Exhuming McCarthy

I guess one of the telltale signs of the advancing creep of age is the passage of one’s pop culture heroes into obscurity – another sign is the tendency to begin or end one’s sentences with the phrase “back in the day.”  So rather than attempt to forestall the inevitable, I’m going to wallow in…

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How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love LDAP

When I first tried to get my mind around LDAP via the ADSI libraries in Windows NT 4.0, I quickly convinced myself that “L” in LDAP (which of course stands for “lightweight”) was an ironic joke.  Then I heard about X.500, and not a programming day has gone by since in which I haven’t silently…

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The "Spinal Tap" Argument

Hi, Here’s a strategy hint for dealing with software vendors (and I work for a very large one.)  As a customer, if a vendor is asking you to make a small investment in an upgrade (hardware and/or software) to support their latest release, by all means take them up on their suggestion!  If said vendor senses…

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System.Console.WriteLine("Hello world!");

Hi, My name is John Pelak, and I’m a Development Evangelist serving the Independent Software Vendor community in the New York Metropolitan Area.  I’ve been working with the Microsoft technology stack for the last 15 years, and while I won’t attempt to pass myself off as an expert on any one topic, I hope that…