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Mark Leighton Fisher (4252)

Mark Leighton Fisher
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http://mark-fisher.home.mindspring.com/

I am a Systems Engineer at Regenstrief Institute [regenstrief.org]. I also own Fisher's Creek Consulting [comcast.net].
Journal Entry Date
Consistent GUIs; Or, Using WPF for Good and Not Evil 2010.08.19 11:43
Stupid Lucene Tricks: Document Frequencies and NOT 2010.07.29 11:13
Desperate Perl; or A Tale of Two Languages 2010.07.27 12:25
Stupid Lucene Tricks: Hierarchies 2010.07.16 11:09
pmtools-perl6-0.01 2010.07.02 11:40
Business: Execution vs. Ideas 2010.06.23 11:32
Stupid Lucene Tricks: Search case-insensitive, Retrieve ca 2010.06.17 5:58
ZeroMQ: Fastest. Messaging. Ever. 2010.06.11 15:07
Technical Debt and the Stakeholders 2010.06.04 11:18
Not All User Stories Have Happy Endings 2009.12.23 12:40
10,000+ Exceptions/Hour 2009.11.20 12:11
Checklists, Recipes and Algorithms 2009.11.13 11:56
Regular Expressions: The Ultimate in Lack of Redundancy 2009.09.23 13:12
iMacros: Automation for Firefox 2009.07.17 12:16
Test-Driven Development: Some Hard Numbers 2009.07.02 11:23
Why Big Software Projects Fail: The 12 Key Questions 2009.06.26 12:02
Pretend Project Management 2009.04.24 13:23
A Pattern of Troubleshooting 2009.04.02 11:52
Grabbing With Your Presentations 2009.03.27 12:59
Code Contracts for .NET 2009.03.20 15:36
Windows Vista and Multi-Level Security 2009.03.06 13:49
Dispose, Finalization, and Resource Management 2009.02.27 12:34
Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors 2009.02.27 12:19
Zotero -- Open Source Super-EndNote in your Firefox 2009.02.17 12:38
The Important Numbers of Testing: 0, 1, and Many 2008.06.18 5:58
The Golden Rule of Data Manipulation 2008.06.18 5:57
PageRank is Precomputed Relevancy Ranking 2008.05.30 12:04
Good Inheritance and Bad Inheritance 2008.05.23 12:04
pmtools-1.10 Release 2008.03.07 13:09
Navigational Spaghetti -- What are your thoughts? 2008.01.25 12:17
Top Ten Software Engineering Ideas 2008.01.18 12:44
Regular Expression Matching Can Be Simple And Fast 2008.01.11 12:06
Publishing vs. Storing Documents 2008.01.04 12:16
The World is Collaborative and Loosely Coupled 2008.01.04 12:09
2038 is The End Of The World As We Know It (But I Feel Fine) 2007.12.28 12:44
Knowledge Management is Hard to Do Right 2007.12.21 12:59
Get Unicode Text from a VB6 RichTextBox Via the Clipboard 2007.12.14 12:43
You Can Write Perl in Any Language, Too 2007.12.07 13:05
Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web, and the Dexter Model 2007.11.30 13:01
Why Make Your Code Open Source? Productizing! 2007.11.16 13:01
SQL Intersect by ANDing IN Clauses 2007.11.09 12:51
VB6 Invokes UserControlShow() When Writing EXE 2007.09.21 5:58
Perl6 Devel::ConfigGenerator for pmtools-perl6 2007.09.14 11:47
You Must Test Hand-Written Accessors 2007.09.14 11:39
Rethinking the Spreadsheet: iWorks Numbers (and Macros) 2007.08.24 12:00
Constraints in Sof 2007.08.10 11:59
OpenOffice and DocumentsToGo Interop 2007.07.27 6:00
RELMA 3.2/LOINC 2.21 Released 2007.07.20 15:08
The Third Manifesto, StreamSQL, Weblogs, and Logfiles 2007.07.13 12:00
How Tags Help Businesses Organize 2007.07.06 12:04
Social Networking Irritations 2007.07.06 11:54
