Monthly Archives: December 2010


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Web Developers aren’t really true programmers. Remember the old days, the mid 1990’s when Visual Basic (pre .net) and Front-Page were the tools of the web developer?   It wasn’t long after they were doing “shadow-IT” developing Clipper and Dbase programs that you ultimately ended up supporting or converting to […]

Web Development is Easy & Web Applications Are Boring


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The Inversion of Control  (a.k.a. The Hollywood Principle) & ORM Panacea Inversion of Control (IoC) is old news for the Java community but it is the latest and greatest panacea for the .NET world. Inversion of Control actually first came to light way back in the late ’80’s when it […]

ORM & IoC – Hollywood Principle, Panacea or Fad?




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Learning Silverlight Checklist – Everything you’ll need to program Silverlight 4 Quick Intro of Silverlight 4 – for PowerBuilder Application Developers Silverlight 4 is a powerful development platform from Microsoft used for creating rich internet applications.  The free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple browsers, devices […]

Learning Silverlight Checklist, Must-Have Tools, SDK’s & Guides


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How to Get Visitors from Busy, Prominent Websites When you think of hijacking, you generally think about something illegal, or unethical at the least.  The type of hijacking, or siphoning that I am talking about here is completely ethical, in fact these techniques can be mutually beneficial to both sites. […]

Ethically Hijacking Traffic by Guest Blogging


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DisplacedGuy – Major Improvement in Adsense Quality Statistics This month’s statistics are the reward for all the hard work in improving the quality if articles, and revamping the site to make it less cluttered and in a two column format instead of three so that it is easier to read […]

DisplacedGuy Google Analytics Stats for Nov, 2010