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NonContiguousMemoryStream in .NET

System.IO.MemoryStream is one handy little class. One of my favorite uses for memory streams is serialization. I typically serialize to a memory stream first and then copy the stream to a file or other backing...

Repairing IE7 in Vista

I’ve been using Vista on my new laptop for 3 months now and still like it. I’m puzzled why there is such hatred leveled at this operating system. CNet in fact called it one of...

Safari Web Inspector

I seem to be using the Windows beta of Safari more and more. I can’t say exactly why. Some how it just feels right to me. One thing I do miss is the excellent Firebug...

My Christmas Gadget Wish List

Everyone has a list of gadgets they want. I’m not what you would call a “gadget boy” and yet here I am with a list of gadgets as long as my sleeve. Guess my inner...

Colorful error messages may not be the best choice

The error message below appeared on our corporate intranet site the other day. While I can empathize with the programmer’s frustration here it was not a good choice. Especially since it is likely offensive to...

PDC 2008!

http://msdn.microsoft.com/pdc Announcing PDC08 October 27–30, 2008 Pre-conference October 26, 2008 Los Angeles, California PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. Beg, steal or...

Give the Gift of Safe

I know, I’m an OpenDNS fanboy. It really is a great service. First, you get to enjoy the brief, funny video Chris put together explaining the benefits of OpenDNS to his skeptical father. If you’ve...

Logmein release remote control for Macs

One of my favorite all time web applications, Logmein.com allows you to remote into your desktop using only your browser. I’ve blogged about this tool in the past. It’s absolutely fantastic. Mac users can now...

Add CopyTo and MoveTo to context menus in Vista

Here’s a fun little productivity tip. Add CopyTo and MoveTo to your right-click context menu in windows explorer. Saves you having to open a second explorer window or navigate away from your current location. Simply...

iPod Battery Depot - Nice

Recently I had to replace the battery on my aging iPod. iPod Battery Depot sells replacement batteries for a variety of electronic devices. In the case of the iPod, they sell batteries that are larger...
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