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The Worthlessness of Project Estimates: Why We Still Do Them

Whether we are developers, project managers, business analysts, stakeholders or anyone else involved in the software development process, we all know that estimates for software development are always wrong: ALWAYS. I have never once been involved in a software project that met it’s estimates or even came close. Sometimes we […]

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update May Have Killed One of my PCs

So far I’ve installed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on 7 machines. Those machines include 2 desktops (one running the Windows Insider Preview slow ring and one stock Windows 10) and 5 laptops (one running the Windows Insider Preview fast ring and the others all stock). The machines are […]

InvalidCastException after updating Service Fabric NuGet packages

Running into the following error after updating the Service Fabric NuGet packages to to version 2.8.219: Unable to cast COM object of type ‘System.__ComObject’ to interface type ‘IFabricNodeContextResult2’ The fix is to install the latest SDK. There’s another catch, too. The Azure clusters will ┬ánot automatically upgrade to version 6.x. […]

Fall Creators Update Corrupted Application Pool?

UPDATE: Turns out ALL of my app pools were somehow corrupted. It just doesn’t trigger the error and shut down on each one until you actually try to run the associated website application. On one of my dev machines, I had something odd happen that I can only attribute to […]

What I do as a developer

A lot of people ask me what I do as a developer. Well, it’s pretty simple. I convert marketing promises (more commonly referred to by developers as lies and bullshit) into applications (referred to by developers as see the amazing creation of perfection I have created that somewhat resembles the […]