Being Nice

16. January 2012 11:02 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments
One of qualities that I think make a great Software Development Engineer not to mention a good human being is the ability to be nice. In fact if I had to list the top 5 things that have helped me in my career, being nice would be one of them. I’m not saying that I have been particularly successful i... [More]

Bug fixes and enhancements included in RequestReduce 1.7.26

16. January 2012 07:18 by Matt Wrock in RequestReduce  //  Tags:   //   Comments
I usually don’t blog on bug fix releases. However the bug fix release I deployed today addresses a couple serious bugs (albeit edge cases) and their fixes forced a few significant enhancements I want to call out. Css that reference the same image twice may produce sprite sheets that cut out... [More]

Released RequestReduce 1.7.0: Giving the RequestReduce onboarding story a happy beginning

10. January 2012 10:11 by Matt Wrock in RequestReduce  //  Tags:   //   Comments
About six weeks ago I blogged about an issue with RequestReduce and its limitations with resolving image properties of each CSS class. To recap, until today, RequestReduce treated each CSS class as an atomic unit and ignored any other classes that it may be able to inherit from. The worst side effec... [More]

Reflecting on two years as a Microsoft employee

2. January 2012 10:37 by Matt Wrock in   //  Tags:   //   Comments
So its New Years Day and I’m thinking maybe its appropriate to write a post that’s deep and introspective. Something that speaks to a broad audience and asks the reader to stop, reach deep within. Real deep. Ok even deeper…deeper still. Wait. Uh oh we’ve gone too deep now. Pull back. Further. Keep g... [More]

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I'm Matt Wrock with over fifteen years of experience architecting scalable, distributed, high traffic web applications as well as environment and deployment automation. I currently live in Woodinville, WA with my wife, two daughters, four dogs and two cats. Until just recently I worked for Microsoft as a Sr. Software Engineer and now work for CenturyLink Cloud focusing on data center automation. I'm also project founder of and a committer to

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