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Programming code used to develop this site

By: Michael Khalili

Take it, you can have it, I don't want it anymore.
If I had to guess, I'd say I spent more time looking up how to do certain things in code than doing the actual coding. Countless hours were wasted Googling and rephrasing a bunch of keywords. While many solutions I found were simple and just poorly documented, others were complex concoctions glued together through my genius. Each time I found a solution I thought to myself "I need to share this brilliance with the rest of the world." Though much of the content consists of simple functions, procedures and commands there are some masterpieces that will make you pause in awe.

Under the hood
To develop this site I used a combination of Asp.net/VB.net, Javascript, Ajax and MSSQL. I built it to take a beating which means common features like Asp.net Ajax and data controls were avoided. Most of them are just too bloated. My basic theory is if a device is built like a Swiss Army Knife it's probably bloated and slow. If I only need a knife then I only load a knife and not the scissors, magnifying glass... etc. Though some of these controls do have their place many times they're over used.

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