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TIL: You don't pass a script params...it's parms.
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Know this - Timezones are complicated. 
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In my latest DevDisasters, I tell the tale of a project team's, whose best efforts at due diligence are thwarted by their customer's last minute reveal.
It’s crunch time for Ben and his team. After a long journey, their project to uplift their biggest client’s application code is nearly at an end. Hopefully they didn’t miss anything ...
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Hashes...(sort of) tuples...and key-pairs. OH MY! #DevDisasters 
With the rate of turnover for developers of Ventozoom's flagship application, some part of the system must be cursed. After Robert joined the team, and seeing how his predecessor handled dictionaries, he can understand.
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In the realm of software development, and IT in general, the "KISS" principle is often the best one. My latest #DevDisasters goes into how someone did exactly the opposite.
Simple problems are often solved by simple solutions. Other times, simple problems are solved with an end user running a Web site from Visual Studio on their machine.
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Some of the 'solutions' some developers deem to be acceptable and release, how can they live with themselves! I can happily say I've never written anything that awful! 
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Another card image for the Release! game that I'm working on. I'm really happy in how this came out. I attribute the success to how much fun it is to draw mad scientists :-)
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There is nothing in this world that I love more than to file a ticket with vendor support and, after doing my diligence in providing details of my environments, several days of logs, and other goodies, than to be asked to provide that same information ...again... in the form of a canned response.

From here on out, I'm going to be vague in my tickets and when I receive a canned response, I will reply with my canned response. Ugh.
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It's finally here! The Daily WTF's long overdue redesign is live! 
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Here's a drawing that I did of my super hyper/happy min pin! (my son said from a distance, he looks more like a bug with glasses and a moustache lol)
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Now, admittedly, this is based on the poor timing of computer issues this morning while doing my step for a major "go-live" for work, but all I gotta say is "Windows 8 SUCKS".
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Thanks. This is the computer provided by work which means it's "managed". Of course, you don't always get it right on the first try!

All in all, I'm in favor of whatever setup gives me the least amount if headaches and requires the least amount of tinkering (which in my case is usually whatever OS the thing came with :-)). 
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My newest DevDisasters details how long a change takes as compared to a cup of coffee. Also, in the comments, I am accused of "sneering" at other developers :-D
After Wayne's employer decided to bring some outsourced code back in house, he discovered that developers in Kerbleckistan were doing some serious innovating in the science of passing parameters.
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By day, I work for a big corporation, by night, any number of side projects (incl. child rearing and marriage).
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