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Steven Archibald
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If Even One Berkeley Student Wants to Hear Ann Coulter, She Should Speak There http://buff.ly/2pUvnAX She should be allowed even if noone wants to hear her.

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An Epidemic of Bad Epidemiology http://buff.ly/2pUzn4o Most of what passes for "settled science" is just political bunkem ...

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Oh! The Irony ...
CodeProject If you peruse any decent book or blog regarding "good" coding practices, "naming things properly" is usually near the top of the list of recommendations to follow. This is actually quite important. Most recently, at a recent client's site, I too...

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My first Xamarin app ...
CodeProject I just finished my first Xamarin app and published it to  GitHub. It can found  here . I've certainly had my issues with Xamarin. I have an earlier post that's quite a rant. It turns out that if you want to create a "library" assembly to use in ...

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Why sitting at your desk all day is bad for your heart...
While I work in IT, my B.A. is actually in Physiology. How I got to IT from Physiology is a long, sad, meandering tale not worth telling. Nevertheless, it gives me some background to make educated guesses. CodeProject Your circulatory system is composed of ...

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Edge is finally worth using ...
I got the Windows 10 Creators Update this morning. One of the touted benefits is a new & better version of Edge. So far (1 day's use), it seems to be living up to the promise.  CodeProject I haven't had a single "recovering web page" or "web page not respon...

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Most of it is dreck ...
Recently, I applied to one position that asked about what contributions I'd made to GitHub. I've purposely avoided doing any for the longest time. But the job posting asked for a Cover Letter that was not a "standard" Cover Letter. So here's what I had to s...

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Fire Somebody, Anybody - Or Go Home ...
VS 20017 + Xamarin: can’t reference a new Portable Library Aside from all the other issues documented elsewhere in their (Xamarin) forum, here’s another failure of a very basic function. I have installed VS 2017 Community on my Windows 10 laptop. I have cre...

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VS Is Becoming Worse & Worse...
Recently, I tried, using VS 2015 Community, to create a simple Xamarin Forms app. All I did was select the standard template, and then tried to run the Android program. Didn't work ... I don't remember the details, but rather than go through the tedious rep...

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