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50 Things I Don’t Like

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Heavily coupled code
  3. When people think that Delphi is dead
  4. Pineapple on Pizza
  5. Mean people
  6. Rap “Music”
  7. Not having enough battery
  8. Wires
  9. The New York Yankees
  10. Restaurants that don’t have free wireless
  11. C++
  12. Waiting
  13. Hillary Clinton
  14. Kanye West
  15. Bad grammar
  16. Stop lights
  17. Lima Beans
  18. The Caps Lock key
  19. When Windows steals the focus and your keystrokes go somewhere you don’t want them to
  20. Cleaning the bathroom
  21. Whoopi Goldberg
  22. Little dogs that yap and yap and yap
  23. When people don’t mean it when they agree to a EULA
  24. Tabs in source code
  25. Cold, rainy days
  26. Meaningless variable names
  27. The Lord of the Rings books
  28. May 4th as “Star Wars Day” (Stop talking like Daffy Duck)
  29. Cancer
  30. Mowing the lawn
  31. Delphi’s ‘with’ statement
  32. Cleaning litter boxes
  33. Headphones that tangle
  34. Smugness.  I can take arrogant, but not smug.
  35. Apple
  36. Winter
  37. Software pirates
  38. Being sick
  39. Dress codes
  40. When my team loses
  41. Long meetings
  42. Cauliflower
  43. Global Variables
  44. The Green Bay Packers
  45. Being overweight
  46. Entities that oppose Uber
  47. Badly formatted code
  48. Really spicy food
  49. Cable companies
  50. When my wife is away.

50 Things I Like

  1. Delphi
  2. The Delphi Community
  3. Clipmate (written in Delphi, by the way)
  4. Everything search tool
  5. NBA Basketball
  6. My Nexus 5x phone
  7. Visual Studio Code
  8. Notepad++
  9. Taylor Swift
  10. Bruce Springsteen
  11. Cream Cheese
  12. Traveling
  13. Evernote
  14. Being married
  15. Being a Dad
  16. Twitter
  17. Lonesome Dove
  18. Casablanca
  19. Taking a nap on Sunday afternoon
  20. Working at Gateway Ticketing
  21. Netflix
  22. The Spring for Delphi Framework
  23. The Delphi MVC Framework
  24. Patty Griffin
  25. Dogs
  26. Mat Kearney
  27. Cool Spring days
  28. Iced Tea
  29. Raize Components (and yes, I liked them before Embarcadero bought them.  😉 )
  30. Harry Potter
  31. Loosely coupled code
  32. The Minnesota Timberwolves
  33. The Chrome Browser
  34. Freedom
  35. Facebook
  36. Donating to open source projects
  37. Raspberry Pi
  38. Loyalty
  40. Butter
  41. Pickled Herring
  42. Giving presentations at conferences
  43. Writing code
  44. The Good Wife
  45. Spiderman
  46. My Roku
  47. The Caine Mutiny (The book, not the movie.  The movie was terrible)
  48. Birds of Prey – all kinds
  49. Black Panthers
  50. Wood burning stoves.

More Coding In Delphi Now in Electronic Form

My deal with Embarcadero has expired, so More Coding in Delphi is now available for sale in electronic form

That makes a total of four ways to buy my two books:

Both books are also available on Amazon

Both books have been more successful than I could have hoped for, and I’m very grateful to all of you that have purchased.  I hope you are pleased with it.

The Definition of a Gentleman

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.

– John Walter Wayland


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