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March 19, 2013 by Shalkto
So around the beginning of February our LAN gaming group had been struggling with what we could find to do for 6 of us. We had been working on SWTOR, we'd been playing SoaSE, Star Trek Online and a few other games but it wasn't quite as cohesive as we wanted. Having 6 players there weren't too many games we could all play and not everyone had our beloved Sins of a Solar Empire. I knew a few people had played Tabletop RPGs but it was mostly D&D.

One day the topic was brought up...
March 17, 2011 by Shalkto
So been a bit isnce i posted, have been working on a lot of legacy system stuff, so nothing interesting. However I am finally back to learning new technologies and thought i would make that the subject of this blog.



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January 5, 2011 by Shalkto
So i figure it's time to look at getting some certification now that I have a steady job and some cash rolling in. After 15 years as a developer I wouldn't mind having a piece of paper to back up my credentials. Although I've always managed to secure some emplyment without the paper I know for a fact it would have helped me in one or two candidate selection processes.

So I'm looking through Microsoft Learning's site since I'm primarily a Visual Basic developer, having used jsut about every va...
January 4, 2011 by Shalkto
I work for a company called Canadian Forest Products or Canfor for short. One of the projects I am working on is a program that will take the information about Canfor's Forest Stweardship Plans (FSP) and the related Forest Development Units (FDUs) and translate their geospatial information into GML. This export of data is required to report out to the Ministry on Canfor's silviculture activities and maintain the province wide Spatial Database on all major licensees (Forest Companies).

December 29, 2010 by Shalkto
I work for a company that has offices spread out in various locations throughout North America, the team I work on is called the Woodlands Information Management Team or WIM. Our role is to be the stewards for data management throughout the company and oversee the standards and implementation of day to day applications and reports that the company needs to run and meet it's obligations.

The other day i was looking through the list of outstanding tickets and I seen this one that required me to...