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Synchronising Sheep (Using LINQ)

Submitted on Apr 14, 2010, 6:11 a.m.
LINQ to Objects in C# has been around for a while now – and yet I’m regularly amazed at how easy LINQ has made it to perform what would have previously been fairly tedious tasks (well unless you...

Google Chrome Hidden Gems

Submitted on Feb 22, 2010, 7:43 a.m.
For a while now I’ve been jumping between IE8, Firefox, and Google Chrome. The browser that’s pulling me in – is definitely Chrome. For starters it’s fast. I mean really fast – even after a solid...

Google Custom Search Engine and Google Site Search In 30 Seconds

Submitted on Nov 23, 2009, 11:11 a.m.
A project I’ve been working on recently required a search feature. After a quick look around I thought I’d give a hosted solution a try – using Google Site Search. After almost a full day of...

We Come to Bury IE6

Submitted on Nov 04, 2009, 6:15 a.m.
When the desired death of a browser makes it into a full-page editorial of IEEE Spectrum – you know that the issue is finally starting to gain some traction. The tech blogosphere communities have...

Nikon ViewNX Broken on Windows 7

Submitted on Oct 24, 2009, 5:15 a.m.
I posted my views earlier on Nikon software – and I’m now pretty sure that Nikon ViewNX is broken on Windows 7. Below is a link to the native Process Monitor log file – filtered for ViewNX after a...

Formal Versus Agile Methodologies

Submitted on Sep 25, 2009, 4:28 p.m.
I’ve been an IEEE and Computer Society member for a couple of years now. Trying to keep up with the IEEE publications along with my RSS Reader and tech news has been a challenge – so I’m sure I’ve...

Projects

Submitted on Sep 01, 2009, 3:09 p.m.
I’m pretty sure that anyone who actually likes to ‘make stuff’ and has been a programmer at least once in their life – has got a short list of pet projects that he/she has started – and maybe even...

Get XElement Value with Default

Submitted on Aug 01, 2009, 6:24 p.m.
Thanks to this post at .Net Dojo, here’s a utility method for getting a safe value from an XElement, returning a default value if the element was not found. public static T...

ASP.NET MVC 304 Not Modified Filter for Syndication Content

Submitted on Jul 25, 2009, 11:35 p.m.
Earlier I posted about a compression filter for ASP.NET MVC that was the product of two other posts on compression and QValues. I’ve also seen a couple of posts describing different approaches to...

The Best Windows 7 Feature

Submitted on Jul 17, 2009, 9:13 a.m.
I’m still freak’n over how solid, fast and all-round great Windows 7 is. The first time ever an OS upgrade (without repaving the machine) actually feels like I did a fresh install. Vista drove me...