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My first layoff

Posted by Brad Wood
Jul 23, 2008 07:40:00 UTC
Well, I experienced my first layoff today. After working at my job for 4 1/2 years our company "changed tracks" under the direction of a new CIO and cut most of our programming team including me. It appears they want to shift over to .NET and outsource most everything to China.

Movie Review: WALL-E (Sort of...)

Posted by Brad Wood
Jul 18, 2008 22:16:00 UTC
Well, it's been so long since I've been to the movies I seriously can't remember the last one I saw in a theatre. My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves movies but has never actually been in a theatre before. My wife-- well, she just wanted to get out of the house. That being as it was, we headed out last night to take a gander at the new Pixar flick, WALL-E.

Confessions of a speed junky: How I made my code faster

Posted by Brad Wood
Jul 18, 2008 08:33:00 UTC
The past couple of days I've been messing around with a couple functions, cleaning them up a bit to blog about them. One of them is for color-coding SQL and the other for highlighting differences in two strings. Both are pretty small, but very repetitive in what they do. Depending on the size of the text you are processing, performance varied. Sometimes the code inside was repeated hundreds of thousands of times given a large enough test.

Put down the keyboard and step away from the computer

Posted by Brad Wood
Jul 17, 2008 08:30:00 UTC
Research shows that driving while extremely tired renders the same results as driving drunk. Following that same line of though, is coding while sleep deprived the same as writing your code in a drunken stupor?

Does grammar at its peak, pique your interest? Take a peek.

Posted by Brad Wood
Jul 15, 2008 22:47:00 UTC
For those of you that like to be as grammatically correct as possible, read through this guide to common grammar blunders. I enjoyed it. Franklin's Grammar Cheat Sheet

Sour Endings: Anatomy of a Loser

Posted by Brad Wood
Jul 14, 2008 19:29:00 UTC
They say that hindsight is 20/20 and I think they're right. Ray announced the winner of his Lemonade Stand contest today and I'm afraid I didn't do too well. In fact I lost $3.87 overall. Don't worry though, after downloading the code and fixing my function up a bit I can win almost every time now! If only I could remember where I put that danged time machine...

Ask and you will (hopefully) receive

Posted by Brad Wood
Jul 08, 2008 05:17:00 UTC
Do you know the address of the Adobe page for requesting bug fixes and product enhancements? Yes, that magical gateway of mystery and wonder that rhymes with a popular children's game.

I'm entering the Blogosphere

Posted by Brad Wood
Jun 26, 2008 18:19:00 UTC
Well I've put off doing this for a very long time, but now I've officially entered the blogosphere.

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