue by changing from running batches of data every 30 minutes to running 1 message at a time every minute with [DisallowConcurrentExecution].
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