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The True measure of software quality

This is probably closer to the truth than many of us would care to admit. When people ask me what WTF means I tell them politely that it means “Where’s the fault?”. Any other inventive...

Cigars International - Nice!

I’ve been buying my cigars for years from this outfit. They have the best prices, the best service and their reviews are spot on in my opinion. For even better deals, get on their mailing...

NonContiguousMemoryStream Revised

Earlier I wrote about a class I designed to combat large heap fragmentation issues with memory streams. I’ve updated the class to correct a bug I recently discovered in the read routine. I’ve also published...

A Solar Grand Plan

Scientific American has a plan to wean us off oil and coal by using solar energy. It’s an interesting read. Here are the key points. A massive switch from coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear...

Find your missing USB drive on Windows XP

The How-To Geek as a great article on how to resolve removable drive conflicts on your system. Have you ever plugged in a USB drive or any external device with a hard drive and wondered...

ESET NOD32

I’m trying something a little different with the Web site. The new design is intentionally plain and focuses on content. I’ve also continue to remove advertisements as I learn what works and where. The goal...

Testing with w.Bloggar

Testing Bloget with w.Bloggar. Touted as “The best interface between you and your blog”. It works great with Bloget

Standalone Windows Live Writer Installer

For some reason I can not get Windows Live Writer to install on my computer using the integrated Live installer. It just gives me some meaningless error message and dies. What I needed was a...

Microsoft: IE8 to support standards from the start

Microsoft has announced that its planned standards compatibility mode will the default. Earlier proposals required a special meta tag inserted into the Web page to force IE8 into the standards compatibility mode. Public out cry...

Make IE6/IE7 more usable with The World Browser

As much as I like Firefox and Safari for Windows there are times when only Internet Explorer will do. This is often the case in corporations where you are either restricted to using IE or...
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