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Friday Links #80

Programming Visual Studio 2010 Regex Editor - Regular Expression Visual Studio Add-In Did it with .NET - Improve Your C#! Borrow from F#… LINQ query operators and null lists - Jimmy Bogard Applications NatGeo Downloader...

Desk Drive Testimonials

Part of the fun of writing programs is hearing about the unique and interesting ways they get used. Here’s an example: I work as an automation services assistant, which is just a fancy term for...

Desk Drive 1.8.2 Update, Bug Fixes, New Translation

I’ve had sporadic reports about Desk Drive crashing when removing flash drives. With a help of few users, I think I’ve fixed this little gremlin at last. May it rest in peace. The default settings...

Friday Links #79

Programming Local Variables Are Evil (or Just Irritating) | .NET Zone MEF has landed in Silverlight 4. We come in the name of extensibility. - Glenn Block The concept of Covariance and Contravariance in .Net...

I can haz Web faster?

One of the best and easiest speed improvements you can make to your Internet connection is to use OpenDNS.com. I’ve blogged about this incredible (and free) service before but a recent announcement makes it even...

AdSensor Update

AdSensor is a Windows 7 Sidebar gadget that tracks your AdSense earnings. This update fixes a few minor issues. The background colors can be changed using the mouse scroll-wheel. Actually, you could do it with...

Friday Links #78

Programming Computers Silverlight 4 Beta – A guide to the new features Microsoft PDC09 and Silverlight Round-up Automatic Null Checks Brad Abrams : RIA Services: A DomainService IS A WCF Service – Add Service Reference...

Simply Weather Update – Windows 7 Compatible

Fixed an odd layout bug on Windows 7. I also changed the “Custom Weather Page” to use the default browser instead of always opening in Internet Explorer. It opened in Internet Explorer because sidebar gadgets...

IEnumerable Performance Tip: Any() vs. Count()

I can’t count the number of times (unintentional pun) I’ve checked if an IEnumerable<T> sequence contains elements using Count(). static void Method(IEnumerable<Status> statuses) { if (statuses != null && statuses.Count() > 0) // do something......

Windows 7 Bluetooth Mouse Fix

I’ve had this weird problem on my new laptop where the Bluetooth mouse stops working. Sometimes using the scroll wheel reactivates it but most of the time I have to turn off, and then turn...
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