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Silverlight 3 Silently Installed by Windows Update Service

I logged into my laptop this morning and noticed the little tray icon that indicates Windows Update ran. Checking the install history I found this: Navigate to the link for this update and you’ll discover...

Friday Links #62

Programming Computers InfoQ: .NET 4 Beta 1 Now Supports Software Transactional Memory - Microsoft has released a new version of .NET 4.0 Beta 1, one that incorporates STM.NET, the Software Transactional Memory. STM is an...

Friday Links #61

Programming Computers Closures in JavaScript - James Padolsey - A closure, in JavaScript, can simply be described as a retained scope; at least, this is how I think of it. The benefit of a closure...

tweetz update

A quick update to fix a few “issues” (a.k.a. bugs). Also added support for direct messages. I haven’t heard much in the way of feedback. I guess it must so good that no one has...

Word Wrap in a Console App (C#)

I needed a word wrapping function to format text to the console. Being the lazy coder that I am, I immediately ‘Google’ed for code. What I found worked but was a bit buggy and somewhat...

Friday Links #60

Programming Computers Simplifying the Process of Calling a WCF Service from Silverlight - After writing nearly the same code method after method (aside from changes in the event name and method name) I opted for...

TweetZ Update

Well the little bit of feed back I’ve been getting has been positive so far. I wouldn’t mind hearing more comments. In the meantime, I’ve updated TweetZ to fix an issue with duplicate id’s which...

Car GPS Mounts

Having recently bought a TomTom GPS, I was unsatisfied with the “suction” mount. It worked but occasionally failed and the GPS unit was too far way being on the wind shield. There a number of...

Friday Links #59

Programming Computers Prism Silverlight - 10 Things to Know - Prism is one of the hottest topics in Silverlight. Here, are 10 things that every developer should know about Prism. For a great write-up on...

TweetZ, A twitter sidebar gadget for Vista/Windows 7

I’m what you might call a casual twitter user. I follow a few dozen people and tweet 3 or 4 times a day. For a long time, I was content to use the Twitter Web...
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