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Is it time to reconsider Google?

In his blog article “It’s time to reconsider Google?”, Rafe Needleman discusses his experience with different search engines and concludes that Google is no longer the best. Needleman asks: Is it time to dump Google...

Tiny Trick for ViewState Backed Properties

Phil Haack’s blog has an excellent article on using the null coalescing operator with value types. I ran into to this very issue just the other night and like Phil quickly gave up. To summarize...

New PRAM 30 Times Faster than Flash

“The EETimes describes the new Samsung memory, phase-change RAM, called PRAM. Samsung is dubbing it ‘Perfect RAM’ because it is thirty times faster than NOR flash, ten times more durable — and cheaper to produce,...

Dual Core Experience

About a month ago my company bought new computers for development. Actually, they have a pretty enlightened policy where they update about a third of the development machines every year. So now I have a...

Miniature Earth

This is a fairly sobering view of the world boiled down to a few minutes of flash video. It really puts things into perspective. Miniature Earth

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 - Release Candidate 1

Time flies. Last November witnessed the release of .Net 2.0. I attended the PDC (Professional Developer’s Conference) in September 2005 and saw all the 3.0 goodies. I thought it would be a lifetime before I...

IronPython 1.0 Ships

Wow – Very cool to see IronPython reach V1 status… and I particularly love the fact that they ship a ton of code with it so you can see just how it is done… as...

Bloget Progress Report

Well, the dog food just gets yummier and yummier so to speak. I’ve committed this blog to using the new Bloget engine. For those of you who have just joined us, Bloget is an ASP.Net...

Bloget is Live!

A few weeks back I mentioned that I was writing my own blogging software. My first version debuted on this site about a month ago. It was a collection of ASPX pages and some code...

PimpFish - I'm not sure I get it

Ran across this site today. PimpFish is a browser add on that let’s you quickly download most images, flash movies and other visual content with a click of a button. They also have a feature...
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