How much cellular data does a Speedtest.net test use?

Speedtest.net is a great tool.  It’s used by millions of people all the time when their internet connections slow down.  It’s used by internet service providers when people call up and complain.

I decided to use the mobile version of the tool and see how fast my LTE data connection was.  That’s a different post though.  I wondered just how much data running a speedtest.net test would use.  Well here are the results.

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What was a challenge you had to overcome at your last job?

I have recently started a new job.  Well… it’s been a little over four months, but that’s still pretty recent.  It’s recent enough to still remember the job search and the questions I would get asked.  I never had to answer the “If you were a starving hot dog, would you eat yourself?” type of question, but I did get some interesting ones.  But then there are the standards that you’re asked all the time.  Among those is “What was a challenge you had to overcome at your last job?  How did you overcome it?”

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Escaping DLL Hell in .Net with NuGet

One of the great promises of .Net was the escape of DLL Hell. While the .Net framework has reduced it from uncontrollable levels, any experienced developer can tell you it’s far from gone. Especially when you need to write code and then deploy it to multiple servers. Fortunately, there are tools that can help.
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Inherited Object Serialization with Newtonsoft.JSON

Wow… I’m coming up with some sexy titles for posts lately.

This is going to be how to deserialize JSON objects into native C# objects using Newtonsoft.JSON.  Serialization of objects to JSON is very straightforward.  Serializing objects inherited from a base class is pretty simple, but there’s a little bit of doing to do first. Converting those items back though… that’s a trick.

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