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Bloget Alpha One is Away

As mentioned in an earlier blog, there comes a time in every software project when you have to shoot the developers (or in this case, myself) and ship. BANG! Ouch! Wasn’t as bad as I...

Sending Email at a Future Date

Ever need to send an email at a future date? If so, here’s a couple of sites that will schedule emails to be sent at a future date and they do it for free. http://futureme.org...

What is a Collection?

Mads Torgersen, a Microsoft product manager, posts an interesting blog article about collections and initializers in the upcoming release of C# 3.0. For instance, in C# 3.0 you can create and initialize a collection as...

Science, Ignored Again

The New York Times Op/Ed section has a scathing article about the Bush administration rejecting the recommendations of experts inside and outside the government who had urged a significant tightening of federal standards regulating the...

X1 Desktop Search Now Free

I’m a little late to the party on this one but according to the Langa Blog, X1 desktop search is now free and has been since June of this year. Yahoo desktop search is based...

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...
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