Welcome to the SpearSoft technical blog

Where I put little tidbits of information that I want to remember and that might help others, too.

  • The Subversion Users guide to Git: Part 1

    No Comments June 26, 2016

    Introduction For the record, I LOVE subversion.  Because I have been a solo developer and a developer on a very small team for a long time, part of me is unsure what all the hubbub is with Git. But … more

  • MSBuild Tutorial # 2

    No Comments October 15, 2012

    Two things today… First…so that we can have fun with MSBuild…here’s how you would configure Notepad++ to run MSBuild files… Hit F6 to open the Execute dialog of Notepad++ Paste in the following … more

  • Thoughts on WPF / MVVM Tutorial

    No Comments March 31, 2011

    Yesterday I spent a couple of hours going through Karl Shifflet’s In the Box Training for WPF / MVVM.  There is a lot of great things I could say about In the Box format for developer training but … more

  • Text File Weirdness

    No Comments November 12, 2010

    Yesterday I was working on someone’s computer and I wanted to run a couple of SQL scripts.  But the task, which should have taken mere minutes, took close to 45 minutes. Here’s why. I downloaded a … more

  • RIP...goodbye to my Brother HL-1240

    No Comments July 6, 2010

    After 13+ years my Brother HL-1240 finally died. In all that time I only had 2 paper jams and both of those were in the last 2 years.  It finally bit the dust.  It started acting up several years … more

  • The Moment I HATE Visual Studio

    No Comments June 4, 2009

    For the Record, I really like Visual Studio. Most days I LOVE Visual Studio. But there is one moment that I use Visual Studio that I cannot fully describe the visceral loathing-and-hatred I have for … more

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