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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Query Snowflake Using .NET

Yesterday I wrote about how you could get started with Snowflake. To expand on this, today we’ll use the same query we used to connect to the DAILY_16_TOTAL table and select 100 records using .NET. We’ll do this by first creating a brand new .NET console application and importing the Snowflake.Data NuGet package. The source for this NuGet package can be found at:

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Getting Started with Snowflake

Snowflake is a “data warehouse as a service” platform that has been around publicly since October 2014. Just last month the company went public with its IPO on NYSE and was the highest valued software IPO ever. The service allows organizations to query all of it’s data at once and assists with getting a data warehouse setup quickly. Think of it as being the new cool kid on the block within the big data space.

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Use Layoutit! to Generate CSS Grids

Layoutit! is an interactive CSS grid generator that allows you to create grids visually then move the CSS and HTML you’ve created to CodePen quickly and easily.

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.NET 5 Launch and .NET Conf in November

Microsoft has announced that during .NET Conf, which will take place November 10th-12th virtually, they will launch .NET 5. The event has been virtual for the previous 9 years so no one should be surprised that this year, their 10th year, that they’d continue that trend. The event takes place over 3 days and is a free event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. They’ve even teased a few more surprises after their big announcement on 11/10.

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YouTube TV Needs These Features

Last December, I cancelled DirecTV after 15 years and moved forward with YouTube TV. Since most of my home automation products are direct products of Amazon or are now owned by Amazon, I typically use Amazon Fire TV sticks to watch YouTube TV. After using the service for about a year, there are a few features that I’d like to see available through the service. These are features that should continue to set the bar even higher for streaming services.

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YouTube TV adds NFL RedZone and NFL.com Fantasy Football Alerts

YouTube TV has bolstered their NFL coverage this year for customers streaming in the United States. Outside of having the NFL Channel, they also have the NFL RedZone Channel available now as an additional sports package, called Sports Plus that can be added for $10.99/mo and can be removed at any time.

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Computer Systems Technician Opening at biBERK

Following yesterday’s lead, I have yet another additional opening on my team. This opening is for a Computer Systems Technician in Omaha, Nebraska. Here’s a quick look at the qualifications:

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DevOps Engineer Opening at biBERK

I have an additional opening on my team. This opening is for a DevOps Engineer. Here’s a quick look at the qualifications:

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Google Announces new Google Nest Thermostat

Earlier this week, Google announced their new Google Nest thermostat that is more sleek than previous versions.

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Amazon Prime Day Is Here - Day 2

Amazon Prime Day is here. It’s now Day 2. Here are some highlights for today, which are found at amazon.com/events/primeday. I’ve removed the specials from yesterday that have sold out and have also added new Day 2 specials:

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