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IEnumerable Performance Tip: Any() vs. Count()

I can’t count the number of times (unintentional pun) I’ve checked if an IEnumerable<T> sequence contains elements using Count(). static void Method(IEnumerable<Status> statuses) { if (statuses != null && statuses.Count() > 0) // do something......

Windows 7 Bluetooth Mouse Fix

I’ve had this weird problem on my new laptop where the Bluetooth mouse stops working. Sometimes using the scroll wheel reactivates it but most of the time I have to turn off, and then turn...

Friday Links #77

Programming Silverlight 4 Beta is Now Available Jeff Prosise’s Blog : Silverlight 3’s New Application Extension Services RIA Services : The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site Blitting and Blending with Silverlight’s WriteableBitmap | Silverlight Games 101...

PDC09 – Day 2

Day 2 is shaping up to be a much better conference day. Scott Guthrie really delivered the goods this morning with a look at Silverlight 4 and IE 9. It’s a great time to be...

PDC09 – Day 1

I was going to give a summary of the keynote proceedings but Dan Rigsby has already posted a great summary here. It’s clear that Microsoft has really scaled back this year’s PDC. There is not...

Desk Drive 1.8.1 – Windows 7 Compatible

Version 1.8 introduced Windows 7 compatibility and version 1.8.1 tweaks it a little more. I’ve found a few minor issues that likely no one but myself would notice. But like any author, I know my...

Friday Links #76

Programming Computers Announcing the new Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform Google creates programming language to simplify app dev Michael C. Kennedy’s Weblog - Six Things That’ll Surprise You About .NET 4.0 How we really designed...

Friday Links #75

Programming Computers WiX v3.5 <3’s Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 - RobMensching.com /Blog 10 Awesome Techniques and Examples of Animation with jQuery Dynamic Method Bags Jeff Wilcox – The Silverlight Toolkit – now in the...

Desk Drive 1.8 – Windows 7 Compatible

Perhaps you’ve heard about an announcement from Microsoft about some new Operating System or such? Well, it’s here, it’s cool and it broke some of Desk Drive’s cooler features. While the shortcuts still appear on...

tweetz Update #10

Every time I think I’m coming to the end of a software project, someone rains on my parade with some “weird” bug. Turns out many of you like to run multiple instances of tweetz to...
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