Dante's Circles of Mutable State 2007.07.06 11:46
Mistakes in Experimental Design and Interpretation 2007.07.06 11:44
.NET Class Mocking Requires an Interface: A Code Smell? 2007.06.29 12:05
LINQ and map()/grep() in Perl 2007.06.22 11:57
The Three Ages of a Creative Person 2007.06.15 12:15
Haskell and the Four Styles of Programming 2007.06.08 11:53
Perl's undef: NULL for the Language 2007.06.08 11:50
The Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me In School 2007.06.08 11:36
Sequential vs. Parallel Choices are Everywhere 2007.06.01 11:58
Agile Outsourcing: An Oxymoron? 2007.05.24 12:15
Concurrency and Text File Processing 2007.05.18 12:05
Prolog and Bogo-Sort 2007.05.18 12:04
Perl 6 and Why Infix Notation is Better 2007.05.11 11:59
Silverlight, the DLR, and Perl 6 2007.05.03 12:06
Perl 6: HEREDOCS Have Changed 2007.05.03 12:00
perl6_config_dash_V.pl6 - Perl 6 Config.pm Generator 2007.04.27 12:07
The Free Lunch is Over, and Other Thoughts on Concurrency 2007.04.13 11:57
Offshore-developed Projects and Their Bugs 2007.03.16 12:00
A VB6 Property is Like a Perl Tied Variable, Sort Of 2007.03.09 12:19
"Coding Horror" on Inheritance 2007.03.09 12:07
Thoughts on "Composition Is More Important Than Inheritance" 2007.03.02 12:58
Iterators Give You Lazy Evaluation 2007.02.23 16:08
Steps Toward The Reinvention of Programming 2007.02.16 16:08
Reply on the Way: Composition is More Important Than Inherit 2007.02.16 12:59
Composition is More Important Than Inheritance 2007.02.09 12:46
Use Invisible Fields to Combat Comment Spam 2007.02.02 18:19
.NET Regexes: Why Groups and Captures? 2007.01.26 13:25
Win32 Added Routes: Not in Your GUI 2007.01.26 13:25
I Wonder: Blub on Resume/CV? 2007.01.26 13:17
pmtools-perl6: Config.pm Generator 2007.01.19 12:58
Essays on the Way 2007.01.19 12:27
Taking Down Knowledge Management Barriers 2007.01.05 16:03
pmtools-perl6: Working Regexes 2007.01.05 12:59
RELMA 3.19 and LOINC 2.19 Released 2007.01.05 12:54
15 Ways to Use Software to Improve Your Knowledge Management 2007.01.05 12:50
BLOB Normal Form: BLOB and Primary Key in Their Own Table 2006.12.29 12:57
file:// URIs in Windows 2006.12.29 12:47
Lore #5: Tools for Lore 2006.12.08 12:59
Perl's Many Built-in Data Structures 2006.12.08 12:53
pmtools-perl6: PODs to Start With 2006.11.10 13:00
Lore#4: What You Want to Do With Your Lore 2006.11.10 12:58
Microsoft Web Browser Control Creates a New MSIE Instance 2006.11.10 12:23
What Type is a Microsoft Web Browser Control? 2006.11.10 12:16
Lore #3: Types of Lore 2006.11.03 12:13
Lore#2: The Levels of Lore 2006.10.20 11:59
pmtools-perl6 Mailing Lists 2006.10.18 11:53
TiddlyWiki has Simple Sparklines 2006.10.13 16:38
Nvu and Multi-Level Hierarchies 2006.09.15 11:07
Lore: Building Personal Knowledgebases (#1) 2006.09.15 10:55
Agile, CMMI, and ISO 9001 2006.09.15 10:39
Wal-Mart Music Store in Windows Media Player 2006.08.25 11:44
pmtools-perl6 on SourceForge 2006.08.25 11:42
Essays on the Way 2006.08.25 11:26
NAR Files: JARs for .NET 2006.08.11 11:42
Y2038 first failure 2006.08.11 11:35
OpenCyc 1.0 Released 2006.08.11 11:29
BYTE and Jerry Pournelle: Passing of an Era 2006.07.28 11:36
TiddlyWiki 2006.07.28 11:35
Hidden Assumptions of Testing 2006.07.21 11:46
Ask E.T. (Edward Tufte) 2006.07.14 12:01
