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REVIEW: Zune 2.0 - the best player on the market!
I got one of the first Zune players when it came out. There were things that I liked/disliked about it. The worse thing about it was the software that it came with. It was clunky and not to practical so I really didn't end up using it that often. Though, with that said, Microsoft recently released the new 2.0 version of the Zune software which was basically a complete new software package. With the new software and the changes to the firmware that was made to the Zune player along with the client ......

Posted On Saturday, January 5, 2008 8:50 PM

Two Senior C# Programmers Needed
Want to join a .NET development team that works on with the latest and greatest? A team that is making a difference in the collective investment space? I have a couple of spots for some new team members in our St. Louis office. I am looking for strong .NET developers with the following focus: · .NET 2.0/3.0 · ASP.NET · AJAX · JavaScript · HTML (of course) · CSS · VS2005 · And more…. The company is Lipper and we have some outstanding benefits. Send me your information via the Contact part of this ......

Posted On Monday, September 24, 2007 9:02 AM

Welcome to Fellow Blogger Kevin Grossnicklaus
I've known Kevin for a number of years as a friend and more recently as a co-worker. "G" has just started his blog at and is one of the .NET voices of St. Louis. Kevin's focus is on the Smart Client and especially in the area of Smart Client frameworks. In fact, he is giving a presentation on a framework that he has been working on for some time. It is quite worth the look. Glad to see you blogging finally Kevin ......

Posted On Monday, August 13, 2007 11:21 AM

Alas my friends - I'm *not* TechEd bound
I wanted to ... oh yes, I wanted to come to TechEd. It is one of the best conferences out there and it is something that you will find simply overwhelming. I am unable to attend as the product that I have been working on for more than a year for Lipper is about to release (June 15th) and that is tooooo close to be messing around at a conference (no matter how cool I think that conference might be). I have to say though that the product we are releasing (for the financial services industry) is outstanding ......

Posted On Monday, May 28, 2007 10:10 PM

An article showing Oracle and .NET working together
I was recently in an article detailing the power of putting an Oracle 10g database together with a .NET application. Oracle Magazine recently did an article of what I have been working on for the last year as the Technical Architect for Lipper. Take a read. The article intro goes: "Developers want - and need - more choice than ever. From shopping cart applications to Web 2.0, from SOA to the database, from .NET to Java, programmers face increasing challenges in an increasingly diverse workplace." ......

Posted On Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:50 PM

Tag, I’m It
Ok, I was tagged by Jim Minatel and I have to list five things about myself that you might not be aware of. #1 – I work for Lipper, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reuters. I just moved to Lipper as their Technical Architect after about 5 years at Reuters. I am leading the effort to design and build their next-generation platform and premium product offering (all .NET of course)! #2 – I am married to an outstanding lady I met in Europe. She's from Finland and we have three kids aged 8, 6, and 1 together. ......

Posted On Friday, January 5, 2007 2:53 PM

Google is the word!
Was that a quote from Grease? Well, anyway, when I heard that Google had become a word in the Oxford dictionary, my first thought was if you were using the MSN Search engine, could you say you were “Googling” on MSN? Looking at the new definition, it seems not. The definition is: Google as a verb is defined in the dictionary as; intr. To use the Google search engine to find information on the Internet. trans. To search for information about (a person or thing) using the Google search ......

Posted On Thursday, July 6, 2006 12:19 PM

BOSTON! Why is TechEd 2006 here?
I thought that Boston would be a cool city to have TechEd in, but alas, it is disappointing. The Convention Center is quite a bit out of the city if you are walking. Taxis are expensive and the city around here seems quite dead. Hotels are expensive and the traffic in the morning is crazy. It took the bus 50 minutes to get 8 miles from the hotel to the convention center. I've been to around 5 different TechEds and by far the best one I have been to was in Dallas. Dallas is a great city ......

Posted On Monday, June 12, 2006 7:40 AM

My brother George makes head coach!

Posted On Monday, May 8, 2006 1:36 PM

Beer Connoisseur
I love craft beers. Always have and always will. A good friend of mine (and co-worker) from Brussels just came to visit the office in St. Louis this week and much to my surprise he brought me a fine collection of Belgium beers. These are great beers and are typically very strong on the alcohol side (usually around 10-12% while a typical American beer is 3-4.5%). Included in this batch is the following: Trappistes Rochefort Corsendonk McChouffe Kasteel Orval Most of these are Trappist beers. For more ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 14, 2006 2:05 PM

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