The Last Few Months in Review

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything here and finally decided to make the time. The past few months have been pretty hectic and this is what has been going on:

TechEd 2012

I am still trying to digest all the information they dumped on attendees such as myself, over the course of 4 days. Don’t take my comments here to seriously.

The short version: Windows 8 and Metro are an abomination, Server 2012 is almost a real server, SQL Server 2012 has enough features to make upgrading worth while, Visual Studio 2012 is more Metro styled weirdness, and Microsoft finally realizes the value of open source (Hadoop).

I almost forgot, SharePoint… no matter how they try, MS can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. Speaking of pigs, no amount of lipstick will help it either.

Ending on a positive note, my family and I had a blast at Disney World.

Critters Pet Health Records

We are re-factoring our site which is now based on WordPress. This should help us add new functionality and content in a more expedient manner. We have most of the public side of the new site finished. When this is complete we will be starting over on the pet record side of the site as WordPress is based on PHP and the previous site was based on ASP.NET MVC 3.

So far I have been having fun with WordPress; however, CSS theme conflicts can make you want to gouge your eyes out 😉

ZuniSoft Blog

My blog is now back after a horrible experience transferring my domain. The whole process took over two weeks to complete and the blog went off-line. Hopefully, this won’t happen again. My original domain management service had vague instructions on what to do and didn’t respond to help requests in a very timely manner. The transfer just kept failing, leaving me on my own to figure it out.

New Laptop

My ancient Dell XPS 2nd Generation desktop finally reached it’s end of life. In hindsight, it was a pretty good investment considering I got about 8 years out of it. I replaced it with a new Dell Inspiron with an i7 processor, 1TB hard drive, and 8GB RAM. Now I can get some work done!

Hopefully I can find more time to start posting more solutions and code samples in the near future.


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