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BMF: A New Project

I have a new project, in a completely new sector to me. The experience so far has been an interesting one, between researching the industry, and working out how and what I want to build.

Today’s challenge is figuring out how I want to write the code. I’m trying to hold a balance between work that won’t be too hard to clean up later, and work that won’t take me a ton of time now. This of course meant I had to decide between static classes, dependency injection, and some sort of factory. So far, static classes wins out, because it’s not a ton of work to do.

I’m sure I’m going to regret this decision later on.

Read a CSV file into columns

This command will read a CSV file, and display it as columns. This also works on Windows if you have Cygwin installed.

column -t -s"," test.csv

Example CSV columns

OpenVPN Linux DNS Issues Solved

I can now resolve things on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbian) thanks to a helpful post here: http://www.softwarepassion.com/solving-dns-problems-with-openvpn-on-ubuntu-box/


About

I am a contract developer with a penchant for optimization (my most recent success took some code to 1% of the execution time it started with). Since 2003, I have been turning out cleaner and cleaner code, taking every opportunity to become a better developer. I emjoy producing high quality documentation and process flowcharts.

As far as my other skills, I have experience with the following software or fields:

  • Distributed Task Processing
  • Adobe Suite (Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator / Premiere)
  • Linux System Administration
  • Windows Desktop Support

In my spare time, I enjoy photography and very occasionally dabble with electronics, or whatever else catches my attention from one day to the next (see my blog). And, like all mad scientists, I have a pet project under development.

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You Should Contact Me If

  • You want a free consultation about your problem. I offer a few a week, and I will be more than happy to hear your problem and let you know how to proceed.
  • You need a process problem solved.
  • You have a slow website, and you want someone to make the pain go away.
  • You have a cool idea that you want developed.
  • You want to implement task queuing or a distributed processing architecture. I can give you a one day Q&A to outline some of the pain points and development paths to take. This will save you a lot of time and bad surprises.
  • You need a pretty picture taken. Or a portrait. Or a picture of a baby. Or really anything you want a photo of.
  • There are gremlins in your pool. I do not want to solve the wet gremlins problem. You are on your own for that one.
  • Your house is on fire. I'm told there is an entire building full of people to solve this one.
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