Hidden iPhone 5 Upgrade Fees And Bad AT&T Math

This is a break from my normal postings about technology, but I just needed to rant on this a little. Because as a programmer I understand that bad math happens, but this seems deliberate on AT&T's part. Let me start out by explaining, I like many other Americans…

Using Source Code Pro Font With Visual Studio

You may or may not be aware but Adobe released a new font a couple of days ago. Who cares right, you are not a graphics designer, you sling code for a living. Well you should care about this font. Adobe has released a font that has been optimized for…

Sometimes a nanosecond makes all the difference

In the Cassandra database there is a type known as TimeUUID. Which I have talked about a couple times on my blog and even created a pretty well received class for generating them. This type is typically used for log data, because it helps you create a unique value in…

Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Data.Services, Version=5.0.0.0"

Recently while working on an OData endpoint for a web service I am setting up I came across this error. I did a quick search on the web, but all that I came up with was a bunch of overly complicated solutions to fix this issue. So I thought I…

Chief Tecumseh Poem

Last night I watched Act of Valor it was decent movie, but it wasn't a great movie, some of the dialog seemed forced. But one part of the move really stuck out to me. At the end a poem by Native American Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh was read. I thought it…

I am a Microsoft Most Valued Professional

Typically I don't like making these self congratulatory posts, but the Microsoft MVP program is one that I respect a lot.  The MVP's I know are all top quality individuals and I am proud to be a part of this group for the next year. …