About Alex Humphrey
My job title is ‘Software Engineer’ and I’m based in Manchester in the UK. I have a degree in Software Engineering which I obtained ages ago and a few Microsoft certs which were obtained before I knew any better. My programming interests involve C#, F# and unit testing, although I’ll give almost anything a go. I occasionally participate on StackOverflow, but that’s getting less and less frequent as I spend more time here (and try to find time for a life outside of programming).
About the Site
The blog’s title, ‘Dogwashing’ comes from the Jargon File Glossary. The term dogwash comes from the text entered in the urgency field of a change request which read ‘wash your dog first’, and has come to mean a task that has an extremely low priority – often as a way to avoid more important work.
This site is basically a place for me to vent my thoughts when my friends or no-one at work will listen. It’s also served in the past as a great repository for tips I’m constantly forgetting, and a place to record things I’ve learnt. The focus is on software development in general, which is a fairly broad topic, but expect most posts to involve F#, C# or technologies associated with .NET. I’m aiming to post around a couple of articles a month, which is a fairly low rate, but hey, I do have a job you know!
This site obviously uses WordPress. The theme is a hacked up WordPress 2011 HTML 5 theme called shyalex. Code highlighting is performed by a slightly modified version of the Highlight Source Pro plugin by Christian Knoflach (The F# highlighting uses the style for OCaml if you’re after some decent F# highlighting).
Finally and most importantly, special thanks goes to Michael Lomas for hosting my site – thanks Mike!