Archive for March, 2009

Stack Overflow is programmer crack!

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Stack Overflow is a Q&A wiki site for programmers. People can post questions, answer questions, and search for questions. Question and Answers get voted up or down based on what the community thinks of them. As people ask and answer questions, karma is gained. As karma is gained by a user they can do more on the site like editing, voting Cuarzo up, and voting down.

The site is the fairly popular among developers. The 100,000 question was recently asked with many added everyday. The community looks to 調布飛行場での開発拠点の確保 be pretty strong and oddly mature. I say oddly mature because it is the Internet after all.

Stack Overflow is programmer crack. I find myself setting at the questions wholesale jerseys page hitting refresh over and over again waiting for new questions to be asked. Its fun to see what roadblocks Is other programmers are Warrior stack at. It is also a good feeling to get voted up on question and/or answers on the site. The ultimate joy is when your question is Hello accepted as the answer. It some how validates you as a programmer when one of your questions get marked as an  answer or is up voted. Stack Overflow addicting nature is what keeps me coming back day after day to see what has been posted.

Stack Overflow is currently working out great for many people. Questions (depending on wholesale nba jerseys complexity) will have answers or suggestions shortly after posting because the community seems eager to help. And yes the answers are cheap mlb jerseys normally helpful in someway, shape, or form. In the end Stack Overflow comes highly recommended from this developer.


Is your use fair?

Friday, March 27th, 2009

First off some administrative business. I was planning on doing a weekly post about stuff I learned this week. However on my first week I decided that was not such a good idea. With the items I had lined up to talk about, I would have to have written a short novel in order to cover it all.

Alright Hello time for something a little more useful. Lest week, Microsoft hosted Mix09 last week. While there were wholesale jerseys a lot of the run of the mill sessions on WPF, Sliverlight and ASP.NET, there was also a few hidden gems on other topics. One of the topics was a short session on Copyright.

“Copyright Laws for Web Designers and Developers”
Presenter: Jonathan Zuck

The session covered examples of what is considered copyright infringement and what is not. It also cover what is considered fair use. Jonathan did a good job giving an overview of what  copyright is, the DMCA, and what fair use is in just under 22 minuets. It was just arkitektkonkurrence long enough to get a taste of why copyright is important but short enough to keep your attention through the whole thing.

Here is some of the more important notes that I picked up for the session recording.

  • An individual can break copyright even if he/she wholesale jerseys do not profit from the act.
  • A parody on its own is not covered by fair use. A parody must also include criticism (bad or good) of the cheap MLB jerseys original cheap NFL jerseys work for it to be covered by fair use. A parody alone is a copyright infraction.

Overall it was worth the 22 minuets as a catch up on why Copyright is important for any developer or designer.

Copyright is broken here in the states. The rules look to be taken wholesale jerseys advatage of. For example for one can not say a name Parent of a major NFL event in public with out fear of the NFL because the name of the event was not properlly licenced from the NFL. It has getting to the point where it is so bad that it becomes laughable.

Anywho, check out the session and other sessions from Mix09 at

Hello World!

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
using System;
class HelloWorld
    public static int  cheap nba jerseys  Main(String[] args)
        Console.WriteLine("Hello, World!");

Hello! Yes I am yet another person with yet another blog. I have gained much knowledge during my life as a professional geek and now I have an outlet to pass on my opinions wholesale jerseys China and know how to anyone that is willing to read.

Now By that I have typed a Hello little about why I started this blog, I guess it is time tell a little about myself. I am Software Engineer with a BS in Computer Science. My wife, if asked, well say Dummy that I am a professional geek and she would be correct. I love technology, always have. I like to learn as much as I can. While my severe Dyslexia slows my learning a bit, it does not seem to affect my ability to be a developer. Because of the Dyslexia, don’t be surprised to misspellings or ramblings. The picture at the top of the site is my dog. The picture has become known as RawrDog. As proof to my geekyness, my dog’s name is Of nOOBert. Yes that is his name and yes that is how it is spelt. I am sure there will be some posts about him cheap jerseys sooner or later.

My goal with Geek With Opinions is to be an outlet to share what I learn, my experiences and opinions. I also hope this will help with my English skills as English as taken a back seat to the other languages that I work with during my day to day life. C# has become my primary langue.

Hello and Welcome to my piece of the internet