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Pete Brown's Blog (POKE 53280,0)

Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: FAIL

  • Web 2.0 Tenet : Never Follow Good Development Practices

    One one of many pre-sales visits to different clients over the years, I found myself at a local dotcom in DC. It was filled with early-20’s VPs and fresh out of college developers who had a head a little too big for their skills. I love passion, but non-academic experience counts too, especially when you’re leading the work. I asked them how they did development. The first response I got was “...

  • How not to Encourage People to Comment on your Blog : Communications FAIL

    One of the greatest things about blogs is the ability to have a dialog with your readers. While the comments mechanism is far from perfect in that respect, it works well enough to at least be useful. My own blog requires a CAPTCHA, something I'm looking forward to removing when I move to a new platform. Anything that comes between your reader and the ability to post feedback is going ...

  • CAPTCHA Fail

    I’m glad there’s an option to get a different challenge