Archive for March 2009

The Dell Saga

As those of you who follow me on twitter know I have been very disappointed with Dell’s handling of my new PC order, which ultimately ended up in me canceling the order. Below is my letter to the FTC explaining how I believe Dell is abusing the “Mail Order Rule.” Feel free to use it […]

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 6:39 pm by Matt Walsh · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Vista 64-Bit, The First 24 Hours

My new computer with Vista-64 arrived yesterday, and now that I’ve got the majority of my data copied over and programs installed, I’m compiling my thoughts on both Vista and the 64-bit environment. The first thing that I noticed is that you need to be careful to look for the 64-bit downloads for the software […]

Posted on March 14, 2009 at 6:14 pm by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Syntax – Programming Series (3 of 3)

Syntax is structure of the programming language. It can be thought of as the verbs, nouns and parts of speech that make up English, or a foreign language. Syntax can typically fall under 3 different categories: High level, low level, and graphical. High level is what is most common today. This includes languages such as […]

Posted on March 11, 2009 at 11:00 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Execution Style – Programming Series (2 of 3)

There are two basic ways that a program can be executed: continuously and event driven. The execution style is dictated by the programming language, and is almost always event driven. In event driven code, nothing runs until there is a triggering event. This is often the user clicking a button, pressing a key, following a […]

Posted on March 9, 2009 at 11:00 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Algorithm – Programming Series (1 of 3)

After several years of programming in various languages for several different platforms there are several things I’ve come to realize about programming. I’ve broken it down into 3 separate topics, each with their own discussion. Each discussion will be added over the next few days. The heart of any program is the algorithm that actually […]

Posted on March 7, 2009 at 12:25 am by Matt Walsh · Permalink · Comments Closed
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