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Shawn Conlin (Wulfric)
Works at Practice Velocity
Attended Kaplan University
Lives in Sharon, WI
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Some of you may have seen this before, but I just saw it this morning and knew a few of you might be interested. I suspect +Jeff Ford is among them.
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Am I the only one seeing a resemblance? If you combine command and science, you get something close to the Elder sign. No wonder all those redshirts died when they beamed down with Kirk and Spock.
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I got my copy of Obduction last night. Once I'm back in a gaming headspace, I think I know where I'll be heading. If you haven't heard of it, Obduction is the newest game from Cyan and it follows in the footsteps of Myst and Riven.
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A good explanation of technical debt and how to deal with it.
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Refactoring can turn into a bigger tar pit than fixing the existing system. When ugliness manifests, it's usually one of three problems:

1. Mystery Variables. Nasty little temporary holders which never got cleaned up when something went into production. They clutter up argument lists, require big ol' greps to find all the instances, create misunderstandings. Fastest way to clean them up is renaming them first, then planning on how to eliminate them.

2. Failure to implement a Facade Pattern to hide deep ugliness. The database tables are never the way you want them, the JSON is weird, some odd-wad data structure - it's always something and inevitably it's on the Model. When the code was originally written, it started out pretty nice but tables changed and the resulting patches worked - but they're ugly as hell. It got ugly because it started creeping into the Controller, where it was easier to fix. Write the Facade so as to keep your code obvious and yourself sane.

3. Duplicate code - or worse, a bunch of derived classes which ended up diverging - so you just fixed them on the derived class. It's just more trouble than its worth trying to rejoin them: implement an Interface.


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Messing around with a new vehicle kit. It came as a kit for a VW Bug or a truck. I found out that I could piece together something a little more interesting.
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Every little one should have an Old One to look after them, so I just ordered this for my granddaughter.
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What he said.
 
Please back the novel! It's only $1 for the ride of your life!
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A little music in your code for today.
 
I want to hug whoever wrote this.

Or sing along. Either works.
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So, who want to chip in to buy me a 3D printer so I can start printing minions and other things?

http://store.printm3d.com/
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Nice, I tried to win one. No dice
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Go #BackToSchool with #SeleniumWebdriver . Now through the end of September, my course is available for half-price!

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Learn the essential skills required to develop automated tests using Selenium WebDriver and Selenium Grid.
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Apparently, today is Buy your daughter a car day. I helped acquire both of these vehicles during the course of today. At least I got a couple of happy kids out of it.

I think I need a drink.
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Just what we need to help the baby get to sleep, a Drowzee! Thanks, +Pokémon GO 
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Being curious, determined, and resourceful allows us to grow beyond our perceived limitations.
Introduction

Shawn Conlin is a father of three daughters (2 biological and one step-daughter) living in Sharon, WI with his wife, Karen. He has been providing professional software development services since 1995. His development skills cover wide range of languages and platforms including PHP, HTML, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Lotus Notes/Domino, LotusScript, Lotus Formula Language, and Javascript.

Prior to focusing his efforts on development, Shawn provided hardware and software technical support both as internal IT for companies and privately to customers.

The knowledge gained from working in all aspects of the computer industry allows Shawn to offer a wide spectrum of services to his clients. It also allows him to have a unique perspective when approaching issues or troubleshooting a problem.

In addition to his technical skills, Shawn also operates a home-based leathercraft business, Wolvesbane Manor. He has a strong desire to keep the fading craft alive and has taken to teaching those interested as well as making and selling items.

Bragging rights
Bachelor Degree in Information Systems & Technology, Graduated college Summa Cum Laude, owns and operates Wolvesbane Manor
Education
  • Kaplan University
    Information Systems & Technology, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Rhode Island
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1992
  • Toll Gate High School
    College Prep, 1986 - 1990
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Male
Work
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Information Technology Specialist - Development, Administration, Tech Support, Networking, Quality Assurance.
Employment
  • Practice Velocity
    QA Automation Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Cleo
    Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, 2012 - 2014
  • MPC, INC
    Lotus Notes Architect, 2001 - 2009
  • Robert Half International
    Consultant, 2010 - 2011
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Sharon, WI
Previously
Warwick, RI - Coventry, RI - Milwaukee, WI - South Attleboro, MA
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