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Phone Numbers in Bulk

A query for many numbers in bulk.

When large organizations switch VOIP phone service providers often they bring their existing phone numbers with them. I built this tool that accepts phone numbers in groups of up to a few hundred and investigates each of them to verify that they can be ported to our network. It also shows the user the current ownership of each number so that they can verify and audit the numbers that they are submitting to us before we begin the complex process of bringing them over to our network. Our customers love this tool. 🥰

Number Search

A 206 area code query in Number Search.

In support of my brother's company, I wrote a console application that scrapes phone numbers that are available for purchase from a pair of SOAP APIs and a few REST API, and then aggregates them into a locally hosted database. You can review the results of the ingest process and quickly lookup available phone numbers on the Accelerate Networks website.

My Posts About Number Search

April 8th, 2020

Adding Security Headers to an ASP.NET Core 3.1 MVC Web App

Initially it received an ‘F’ grade when I ran it through the benchmark. This wasn’t the result I was looking for. Luckily, the solution is wildly simple.

November 29, 2019

Adding a Loading Spinner to an ASP.NET Core 3.0 MVC Web App

Recently I built an ASP.NET Core 3.0 MVC Web app that acts as a front end for a group of APIs that are each supported by a different third-party vendor.

Kitsap County Parcel Details

A comparison of the taxes between years in Parcel Details.

My primary responsibility at Kitsap County was maintaining the public parcel information system. Parcel Details is a web app that allows anyone to look up a tax parcel in Kitsap County. Parcel Details was originally an ASP.NET 4 WebForms project; In the summer of 2018 I rebuilt Parcel Details as an ASP.NET Core MVC project. What I'm most proud of is getting the average page weight down from 6 MBs to less than 200 KBs.

My Posts About Parcel Details

March 3rd, 2020

Malicious Scraping and Account Number Schemes

On Monday morning just before 11 AM my supervisor walked into my cube. “Hey Tom, did you change anything about the voting precincts query lately?”

July 30, 2019

Using Dapper and .NET Core to pull data from SQL Server 2000

I’m in the process of porting a web app from .NET Framework to dotnet core.

May 11, 2019

How I Converted ADO.NET DataSets into Dapper data models

Parcel Details is a monolithic .NET web app written using the now deprecated Web Forms framework that Microsoft introduced in 2002

Feburary 7, 2019

Purging the Search Page

About 60 percent of its users enter Parcel Details through the search page. The search page calls out to a SOAP service with query and then it’s returned a JSON payload of results.

January 17, 2019

Making Zoning Codes Useful

Big pushes are being made in major cities across the Northwest to rethink their zoning codes.

January 4, 2019

Parsing Tax Descriptions

Tax Descriptions are extremely difficult to parse, let alone meaningfully understand, if you're not a surveyor or parcel specialist.

November 7, 2018

A Most Disappointing Bug Report Button

I've been reading a lot of HackerNews the last few months. One of the ideas that I've picked up from reading the comments there has been the idea of creating short feedback loops.

June 17, 2018

Buttons As Actions

One of the UX issues I’ve been struggling with is designing my web apps to make their workflow as clear as possible.

June 15, 2018

Modernizing Kitsap County’s Parcel Details

Parcel Details is a public service offered by Kitsap County that allows anyone to look up information on a parcel of land using a tax account, street address, or parcel ID number.

Plats Search

A Plat in Plats.

Plats Search is web app that allows you to look up survey and plat documents related to a tax parcel. Getting a hold of Plat Records from most Counties in Washington requires going through the formal records request process. Plats Search circumvents this process by allowing people to search for Plats related to a tax parcel and directly download scans of those source documents.

My Posts About Plats Search

October 10, 2019

Quickly Indexing File Directories in ASP.NET Core 3.0

I recently upgraded an ASP.NET Core 2.2 web app to 3.0. As part of this process I took some time to review the existing code base.