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Making Educational Videos for Code Louisville

I volunteered to be a mentor for the latest session of CodeLouisville, on the .Net side. No big deal, I thought.. and then, TreeHouse was unable to get their Entity Framework videos ready on time, so we, the mentors, volunteered

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Candy Crush Helper

I was listening to Tim Ferris interview Jane McGonigal on the neuro-programming that occurs around playing games.  One of the games mentioned was Candy Crush Saga.  Curious, I decided to start playing it – and now I find it relaxing,

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Thoughts about being a Tutor – 2015

A while ago, I was a mentor for CodeLouisville.    It was fun, but it was also Front-End design – something I needed to learn on the fly to keep up with the coursework that I was mentoring.  I met a

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Code for doing Explosions

Playing FortressCraft Evolved, I played with explosives.  I was not particularly happy with how the explosives were handled – and I was on vacation, and I had no internet access, so my creativity got into my brain and I tried

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OpenCV: Or Not

I was hoping this would be a blog post about some wonderful stuff I was doing in OpenCV about detecting the location of soccer balls in video.. for the purpose of writing a robot that controls the Pan-Tilt-Zoom of the

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Day at the Office: Naming Anonymous Types

I ran into a problem yesterday.  I’m in the middle of a large routine.  It looks at a set of projected changes and determines, if the changes were applied, what would the errors be.  Most of these errors have to

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Mocking Time at 1000x speed

I had a complicated bit of logic that involved multiple threads, waiting for the right time, checking for time expiration, etc.   I wanted to unit test it, which meant mocking Time.  And not in a simple way, but in a

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