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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...

Writing Faster Managed Code: Know What Things Cost

Jan Gray of the Microsoft CLR Performance Team has published an excellent (and lengthy) paper on how much operations like function calls and object allocation cost performance wise in managed code. This article has also...

Does Multitasking Make Us Stupid?

Jeff Atwood has an excellent article on multitasking and how it makes us stupid or at least keeps us from doing real work. I’d like to tell you more but I’m too busy doing other...
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