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My First Comment Spam

I got my first comment spam the other day. Guess I’m no longer innocent and unknowing. It was rendered harmless because all input to Bloget is HTML encoded which makes the post look silly at...

EverNote

Note taking programs abound on the Internet and while I’ve tried many of them, I’ve certainly have not tried them all. Still I’ve tried enough of them (like Microsoft OneNote, Yuck!) to feel comfortable in...

Weather Gadgets

I wouldn’t call myself a weather junkie, but then again I do like to keep up on the current conditions. To that end there are a few things I have around the house here that...

Control.DrawToBitmap Method

A requirement from one of our clients required that I capture an image of a control to a bitmap. Being a Win32 programmer from days gone by I figured no problem. Grab a device context,...

Tip for Finding Memory Leaks in C#

There are many tools and techniques for finding memory leaks in managed code. Some involve sophisticated tools like the CLR Profiler. While I have found such techniques useful for bugs in the “wild”, I have...

Writing Faster Managed Code: Know What Things Cost

Jan Gray of the Microsoft CLR Performance Team has published an excellent (and lengthy) paper on how much operations like function calls and object allocation cost performance wise in managed code. This article has also...

Does Multitasking Make Us Stupid?

Jeff Atwood has an excellent article on multitasking and how it makes us stupid or at least keeps us from doing real work. I’d like to tell you more but I’m too busy doing other...

Wireless Laptop won't Print to Networked Printer (Solved!)

Well this might be obvious to a many of you out there but it had me stumped for a while. My corporate laptop works fine on my home wireless network except I can’t print. I...

New York Times Reader Using .Net 3.0 Beta

The New York Times has a new .Net 3.0 new reader in pre-beta. That’s not a misprint, it’s .Net 3.0. It’s well worth the rather large .Net 3.0 download to check out this reader. It...

IDF 2006: Terascale Processing Brings 80 Cores to your Desktop

PC Perspective is running an interesting article on the future multicore processing. The article starts off: If you’ve never heard the term “terascale” before reading this article, you aren’t alone. Before attending this Fall’s IDF,...
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