Joel Gerard Blog

The Tenants by Bernard Malamud 0

The Tenants by Bernard Malamud

Sometimes I like to hit up used bookstores. You never know what you’ll find. Amazon is like the Marianna Trench of literature at this point. You’ll find everything, but you never find old stuff...

Vireo Web Studios – Outstanding Web Design and Build 0

Vireo Web Studios – Outstanding Web Design and Build

If you’re looking for a website and you live in the lower mainland, Vancouver, British Columbia, check out Vireo Studios.  The company was founded on being totally customer focused so they’re platform agnostic, and...

California Camping – The Anza Borego 0

California Camping – The Anza Borego

I’ve been meaning to add this to my blog for quite a while now. If you’re looking for great camping spots in California, the Anza Berego is fantastic.  There’s free camping within a certain...

3m Ergonomic Mouse 0

3m Ergonomic Mouse

I highly recommend the 3m ergonomic mouse.  I’ve tried a lot of mice including the ergonomic mouse by Microsoft but this one tops them all.  If you’re in software development or anything that includes...

Improving ASP Performance with Single threaded (STA) COM Objects 0

Improving ASP Performance with Single threaded (STA) COM Objects

I was recently involved in a rather tricky ASP COM problem.  The ASP application was extremely fast serving pages but every 15 minutes (give or take), the response times would spike to 30 seconds...