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Chris Falter .NET Design and Best Practices Technology and Society As the holder of a liberal arts degree, I like to talk about how the work of my fellow technologists affects our society.
I Knew Dell Support Was Bad, but Dell Sales ...?

Everyone has a horror story to tell about dealing with a technology giant whose bureaucracy has run amok. This harrowing tale of an encounter with Dell sales will send chills up your spine...

Posted On Tuesday, July 31, 2007 6:06 AM

Microsoft Grade for MSDN Managed Newsgroup Support Is Climbing
A few days ago, I posted the text below under the title "Microsoft Gets an 'F' for MDSN Managed Newgroup Support": Over four weeks ago, I had a question about how to use a Web Service Application Project (new feature in Visual Studio 2005 SP1). Since the need for an answer was not urgent, I decided to post a question to the microsoft.public.vsnet.general managed newsgroup. I was relying on this supposed benefit of my MSDN subscription: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup benefit gives you unlimited access ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:27 PM

On Technology and the Economy
Last month I got the opportunity to spend an hour with the Database Programming I class at Irmo High School (Irmo, SC). I talked about my career in technology, and I presented some challenges that I have faced in using databases. My dear friend Randy Mecca is obviously doing a great job of helping the students learn how to use database technology, because they demonstrated excellent insight when I posed some tough questions I had encountered while normalizing a table with hundreds of columns. I shared ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 7:38 PM

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