Olympics For Sale !!

NBC Olympics requires a cable subscription in order to view online content. I don’t have a cable subscription and neither do millions of people. So NBC has decided that those of us in this situation do not need to view the Olympics. This isn’t right, but (for now) there’s not a lot we can do.

Why I hate Microsoft CRM

As you may have read in my other post Too Many Changes I recently got a new job. In this new job, I will be the Administrator of an installation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Customer Relationship Manager). The Microsoft CRM product is a popular product in which there are not a lot of choices for Read More…

Too many changes

For the last three years, I’d been working in Roseville, California. Nothing too unusual there, except for the fact that I’d been living in Fresno; about three hours away by car. In fact, although I’d been living in Fresno for the last 20 years, or so, I’d been working elsewhere since 2005. The reason for Read More…

New Year, New Problems

Happy New Year! I finished the year with some big changes. After living for over twenty years at our last location, we’ve moved to a new part of our home state. There are several reasons, but mostly, we’re moving to be closer to my work. But there are challenges.

Protests: Occupy Wall Street and UC College Campus

Like many of you, I have been seeing a lot of coverage regarding the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Although, I sympathize with the main goals of the movement (that the current corporate culture is not constructive toward building a better, stronger America), I have been put off by the inclusion of some groups that Read More…

Priceline Hotel Ratings System Need Revamping

Since 2005, I’ve spent a lot of time living out of hotel rooms. The programming opportunities where I live are limited. So I’ve had to take jobs in areas near my home, but far enough away that I usually need to stay in hotels. For most of that time I’ve used the Priceline “Name Your Read More…

Javascriptserializer and .NET – Why the sudden interest?

A while back, I put up a page on my first introduction to the Javascriptserializer class in the .NET library. Specifically, it dealt with how I used to to write a “hello world” application for Facebook. But in the last two weeks, that page has become the most popular page on my site. What happened?