Jay Little - Software Obsessionist
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The Feds + Health Insurance + CGI Federal + Experian == A Fucking Nightmare 2013/10/10 4:40 PM
So as most of you know, the health insurance exchanges for ACA (Affordable Care Act) went live on October 1st, 2013. Well at least in theory they did. When it comes to the exchanges states had two choices: Either implement their own exchange so that re
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Benefitfocus has gone public! 2013/9/18 8:56 PM
Well this has certainly been a long time coming. It seems that Benefitfocus has finally gone public and the share price is skyrocketing . To my friends still there, I would like to say congratulations. Though I'm not sure why. Unless you are getting s
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The Case for Disbanding the NSA 2013/9/7 2:55 AM
Within the last 24 hours, we have learned that NSA has successfully circumvented the most popular forms of encryption in use on the Internet today. This revelation not only undermines the career of people like myself, who essentially work exclusively with
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New Theme 2013/8/1 9:45 PM
Because making the existing theme responsive just wasn't enough - I've finally decided to give this site the visual overhaul that it has been begging me for. This is of course long overdue as the existing theme has existed in one form or another for at l
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Responsive Design 2013/7/30 11:56 PM
In the spirit of keeping this site as cutting edge as possible - I've been toying with a responsive theme for the last month. While I have uploaded some tiny tweaks here and there over the last month as I played with various concepts - today I've gone ah
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Benefitfocus, IPOs and Offshoring 2013/4/1 3:28 PM
As anybody who has read my resume knows, I used to work at a company called Benefitfocus. At some point I decided to move on. Now if you spend some time looking at Benefitfocus' website you will probably come away quizzically as according to the culture
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PEngine4 MVC has now been released! 2012/12/19 2:37 AM
After several days of testing, bug fixing, more testing and some release preparation, the release of Presentation Engine 4.0 has become a reality! The project page for it has been updated appropriately so if you are interested, click on through and grab
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PEngine4 MVC is now running this site! 2012/12/14 9:58 PM
So it appears that development is moving along at a far faster pace than I expected. With the exception of the Uploader admin feature, PEngine4 MVC is largely complete. In order to test the codebase, I have now moved my website to it in an effort to wor
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PEngine4 MVC coming soon! 2012/12/13 4:32 PM
While it might appear that the engine driving this site (aka PEngine) has been allowed to atrophy and die over the last few years, nothing could be further from the case. I've spent a great deal of time over the last few weeks slinging code for the upcom
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My Windows 8 Review 2012/10/31 2:39 PM
Well for what it's worth here is my own personal Windows 8 experience. I finally took the time to install Windows 8 on my System76 panp9 (Core I7, HD4000, Ivy Bridge) laptop. I have an MS Action Pack subscription so I've had access to the RTM bits for awh
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Code Monkey Manifesto 2012/7/19 3:51 PM
For those of you not familiar with my resume, let me sum it up for you: I've been designing, developing, deploying and supporting software for 13 years. I've seen my fair share of failures but on the flip side, I've also seen more than my fair share of
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Dear PBS Nightly News... 2011/6/2 4:20 AM
Subject: In regards to your "Computer Hacking" story To whom it does concern, To start I would like to say: I've been a fan of PBS for years and for the most part I appreciate the dedication and the impartiality of the PBS News Hour staff. In
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Local Boredom brought to you by me 2009/11/3 6:29 PM
So apparently there is an election where I live in Greer today. And I don't care. However when the father of one of the candidates came stumping through my neighborhood this weekend and handed me a brochure advertising his daughter's candidacy, I couldn
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My Birthday Commentary 2009/10/15 4:55 PM
So I watched the news this morning as Annette made me a birthday morning breakfast. Thank goodness I managed to go the entire hour without hearing about Swine Flu. If I had to pick one thing I've been hearing about lately that really ticks me off, it wo
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TiVO == Gestapo 2009/9/5 10:24 PM
Wow. So today I finally signed up with DirectTV and their HD DVR service. Little did I know that my biggest source of drama here would be with TiVo. Back in Jan of 2009, I had canceled TiVo after my original 2 year commitment was up and tried out the C
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Windows 7 is out 2009/7/26 5:05 PM
Well, the day has finally come. Or it came a few days ago. Well technically it came on July 13th, but wasn't announced until this Wednesday July 22nd. Windows 7 is done! And not only that, but the untouched RTM build straight from Microsoft is floating
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Knick Knacks 2009/2/24 6:36 AM
Hmmmm... it's been awhile hasn't it? Well not only am I posting something to the site, I've also uploaded a slightly improved build of it along with adding a new default theme into the mix. I've been toying with the idea of a decent all black theme for
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RIP Free Market 2008/11/24 8:35 AM
So this weekend brings news that our wonderful government is planning on bailing out yet another bank . Really? I guess the fact that this tactic failed the first half dozen times or so doesn't mean it won't work this time around, right? Oh but wait de
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Election Day 2008 2008/11/4 6:25 PM
So what's going to happen today? It's anybody's guess. So let me make mine: I predict a landslide electoral win by Obama today (+100 margin between him and McCain). I'll go ever further and make a wild guess for a 55%/45% popular vote split in Obama's
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Rack em, Stack em, Watch em fall 2008/9/30 4:55 AM
Today the US Congress rejected the Financial Bailout Plan as put forward by the Bush Administration . While they are vowing to restructure the bill and get another vote going when they return from recess later in the week, I believe the idea has summaril
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Presentation Engine 3.5 Beta 1 available 2008/7/10 5:00 AM
As indicated in the title, the next version of the Presentation Engine application that powers this site has been released for download. The download version is Beta 1. While I was planning on not offering a public download until Beta 2, not enough chan
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Election 2008: Abstinent Again 2008/7/10 4:50 AM
Well frak. It looks like the failure of Barack Obama has become complete. The idea of a change in Washington has obviously transitioned from a way of doing business to a catchy slogan. That slogan kind of reminds me of Google's "Do no evil" sl
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A letter to Mr. Obama 2008/6/22 5:30 PM
Mr. Obama, I have followed your campaign for president with great interest since last year. I was proud to vote for you in the South Carolina state primaries. I have until yesterday felt that you were a true catalyst of change and easily the best thing
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This site is Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional! 2008/5/23 10:51 PM
When I rewrote the Presentation Engine from scratch, it never even occurred to me validate it using the w3 validation tools available online. Then while chatting on a forum today, the thought suddenly occurred to me. So I initially ran the site through t
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Hillary has jumped the shark 2008/5/7 7:36 AM
Let's try this little ditty on for size, shall we? Oh Hillary, My Hillary, Why can't you just go away? You won't win the vote, No matter what they say. Clintons don't like to lose, That much is so very clear, Reality isn't a factor, To those that hold you
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