Year: 2013

Pork Shoulder, Jalapeño & Udon Noodle Soup

I spent the weekend with old friends. All of whom are now Dallas transplants. We talked about the decades we’ve known one another and the individual paths we’ve all taken. One who lost a spouse to cancer and had the

On Vinaigrette

A friend, and coding mentor, of mine dropped me a line over the weekend regarding the humble topic of salad dressing. The first salad that I can can remember ever enjoying was one that I served to customers as a

Progress on a goal.

It’s kind of fun watching the sent email ticker steadily decline. All related to a goal to find a better way to collaborate with my colleagues. Definitely showing some progress here in October! Original Post Click to enlarge.

Security Scopes

When you absolutely have to use unique permissions while building SharePoint applications; do it the fastest way possible. In the case of an application where every item in a list is meant to have broken inheritance and uniquely assigned permissions

Modal windows in SharePoint

I had a chance to work with jQuery in SharePoint 2010 recently which was fun and easy. The task was to show a select set of users a modal window with text that comes from the legal department. Already having

Then & Now

2013 has brought some really dramatic moves forward in the shop. We are lucky to have a new Agile manager on board who has allowed us to integrate TDD into our development lifecycle. It was one of my exceptionally talented

Pot Roast

Eddie came home from Central Market recently to discover a few items mistakenly mixed into our groceries. One of these items was a bag of strange looking carrots that looked more like tiny orange beets. He immediately said “these would

Less email … more communication

I’ve been looking into various data visualization methodologies since graduating from college in 2008. I started using Processing during that course work after reading “Visualizing Data” by Ben Fry, a Java based library, to map out earthquake data pulled from

Bitter Melon Quinoa Salad

A coworker’s brother dropped off a crop of vegetables from their mother’s garden at work last Friday. This included something I’d never seen before, “bitter melon;” a beautiful bright green vegetable that looked like a bubbly cucumber. He recommended stir

Apple Pie with vodka crust

I happened upon a pie dough recipe that called for vodka and used words like “fool proof.” Naturally I was intrigued. The trick with the alcohol is to prevent gluten formation in the dough which can make it difficult to

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