RIP Andy Grove (79)

I just saw this story over on The Verge news site. I have to say along with my father, this man was the main reason I got into computers back in the 286/386/486 days up to current date. A rare breed of engineer who could walk the walk and talk the talk when it came to bridging the gap between engineering and management. I shall have a drink on you tonight sir.. 🙂



New Site Look

I decided to change the look and layout of the site. The old theme was starting to get to me as far as readability and user friendliness. I hope the readers enjoy the new layout. 🙂 Any questions or comments let me know.

Long Awaited Updates

Sorry about the lack of updates here. I haven’t forgotten about this place. I’ve been busy with work and self-study things related to C#. I haven’t really been doing anything post-worthy as of late. Just quick proof of concept code snippets. Basically notes that I make myself via code comments. I don’t think most people will understand what’s going on. If you still want to see it let me know and I’ll post it up.

With that said I’m going to try and keep my updates, for now, to at least once a week. You might see more than one post on a given day of stuff I’ve worked on over the week. You can see updates every Sunday. That has been the day where I’ve had enough time to sit down and review what all I’ve done.

I’ve been doing a lot of review material on things I’ve done. So the posts moving forward might seem to jump around a little. Going from ASP, to .Net, to Web Forms, etc… My learning process involves looking at new things along with going back to what I’ve learned in the past. Sort of a re-review. I’m always finding things that I missed the first time. So I’m a big fan of looking at past material and seeing how to make it better with newly learned techniques. So don’t get too mad at me if it seems like I’m jumping around. It’s just my nature.

So stay tuned.. 🙂

Code Format Change

Just a quick update to let everyone know who visits my blog thanks in advance. I know updated are sporadic from time to time. So any comments or suggestions please let me know. They are noticed.

Also I’m sure you’ve seen on the last few posts that the code is being displayed differently. This is being done moving forward now do that all of the code can be displayed. I’ve noticed in some past posts  that not all of the code is being displayed if it runs too far to the right of the window. I’ll be going back and editing past posts also over time. So keep a lookout for those changes. So, again, moving forward I’ll start displaying it this way:

Code Example:

private double calculatePayment(double interestRate, double loanAmount, int numberOfMonthlyPayments)
        //Making sure we have valid data.
        if (interestRate > 0 && loanAmount > 0 && numberOfMonthlyPayments > 0)
            //Checking the interest rate format, and divide into monthly percentage rate accordingly.
            if (interestRate > 0)
                interestRate /= 1200;
                interestRate /= 12;

            //Calculate and return the loan payment amount.
            return (interestRate + (interestRate / (Math.Pow(1 + interestRate, numberOfMonthlyPayments) - 1))) * loanAmount;
            return 0;