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Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Yesterday, the family and I went to a really interesting little museum. Well, that’s what they call it but it’s more of an arcade. I found out about this museum from an episode of Modern...

Friday Links #35

Open Wide. Now Wider… - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com – Phillips new 56-inch Cinema 21:9 TV, a 1080p LCD HDTV is a super-wide aspect ratio designed to exactly fit the dimensions of wide screen movies....

I’ve seen the light and it’s Bazaar

One of the coolest presentations I attended at CodeMash 2009 was a session on Bazaar, an open source, distributed version control system. It’s hard to imagine getting excited about something as mundane as version control...

Windows Really Do Leak

With all the news about record cold temperatures (it was -14°F the other morning sans wind chill) it’s interesting to note how much Windows can leak. The temperature on the left is from a remote...

Friday Links #34

Asynchronous Fire and Forget With Lambdas – Check out the comments. Writing good multithreaded code is never as easy as it seems. Geeknews » Playmobil Security Check Point Toy? WTF? - How in the world...

Desk Drive Version 1.7.1 Released

Version 1.7 of Desk Drive introduced a bug. When enough files were added or deleted from a removable device (like a USB stick), Desk Drive would add another shortcut to the desktop. This bug was...

Friday Links #33

Arrived home late from CodeMash 2009 so I’m a day late posting. A very good conference. I’m thinking of volunteering for next year but more on that later. How to roll your own Mac for...

Desk Drive 1.7 Released

Just in time to welcome in the new year, Desk Drive 1.7 adds three new translations and a cool little feature suggested by one of our users. Version 1.7 adds additional information to the shortcut...

Friday Links #32

The Best Websites for Kids Packed inside a Browser – Kido’Z – With that new computer, they have to go somewhere. Practical Family Nutrition: Just Eat the Food – Shocking news! Eat a variety foods...

Favorite C# Idioms

There’s a great post on Stackoverflow about hidden features in C#. I prefer to think of these as idioms rather than hidden features since most are actually documented. Here are my favorites. From CLR via...
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