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Pretty Printing Collections in C#

The combination of Extension Methods and LINQ can make everyday tedious programming chores a bit less annoying. Take formatting an array of strings. static void Main() { string[] languages = { "English", "German", "Portuguese", "Swedish"...

Windows 7 Installed – Wow!

It’s a little weird, but I just installed Windows 7 and, well, er, um, I’m done. Not that I didn’t run into an issue, but in retrospect, I’m sort of glad it happened. The good,...

Friday Links #63

Prepping to install Windows 7 while writing this. Multitasking, not just for computers… Programming Computers Vault 5.0 Released - SourceGear’s Version Control and Source Control Software - Having used and enjoyed Vault up until I...

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...
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