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A Simple Trick to Centralize your .NET configuration

Is your .NET configuration a mess? Do you wish there was a way to centralize configuration instead of deploying config files with every application instance? Have you considered rolling your own configuration handling, but were too nervous to stray from .NET convention? Here’s a useful hack: intercept requests for configuration data in a ProtectedConfigurationProvider and store the data...
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The Battle for Work-Life Balance

Achieving work-life balance is a never ending, ever changing process. The things that are important to you now could be completely different in a few years as priorities change. There are a few things you, and your employer, should keep in mind as you go through this process.
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It Takes Action to Make Action

Do you ever have trouble getting people to complete the things they said they would in meetings? More often than not, someone will make a commitment to others during a meeting, even if it’s inadvertent or implied. When they don't realize, or forget, that they've made a commitment to something, it reflects poorly on them and frustrates others. To make matters worse, work is delayed because...
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3 Lessons in Project Management Leadership from Dr. Khan Noonien Singh

In the Star Trek universe, Khan Noonien Singh (or simply, Khan), was one of several genetically engineered human “Augments” of the late-20th century Eugenics Wars on Earth (1990’s), and considered over three centuries later to have been the “best” of them, known for being a tyrannical and ruthless dictator with an unquenchable thirst for power. During the Eugenics Wars, Khan and his followers...
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JavaScript: Past, Present and Future

If you asked me a few of years ago my opinion on JavaScript and all the new JS frameworks, I would have told you it was merely a fad and not worth giving the time of day. The way I perceived it, JS was only good at client-side form validation and annoying pop-ups. Because of the browsers’ differing implementations, nothing good would ever come out of JS. I had always disabled JS in my browsers...
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