Author Archives: Chris Missal

About Chris Missal

Oh hey, I'm a Senior Consultant for Headspring in Austin, TX. I've been working in software professionally since 2006 and I really, really love it. I'm mostly in the Microsoft world, but enjoy building computer things of all sorts (to be vague). When I'm not slinging code, I'm probably out and about slinging discs, bowling balls, or good beer with great friends.

Thinking Linq

I’ve been comfortable using LINQ for what seems like a long time. I’m noticing that I’ve been implementing some of the lesser used functions a bit more as of late, but I’m not sure exactly when they’re appropriate. Take the … Continue reading 

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Using My Powers for Good

When people ask me what I do, more often than not, I tell them that I am lucky because I get paid to do what I love, and it’s something I’d do even if I didn’t have a job. I … Continue reading 

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Software Features, Pick One

A few months back I saw a tweet that stuck with me. It was from Alton Brown. I’m not a foodie, but for some reason, this one stuck in my head. I think it’s because it resonated in other parts … Continue reading 

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Rdio in Twitter

Maybe it’s old news, but I can’t find anything. I recently posted a link to an Artist in Rdio inside a tweet and it showed up playable to me. I can only assume that it’s playable to anybody with a … Continue reading 

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Debugger Trick when Working with UTC DateTimes

A couple days ago, this idea popped into my head when I was listening to a presentation at Austin Code Camp. I finally got around to giving it a try and it works like I hoped! If I have a … Continue reading 

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Load External JavaScript Files in on{X}

The other day I talked about the things I was playing with in on{X}. I like to use other frameworks or JavaScript libraries when I write my codez. Of course I’m going to want to do the same when writing … Continue reading 

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Hack Your Life with On{X}

The other day I saw some tweets, and didn’t think much of it until about the third one. I usually try to avoid knee-jerk reactions to cool things on Twitter until I see about two or three followers which have … Continue reading 

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C# On a Scale of One to Ten

I’ve had the idea in my head to rank myself on a scale of 1 to 10 for my C# skills. I believe there’s a lot to the language and most people would probably overrate themselves. I thought I’d jot … Continue reading 

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My C# Wish List

I really like C#, but I wish there were a bit more to the language. The Visual Studio team has set up a UserVoice page so you can vote on your own favorites. I have placed some votes already, but … Continue reading 

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I accidentally the code

I’m not going to sit back and let Ryan slip all the memes into Los Techies. After a slip up earlier today… here’s something that I couldn’t help but say inside my head: Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post … Continue reading 

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