Nvu: HTML Tags-On Editor 2006.07.14 11:50
Summertime is Short Shrift Time... 2006.07.14 11:37
Design by Contract: Perl6/VB Preconditions and Postcondition 2006.06.30 11:30
Design by Contract: Not with lvalue subs 2006.06.16 12:10
pmtools for Perl6: First Steps 2006.06.09 11:17
VB6 Static Class Variables (Sort Of) 2006.06.09 11:09
Test Coverage: Necessary But Not Sufficient 2006.06.02 11:44
Whose Key is It? sn.exe 2006.05.26 11:01
Two Short Pieces 2006.05.19 14:05
RSS is for Skimmers 2006.05.19 11:52
Windows PowerShell and $_ 2006.05.19 11:45
SQL Tricks: For and For-Each Loops 2006.05.12 11:25
Microsoft: All Grown Up Now 2006.05.12 11:03
Dan Bricklin's wikiCalc: Webs of Spreadsheets 2006.04.28 11:58
Corporate Technical Memory Redux: Kwiki? 2006.04.21 12:04
VB for Linux: The Virtues of Front-End Tools 2006.04.14 11:56
Mock Objects and the Languages That Support Them 2006.03.31 12:30
Sometimes It Pays to Lie on the Internet: The Semantic Web a 2006.03.24 12:37
Ontologies as a Directed Acyclic Graph 2006.03.17 12:22
Perl6: A LISP for 2010? 2006.03.10 12:40
BioBike - A KnowOS Implementation 2006.03.03 12:32
Where are the Essays? 2006.02.24 16:59
fog - Discover the "Fog Index" of Your Writing 2006.02.24 15:44
setdiff - Difference of Two Sets of Filenames 2006.02.17 12:19
Debugging COM Interop: .NET DLL With VB6 .EXE 2006.02.10 12:20
perlping - Updated URL 2006.02.03 12:35
The IE Web Browser Control and Applying Styles 2006.02.03 12:31
Nagios: Network Monitoring on the Cheap 2006.01.27 14:11
Kwiki::UserGroups 2006.01.20 12:43
More Frequent Postings? 2006.01.13 12:44
pmtools-1.00 2006.01.13 12:21
Kwiki::Archive::Rcs -- Load It Early! 2005.11.18 12:51
He's Alive! 2005.11.18 12:45
Bayesian Detection of Conversational Subject Area 2005.03.24 10:27
Doing the Job in the Interview 2005.03.18 11:17
perlping - portable ping(1) in Pure Perl 2005.03.03 15:58
Devel::Cover and External Programs 2005.02.03 15:21
Test::MockDBI v0.61 2005.02.03 15:15
Test::MockDBI v0.50 2005.01.19 11:47
Devel::Cover and Self-Modifying Code; OR Doctor! Doctor! 2005.01.08 7:46
Moved -- Finally! 2005.01.08 7:17
Nextel i305: MIL-STD Ruggedizing My Life 2004.07.22 7:19
RE: HTML-Kit: HTML Editing Your Way 2004.07.22 6:58
HTML-Kit: HTML Editing Your Way 2004.07.21 16:39
OpenOffice: First Impressions 2004.07.16 11:25
How Microsoft Lost the API War 2004.07.15 13:46
2038 is The End Of The World As We Know It (But I Feel Fine) 2004.07.14 10:58
A.L.I.C.E. and Cyc: Twin Sons of Different Mothers? 2004.04.29 11:41
Fisher's Creek Consulting 2004.04.29 11:27
Better RSS Feed URL (Thanks, Nat!) 2004.01.15 9:38
Worse is Better Again: The Rise of HTML GUIs 2004.01.15 8:40
Unix as a Wizard Full Employment Act 2003.12.23 20:30
Pascal and the 1980's Language Wars 2003.12.23 20:26
Available for Consulting 2003.11.24 16:30
HTML, A Declarative Language for GUIs 2003.11.03 15:17
Updated Curriculum Vitae 2003.09.13 21:18
I'm Not Dead Yet! 2003.07.27 18:44
Slashcode Journal RSS Feeds 2003.06.17 18:05
Bootstrapping Software Revolutions 2003.06.16 12:37
Essay Pick-Ups 2003.06.10 16:33
Outstanding Objects (Developed Dirt Cheap) 2003.06.05 15:30
Productizing Software and Open Source 2003.05.30 16:05
Closed Source and Reliability 2003.05.29 11:59
First Entry: Home Page and Curriculum Vitae Draft 2003.05.21 7:48