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Where did zachrys.org go?

Headline: If you want some information that was on the site, something small and specific, I’d be happy to see if I can find it. But zachrys.org has no plans to be up and running again. What was zachrys.org? It was a site I started in the mid 90’s to learn more about web technologies […]

Changed to Open Live Writer

Headline: I’ve finally moved from Windows Live Writer to Open Live Writer Why the change? I’ve been working to finally modernize my blog which has been part of the reason I’ve not posted much. I did not have an SSL Certificate for the site, so most search engines would just totally ignore me. There are […]

Unicorn Series–Automated Testing

Headline: The only real way to be Agile is if you have healthy automated testing. (See Unicorn Series Overview for other topics.) Results Let’s start with some results of the practices described here: Quality: Customer reported bugs range from 1 to 10 per year, despite thousands of users Cost: There is no dedicated testing team […]

Abner Zachry 1932-2019

In Loving Memory of Abner S. Zachry III 1932 – 2019 Abner Shelton Zachry, III passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Denver, CO at the age of 86. He was born to Abner and Ethelbert (Herring) Zachry on May 5, 1932 in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in Texas and New […]

Static Code Analysis with .NET Core 2.1

Headline: I prefer Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.FxCopAnalyzers over StyleCop.Analyzers. Why? Here are the two primary reasons: I can use rulesets I’ve used in the past I can share a ruleset across many projects for consistency Ok… 3. And there are tons of overly restrictive, or at the very least –very different, rules in StyleCop.Analyzeers. Conventions I’ll just refer […]

Getting a UPS package at Lombard Gate

UPS is great about delivering, but you do need to pick up your packages in a timely manner. I signed up for UPS My Choice. It’s free and it’s great. So now I get an email that looks like this: And if I go to that tracking number, I can sign up to be notified! […]

Unicorn Series Overview

Headline: All the modern software development practices really do make significant business impact. Contents Automated Testing Disclaimer: As usual, there is not information in this series that would be considered proprietary information for C&C Reservoirs. This is the overview and index for a series on software development practices the team I’m leading has been using […]

Getting Started with Git in VS 2017

This talks about some basic steps for getting started with Git repositories in Visual Studio 2017. This doesn’t talk about overall usage, but rather just how to get some things setup. Visual Studio 2017 already comes with basic support for Git. In this post I’m using Visual Studio 2017.3.3. The first think I did was […]

Windows Live Writer 2012 in June 2017

Some day OpenLiveWriter will replace Windows Live Writer (I hope)… But for now I use the Paste As Visual Studio Code plug in, and at the time of this writing, there’s nothing like that for OpenLiveWriter. Fortunately, at the bottom of this page is a location where you can download wlsetup-all.exe: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windowslive/forum/livemail-wlinstall/windows-essentials-2012-microsoft-offline/0dbbd92a-991c-48d7-8157-26decd351da8 Then, there are […]

No Startup Sound for Windows 10

At least by default it doesn’t seem there is a startup sound. This is GREAT! I travelled this week and have no idea how many times I heard the Windows 7 startup sound. Why do you need a sound? The only real reason I can think of is because the startup is so slow. The […]