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Visual Studio Code Cleanup Macro

Visual Studio has an automation model that enables extensive customization. Mostly, I rely on the built in services since they meet most of my needs. However, there are a few routine things I do when...

Friday Links #19

[Slashdot Studies Say Ideology Trumps Facts](http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/25/036232&from=rss) – Why am I not surprised? Sara Ford’s WebLog : Matt’s Snippet Designer finally sees the light of day! – I always wondered how those Microsoft guys put all...

Singletons Revisited

Earlier I wrote about how easy it was to write thread-safe, lazily constructed singletons in C#. To recap: sealed class Singleton { static Singleton() { } public static readonly Singleton Instance = new Singleton(); Singleton()...

Friday Links #18

[Make Beautiful Online Presentations With Sliderocket MakeUseOf.com](Make Beautiful Online Presentations With Sliderocket MakeUseOf.com (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ make-beautiful-online- presentations-with- sliderocket/)) - Web app that allows you to do pretty much everything you can hope to do with a...

Moore’s Law Illustrated

This is a cool illustration of Moore’s law. Unfortunately, Moore’s law can not out run Wirth’s law. “Software is getting slower more rapidly than hardware becomes faster.” And people say I’m an optimist.

The Definitive C# Singleton

It’s looks like it’s not thread safe but the framework actually guarantees that it is. // .NET Singleton sealed class Singleton { static Singleton() {} // required to make lazy private Singleton() {} public static...

Friday Links #17

The Weekly Source Code 33 - Microsoft Open Source inside Google Chrome – Scott Hanselman’s regular column examines Google’s new Chrome browser and notes the extensive use of the Windows Template Library. Gallio - Automation...

Installing an Event Log Source in .NET

Event logs have been a feature of Windows NT since its original release. Applications and operating system components can make use of this centralized log service to report events that have taken place, such as...

Desk Drive 1.6.3 Released

Desk Drive 1.6.3 includes changes that should allow it to run on x64 for systems natively. One of the cool benefits of writing in .Net is that if you stick to the rules, your compiled...

Friday Links #16

Weather: Stormpulse Tracks Hurricanes, Projects Paths – Nicely done weather site that specializes in storm tracking. The site sports drag and drop map functionality, great visualizations, and a wealth of helpful info about the storm....
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